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Find out the three Canadians heading to the Tour de France

Hugo Houle's Milan-San Remo will be his 30th career Monument

Israel-Premier Tech released its lineup for the 2024 Tour de France on Friday and 37.5 percent on the outfit is Canadian, with Derek Gee, Hugo Houle and Guillaume Boivin making the team. It’s the second consecutive year that three Canadians have represented IPT in La Tour. As expected, Michael Woods isn’t on the squad; he’s racing the road nationals this weekend.

This will be the fifth consecutive Tour start for Houle, the fourth consecutive start for Boivin and Gee’s debut.

Boivin at this year’s Tour Des Alpes Maritimes. Photo: Sirotti

Houle memorably won the 16th stage of the 2022 edition into Foix, the first Canadian to take a stage since Steven Bauer in 1988.

Hugo Houle
After close to 10 years, Hugo Houle achieves this 2022 Tour de France win to honour his brother Pierrik. Image: Sirotti

After his amazing podium in the Critérium du Dauphiné, Gee will be hunting stages but keeping his nose in the GC fight. Since Steve Williams has cooled off since his strong late winter and spring, Gee is Israel-Premier Tech’s hottest rider.

Israel - Premier Tech on Derek Gee: ‘He is made for stage racing’
What can IPT’s hottest rider do in his Tour debut? Photo: Sirotti

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