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May 21/98 9:32 am - Forums, Team News, BC News, Ontario News

Posted by Editor on 05/21/98

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News from Radio Energie
courtesy Sylvain Beauchamp
Just a little note to let you know that the Team Radio Energie ( old Everfresh Team) is currently taking part of the Atlantic Cup in the U.S. Today (Wednesday) a criterium of 35 laps with a cobblestones section of approx. 250 meters. And Peter Wedge won this stage in a break away with another rider from Kassina with 1min 30sec in front of the main pack. Also the new rider in our team Charles Dionne end-up 6th.
Stay tune for the other crit in Providence, Rhode Island tomorrow! The team Radio Energie will try to go for another victory!

Poker Ride May 24!Courtesy Liz Earle

The John Henry Poker Challenge, this Sunday, May 24, is going to be FUN!

Two bands (Abducted by Squirrels and The Odds are playing), great reg package, raffle for a Gary Fisher Big Sur, there may be a Big Rock beer garden and for a ride in the woods, you could win a $3000 Gary Fisher Joshua Z2! or any number of other prizes! Tell your friends and come out on Sunday, 9 AM to John Henry Bike Shop! Pre-register at John Henry (100-400 Brooksbank, North Van) by Friday for $25! Phone 986-5534 for more info.

Midweek Club Event - courtesy Peter McCaffery

The Midweek Club's sixth race of the season, a 50 km handicap criterium with the scratch group giving 2.5 minutes to the rest of the field, was won by last year's overall winner, Heath Cockburn from Rick Froner (ind.) and Chris Atkins (ind.)

The strong northerly wind seemed to be a deterrent to serious racing for the first few laps and the scratch group made hardly any impression on the much larger handicap bunch. However, the fifth lap saw both groups speed up and split with many riders dropping from each group in "the line of death". The scratchers whittled away the others' lead and, by the thirteenth lap, all were together. After this, there were a number of attempts to break away but all were hauled back in short order and by the final lap the bunch was back together.

At the line the lead trio were followed in by Woodbridge Italia's Brent Arthurs and Piers Davidge, Mississauga. Sixth was Neworld's Jeff Hansen. Many of the sizable collection of spectators noticed ex National team member Eon D'Ornellas cruising comfortably halfway down the bunch, Junior ace from the eighties, Jean-Paul Tesolin on a team issue Cannondale and the aforementioned Rick Froner who raced with some success a number of years ago.

Thanks to Doug Pogue for helping with registering the record field of over 70 riders and to Mike and Clare Barry and Jeff Archbold for collecting cones.

1 Heath Cockburn Jet Fuel PRO 1-08-17
2 Rick Froner Independent VA s.t.
3 Chris Atkins Independent 3 At 1 second
4 Brent Arthurs Woodbridge 1 s.t. 9
5 Piers Davidge Mississauga 1 s.t. 8
6 Jeff Hansen Neworld 1 s.t. 7
7 Greg Cavanagh Woodstock VA s.t.
6 8 ????
9 Don Zuck Pavan Cycles VB s.t. 4
10 Don Hunter Mississauga 3 s.t. 3

This event run as a handicap race with all 1/2 categories starting 2.5 minutes behind the rest of the field and free laps given until 17th lap.


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