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April 7/99 5:55 am - Paris-Ancaster, Win-Del, Cobourg, Italian Reportourg

Posted by Editor on 04/7/99

Paris to Ancaster

Today is the last day for pre-registration (and to get your t-shirt). You can register for the Paris to Ancaster enduro (April 11th) online Here.

Ronde Van Wind-Del

A Belgian Style race in Canada's Belgian Tobacco and Ginseng Farm Lands - April 10th and 11th, 1999. This is an Ontario Racing Committee Event

Details and Schedule

Race H.Q:Wind-Del Community Park, Windham Centre, Delhi. See directions.
Entry Fee:$25 for all 3 stages or $10 per stage
$5 refundable deposit will be charged for race #'s
Bring your own safety pins.
Saturday 10th April, 1999Circuit Road Race (Kermesse)1p.m. - 70km.
Registration 11.30a.m. at Race H.Q
Sunday 11th April, 19999km Individual Time Trial10.00a.m.
Sign-On 8.00a.m. at Race H.Q
Sunday 11th April, 1999Circuit Road Race (Kermesse)1p.m. - 67km
Sign-On 11.00a.m. Race H.Q
Race Notes
1The event has been granted a Citizen's sanction by the OCA. It is, therefore open to both Licensed and Unlicensed riders. All categories will ride together.
2This is a points race with the overall being determined by points. These points will be given to the top 10 in each stage 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, regardless of category.
3If riders opt not to compete in all the stages, they will not qualify for points and any points they might have accrued will be dropped from the standings.
4Prizes will be given (merchandise and cash according to rider support) to the overall standings only and will be announced at sign in. There will be no stage prizes.
5The judges decision shall be final.
6Prize Presentations will be made after Stage 3 at the Wind-Del Community Park as soon as possible after the finish.
7Take a look at the only track in Eastern Canada while you are there. Plan to give it a try this summer.
8There is no guarantee that Service Vehicles will accompany the race.
9Refreshments will be available at Race HQ throughout the weekend.
10Changing rooms and hot showers are available at Race HQ.

Liability insurance is available as an option for all non-licensed riders. The charge is $10 per day. If you choose not to exercise this option, you will be required to sign a waiver to this effect.

Course Information

Stage 1 - Start at the entrance to Wind-Del Community Park and turn right onto RR #25, cross the tracks and turn right onto RR #9 at the T Junction. Turn left at the Windham Centre General Store to start circuit. The race will be neutralized to this point. Proceed along RR #25 to Windham Road #7 and turn right. Proceed approx. 2 kms to Windham Road 1/4 Line East and turn right (CAUTION). Continue along 1/4 Line East and turn right onto RR #9 (CAUTION). Proceed along #9 to complete circuit at Windham Centre where right onto RR #25 (approx. 8.7kms). On the last lap finish on #9 at Windham Centre. Complete 7 laps and finish at the end of the 8th.

Stage 2 - Start close to the entrance of Wind-Del Community Park and proceed south on RR #25 for approx. 4.6kms. (Barn with bright green doors), turn and return, finishing at the Park boundary (denoted by a fence) Approx. 9kms.

Stage 3 - Start at the entrance to Wind-Del Community Park and turn right onto RR #25, cross the tracks, turn right onto RR #9 at the T Junction and left onto RR #25 at the Windham Centre General Store. The race will be neutralized up to this point. Proceed on RR #25 to Windham Road #7 to start the circuit. (2.5kms) Continue on RR #25 to RR #4 where right (CAUTION), proceed to Windham Road #6 which is a fork. Take the right fork (CAUTION - BAD PAVEMENT ON #6) and proceed to Windham East 1/4Line Road (CAUTION), turn right at Windham Road #7 (CAUTION) and proceed to RR #25 to complete circuit (approx. 9kms) On the last lap, finish on #7 at the Waste Pit. Complete 6 laps and finish at the end of the 7th.

This event is held under the rules and regulations of the Ontario Cycling Association. There are a number of STOP signs on the course. Every effort will be made to marshall these properly. However, riders must be continually mindful that they are competing on open roads.

Directions to Wind-Del Community Park from Toronto

Take QEW and 403 through Hamilton to the top of Hamilton Mountain at Ancaster. Leave Hwy 403 and join Hwy #2 toward Brantford. At Brant Road #18, turn left (you will see the Pancake House straight ahead on Hwy #2 and you turn just before that). Follow Brant Road #18 for 8kms to Brant County Road #4 and turn left. Keep on #4 for about 11 kms. and cross Brant County Road #24 at Oakland. Continue to Scotland to the junction of Hwy. #24 after 3kms. Turn left onto Hwy #24 and immediately right at the fork onto Brant County Road #4. Continue for 6.5kms through Vanessa and then another 5kms. to Haldimand Norfolk Road #25. Turn left and proceed for 5kms to Windham Centre. At the T junction, turn right onto RR #9. Take the first left back onto #25, cross the railway tracks and Wind-Del Community Park is on the left hand side.

Organizer for the Ontario Racing Committee: Valerie Davidge 905-824-2906 or

Easter Sunday Loops - Cobourg, Ontario

Results, a report and 50 photos are available at the club web site

Report From Italy
(courtesy Paul Kelly)

The racing just keeps getting better!

Yesterday at the elite/-23 GP Voltana, my SC REDA teammates and I put on quite a show, taking advantage of a flat windy course, and the home turf advantage, to take 7 of the top 11 placings in fine style. 2 laps into the 22 lap, 99km event, we took to the front, and in Team Time Trial format, began pacelining with just enough space for our team on the road, leaving the other riders in the wind. Within 5 laps, we had shed the field, and were left with a 11 man break. After a few more laps, our break was up 2 minutes over the remaining group, and then it was a matter of setting up our sprinter for the win. Dennis Gemelli, our designated finisher for the day, made quick work of the matter, and crossed the line with arms raised in victory in front of the many spectators and sponsors who attended the race. Reda riders made up most of the top ten, and scooped up a fair purse of cash and prosciutto. I finished 7th.

Saluto 'till next weekend,


On The Road

Our editor leaves for Taiwan today, to cover the Taipei International Cycle Show. Expect to see reports and photos on new products for 2000, starting Friday.


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