Lauren Stephens stormed to victory in the individual time trial in Gatineau, Quebec on Friday.
Stephens came across the line in a time of just over 30 minutes, nearly four seconds in front of 2nd place Carol Ann Canuel and over 11 seconds in front of current World Champion and 2016 winner Amber Neben.
Sports Director Ed Beamon:
"It was a good strong podium today and Lauren went fast. It's quite a technical, undulating course, uphill on the way out and downhill coming home. Amber Neben won last year, so this is a good barometer for Lauren's national time trial preparation. Any time you beat the World Champion is exciting."
Lauren was very pleased with the result: "Last year I was 4th just by 17 seconds and so this year I corrected a few small mistakes on how to ride the course and managed to come out with the win!"Podium LR: Carol Ann Canuel, Lauren Stephens, Amber Neben