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Olivia Baril has Grand Tour victories in her sights

The rider has had a strong road season so far and is poised for bigger things

Olivia Baril Photo by: Naike Ereñozaga Orue/Itzulia Women

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At stage races this season, Olivia Baril has been in the mix. Recently, the rider from Rouyn-Noranda, Que., sprinted against Demi Vollering, Annemiek van Vleuten and Katarzyna Niewiadoma for a podium place on the final stage of Itzulia Women. Baril was third on the day and finished fourth overall. Her result at that race and at La Vuelta Femenina show that a Grand Tour win is a possibility. The rider herself has the confidence in her abilities for such a feat. She’ll have a chance this summer as the team recently informed her that she’d be heading to the Tour de France Femmes as UAE Team ADQ’s general classification rider. In this episode, Baril talks about the dynamics within the women’s pro peloton, living and racing in Spain and her goals for the rest of the season.

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