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February 28/00 6:37 am - Elita 5th in Arizona, Ronde Van Wind-Del Stage Race

Posted by Editor on 02/28/00

St Jacques is 5th at Parker Dam

(Tucson -- 28/2/00) In their final weekend of pre season racing, Team ELITA's trio of Erin Carter, Annie Gariepy, and Sophie St Jacques posted strong performances at Another Dam Race in Parker AZ.

In Friday's Kingman AZ 18 km hill climb, outnumbered by and Charles Schwab riders, Team ELITA's Sophie St Jacques managed to hang in on the 13%-18% grades for a solid 3rd place performance behind Autotrader's Andrea Radkovic and Katrina Berger. In 4th and 5th were Anke Erlank and Tina Mayolo of Autotrader and ELITA's Annie Gariepy brought home 6th 38 seconds back.

Saturday's mid afternoon criterium would prove to be a harrowing experience for all involved as time bonus seconds were available on every lap. During the course of the crit, ELITA's Erin Carter would fly the company colours as she rode away to take several primes before being absorbed by the pack. In the sprint Charles Schwab's Laura Van Gilder took the win. A last lap crash that split the field, caused an 8 second gap that bumped St Jacques to 5th overall.

The final day's 60 mile road race was another bumpy ride as crashes punctuated the two laps of racing. ELITA's Erin Carter opened the day's racing with a solid attack from the gun that had the Autotraders chasing for 5km. Following Carter's attack, the Autotraders became more vigilant and kept the pack together until the finale. In the end it was Schwab's Nicole Freedman who took the win ahead of Sarah Hammer and Helen's Cycles Susan Sonye. ELITA's Carter was 4th.

In the end's Andrea Radkovic took the overall win ahead of Katrina Berger and teammates Anke Erlank and Tina Mayolo. ELITA's Sophie St Jacques held on for 5th with teammate Annie Gariepy locking up 6th.

Ronde Van Wind-Del Stage Race, Ontario

A Belgian Style race in Canada's Belgian Tobacco and Ginseng Farm Lands, April 1st and 2nd, 2000

Ontario's equivalent to the Ronde Van Vlaanderan

Details and Schedule

Race H.Q: Wind-Del Community Park, Windham Centre, Delhi. See directions.

Entry Fee:
$40 for all 3 stages or $15 per stage
$5 refundable deposit will be charged for race #'s
Bring your own safety pins.

Saturday 1st April, 2000
Circuit Road Race (Kermesse)
1p.m. 70 kms.
Registration 11.30a.m. at Race H.Q

Sunday 2nd April, 2000
Individual Time Trial
Sign-On 8.00a.m. at Race H.Q

Sunday 2nd April, 2000
Circuit Road Race (Kermesse)
1p.m. 73 kms.
Sign-On 11.00a.m. Race H.Q

Important Note:
You must produce one of the following at Registration to be able to ride:

CCA 2000 Racing License
2000 Membership Card, OCA Affiliated Club

New for 2000 ˆ a Ronde Van Wind-Del Leader's Jersey

1. The event has been granted a Citizen's sanction by the OCA. It is, therefore open to both Licensed and Unlicensed riders. Note Registration restrictions above. All riders will compete in one event regardless of sex, age and category.
2. This 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.
3. If 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.
4. Prizes 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 or category prizes.
5. The judges decision shall be final.
6. Prize Presentations will be made after Stage 3 at the Wind-Del Community Park as soon as possible after the finish.
7. Take a look at the only track between Calgary and Quebec while you are here. Plan to give it a try this summer.
8. There is no guarantee that Service Vehicles will accompany the race. Come prepared.
9. Refreshments will be available at Race HQ throughout the weekend.
10. Changing rooms and hot showers are available at Race HQ.
11. Increase in entry fee for 2000 is due to changes in OCA Sanction and Insurance Fees.
12. A field limit of 70 riders will be in place ˆ register early.


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 7laps and finish at the end of the 8th.

Stage 2 - NEW COURSE FOR 2000 - Start alongside entrance to Windham Centre School (RR #25) and proceed east to _ Line East where turn right. Cross rail tracks (CAUTION) at 3.5 kms. Proceed to junction with Windham Road #9 where right and to Regional Road #25 where right. Proceed north on #25 and finish outside Wind-Del Centre Community Park. 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 7laps and finish at the end of the 8th.

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 marshal 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.

Organiser: - Valerie Davidge 905-824-8906 (not after 9p.m) or at


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