Leah Kirchmann took an impressive win at the Canadian National Criterium Championship, following up Joelle Numainville’s two National titles the previous days, and making it a podium sweep for the team. This is Leah’s second National Criterium title, previously winning it in 2011, and the 9th national title for the team this year.
Leah makes it 3 for 3 for the team with a great crit win at the last race of Canadian road nationals
Going into the race Leah was under a fair bit of pressure with 2 nationals titles for the team already this week, looking to make it a clean sweep, and as one of the strongest sprinters in the race she was sure to be a marked rider.
The race was aggressive from the gun, with no one big team to control the pace, rider after rider attacked, and small groups got a few seconds clear and then were brought back. Leah did a great job of positioning herself well, and marking any dangerous moves.
With a lap to go what was left of the bunch was all together, Lex Albrecht attacked and got a small gap, Leah bided her time before jumping clear of the pack. Catching Lex before the final corner, Leah rounded the corner with a gap of several bike lengths and held it all the way to the line for a great win