Canadian Road Nationals were off to a brisk start for Holly, Gabby, and myself. The Elite women raced an aggressive 120km in the classic heat and humidity of Ottawa. The course was combination of highway riding with a crit portion around the start finish. While the course was not selective, the style it was raced in brought selection; nearly half the the field did not finish.
Gabby and I finished in the peloton; a group comprised of mostly elite riders got away early on in the race. I was able to snag 2nd in the bunch sprit to finish up 13th overall, and 4th in U23.
I feel really fortunate to be able to represent TRT at this race! Thank you to all the supporters of this team, and a special thank-you to Graham and Jon at La Bicicletta.