Pitel poised for possible podium finish at Tour of the Gila

Edwige Pitel (QCW Cycling) during stage 3 of the Tour of The Gila on April 20, 2018 in Silver City,

Edwige Pitel has very little left to prove on a bicycle. The 50-year-old Frenchwoman is a two-time French road champion in 2007 and 2016 and has won her national time trial title three times. She won the Tour de Bretagne in 2003 and the Tour Feminine en Limousin in 2005. The all-rounder with a time trial pedigree has also taken three wins at the Chrono des Herbier in 2001, 2004 and 2005. Pitel has a palmares any rider would be proud of and could retire with distinction, but she simply loves racing and shows no signs of slowing down this week at the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico, where she is currently fourth overall and poised to make a run at the general classification podium during Sunday's challenging Gila Monster stage and its 1,710 metres of climbing. Pitel raced previously in the United States in 2009 at the ...

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