Hugo Houle Claims First Professional Win At Tour De France

Hugo Houle was teary eyed as he dedicated his win to his lost brother, Pierrick

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Israel-Premier Tech rider Hugo Houle attained his first ever Professional win on July 19th, Tuesday. The 31-year-old rider deemed the biggest cycling stage to claim a remarkable win. He cruised solely to mark a second stage win for the team Israel-Premier Tech, following the stage 5 win by Simon Clarke. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When the group leading the peloton reached  Mur de Péguère, Hugo was  launched by Michael Woods. He did not let the efforts of his teammate go to waste. With 27 km to go, the Canadian soloed down and claimed stage 16. 

Hugo Houle was teary eyed as he dedicated his win to his lost brother, Pierrick. His brother died in a horrible crash in 2012. He was out for a run when a driver hit him. The driver was found to be under influence. His emotions were clearly visible on his face as he said:

This is for my brother

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Results

POSRIDERTEAMTIME
1Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech04:23:47
2Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ+ 01:10
3 Michael Woods Israel-Premier Tech+ 01:10
4 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar Team+ 01:12
5 Michael Storer Groupama-FDJ+ 01:25
6Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe+ 01:40
7 Dylan Teuns Bahrain Victorious+ 01:40
8Simon Geschke Cofidis+ 02:11
9Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies+ 05:04
10Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious+ 05:04

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Featured Image Via YouTube/ Cycling Pro Net

 

 

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