Posted by Editor on 11/18/03
2004 National Calendar
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New Ontario 'Cross Race
Courtesy Scott Doel
This Sunday's cross race in Brampton is cancelled.
I'm putting together a replacement Sunday Nov 23 at Coulson Hills in Bradford. (Hwy 400 to Hwy 88, east to 10th line, north to 11th sideroad, west 1.5km to Simcoe County forest. It borders Hwy 400). Registration will open at 9am, master B/C/D & Women at 11am, Senior/ Master A & Junior at 1pm. Cost is $20 for all categories. It WILL be included as part of the series.
If you could please forward this to anyone that might be interested. It's a bit last minute but it'll be a great race.
Skiis & Biikes
Crescent Park Cyclocross Series Race # 2 - B.C.
Courtesy Jason Fluckiger
Date: November 15th, 2003
After facing near-freezing temperatures at the first race of the series, Mother Nature presented milder yet wet conditions for the second race. After receiving much praise concerning the course design after the first race, the organizers decided to leave the course the same for this second race. It consisted of a 2.4 km circuit, on which the racers faced a short run-up, one flat dismount, 400m of pavement and undulating terrain. As it had rained for the two days before the race, the course was slick in some spots making it a test of bike-handling skills.
Again, the first group off was the Men B. Norm Thibault returned from Nanaimo to successfully defend his victory in the first race of the series. However this time the race was much tighter as Chiron Kantakis and Nels Guloien were chasing hard behind the eventual winner. Just-crowned Canadian National Women's Champion, Wendy Simms, decided to race with the Men B and finished a very impressive 4th place.
The next group on the course was the Women. The race came down to sprint finish where Claire Cameron nipped Leah Guloien on the line. Cynthia Young suffered from mechanical problems but still managed third spot.
After being defeated in the first race of the series, professional mountain biker, Andreas Hestler came back to the race with victory on his mind. He attacked hard after the first lap and no one in the field could respond. The top riders came in one by one with Washington State's Timothy Ellis coming in for second place and Vancouver's Basse Clement confirming his podium spot from the first race by taking a solid third.
PHOTOS and more information about the race are posted on the race website:
Results from Race # 2 (November 15, 2003):
Men B (16 Starters - 7 Laps)
1 Norm Thibault Frontrunners
2 Chiron Kantakis Bicycle Sports Pacific
3 Nels Guloien Sugoi
4 Wendy Simms Steed Cycles
5 Scott McGregor Steed Cycles
6 Alan Adams Broadmark
7 Dave Cressman Soliton
8 Corey Piket Frontrunners
9 Ken Bognar SORCE
10 Cor Smit Peninsula Cycling Club
11 Mike Medland Atomic
12 Reynald Huskinson
13 Cliff Green
14 Thomas Baleshta
15 Raphael Fang
16 Matt Law SORCE
Women (4 Starters - 7 Laps)
1 Claire Cameron Dizzy
2 Leah Guloien Dizzy
3 Cynthia Young Dizzy
4 Lesley Trivett
Men A (13 Starters - 10 Laps)
1 Andreas Hestler Rocky Mountain
2 Timothy Ellis Recycled Cycles
3 Basse Clement Rocky Mountain
4 Jay Murray Trek VW
5 Quinn Anderson
6 Matthew Slaven Spot Brand
7 Rick Rodland Flash 5
8 Sean Howie Bayside Cycling Club
9 Jason Fluckiger Bayside Cycling Club
10 Stephen Cork Ashmead/King 5
11 Andrew Ferguson Soliton
12 Glenn Hendricks Bayside Cycling Club
13 Jeff Spence Soliton
A Colorado Night with cycling Legends
Several of cycling's finest current and retired Colorado professional cyclists willl be present at for an evening of inspirational tales and training tips at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Smiley Auditorium in Durango, Colo.
Guests will include: Sara Ballantyne, Tom Danielson, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Matthes, Ned Overend, Bob Roll and John Tomac.
Admission is $5 with proceeds to benefit the Ft. Lewis College Cycling Scholarship founded by Tom Danielson.
For additional information, contact Gerry or Lauren Geraghty, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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