Posted by Editoress on 08/2/12
The last week has been ESPECIALLY busy, what with that 'little event' going on in London UK, The World Cup XC final, TransRockies etc
So here is some Catching Up news
Congratulations to Erinne Willock and her husband Tony Zarsadias who had a baby boy in early July. Xavier Antonio weighed in at 7 lb 3oz.
Triple Crown for Heart
Sat July 28th saw Vancouvers' north shore host the 3rd annual Triple Crown for Heart http://triplecrownforheart.ca/ event benefiting the B.C. Children's Hospitals Cardiac ward.
The even takes in the 3 iconic mountains of the north shore, Seymour-Grouse-Cypress in one start to finish timed event. 90km with over 6500ft of climbing challenge with over 140 starters. ROUTE MAP
Larry Zimich (Marin/Shimano/Pro/Adidas) took the overall men's time in a course record of 2hrs 54 min while Krista Rawlings (Adidas/Mount Royal Bagels/Edeleweiss Granola) won the overall woman's race in 3hr22min.
Overall $10,000 was raised to benefit Children's Hospital.
Global News: Triple Crown for Heart ride raises money for young heart patients
Butte 100 MTB Marathon
On Saturday July 28th, Jamie Lamb of Halifax NS finished in 2nd place, to Tinker Jaurez, in the 100 miler in Butte Montana.
Montana Standard Article HERE
Elite Men's (brief) results
1 Tinker Juarez, Whittier, Calif. 8:22:41
2 Jamie Lamb, Halifax NS, 8:36:41
3 Ben Parsons, Kalispell, 8:46:07
4 John Curry, Bozeman, 9:22:41
5 Matt Butterfield, Kalispell, 10:06:59
6 Miguel Arias, Boulder, Colo., 10:09:28
7 Alex Gallego, Missoula, 10:14:03
8 Brian Frykmane, Bozeman, 10:17:28
9 Bill Martina, Bozeman, 10:21:12
10 Alex Hassman, Big Sky, 12:13:57
11 Kevin Jacobsen, Bozeman, 12:25:48
12 Mike Borduin, Butte, 12:31:39
13 John Blaskovich, Butte, 12:32:26
Sparling wins BBM Revolution RR.
Securing his first win of the season, Jamie Sparling led a dominant performance by the Team Raleigh-GAC squad in Sunday July 29th 90-mile BBM Revolution round of the Yorkshire Road Race League over a new course in West Yorkshire.
Sparling outsprinted team-mate Bernie Sulzberger after 13 laps of the Gatesnorth circuit with Graham Briggs completing a clean sweep of the top three places 19 seconds later at the expense of Herbalife interloper Kit Gilham.
Stiff crosswinds on the exposed, pan-flat circuit saw the field split in the opening miles with a 13-strong group forming at the front and including all six Raleigh riders.
They led by a minute after 15 miles, and although the chasing bunch worked hard to keep it at that for the next 55 miles, the elastic snapped as the Raleigh riders lifted the pace at the front and began to attack.
The first four riders were clear going into the final lap as the front group split, and further attacks saw Sulzberger go clear with 27-year-old Sparling who proved strongest in the charge for the line.
Elite /1/2/3 Men
1 Jamie Sparling (Team Raleigh-GAC)
2 Bernie Sulzberger (Team Raleigh-GAC) at s.t.
3 Graham Briggs (Team Raleigh-GAC) 0:19
4 Kit Gilham (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com) s.t.
5 Simon Holt (Team Raleigh-GAC) 1:23
6 Matt Holmes (Team Raleigh-GAC) 1:55
7 Matt Sumpton (RST RT) 2:12
8 Martin Ford (In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT) 3:27
9 Liam Holohan (Team Raleigh-GAC)
10 Tom Barras (Metaltek-Scott) both s.t.
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