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February 1/11 12:25 pm - Final Preparations Underway for FCV Marathon

Posted by Editoress on 02/1/11

Saturday night, February 5th, will be the largest payout for a bicycle track race in Ontario ever. The Thor Espresso Bar (Toronto) is the main sponsor of the marathon event. The racers will complete 1380 laps (190.350 kilometres) to determine the strongest and fittest track racer in the country.

$5,000 plus bonuses is on offer, as 24 of best track racers in Canada take to the Forest City Velodrome at the Old Ice House in London. The 190 kilometre affair will feature a top prize of $2,500 to win. The racing promises to be fast and furious, with the highly banked 138 metre velodrome rumbling at speeds reaching 60+ kph.

The field will be the deepest ever seen at the six year old facility. Riders from Canada's national team will be in attendance for top honours. The racing starts at 6:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Seniors, Kids are always FREE.

The following is an updated entry list for the Thor Espresso Bar Challenge:

Xavier Disley - Birmingham, England
Jeff Schiller - Aylmer
Partick McGinley - Oakville
Chris Balestrini - London
David Bougue - Woodstock
David Byer - Toronto
Marco Li - Toronto
Philippe Raymond - Montreal, Quebec
Ryan Aitcheson - Kitchener
Andreas Ihm - Montreal, Quebec
Chris Vlemmix - London
Lorne Falkenstein - London
Mike Renneboog - Brantford
Stephan Keeping - Sarnia
Bob Tomsic - Brooklyn, NY
Brian Dalton - London
Pat Shea - Woodstock
Geoff Power - London
Chris Wood - Waterloo
Adam Thuss - Vancouver, BC
JM Lachance - Quebec City, Quebec
Remy Pellier-Roy - Longueuil, Quebec
Jeff Poulsen - Virgil
Mark Buckaway - Toronto


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