August 1/06 7:15 am - Quebec Mountain Bike Championships this weekend
Posted by Editoress on 08/1/06
Quebecois Mountain Bike Championships set for Camp Fortune
Translated by Amanda Leigh Cox
The Federation Quebecoise des Sports Cyclistes, in collaboration with the Camp Fortune organizing committee is pleased to present the Quebec Mountain Bike Championships DEVINCI from August 4-6 2006.
Some of Quebec and Canada's best riders, - such as Quebec's Marie-HÃ©lÃ¨ne Premont - currently ranked amoung the top riders in the World Ë† as well as Beauport's Raphael GagnÃ© who will represent Canada at the upcoming World Championships Ë† should be present. The Quebec Championships will be the basis for the FQSC's list of carded athletes for the 2007 season, so competition will be fierce.
In the Cross-Country division, two young riders close to attaining Junior titles in 2006 are Francis Morin (Devinci) and Alexandra Gelinas-Hamelin. In the Downhill competition, Charles Alexandre DubÃ© comes to the provincial championships with a 3rd place finish at Nationals. Also posting solid results at Nationals was Dominik Menard in 8th place. The duo of DubÃ© and Menard will represent Canada at the upcoming World Champioships alongside Hans Lambert.
About the Quebec Championships
The Quebec Provincial Mountain Bike Championships are sanctioned by the FQSC and are a part of the Coupe du Quebec DEVINCI; comprised of more than 10 races. More than 450 riders are expected to participate in the Cross-Country division, and more than 150 in the downhill division. Provincial Championship jerseys will be awarded for the 2006 season.