Canada's Simone Boilard signs for Twenty20 Pro Cycling

Simone Boilard (Canada)

Simone Boilard, who won the bronze medal in the junior women's road race at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships last month, will turn professional with the Twenty20 Pro Cycling team in 2019, the team has announced. The 18-year-old Canadian took third place at the Worlds road race in Innsbruck, Austria, on September 27 behind new junior world champion Laura Stigger of Austria and France's Marie Le Net, and Boilard also took fifth place in the junior women's time trial . Boilard, from Quebec, is also the current junior women's individual pursuit national champion, although the 2018 season is Boilard's last in the junior ranks. With no under-23 category in women's racing, she was hopeful off the back of her Worlds bronze medal of finding a women's team with whom she could turn pro next season. The call came in the shape of Twenty20, who, since the team's inception in ...

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