May 21/11 13:59 pm - Canada Cup #1: Mont Tremblant
Posted by Editoress on 05/21/11
Results from today's Canada Cup XC #1 in Mont Tremblant Quebec
The husband and wife team of Matt Hadley and Catherine Vipond win the season opener Canada Cup XC races
Matt Hadley of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Catherine Vipond of Oshawa, ON, married to each other, took the victories in the opening cross-country races of the 2011 Canada Cup Series at Mont-Tremblant, Québec.
In the elite men race, Matt Hadley (Xprezo-Boraso) completed the 6-km course in a time of 1:51:26. Peter Glassford (Trek Canada Race Team) took the second place, crossing the line with a time of 1:53:01, followed by Cameron Jette (3 Rox Racing) at1:53:27 in third.
“My legs felt great today, the climbing was good and the other guys were strong on the climbs, but I was really able to just let the bike go on the descent and build on my lead each lap, on the downhill,” said Matt Hadley.
In the women’s elite race, Catherine Vipond (Norco Factory Team) took the top honours of the race, winning with a time of 1:47:11. She was followed by Jean Ann Berkenpas (Xprezo-Boraso) in second and Brandi Heisterman (Team Whistler) third.
“We all just settled into a rhythm off the start and I was having a slow start. On the start of the second lap, I refocused and began to real in Jean Ann, and get by her, I spent the 3rd and 4th laps riding my own race. I am happy to have leader’s jersey again and am going to be gunning for my first Canada Cup series win this season,” said Catherine Vipond
This is the second consecutive victory for Vipond at the Canada Cup in Mont-Tremblant, QC.
In doing so, both winners take the lead of the Cross-country Canada Cup series. In total, athletes will fight for the ultimate championship title in five races throughout the spring and summer. The Canada Cup Champions will be crowned at the last event of the season in Panorama, BC.
Over 550 athletes competed in the cross country events, in all categories both gender included: Minime, Peewee, Cadet, Junior, Masters and Elite.
The next race on the Canada Cup Series race will be held tomorrow in Mont-Tremblant, QC with the presentation of the first downhill (DH) race of the series.
The Canada Cups races in Mont-Tremblant are also considered as Quebec Cup races and also count toward provincial standings.
CCA press release
1 Catherine Vipond (Norco)
2 Jean Ann Berkenpas (XPREZO-BORSAO)
3 Brandi Hiesterman (Team Whistler)
1 Matt Hadley (XPREZO-BORSAO)
2 Peter Glassford (Trek Canada)
3 Cameron Jette (3Rox Racing)
1 Marc-Antoine Nadon (Team Ontario/3Rox Racing)
2 Alexandre Vial (Val David)
3 Vincent Belhumeur (Specialized Quebec)
1 Frédérique Trudel (Specialized Quebec)
2 Catherine Fleury (Cyclone d'Alma)
3 Emily Fisher (Angry Johny's /Cycle Solutions)