July 23/97 22:02 pm - Canadian Win at Superweek, PEI Festival, OntarioRace Report
Posted by Editor on 07/23/97
Tim Lefebvre of Niagara Falls, riding for the Italpasta team, won a
100km crit in Racine, Wisconsin on July 18th, part of Milwaukee's
Superweek. Tim won the race after he and teammate Mark Hlady lapped the
field. US national team member Adam Laurent was second, and Christian
Vanderveld was 3rd. (thanks to M.H.)
Plans are under way for CPEI (Cycle Prince Edward island) to hold its
first Mountain Bike Festival August 30 and 31 at the Brookvale Canada
Games Nordic Centre August 30 & 31. This event will tie in to the
Festival of Fathers ongoing in Charlottetown the same week-end.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for futher details. More
information will be provided on CPEI WEB site at
www3.pei.sympatico.ca/cycling.pei scheduled to be on server by next
Scanlon Creek Race Weekend, Bradford, Ontario (Thanks to Mike B.)
Sunny skies and cool temperatures made for an incredibly nice weekend
for mountain bike racing. The recent 30+ temps finally eased, and rain
was nowhere in site. This produced the fastest conditions ever seen at
Events started with a Clydesdale Race on Saturday. A small, but
enthusiastic group of the large folks fought it out on a challenging 5km
course. The winner in the Menâ‰ s division was Hendrick Van Voorst with a
time of 1:01:16, followed by Carl Weins at 1:05:13 and Ronald Near at
1:05:57. The womenâ‰ s victor was Joanne Halcovitch in a time of 59:48.
Joanne finished alone as all other womenâ‰ s competitors DNFâ‰ ed.
Scanlon Creek is not noted for major hills, but the downhill used what
was available to produce an incredibly technical course through thick
forest. The only two riders to break the one minute mark were the
Pro/Elite victor, Joe Bauckham (GT) and runner-up Justin Wells. Riders
did a total of four runs, with the best two runs combined for the time.
Unfortunately, no women racers were in attendance.
Sunday presented some of the best racing conditions that Ontario has
seen all season. The big challenge was to see who could beat Warren
Sallenbachâ‰ s fastest lap time from last yearâ‰ s race. Warren and the
Canadian Olympic team were at Scanlon Creek last year and he just smoked
the course. The challenge was put to our local pros and Rob Mann
managed to beat Warrenâ‰ s fastest by 5 seconds. Unfortunately this took
a toll on Mann, and he dropped out 2 laps later. This opened the door
for Robert Holmgren to take the win. In the Junior Experts, a mere 50
seconds separated the top three riders. Brad Porter picked up the win
with Alastair Smith in second. No Pro/Elite Women participated.
1. Robert Holmgren The Flying Dogs/Waterloo CC 2:11:44
2. Brian Pedersen 2:15:52
3. Peter Morse 2:17:24
Junior Expert Men
1. Brad Porter Neworld Cycle 1:52:41
2. Alastair Smith 1:53:03
3. Mark Gilligan Silent Sports/Thin Blue Line 1:53:32
(for complete results see www.globalserve.net/~wowmtb)
The cross country was the cap to a great weekend. With over 200
participants on Sunday alone we are happy to note that Scanlon Creek
Conservation Area generated some badly needed revenues. Two years ago
the park nearly closed. Through a number of successful mountain bike
events, enough money has been raised to keep the trails open and
available for mountain biking. Itâ‰ s a great place to ride, and less
than one hour from Toronto.