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June 14/06 12:09 pm - Weekend of Cycling Events at Bromont NCC , Quebec MTB Cup Report & results

Posted by Editoress on 06/14/06

A Weekend of Fun at the National Cycling Centre - Bromont
Courtesy of the National Cycling Centre - Bromont
Translated by Evi Arsenault

Cycling activities abound at the National Cycling Centre - Bromont this weekend. In the season opener of the Quebec Track Cup series, the Province's finest trackies will dual Saturday June 17th. The racing begins at 9:30 am on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Velodrome on-site at the center.

Spectators will have to decide between Track action and bike demos, with the chance to try out one of twenty mountain and descent bikes at the Centre, provided by Marin Bikes in collaboration with local bike boutique Ubac in Bromont. Free testing riding will take place between 10:00 am and 2:00pm.

Sunday June 18th, between 10 :00am and 2:00pm, Cannondale Bikes will have available twenty of their Cross Country and Descent bikes for demo, in collaboration with Momo Sport in Granby.

See you at the Centre this weekend - 400 rue Shefford in Bromont!

Baie-St-Paul Quebec Cup DEVINCI - A Success Despite the Weather!
Courtesy the Club Cycliste de Charlevoix
Translated by Evi Arsenault

Following the success of the Quebec Road Cup GP de Charlevoix the June 3-4 weekend, The Club Cycliste de Charlevoix and its partners welcomed the Cross-Country cycling Quebec Cup DEVINCI June 10th and 11th.

Quebec Cup DEVINCI was an internationally sanctionned cross-country race - meaning that the race is included in the Canadian Mountain Bike circuit. For many athletes, it was a key opportunity to gather points in order to qualify for the Canadian National Team, while for others it meant another fantastic stage in the Quebec Cup of mountain biking.

Without the coopoeration of the weather, but with the help of many a studded tire, the course was set at the Centre 4 Saisons Le Genévrier. Inclement weather provided athletes with the opportunity to test their endurance and strength, with some racers coming in after more than 2 hours and 30 minutes of riding.

Benoît Simard of Team Specialized, a local from the Quebec region, won top honnours in the Elite Men's race, followed by visiting New Zealander Éric Drower; coming in for strong third was Frédéric Buissières of Rocky Mountain/Business Objects, also from the Quebec region. In the Elite Women's race, Julie Sanders from l'Équipe Xprezo grabbed the gold, Anne-Marie Jobin of Team Xclusiv slid in for silver, and Caroline Villeneuve from Brunet-La Vie Sportive for brashed in for bronze.

In the Junior Men's race, Alex Harvey of Devinci took the top step of the podium, flanked by David Fournier of Lessard Bicycles (2nd), and Maxime Laflamme of Devinci (3rd). The Junior Women's podium saw Émilie Beaumont of Cyclone d'Alma in first, Alexandra Hamelin Gélinas of Cycle Outaouais in second place, and Mary-Claire Poitras of Sportf Bromont in third place.

The weather chilled some participants into staying in bed; 700 were expected yet 515 of the bravest showed up at the start line - an increase in participation over years past.

Riders were the Club Cycliste de Charlevoix numbered in the thirties; amoung them, Antoine Dufour-Simard who finished 4th in the Cadet Men race, and Ismael Dufour-Simard who won his first Canada Cup points finishing 15th in his category of 31 racers.

The next rendez-vous for the Club Cyclistes de Charlevoix is la Coupe Charlevoix, a regional mountain bike race to be held August 12. See you there!

Category Winners :

Pee-Wee Men
Joseph Émile Lupien

Pee-wee F
Frédérique Vézina

Minime Men
Jean-Philippe Roy

Minime Women
Laurence Harvey

Cadet Men
Steve Caillé

Cadet Women
Virginie Gélinas

Senior Sport Men
Philippe Lebeault

Junior Sport Men
Jean-François Larivière

Masters Sport 30-39 Men
Martin St-Amand

Masters Sport 40-49 Men
Luc Ménard

Masters 50+ Men
François Amyot

Masters 40 + Women
Julie Houde

Masters Sport 30-39 Women
Caroline Lecompte

Senior Sport Women
Christine Duchesne

Senior Expert Men
Yoan Lemieux-LaNeuville

Masters Expert 30-39 Men
Pascal Buissières

Masters Expert 40-49 Men
Michel Leblanc

Senior Expert Women
Marie-Hélène Côté

Masters Expert 30-39 Women
Lyne Olivier

Charlevoixian Riders Who Participated :

Minime Men
Érik Breton 22th
Jérome Guay 46th
Olivier Harvey 47th
Charles Simard 48th
Pascal Morin 56th
Pier-Anthony Cimon 64th

Minime Women
Malia Poulin 6th

Pee-wee Men
Samuel Simard 22nd
Marc-André Labbé 27th

Cadet Men
Nicolas Tremblay 19th
Marc-Antoine Guay 40th

Cadet Women
Marie-Hélène Bradet 7th
Julie Bouchard 12th

Senior Sport Men
Frederic Simard 25th

Masters Sport 30-39 Men
Patrick Gaudreault 11th
Christian Lapointe 18th

Masters Sport 40-49 Men
Georges Cloutier 34th


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