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September 2/04 4:56 am - Mississauga Midweek, Atlantic MTB Championships

Posted by Editoress on 09/2/04

Harris + Harris 2004 Midweek Criterium - Handicap Crit. Hershey Centre, Mississauga ON, September 1st
Courtesy Peter McCaffer, Midweek Club

40 laps of 1.4km circuit (56 km)
av. sp. (scratch group

Another of Pakamac's technical, nowhere-to-hide circuits. Less than
Half the field finished!

1. Tim Lefebvre (Jet Fuel - S1)1:24:56
2. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta - S1)at s.t.
3. Andrew Pinfold (Symetrics - S1)0:01
4. Ed Maset (Pavan - MA)at 1 lap
5. James Gildiner (Independent - S3)
6. Mark Shaw (Chain Reaction - MB)
7. Chris Atkins (Midweek Elite - S1)
8. Dan Lefebvre (Gears Racing - S1)
9. ???
10. Attila Hadju (MBRC - S2)all s.t.

Need 9th. place. Anyone know? (no, Mr. Zuck, it wasn‚t you this time!)

Thanks to our volunteer marshals who have made the course safe for everyone This season: Sheefat Kazi, Miraz Kazi and Jugdeep S. Thanks also to m/c pacer, Jack Chomitz.

Series standings to date with two events left

1. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta - S1)134
2. Chris Atkins (Midweek Elite - S1)106
3. Dan Lefebvre (Gears Racing - S1)105
4. Darko Ficko (La Bicicletta - S1)86
5. Peter Morse (Midweek Elite - S1)75
6. Ed Maset (Pavan - MA)60
7. Don Zuck (Pavan - S1)56
8. Ed Makarchuk (KHS - MA)53
9. Kevin Speacht (Cavern Cycles - S2)43
10. Mark Shaw (Chain Reaction - MB)31
11. Jeff Hansen (Jet Fuel - S1)30
12. Jeff Schiller (Gears Racing - S2)29
13. James Wadden (Cavern Cycles - MA)27
14. Mauro Martini (Pavan - MB)26
15. James Gildiner (Independent - S3)24
16. Attila Hadju (MBRC - S2)23
17. Paul Rego (Coach Chris - S1)23
18. Jason Valenti (MBRC - S2)23
19. Tim Lefebvre (Jet Fuel - S1)22
20. Thorben Wieditz (Jet Fuel - S1)22
21. Merrill Collins (La Bicicletta - W1)21
22. Joe Giuliano (Ital Pasta - S1)20
23. Derek Koops (MBRC - MA)20
24. Bruce Krip (Midweek Elite - S1)20
25. Stewart McKay (MBRC - MA)20
26. Carlos Barros (KHS - MA)19
27. Shaun Glass (Midweek Elite - S2)19
28. Hamish Gordon (Midweek CC - MB)18
29. Mark Polsinelli (Pavan - MB)18
30. Dave Fry (Midweek Elite - S1)17

Prestige Series points with one event to go:
1. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta - S1)37
2. Chris Atkins (Midweek Elite - S1)30
3. Darko Ficko (La Bicicletta - S1)27
4. Peter Morse (Midweek Elite - S1)18
5. Kevin Speacht (Cavern Cycles - S2)18
6. Don Zuck (Pavan - S1)16
7. Dan Lefebvre (Gears Racing - S1)15
8. Paul Rego (Coach Chris - S1)12

Atlantic MTB Championships Charlottetown PE
Courtesy Charles Mandel

Tough course, close finishes and hard racing marks Red Mud VIII

New Brunswick's Jamie Lamb gets the gold

New Brunswick's Jamie Lamb, racing for the Kona/Cyclesmith team, took home an easy victory Sunday at Brookvale Ski Park during the Atlantic mountain biking championships.

Racing in the Open Elite category, Lamb decisively won the race almost eight minutes ahead of his nearest competitor, PEI's Andrew Brown (DalvayByTheSea/TaylorsGarage). PEI's Mark Grimmett (DalvayByTheSea/TaylorsGarage) placed third.

The real story at the annual Red Mud Mayhem Mountain Bike Race, however, was Ryan Taylor's fourth place finish. The DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, PEI-based rider rode a fixed gear, single-speed bike for the race's duration, meaning he had only one gear available to him for the entire race.

Even so, Taylor still managed to place only two minutes out of third place and hold off the rest of the pack over five laps of the hilly, nine-kilometre course.

New Brunswick's Lisa Anne Frigault (Mike's Bike Shop) captured first place in Open Elite Female with a comfortable lead of almost three minutes over Nova Scotia's Lisa Mcinnis, racing for Hub Cycle Spokebenders. Kathleen Pistak of New Brunswick grabbed third.

A number of extremely close races made for an exciting Atlantic Championship this year. Down-to-the-wire finishes included Nova Scotia's Scott Bonnell, racing for Valley Stove and Cycle, beating PEI's Ben Crook-Hanna (Smooth Cycle) by 54 seconds in the Open Expert Male (17-39) category; a 50-second difference between first-place finisher Etienne LeBlanc of Quebec (Baie-des-Chaleurs) and independent rider Roy Daniel from New Brunswick in the Under 17 Expert/Junior Sport Male category; and a 15-second gap between two New Brunswick riders in the Under 15 Male category, first-place cyclist Jonathan Daigle riding for Ski Wolf and Marc Petrie (Club Cycliste de la Peninsule).

As if that wasn't close enough, the tightest race of the day occurred in the Master Sport 40+ category when independent racer Kenneth Gauthier edged PEI Rigid Rider Charles Mandel by 10 seconds to capture first place.

Island racers had better luck in Saturday's short track event with DalvayByTheSea/TaylorsGarage riders Mark Grimmett and Andrew Brown finishing first and second respectively over New Brunswick's David Olscamp riding for Team McDonalds.

About 150 racers from across the Maritimes participated in the championships.

Elite Men
1. Lamb, Jamie (NS) Kona/Cyclesmith, 1:54:27.1
2. Brown, Andrew (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, at 7:53.3
3. Grimmett, Mark (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, 10:14.91
4. Taylor, Ryan (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, 12:57.99
5. Leger, Justin (NB) Mike's Bike Shop, 12:58.21
6. Wood, Michael (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, 19:24.09
7. Goss, Eric (NB) Radical Edge F'ton, 20:07.98
8. LeLacheur, Tyler (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage, 21:08.91
9. LeBlanc, Michael (NB) Mike's Bike Shop, 21:19.54
10. Currie, Jeff (NB) Mike's Bike Shop, 26:29.93
11. Olscamp, David (NB) Team McDonalds, 26:31.28
DNF. Day, Chris (NB) Team McDonalds

Elite Women
1. Frigault, Lise Anne (NB) Mike's Bike Shop, 2:08:16.26
2. Mcinnis, Lisa (NS) Hub Cycle Spokebenders, at 2:57.63
3. Pistak, Kathleen (NB), 5:30.63
4. Hynes, Ardelle (PEI), 11:28.7
DNF. Rodgers, Sue (PEI) DalvayByTheSea/Taylors Garage

For full race results, go


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