August 6/08 6:47 am - Atlantic Cycling Centre News
Posted by Editoress on 08/6/08
Mike's Bike Shop Cup Week 10 Aug 5th, Dieppe NB
The Mike's Bike Shop Cup series held the first criterium race of the series on Tuesday in Moncton. After 45 minutes of racing around the 1 km circuit the finish came down to a sprint between young guns Jean Richard Cormier and Stuart Wight with Cormier taking the win. Once the handicap was applied the winner for the night was Pablo Vergera. Series leader Derrick Keith continues to hold a substantial lead over the other 44 riders in the series. Keith has been moved up from a D handicap given to new riders all the way to an A rating but will be hard to displace given his 195 point lead and his consistent performance from week to week.
The Mike's Bike Shop Cup is a series of weekly races held on Tuesdays nights at 6:30pm. The series also includes BMX and cyclocross events to be held later in the summer and fall. The overall winner of the series will pick a charitable organization to which a donation from the registration proceeds will be made.
The series continues with the second of three criterium races on August 12. Race details and directions are available on the Atlantic Cycling Centre website. Go to www.AtlanticCyclingCentre.com for more information.
1. Pablo Vergera
2. Patrice Boudreau
3. Jean Richard Cormier
4. Stuart Wight
9. Alain Goguen
6. Denis Hebert
7. Mike LeBlanc
8. Charles Cormier
9. Paul Goobie
10. Julien Roussel
11. Derrick Keith
12. Jeff Currie
13. Keith Godfrey
14. Frank Maltais
Speed Warp Cycling Race August 2/3, Dieppe NB
Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club and the Atlantic Cycling Centre, Dieppe co-hosted the Speed Warp Prologue and Road Race on Aug 2-3. The prologue, originally scheduled for the Caisse populaire Dieppe Velodrome had to be rescheduled for the road due to wet conditions on the velodrome. Fastest time for the day in the prologue went to 16 year old Stuart Wight riding for Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club. Prologue times were then used to seed the riders into two groups rather than the usual age and gender based race categories in an experimental grouping designed to make for more exciting racing.
Aug 3 the two road groups started their 40 km race on the hilly Pre d'en Haut circuit. In the A group the winner of the day was Stuart Wight of Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club, followed in second place by Adam Douthwright of the Radical Edge Cycling Club and third place was taken by Jean Richard Cormier also riding for Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club. In the B group the race was won by another up and coming 16 year old - Ryan S MacDonald of Pictou County Cycling Club followed by Todd Mackenzie, independent rider from PEI and third place was taken by Jean Leger of the Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club.
Atlantic Open BMX Championships -Aug 2nd, Dieppe NB
The Subway Dieppe BMX Track hosted the 1st Atlantic Open BMX races on Aug 2. With riders from as far away as Halifax it truly was an Atlantic event. Racing was held in three categories based on rider's times in a seeding run.
In Category A the winner of the day was 4 year old Julien Cormier of Memramcook and second place went to Sarah Martini of Riverview.
In Category B the winner was Luc Comeau of Porter's Lake, NS followed in second place by Ian Myatt of Musquodobit Harbour, NS Third place went to Odette Comeau also of Porter's Lake, NS
In the C category the winner was Dieppe's Jean Richard Cormier, followed by Ryan S MacDonald of Greenhill, NS and third place going to Ben Green of Saint John, NB.
Further BMX races are planned for August with more information available at www.AtlanticCyclingCentre.com