Chantal Blaak’s 3rd place leads a strong showing for Team TIBCO at Chrono Gatineau
May 20, 2013
Gatineau, Que – Fresh on the heals of delivering Shelley Olds to the victory in Saturday’s GP Gatineau, Team TIBCO showed its strength in the Chrono Gatineau Monday, landing Chantal Blaak on the podium in 3rd place, while teammates Claudia Haüsler and Olds finished 6th and 7th respectively. Team TIBCO’s Melanie Späth landed in the top 20 at 16th.
Blaak covered the undulating 18 km course in 25:27, finishing :36 behind Team TIBCO alum Carmen Small. Another Team alum, Joelle Numainville, took 2nd in the Chrono, repeating her podium spot from Saturday’s GP.
“The course was well-suited to Chantal’s strengths,” said Team Directeur Sportif Manel Lacambra. “It covered part of the circuit from the Grand Prix so she was very familiar with it, and she was able to power through the short climbs.”
The strong showing by Olds over the weekend shows that she is ready for the U.S. National Championships that take place in Chattanooga, Tenn., this coming weekend.