A Canadian Millennial wins a stage at Pro Tour Cycling Race

PIC371882942All through the month of June, we are celebrating Canadian Millennials.  From marketing to politics, to consumers to sports.

Today, we celebrate a Canadian Millennial, David Veilleux (25 years of age from Cap-Rouge, QC), who won the first stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné in France yesterday from Team Europecar.  The Critérium du Dauphiné is one of the last warm up stage races before the Tour de France in July.

On this tough 120 km mountainous first stage, Veilleux broke away from the pack after about two kilometres from the start of the stage and rode the last 47 km alone.  It was an impressive victory on a tough stage.

This win comes over a year after fellow Canadian Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour (one of three major stage races) winning the Giro d’Italia. Not since Canadian cycling greats Steve Bauer came fourth in the 1988 Tour de France and Alex Stieda became the first the first Canadian and Northern American to lead the Tour de France in 1986 has Canadian cycling seen such promise.

From everyone at Abacus Data, we salute David Veilleux as a great Canadian Millennial!

Congrats and keep pushing for the overall lead.

David Coletto is CEO of Abacus Data and leads its Public Affairs research practice. He has a PhD from the University of Calgary and is an adjunct professor at Carleton University.  He’s an avid road cyclist.

Contact David Coletto:

T: 613-232-2806 x. 248

E: david@abacusdata.ca

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