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April 11/07 8:28 am - Flora Glo Island Cup XC #1: report & results


Posted by Editoress on 04/11/07
 

Flora Glo Island Cup XC #1 Hartland Bike, Victoria BC
Courtesy Oak Bay Bikes, Victoria

Seventy racers made their way out to the first Flora Glo Island Cup XC race this weekend at the Hartland Bike park in beautiful Victoria BC. The weather was perfect for racing and the rain held off till all the racers were in from the course.

The race was run as a time trial again this year, allowing people to compare their times against those of some of Canada's top MTN bike racers. Just like last year it was Max Plaxton (Rocky Mountain/ Haywood) laying down the fastest time on the technical singletrack course. He covered the 10km gnarly course in 30:59. His time was 18 seconds faster than his team mate, and 2006 runner up, Seamus McGrath.

Rounding out the top three was Oak Bay Bikes own Mat Hewitt ripping it his new Norco in 33:43. Drew Mackenzie (Team Torquay) and Sunshine Coast wonder kid Matt Cottrell (AviaWest/Rocky Mountain Bikes) rounding out the top five in the expert men's class.

In the women's race it was local lady Trish Sinclair (Scott Bikes) taking out a hard training Wendy Simms (Kona/ Les Gets) for first place. Sinclair's time of 44:29 was nearly a whole 5 minutes faster than Simms' time of 49:08. Simms was visibly tired after her effort and was quick to consult her coach about how many raspberry cream cheese tarts she was able to consume for recovery. Annie Gornall (Simon's Cycles Comox) was third in 49:49.

In the Intermediate class Dan Scott (Oak Bay Bikes) took top honours on his new Niner 29er in a smoking time of 42:09. Dan Diedrickson (Nanaimo Cycling Club) took 2nd with 45:34 and Port Alberni's Daryl Chase (Ozzy's Cycle/ AVR) in 45:49.

Kjerston Lone (Dirty Girls/ Loeka Clothing / North Park Bikes) has been training with coach Steve Lund on the road lately and even though she came across the line covered in mud form a couple of spills, she managed to squeak into the top spot in Intermediate women with a time of 52:16.

Marko Ravlic (AviaWest) took first in Beginner men in 57:32 and Wedgewood's Sarah Stewart took Beginner Womens in 56:18. As soon as the racing ended the rain came pouring down in true West Coast fashion. Racers enjoyed a BBQ provided by Oak Bay Bikes owner and BBQ master of cerimonies Karl Ullrich. A big thanks goes out to Mike and Linda Walsh (www.raceday.ca) for the great timing, Norco Bikes for the deadly draw prizes,the dainty ladies from the Oak Bay Bikes women's road team for the organized registration,and SIMBS for keeping it real and keeping it legal.

Race Notes:

• Big props to Mat Hewitt on his third place finish. While Plaxton and McGrath are Pro riders with contracts and massage appointments, Hewitt is not only a family man with a wife and baby, but also an over worked and underpaid Intern MD. How does he do it? Genes.

• Wendy Simms was second in the TT but she logged the most miles that day. She rode her road bike from Nanaimo, over the Malahat to the Dump and was late for her start jumped on her Kona dually and was off...nice work keener.

• 2006 Masters Cyclocross Champ Norman Thibault still hasn't recovered from organizing the Nationals last fall and was a bit 'off the back'. Apparently his Wife (Ms. Simms) is dragging him around training so that may have something to do with his lack lustre performance.

• There was a tie for 12th place between Olympic Wrench Troy "Woody" Woodburn (Pro City Cycles) and Master Mechanic Curtis Saunders (Oak Bay Bikes). Troy was awarded 12th as he looked faster with his red roadie shoes covers.

• Freddy Bussieres was out on his new ride. A single pivot Canadian built Xprezo is his new rig. Aluminium front end with a sweet 4130 Steel swing arm.....Tres sweet.


                                 RESULTS - EXPERT MEN

Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1    23 Max Plaxton                  Rocky Mountain                 00:30:59 
    2   121 Seamus McGrath               Rocky Mountain                 00:31:17 
    3    36 Matthew Hewitt               OBB, Wheelers                  00:33:43 
    4    19 Drew MacKenzie               Team Torquay                   00:35:05 
    5    97 Matthew Cottrell             Avia West, Rocky Mountain      00:35:22 
    6    14 Michael Vine                 Frontrunners                   00:35:48 
    7   120 Cory Wallace                                                00:35:55 
    8     1 Frederick Bussieres          Xprezo                         00:36:10 
    9    42 Scott Martin                 OBB, Wheelers                  00:36:17 
   10    89 Martin LaFontaine            OBB, Wheelers                  00:36:42 
   11    99 Tyler Trace                  Lay-Z-Boy                      00:37:03 
   12    50 Troy Woodburn                Pro City Cycle                 00:37:29 
   13    27 Curtis Saunders              OBB                            00:37:29 
   14   103 Justin Mark                  Arrowsmith                     00:38:02 
   15   109 Kelly Guest                  Giant                          00:38:18 
   16    98 Jeff Reimer                  Arrowsmith                     00:39:25 
   17    49 Sean Cruickshank             Pro City Cycle                 00:39:31 
   18    11 Andrew Kent                  Wheelers                       00:39:38 
   19    80 Robin Dutton                 Arrowsmith                     00:40:40 
   20    76 Chris Birch                  Nanaimo                        00:40:41 
   21   122 Bryn Shapperd                Arrowsmith                     00:41:25 
   22   104 Ken Olson                    Nanaimo                        00:42:50 
   23    55 Jay Latiff                   Arrowsmith                     00:42:57 
   24    33 Kevin Simms                  Team Harwood                   00:42:57 
   25    52 Bill McMillan                Nanaimo                        00:43:13 
   26   107 Robin White                  Avia West                      00:43:18 
   27    16 Simon Trembley                                              00:43:30 
   28    82 Trevor M Jones               Experience Cycling             00:43:33 
   29    26 Norm Thibault                Frontrunners Nanaimo           00:43:39 
   30    35 Jeremy Hart                                                 00:44:45 
   31    61 Trevor Jones                 Wheelers                       00:45:00 
   32    60 David Huntley                Experience Cycling             00:45:45 
   33    41 Matt Savage                  Avia West, Rocky Mountain      00:49:14 
   34    74 Peter Wellsman               Rider's Cycle                  00:50:50 
   35   106 Roland Neville               Island Racing Club             01:02:46 



                                 RESULTS - EXPERT WOMEN

Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1     2 Trish Sinclair               Scott                          00:44:29 
    2    30 Wendy Simms                  Frontrunners Nanaimo           00:49:08 
    3   105 Annie Gornall                OBB, Wheelers                  00:49:49 
    4    59 Joele Guynup                 Roxy Const. IRC                00:50:04 
    5    87 Carey Sather                 Steed Cycle                    00:51:07 
    6     5 Kristenn Magnusson           Arrowsmith                     00:51:36 
    7    69 Laura Whitehead              OBB, Wheelers                  00:54:13 
    8    57 Christy Love                 Scott, Ambleside Cycles        00:55:08 
    9    46 Tanya Hanham                 OBB, Wheelers                  00:56:52 



                                 RESULTS ˆ INTERMEDIATE MEN

Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1   999 Dan Scott                    Wheelers                       00:42:09 
    2    10 Dan Diedricksen              Nanaimo Cycling Club           00:45:34 
    3    72 Daryl Chase                  AVR                            00:45:59 
    4    18 Don Coburn                   OBB                            00:47:12 
    5   102 Derek Diedricksen            Arrowsmith                     00:49:34 
    6    62 Charles Hamer                Wheelers                       00:49:57 
    7   108 Jamie Emery                  Russ Hayes                     00:51:17 
    8    78 Kevin Brown                  Nanaimo                        00:52:59 
    9    48 Roy Kregosky                 VIMBA/AMBC                     00:53:12 
   10    63 Len Smith                    Nanaimo                        00:53:15 
   11    25 Lyndon Williams              Russ Hayes                     00:54:14 
   12    73 Brian Payne                  Schwalbe                       00:55:29 
   13    40 Ron Adolf                    NSMB                           00:56:03 
   14   115 Dan Proulx                   Wedgewood                      00:56:59 
   15   114 Russ Dodd                    Nanaimo MBC                    00:59:50 
   16    32 Rick King                    River City Cycles              01:02:03 
   17    20 Darren Hirst                 Experience Cycling             01:02:57 
   18    92 Brian Kuhn                   Experience Cycling             01:09:44 
   19    43 Adam Smith                   Nanaimo                        01:14:22 



                                 RESULTS - INTERMEDIATE WOMEN

Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1    37 Kjersten Lone                Dirty Girlz, Loera             00:52:16 
    2    56 Bianca Adolf                                                00:56:38 



                                 RESULTS - BEGINNER MEN


Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1    71 Marco Ravlic                 Avia West                      00:57:32 



                                 RESULTS - BEGINNER WOMEN

Place Plate Name                         Club                           Time     
===== ===== ============================ ============================== ======== 
    1    17 Sarah Stewart                Wedgewood                      00:56:18 
    2   420 Yani Brabant                                                01:20:47 

  

 


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