August 16/06 10:23 am - Forest City Velodrome, Blizzard Bike Club, Tour de Terra Cotta
Posted by Editoress on 08/16/06
Forest City VelodromeBlizzard Bike Club
Courtesy of Bob Schelstraete
Former world champion Gord Singleton was unsuccessful in his attempt to break the existing lap record at the Forest City Velodrome last night. Singleton showed his bike handling ability by avoiding a crash when his bike experienced mechanical problems just as he reached full speed going into the steeply banked first turn.
Other records did fall though as Joe Veloce broke the kilo record with a time of 1:10:20 and nine other competiters produced personal best times in the flying lap series.
Jamie Shankland won his second straight 16 rider sprint knockout series by defeating Dave St James in a photo finish
Forest City medal winners who rode as part of Team Ontario at the Canadian National Junior and Masters Championships in Quebec.
Photo courtesy of RememberWhenImages.com
Fort St. John, BC
The Blizzards were out-pointed in Sunday's Challenge Cup road race, 74 to 50, but held their lead with 515 points total to GP's 375 and Dawson Creeks' 157.
Robin Baillie was the top local with a close second place finish to GP's Joe Radench. Geoff McDonald of GP was a close third. Their time was 1:43:34 hours for the hilly 56 km circuit.
Other Blizzards in the 56 km event were Irvin Tang 9th at 1:47:45, Les Elliott 12th at 1:52:10, Dean Lowry 15th 1:53:50, Bob Andrews 1:24:17 and Pat Ferris 2:03:18 for 20th after a flat tire.
Terry Stone won the 44 km event at 1:18:23, Barb Polehoykie 2nd 1:18:34, Trisha Gladysz 1:46:00 for 3rd and Dawn Gladysz 4th at 2:04:00. Pat Andrews did 1:34:08 for the 33 km.
Twenty Seven riders came out for the second to last Challenge Cup race of the 2006 season. Last one is a mountain bike race in Fort St. John September 10th.
-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm.
-Sunday (no race in FSJ) The Tour de Terra Cotta
Saturday, September 16th, 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by Brampton Cycling Club (BCC)
Over 150 of the best road racers in Ontario are expected to attend.
Open to men, women and masters.
Tour de Terra Cotta is a 12 lap/105 km citizen race in scenic Terra Cotta, Caledon, ON
First official OCA sanctioned race in Terra Cotta, road closures, no yellow line rule.
Sponsored by the BCC
Held in conjunction with Forge Day, Terra Cotta's annual community celebration.
Terra Cotta Inn
175 King St.
Terra Cotta, ON L7C 1P2
(Located on King St. west of Mississauga Rd & east of Winston Churchill)
The Terra Cotta Community Restoration is comprised of a group of active community volunteers committed to the enhancing the spirit of the community in Terra Cotta and restoring the historically significant community centre.Brampton Cycling Club (BCC)