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Burnett continues lead at Tour de Beauce

Updated: Jun 17

Southland rider Josh Burnett in the leaders yellow jersey at the Tour de Beauce
Tour de Beauce leader Josh Burnett from Southland in the leaders yellow jersey PHOTO: VELO IMAGES

New Zealand rider Josh Burnett continues his hold of the yellow jersey at the Tour de Beauce in Quebec, Canada with one day of racing remaining.


The 23-year-old MitoQ NZ Cycling Project rider from Southland finished sixth on the latest stage which included some tough racing after his victory the previous day.


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NZ Cycling Project captain Hayden strong ended up with a broken collarbone on the stage after a collision in the final sprint.


American Brendan Rhim of the Project Echelon team sprinted to win the fourth stage on the streets of Quebec.


Tyler Stites (USA) is second overall behind Burnett and finished seventh on the latest stage with young countryman Ian Lopez de San Roman third overall.


The final stage is the demanding urban circuit of 12 laps and 122 kilometres starting on the streets of Saint-Georges.


The last time a New Zealander won the Tour de Beauce was Graeme Miller in 1990.



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