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August 11/02 21:38 pm - BC Hillclimb, Fraser Wins, Michigan Track


Posted by Editor on 08/11/02
 

B.C. Mount Seymour Hillclimb Championships
Courtesy Larry Zimich

12.2km with a 1350m elevation gain

Senior Men:
1 Matt Usborne PartOne International 36:24
2 Carl Jacobson Norco 37:04
3 Larry Zimich Campione Racing Team 37:08
4 Sean Dawson-Reichert Norco 37:16
5 Andrew Kyle Norco 38:25

Senior Women:
1 Nina Krack Escape Velocity 49:52
2 Kelly Jones Sugoi 50:21


Fraser Wins in California

Mercury's Gord Fraser took 3rd last week in Manhattan, NY, and on Sunday, in Manhattan Beach, CA, he more than made up for it by winning the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix in front of a big crowd.

It has been a very emotional week for the Mercury Team and Fraser, who lost his father almost 1 year ago, dedicated the win to Chris Wherry's father.

With a start studded field, including last week's big winner Ivan Dominguez, the race has historically come down to a field sprint. All of the majors teams had their sprinters poised and ready to go.

Things were going to be different this year, as with 35 minutes remaining in the 90 minute times event, Mercury's Mike Sayers went away with 3 other riders (Mike Johnson, John Peters, Brent Dawson). Within 1 lap, a group of 8 more came across including Fraser. Suddenly, a group of 11 riders including Sayers, Fraser, Johnson, Clarke, Friedick, Dawson, Peters, Carney, and Candelario were motoring away. Absent was Saturn, and it was up to them to chase and brings things back together.

What a difference a week makes, as Saturn was not able to do what they did so well last week. The gap to the break increased to 1'10" and it was going to come down to the breakaway for the win.

With defending champion Carney sitting on, Mercury was content to roll through and keep the gap. On the last lap, Candelario was leading it out when Carney could not hold on and went sliding down and out. Fraser quickly went outside and never looked back as he took the teams 82 victory.


1. Fraser, Mercury
2. Dawson, Jelly Belly
3. Candelario, Prime Alliance


Another Nationals Race Note

Julie Pepin who finished second yesterday behind Katy St-Laurent did her first bike race 4 months ago. She's a former speed skating national team member (both short and long track). She was trying to qualify for Salt Lake City Olympics (long track) but a back pain forced her to stop skating prior to the national selection. Last spring, after a few months break, she began to train on her bike.

Sebastien Bolduc


2002 Michigan State Track Championships
Courtesy Rob Good

To be held at the velodrome at Bloomer Park

Saturday August 17th & Saturday August 24th

Entry Fee: $10 per day

Michigan CAT Points to A, B, & C Scratch and Points Races

Schedule of Events

Session 1 - Saturday August 17th, 2002
10:00am-10:55am Warm-up
11:00am Sharp! Racing Begins
Category C - Flying 200 meter (1 Lap) Time Trial
Category B - Flying 200 meter (1 Lap) Time Trial
Juniors - Flying 200 meter (1 Lap) Time Trial (note 1)
Women - Flying 200 meter (1 Lap) Time Trial (note 2)
Category A - Flying 200 meter (1 Lap) Time Trial
Sprint Tournament* for each of the above categories

*Sprint Tournaments may include, heats, repechages, 1/8 finals, 1/4 finals, and semifinals as required based on the number of entrants in each category. Seeding for each sprint tournament is based on Flying 200 meter time trial qualification times. No Michigan CAT points will be awarded from the sprint tournament.

Session 2 - Saturday August 17th, 2002
3:00pm-3:55pm Warm-up
4:00pm Sharp! Racing Begins
Category C - 1 Mile (8 Lap) Scratch Race (note 3)
Category B - 3 Mile (24 Lap) Scratch Race (note 3)
Juniors - 1 Mile (8 Lap) Scratch Race (note 1)
Women - 3 Mile (24 Lap) Scratch Race (note 2)
Category A - 5 Mile (40 Lap) Scratch Race (note 3)
Juniors 10-16 - 500 meter (2.5 Lap) Time Trial (note 1)
Masters 50+ - 500 meter (2.5 Lap) Time Trial (note 4)
Women - 500 meter (2.5 Lap) Time Trial (note 2)
Juniors 17-18 - 1 Kilometer (5 Lap) Time Trial
Masters 30-49 - 1 Kilometer (5 Lap) Time Trial (note 4)
Men - 1 Kilometer (5 Lap) Time Trial

Session 3 - Saturday August 24th, 2002
10:00am-10:55am Warm-up
11:00am Sharp! Racing Begins
17-18 Women - 2 Kilometer (10 Lap) Time Trial
Masters Women - 2 Kilometer (10 Lap) Time Trial (note 4)
Masters 50+ - 2 Kilometer (10 Lap) Time Trial (note 4)
Juniors 17-18 - 3 Kilometer (15 Lap) Time Trial
Masters 30-49 - 3 Kilometer (15 Lap) Time Trial (note 4)
Women - 3 Kilometer (15 Lap) Time Trial
Men - 4 Kilometer (20 Lap) Time Trial

Session 4 - Saturday August 24th, 2002
3:00pm-3:55pm Warm-up
4:00pm Sharp! Racing Begins
Category C - 3 Mile (24 Lap) Points Race (note 3)
Category B - 5 Mile (40 Lap) Points Race (note 3)
Juniors - 3 Mile (24 Lap) Points Race (note 1)
Women - 5 Mile (40 Lap) Points Race (note 2)
Category A - 10 Mile (80 Lap) Points Race (note 3)
Open - Team (Olympic) Sprint (3 laps) (note 5)
Open - Team Time Trial (4K - 20 Laps) (note 6)

Notes:
1. Overall championships will be awarded in normal Junior age groups (10-12,13-14,15-16,17-18). Juniors may also race in category races.

2. Includes Junior Women and Masters Women. Women may also race in category races and Junior Women may also race in Junior races. In 500 meter time trial, championships will be awarded to Junior and Masters women based on their normal age groups (see Note 1 & 4).

3. Bonus Michigan CAT points awarded to 6 places in A, B, & C scratch and points races (10,7,5,3,2,1).

4. Masters Championships awarded in normal 5 year age groups (30-34,35-39,40-45,etc.).

7. 3 riders per team. Each rider rides one lap on the front and then swings off and drops out. Finish time is recorded on last rider after 3 laps.

8. 4 riders per team. 3 riders must finish. Finish is time is recorded on third rider to finish.

Out of state riders are welcome to race but will not be eligible for Michigan State Championship titles.

The promoters reserve the right to adjust start times, categories, and/or distances of races as required due to participation, weather, time limits and/or other unforeseen issues.

 


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