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P.E.I. cyclist Andre Boudreau wins on the road and on the dirt

Andre Boudreau is off to a strong start to the cycling season on Prince Edward Island.
Andre Boudreau is off to a strong start to the cycling season on Prince Edward Island. - Contributed

Andre Boudreau broke the course record at the Father’s Day Time Trial as part of Cycling P.E.I.’s doubleheader opening race weekend. 

Cycling P.E.I. hosted two road races, the Father’s Day Time Trial and the Indian River Road Race. The Indian River race was the first race in the Citizen race series, which consists of five road and mountain bike races and four gravity events.

The Father’s Day Time Trial, previously known as Mother’s Day Time Trial, is a 19-km loop in the countryside of Queens County that includes steep slopes and clear coasts. Boudreau’s time of 26:17 was a new course record, breaking the old mark by Cory Jay, with an average speed of roughly 38 km/h. 

Jay finished second with a time of 27:06 while third place went to Mark Craig at 28:02. 

Boudreau, an Elmwood native who competed in cycling for Team P.E.I. at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg and who currently rides for Team Craftsman, followed that up the next day by winning the Indian River Road Race. He claimed the expert category, coasting to victory in 2:18:30 for the 84-km course. 

Second place went to Matt Jelley, a 2021 Canada Games’ prospect, and third went to Jay. 

Boudreau followed that up with his first mountain bike victory. Boudreau, who is primarily a road racer, won the first stop on the Citizen Mountain Bike Series, the Summerside Muck Raker, in 1:11:11 in a sprint finish against Tyler McLellan (1:11:12) over the 28-km course. Jay was third at 1:11:47. 

Boudreau hopes to compete at the Canadian national road championship in September.

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