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PARIS | Quebecer Guillaume Boivin started the Tour de France angry with Air Canada and ends it the same way since the airline does not still does not know where his three bicycles are and his personal belongings lost last month.
On July 1, Boivin had sharply criticized the company after having pedaled the first stage in the streets of Copenhagen with the bike of another member of his team.
Dissatisfied, he then anticipated receiving his equipment only after the Tour due to daily travel.
Despite sending a formal notice, Air Canada has still not found its precious mounts and his suitcase. The bikes are also quite recognizable in unusual boxes.
“I have nothing and they don't know. It's been almost a month and there are limits. It's annoying not having your stuff. I wanted to give them a chance, but I find it pretty ordinary,” explained the 33-year-old cyclist. claim for damages and inconvenience. “They may tell me that it wouldn't have changed my performance! ” joked the athlete.
“My patience has its limits. I'm going home after the Tour and it's not settled. This is not a free service with volunteers.
“For anyone, a plane ticket is not cheap. I would have expected better. This is my situation, but I find it deplorable for everyone who is also experiencing the same problem this summer. »
First dismissed from the Tour de France by Israel-Premier Tech, Guillaume Boivin had quickly left Europe for Canada to participate in the two main events of the Canadian road championship in Edmonton.
Called back urgently, Boivin transited through Montreal before landing in Denmark for the start of the Grande Boucle.
In sporting terms, he had a rather difficult Tour, but the race should serve as a springboard for the weeks to come. The athlete foresees a rise in power to end the season.
In Quebec City and Montreal
Boivin must return to Copenhagen for the Tour du Denmark in August, before returning to Quebec for the Grands Prix Cyclistes on September 9 and 11, and perhaps finally a trip to Australia for the World Championships.
Furthermore, the CEO of Air Canada, Michael Rousseau, apologized for the flight cancellations and for the failures in customer service.
At Montreal-Trudeau airport and in Toronto, the Monster traffic, queues, lost luggage and canceled flights could continue.
For several weeks, photos have been circulating showing the chaos of abandoned or misplaced luggage.