Posted by Editoress on 04/25/07
Midweek Tuesday Night Series
Courtesy Midweek Club
The second race of the 2007 Midweek Tuesday Night Series was a points race. Points were awarded five deep (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) every seven laps with double points awarded at the halfway point and at the finale. In addition any riders who lapped the field were awarded a 10 point bonus.
As is now customary, on Tuesday nights, the attacks started from the gun with a group splitting off from the main pack including Cyclissimo strongman James Macdonald, Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta) and a duo from the powerful Wheels of Bloor squad: John Pucic and Adrian Jackson. Cockburn took the first sprint and though the move was absorbed back into the pack he also took the next two, building up a sizable lead on points by the halfway point.
With ten laps to go Macdonald was once again off the front with Chris Freeland from the upstart Cycle Solutions outfit. The two worked well together to stay away until the subsequent sprint with Freeland edging out J-Mac. With the pack back together in the finale the stage was set for a sprinters showdown. It would be Cockburn, who edged out Josh Hall (KHS) and Wheels of Bloor ace Kevin Davis to lock down his first win on the 2007 series.
See you all next week when we will move to a two start format. The Early Race (6:45pm) for Women, Juniors, Cadets, Master 3 and the Late Race (7:15pm) for all categories.
Thanks to Michelle Payne and Denise Kelly at registration, to Bobby Mrvelj and his kids Nikki and Noah for working the lap counter and Alan Forde, Craig Fagan and Dan Rothnie for setup and marshalling during the race.
Sprint 1: Cockburn, Jackson, Pucic, J.Macdonald, DeJong
Sprint 2: Cockburn, Hall, K.Davis, Pucic, Veal
Sprint 3: Cockburn, D.Lefebvre, Jackson, K.Davis, Pucic (double points)
Sprint 4: Pucic, Hruska, Cockburn, Jackson, Stuart McKay
Sprint 5: Freeland, J.Macdonald, Hall, Pucic, Cockburn
Sprint 6: Cockburn, Hall, K.Davis, Jackson, D.Lefebvre (double points)
Midweek Tuesday Night Races #2
April 24, 2007
42 Laps - 41.6 km in 58:08 - 42.9 kph
1. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta) 34pts
2. Adrian Jackson (Wheels of Bloor) 16
3. Josh Hall (KHS) 15
4. John Pucic (Wheels of Bloor) 14
5. Kevin Davis (Wheels of Bloor) 13
6. Dan Lefebvre (Team RACE) 10
7. James MacDonald (Cyclissimo) 6
8. Chris Freeland (Cycle Solutions) 5
9. Michael Hruska (Mazur Coaching) 4
10.Stuart McKay (Cycle4MS) 1
10.Ed Veal (Cyclissimo) 1
10.Vince DeJong (CoachChris.ca) 1
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