After some scary weather including gale force winds on Thursday the weather settled down to cloudy overcast with occasional rain/drizzle in the morning to sunshine and 13 in the afternoon. Very moderate winds.
We had a fine turnout of 262 riders for the 1st event of the season! Prizes this year were restricted to medals along with the trophies. However a number of Bicycle shops put up over $2,000 of bicycle equipment and clothing prizes including an aluminum frame from Central Cycle of Hamilton won by Mark Shaw of Midweek Elite (Mark contact the club or Brian Chewter of Central Cycle 905 522-8445 to pick up your frame - we will be contacting you as soon as we can track down your phone number) in a podium placings draw from all categories.
We have updated to provide first 20 places where possible. If you placed lower and would like your position e-mail us and we will check it out for you!
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Our own club pictures follow!
Seniors 1/2 (44 entered)
An early break saw most if not all the top ten away from the pack.in a lead and chase group.
|1st||Peter Morse||Midweek Elite|
|2nd||Malcolm Munro||Thornhill Saab|
|4th||Mathieu Roy||Espoirs Laval|
|5th||Nathan Chown||Midweek Elite|
|6th||Tyler Holtzman||St Catherine's|
|7th||Bruce Ketchham||Midweek Elite|
|8th||Wieditz Thorlsen||Thornhill Saab|
|9th||Marc W Addison||Esprit Laval|
|11th||Jeffrey Hansen||Atlas Cold- Italpasta|
|14th||Josh Hall||Jet Fuel|
|16th||Bryan Rusche||Atlas Cold - Italpasta|
|17th||Joe Lepine||Bicycles +|
|18th||Jeff Sebiller||LCW/Racer Sportif|
|19th||Trevor Koker||True North|
The winner went for an $83 preem and stayed away for the rest of the race followed by a small chase group.
|2nd||Susan Trimble||Gears Racing|
|3rd||Julia Forell||Verizon Wireless Cervelo|
|4th||Chloe Black||Terry Precision|
|5th||Linda Sorensen||Mountain Velo|
|7th||Emily Bietty||Bay Cycle|
|8th||Sarah-Jane Chilton||Midweek CC|
|9th||Moogosha Pyjor||Midweek CC|
|18th||Rosemary Garlapow||Terry Precision|
|19th||Amy Muher||LCW Racer Sportif|
Despite a few attempts the group stayed together to the finish
|1st||Ramon Mira de Orduna||St Catherine's|
|2nd||Chris Bolton||Thornhill Saab|
|7th||Bob Hiscock||St Catherine's|
|8th||John Paul Stickle||St Catherine's|
Biggest group of the day (used to be 3's or 1/2's!). Are we all just getting older.
|5th||Stephen Heck||Sport Swap|
|6th||Gordon Wodley||Somerset Graphics|
|9th||Carlos Barros||Somerset Graphics|
|11th||Greg Palmer||Coach Chris|
|13th||Eric Crudeli||Bressan - France|
|15th||Jose Paul Amaral||Somerset|
|20th||Chris Helwig||Coach Chris|
1st race of the day was in the rain throughout. A nasty crahs in the 1st half of the race brought down a number of riders and broke at least one collarbone.. Bunch finish..
|1st||6th||Sean Bidon||Bicycles +|
|3rd||13th||Mark Batty||Bay Cycle|
|6th||42nd||Andrew Wilson||Atlas Cold|
|7th||46th||Axani Jordan||Skis & Bikes|
Veterans B (31 entered)
|2nd||2nd||Mark Shaw (frame winner see above)||Midweek CC|
|3rd||3rd||Mirek Mazar||Hamilton CC|
|4th||5th||David Pierce||Somerset Graphics|
|6th||8th||David Woolley||Somerset Graphics|
|7th||11th||Paul Dean||Racer Sportif|
|8th||12th||Carlos Gonsalves||Coach Chris|
|10th||16th||Brab Nickorick||Cyclepath Oakville|
Veterans C (8 entered)
|2nd||10th||Desi Desrocher||Hamilton CC|
|4th||39th||Gordon Clarke||Somerset Graphics|
|2nd||23rd||Gerry Garrard||Bicycles +|
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