Posted by Editoress on 05/27/09
May 26th, Calgary AB - Race #2 of the Midweek Mayhem Crit Series took place Tuesday night in Calgary under much improved conditions over last week. While the strong winds played a part in both the A & B races, the temperature was significantly warmer.
The warmth brought out the racers this week, with 49 taking the start for the first race of the night. The 30 minute + 3 laps B race followed a different scenario than usual, with a break-away of two riders (Jeremy Roles - Speed Theory, Ian Aulds - Veloplzen CC) managing to keep away from a chase group of 6 from the early going of the race. The chase group was caught with only 2 laps to go, leading to a bunch sprint for the final 3 podium spots behind Roles in 1st and Auld in 2nd.
The A race was aggressive from the gun, with multiple breaks going up the road only to get reeled in. Craig DeBellefeuille (CMC/Bow Cycle) continued to show great form tonight picking up the first prime as well as second in the field sprint that ended the race. Jeff Bolstad (Top Gear - Calgary Cycle) was the man of the match, though, picking up first place for the night along with the second prime. Team H&R Block-Kona was also well represented with Chris McNeil and Peter Lawrence picking up third and fourth, while Adam Boyko (Top Gear - Calgary Cycle) rounded out the points in fifth.
Cat A: 35m + 3 laps:
1. Jeff Bolstad (Top Gear/Calgary Cycle)
2. Craig DeBellefeuille (CMC/Bow Cycle)
3. Chris McNeil (H&R Block-Kona)
4. Peter Lawrence (H&R Block-Kona)
5. Adam Boyko (Top Gear/Calgary Cycle)
Prime 1: Craig DeBellefeuille (CMC/Bow Cycle)
Prime 2: Jeff Bolstad (Top Gear/Calgary Cycle)
Cat B: 30m + 3 laps:
1. Jeremy Roles (Speed Theory)
2. Ian Auld (Veloplzen CC)
3. Scott Donaldson (Top Gear/Calgary Cycle)
4. Thomas Auer (Top Gear/Calgary Cycle)
1. Top Gear/Calgary Cycle: 40pts
2. CMC/Bow Cycle: 20
3. H&R Block-Kona: 18
4. Speed Theory: 12
5. Veloplzen: 10
6. Team PCL: 10
7. BiciSport: 8
8. Team Schmoe: 6
Special thanks to Campione Cycles and Thule Canada for their support of the 2009 season.
For more information on the Midweek Mayhem race series please visit www.midweek-mayhem.ca or email us at email@example.com.
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