Posted by Editoress on 08/19/09
There was no race scheduled for today so the cycling teams took to the road race course and criterium course for short training rides. Both courses use the same start-finish area in downtown Summerside. Even though it was only training the friendly Summerside community cheered on the cyclists as they passed.
On Thursday, August 20th the women's 80 km road race starts at 1:00 pm and the men's 120 km race starts at 4:30 pm. Huge crowds are expected to line the course on Harbour Drive over looking Summerside Harbour.
The battle for overall Provincial and Territory ranking is close in both the women's and men's categories. The overall ranking will add another strategic dimension to the race with team managers not only going for a road race win but also trying to maximize their team's points by getting the best possible placing for their top three riders.
Below are the current standings after the mountain bike and time trial cycling events earlier this week.
Report Courtesy CCA
|1 Ontario||274||264||538 pts|
|3 British Colombia||222||251||473|
|8 New Brunswick||132||173||305|
|9 Newfoundland and Labrador||64||50||114|
|Prince Edward Island||0||0||0|
|1 Quebec||275||270||545 pts|
|2 British Columbia||248||272||520|
|7 Nova Scotia||148||200||348|
|8 New Brunswick||198||149||347|
|10 Prince Edward Island||195||51||246|
|11 Newfoundland and Labrador||156||0||156|
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