July 16/11 10:50 am - MTB XC Nationals: Junior and U17 updates
Posted by Editoress on 07/16/11
A beautiful sunny day in Canmore. It is a cool 15 C with a breeze from the south
The Juniors and U17 riders are up first
Junior and U17 men will do a start loop and 3 full laps
The Junior and U17 women will do a start loop and 2 full laps
Junior men: They have completed their start loop and it is Thomas Néron (QC) Équipe du Québec/CVM Subway leading with 3 other quebec riders right behind
U17 men: a crash on the start loop has seen a couple riders drop out. Samuel Beaudoin (AB) Team Alberta is leading out onto the first full lap.
Junior Women: Haley Smith (ON) Angry Johnny's is leading with Frédérique Trudel (Qc) Team Quebec and Lauren Rosser (BC) Team BC on her wheel.
U 17 Women: Marine Lewis (QC) Kona Bio-Max leading Marie-Pierre Nadon (ON) Team Ontario/Hardwood Trek, and they are already catching some of the Junior Women
Late in Lap 1
Junior Men: Marc-Antoine Nadon (ON) 3 Rox Racing has opened a large gap on the rest of the field.
U17 Men: Marc-André Fortier (QC) Sarto Gagné is leading and has moved up and passed most of the Junior men's field
There has just been a bear sighting warning issued
Junior Women: Trudel has the lead with a gap of 40 seconds on Smith and Rosser is at 1 min.
U17 Women: Nadon and Lewis were together until the technical drop, "eyedropper", where Nadon took the A-line and Lewis the B-Line giving Nadon the advantage and she now has a small gap
Women have just started their last lap
Junior Men: Marc-Antoine Nadon (ON) 3 Rox Racing has 40 sec on Thomas Néron (QC) Équipe du Québec/CVM Subway with Daniel Varga (ON) Team Ontario/OGC/Opus 3rd, Alexandre Vialle (QC) Équipe du Québec/CVM Val David 4th
Junior Women: Trudel with a large gap on Smith. Rosser has had a mechanical which took a long time in the pits. She is now well back
U17 men: 307 is well well ahead of the rest of the field.
U17 women: Marie-Pierre Nadon (ON) Team Ontario/Hardwood Trek leading and has caught all but the top 4 JR women
Junior women have 1/2 lap to go. Trudel has a lead of 1:30 over Smith. Trudel has been catching the U17 and Junior Men