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October 10/09 17:34 pm - Cross Nationals: Men's UPDATES

Posted by Editoress on 10/10/09

Men are on course and will race for 1 hour.  There are 37 on the start list


Lap 1


At ~ half way into the first lap.  Geoff Kabush (BC) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain is leading followed by a long line of riders.  Derrick St John (ON) Garneau Club Chaussure Oglivy sitting about 5th. Michael Garrigan (ON) had been up near the front but went into the pit to change his bike and is now sitting 12th


5:38 pm EST - Kabush has a gap of ~ 10 metres on Aaron Schooler (AB) Team H&R Block - Kona.  They are just about to finish the first lap


Lap 2

5:47 pm EDT


Kabush has opened up a gap of 12 seconds on Aaron Schooler.  Derrick St John  has moved up to 3rd


Lap 3


Kabush is gradually extending his lead now 13 sec.  St John is leading a chase group with Schooler and  Tyler Trace (BC) Red Truck Racing.  Shawn Bunnin (AB) Team Alberta is 4th but gapped


Trace has been honing his cross skills, after a season on the road, by racing the `Cross on the Rock series run by Normon Thibault and Wendy Simms, and according to Simms they have "taught him everything he knows" about cross.



Lap 4

6:03 pm EDT

Kabsh still leading with a gap on now 2 chasers:  St John and Trace who are at 14 sec back.  Schooler 4th at 23 sec


Buunin holding onto 5th but is being chased by a group containing Shaun Adamson (AB) Juventus, Craig Richey (BC) Blue Competition Cycles p/b Neverblue, Mathew Hewitt (BC) and Mike Garrigan (ON)


Lap 5


6:10pm EST - Halfway through the lap:

Kabush's gap is now at 26 sec.  Schooler has joined back onto the chase group of Trace and St John.  Next  rider, Bunnin in 5th, is over 1 min back


Lap 6


6:17 pm EST -  It has started to snow again.  Kabush leading a single chaser now - St John - by 36 sec.  Schooler 3rd at 41 sec and Trace 4th at 46 sec


Lap 7


6:23 pm EST - Last lap - Kabush now with 40 seconds over St. John.  Schooler at 47 sec.  Trace has hit the wall and is dropped off the pace.






1    Geoff Kabush (BC) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain
2    Derrick St John (ON) Garneau Club Chaussure Oglivy
3    Aaron Schooler (AB) Team H&R Block - Kona
4    Tyler Trace (BC) Trek Red Truck
5    Shawn Bunnin (AB) Team Alberta





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