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May 30/04 5:13 am - High Park Classic

Posted by Editoress on 05/30/04

High Park Classic
Courtesy Dave Butler

The return of the High Park Classic saw some great racing on its new course design. The City of Toronto, McBrides Cycles, Jet Fuel Coffee and the folks at Grenadier Restaurant worked together to bring together this great day of racing.

The riders found the new course design to be challenging with its European style single lane. The climb up Colborne Lodge Rd proved to be testing.

The women's race saw an exciting sprint finish with Maogosha Pyjor (Animus Cycling) beating Lesley Honsberger (St. Catharines) in a two sprint.

The open race started off fast with field cut down to 30 riders by the third lap. Brent Aquino (Pavan Cycling) broke away solo for several laps with the Sport Swap and KHS teams leading the chase to bring him back. The last few laps saw Tony Liokossis ( and Hamish Gordon (Midweek Bicycle Club) make some dashes for cash as they won $50 and $100 primes.

The open race field saw some team work come into play on the last lap. Crafty veteran Tim Hadfield helped lead his Peterborough Cycling Club teammate Doug Hinan to an impressive win.

The Senior I/II race saw an early break of Paul Rego (, Mark Pozniak (Gears Racing) and Jeff Hansen (Jet Fuel Coffee) escape for several laps. Pozniak put on a further display of power by going solo right before his group was caught.

Various riders made some breakaway attempts throughout the event but the last lap saw the field together. Robb Mann (KHS Bicycles) won the gamblers prime of $100 on the second last lap.

Darko Ficko (La Bicicletta - J. Lindeberg) powered his way to a great win. The Niagara region cycling mafia swept the next three spots showing that all those trips up Effingham Hill actually help out on race day.

Thanks to all the riders for making this event a great success.

1. Maogosha Pygor (Animus Cycling Team)
2. Lesley Honsberger (St. Catharines)
3. Heather Davidson (Latern Rouge)
4. Claudine Labelle (Team Cervelo)
5. Lili Hrabchak (Independent)
DNS. Carolyne Hail (Midweek Cycling Club)
DNS. Ireen Wieditz (Midweek Cycling Club)
DNS. Kate Archibald (Midweek Cycling Club)
DNS. Celeste Merey (Independent)

Men's Open
1. Doug Hinan (Peterborough Cycling Club)
2. Jason Vincze (KHS Bicycles)
3. Hamish Gordon (Midweek Cycling Club)
4. Mauro Martini (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
5. Ed Makarchuk (KHS Bicycles)
6. Keith Gould (McBrides-Fit Fix)
7. Rob Sule (Chain Reaction)
8. Chris Tobias (Sport Swap Racing)
9. Scott Wood (Peterborough Cycling Club)
10. Carlos de Barros (KHS Bicycles)
11. Tony Liokossis (
12. Alex Bergman (Mississauge BRC)
13. Ian Manning (Bikesports-Pfaff Racing Team)
14. Jordie Kofman (Midweek Cycling Club)
15. Kelly Boucher (D'Ornellas Racing)
16. Ed Smolinski (Bikesports-Pfaff Racing Team)
17. Drew Robertson (Sport Swap Racing)
18. Mark Polsinelli (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
19. Lorne Anderson (La Bicicletta-J Lindeberg)
20. Craig Doucet (Westhaven Homes)
21. Tim Hadfield (Peterborough Cycling Club)
22. Tony Abramavicius (Aquila Racing/Racer Sportif)
23. Brent Aquino (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
24. Kieran Andrews (Peterborough Cycling Club)
25. Dave Campbell (Cyclepath Oakville)
26. Chris Adams (Independent)
27. Rob West (Independent)
28. Stefan Zurcher (D'Ornellas Racing)
29. Francois Faust (Cyclepath Oakville)
30. Eric Credelli (Bikesports-Pfaff Racing Team)
31. Jim Davis (Jet Fuel Coffee)
32. John Pucic (D'Ornellas Racing)
33. David Thompson (D'Ornellas Racing)
34. Craig Vedova (
35. Mark Shaw (Chain Reaction)
36. Mark Viel (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
37. James Bongard (KHS Bicycles)
38. Jacques Guenette (Jet Fuel Coffee)

Senior I/II
1. Darko Ficko (La Bicicletta-J Lindeberg)
2. Nathan Chown (Gears Racing)
3. Tim Lefebvre (Jet Fuel Coffee)
4. Mark Pozniak (Gears Racing)
5. Ramon Mira Orduna (St. Catharine's Cycling Club)
6. Josh Hall (Jet Fuel Coffee)
7. Dan Maggiocomo (Ital Pasta-Transport Belmir)
8. Jason Valenti (Mississauga Bicycle Racing Club)
9. Jeff Schiller (Maple Leaf Cycling Club)
10. Adam Wade (Bikesports-Pfaff Racing Team)
11. Ed Maset (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
12. Rob Hiscock (St. Catharine's Cycling Club)
13. Don Zuck (Pavan Cycling presented by Teranet)
14. Patrick Shea (KHS Bicycles)
15. Peter Sanowar (Ital Pasta-Transport Belmir)
16. Robert Mann (KHS Bicycles)
17. Paul Rego (
18. Trevor Koker (Waterloo Cycling Club)
19. Al Worozbyt (St. Catharine's Cycling Club)
20. Jeff Hansen (Jet Fuel Coffee)
21. Matt Guse (Waterloo Cycling Club)
22. Joe Lepine (Bicycles Plus)
23. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta-J Lindeberg)
24. Dan Lefebvre (Gear Racing)


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