Canada’s Lemieux Wins London RedHook Crit No. 3
Canada’s Raphaele Lemieux (Team iBike) has taken the biggest victory of her career by winning the women’s London RedHook Crit No. 3 on July 22, attacking on the last lap through the chicane to get a gap that she was able to hold to the line.
Eleonore Saraiva (FRA, Aventon) finished second while Jasmine Dotti (ITA, IRD Carrera Squadra Corse) was third. Pre-race favourite Dani King (GBR, Cylance) was unable to shake her rivals and ended up fifth. The men’s race went to Filippo Fortin (ITA, Team Bahumer).
Last year, Lemieux was Quebec’s female criterium champ and finished third at the Criterium Nationale, which was held in the early evening the day prior to the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Montreal. She also took the iBike women’s title and won her division at the 2016 Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine.
The RedHook Crits are a series of fixed gear criteriums for master riders. Lemieux was the only Canadian competing in London.
Raphaele Lemieux took the biggest win of her career in London.