Posted by Editor on 04/23/98
Mississauga Mid-Week Series (courtesy Peter McCaffrey)
This week' race, the second in our season-long series, was held in glorious spring weather. The mercury was at 20 degrees with a cooling south west breeze. 47 riders started in two groups, with the scratch first and second category riders (including a smattering of 3's and vets.) giving the rest of the field a 3 minute advantage.
A smart quartet composed of Gary Wright, Amy Jarvis and Michael Moore from Mississauga B.B. and Racer Sportif's Domenic Rigato realized that they could catch the scratch group and, with a great display of determination, managed to bridge. Few of the at 1 lapfast guysat 1 lap realized that this had happened and for the balance of the race Gary, Amy, Michael and Domenic stayed unobtrusively in the bunch. Meanwhile, numerous attempts were being made to break away until finally, Jeff (Neworld)and Matt (Jet Fuel) Hansen secured a five second lead which they held onto until the chequered flag. Jet Fuel's Joe Juliano pipped Greg Cavanagh (Woodstock) for third over the line, with Woodbridge Italia's Tom Villano 5th.
However, since Rigato, Wright, Jarvis and Moore finished in the bunch in that order, they clinched the top four placings with Jeff Hansen in fifth place. Once the 5 kilometer circuit can be used for these handicap events, this kind of situation is unlikely to repeat itself.
Of particular note was the performance of Veteran 'B' Augusto Goncalvez who rode with the scratch group and finished in 8th. place. A special Ã…â€™thank you' to Jet Fuel's Doug Pogue who retired from the event in order to video the finish.
For details of next week's event, check the Midweek Club's hot line at (905) 271-8300 any time after Friday.
1 44 Domenic Rigato Racer Sportif 57:23 12 points
2 55 Gary Wright Mississauga s.t. 11
3 57 Amy Jarvis Mississauga s.t. 10
4 37 Michael Moore Mississauga s.t. 9
5 68 Jeff Hansen Neworld at 1 lap 8
6 74 Matt Hansen Jet Fuel at 1 lap 7
7 73 Joe Juliano Jet Fuel at 1 lap 6
8 40 Greg Gavanagh Woodstock at 1 lap 5
9 54 Tom Villano Woodbridge It. at 1 lap 4
10 31 Brent Arthurs Woodbridge It. at 1 lap 3
11 46 Luciano Lentini Hummingbirds at 1 lap 2
12 33 Augusto Goncalvez Ind. at 1 lap 2
13 15 Tom Ciurlino Hummingbirds at 1 lap 2
14 25 Thomas Graham Brampton at 1 lap 2
15 75 Peter Morse Chain Reaction at 1 lap 2
47 STARTERS 39 FINISHERS
Tour of Morroco
There is very, very little information available about this race. We know that there is a Canadian team in the race - and that they are 5th on Team GC after 5 stages - but nothing else. Does anyone have information on this race?
Nova Scotia Season Opener (courtesy Andrew Feenstra)
The first road race of the 1998 season will be held on Sundy April 26, 1998, in South Maitland, NS.
The Big Tide Big Ring Spring Challenge
South Maitland, Nova Scotia
Registration 9:00 - 10:00am
Race begins 10:30am
Entry Fee $15.00
Directions: Take exit 12 off HWY 102 and travel towards Pleasant Valley, stay on HWY 289 towards Green Oaks and South Maitland. Cross the bridge over the Shubenacadie river and you will see the Red Caboose. Registration in the Sount Maitland General Store.
The course is comprised of rolling hills, fast descents, and flat terrain. Each lap is approximately 24 kms. For more info please contact Cyclesmith @ (902) 425-1756
Note: This is a Sanctioned BNS event so all CCA rules apply. Helmets are mandatory.
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