You would think that the Tour de France is one of the worst tortures that you can do to a human being and that if you come out alive from these three weeks of daily hell it can only be by crawling or on a stretcher. Well, no, assures Quebec cyclist Guillaume Boivin, who has just completed his first Grande Boucle in his career and who will also be making his first Olympic Games, when he will participate in the road race on Saturday.
“It’s a bit hard to explain, he admitted in an interview at the beginning of the month, but despite the great accumulated fatigue, we take advantage of this training load that we would not otherwise have and we come out of it. often with incredible legs. It’s like you have one more speed. “
This is good because he will ride in the company of Hugo Houle, with whom he has been cycling since the age of 15, and Michael Woods, the leader of his professional team (Israel Start-Up Nation), two riders. who were also at the Tour de France this year.
Once there, we are no longer surprised to hear Guillaume Boivin say that the Japanese 244 km course, which ends with terrible mountain climbs, should make the Canadian team who will work for Woods happy. The guy likes it, in fact, when it hurts, as he showed again at the Tour de France, this year, by inheriting, for a time, the polka-dot jersey of the best climber. “I think we have a good chance of a podium and even a gold medal. “