Langley’s Meier finds podium at Tour de Beauce

Christian Meier third, Svein Tuft fourth at 757 kilometre road race in Quebec

Christian Meier finished third at the Tour de Beauce cycling event held in St. Georges, Que.

The Langley rider was behind only race winner Rory Sutherland and runner-up Hugo Houle.

Sutherland won the six-stage race, which covered 757 kilometres, in 19:07.19.

Houle finished 19 seconds back of Sutherland while Meier was 43 behind top spot.

The six-stage race, which covered 757 kilometres, wrapped up on Sunday in St. Georges, Que.

Another Langley rider, Svein Tuft, had won the fourth stage last Friday, winning the 21-kilometre time trial in 27:09. He finished in fourth place overall, 1:06 behind Sutherland.

Aldergrove’s Marsh Cooper was 15th overall and finished second in the final stage of the race on Sunday. His overall time was 19:10.40.

Both Langley riders will compete this week at the national road championships as they look to earn a spot representing Canada at the London Olympics this summer.

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