June 8/00 1:51 am - QuÃ©bec & Yukon News
Posted by Editoress on 06/8/00
23e Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine
courtesy Michel Bourgault
|1||Dominique Rollin Jr||Espoirs Laval-Naya||61||61|
|2||Mathieu Fagnan ||Independant||58||58|
|3||Martin Gilbert Jr||Saeco-VB Cycles||43||43|
|4||Czeslaw Lukaszewicz||Espoirs Laval-Naya||30||30|
|6||Francois Parisien Jr||Saeco-VB Cycles||12||12|
|7||Daniel Belisle||Italiano/Les Ailes||8||8|
|8||Yannick Cojan||Espoirs Laval-Naya||6||6|
|9||Alain Guimont||Espoirs Laval-Naya||6||6|
|10||John Malois||Saeco-VB Cycles||5||5|
|11||Pierre-Olivier Boily||Saeco-VB Cycles||3||3|
|13||Martin Rooseboom M||Cycles Patrick||2||2|
|14||Michel Nepveu M||Independant||1||1|
|16||Jean Francois Fortin Sr3||Oerlikon||1||1|
|17||Jean Sebastien Beland||Andre Lalonde Sport||1||1|
|18||Nikolai Giliaka||Espoirs Laval-Naya||0|
|21||Christian Nadeau Jr||Independant||0|
|23||Philippe Rollin||Espoirs Laval-Naya||0|
|24||Kim Bellegarde Sr3||Argon 18||0|
|25||Michel Dupont Sr3||Independant||0|
|26||Daniel Belleville||Andre Lalonde Sport||0|
|28||Gilbert Anti Sr3||Velo Club Brossard||0|
|31||Jonathan Houle Jr||Velo Club Brossard||0|
|33||Manuel Jean Sr3||Argon 18||0|
|34||Howard Berridge M||Independant||0|
|35||Marc Andre Salois||Volks||0|
|36||Daniel Boilard Sr3||Andre Lalonde Sport||0|
|37||Pierre Beaudoin M||Velo Club Brossard||0|
|39||Stephane Gabelier M||Andre Lalonde Sport||0|
|40||Ariel De Cardenas||Andre Lalonde Sport|
|41||J-P Houle-Paradis Jr ||Ste-Foy|
|43||Jean Francois Racine||Ste-Foy|
|1||David Roy Cadet||Espoirs Laval-Naya||53||53|
|2||Maxime Desrochers Cadet||Espoirs Laval-Naya||44||44|
|3||Maxime Vives Cadet||Espoirs Laval-Naya||35||35|
|4||Xavier Nadeau Cadet||Espoirs Laval-Naya||22||22|
|5||Francois Sztuke Cadet||Velo Club Brossard||15||15|
|6||Guillaume Fausse Cadet||Dynamiks||8||8|
|7||Jean Sebastien Lavaoie Cadet||Velo Club Brossard||6||6|
|8||Simon Marceau P. Cadet||Espoirs Laval-Naya||5||5|
|9||Abel Chouinard Cadet ||Espoirs Laval-Naya||3||3|
|10||Jean Francois Geoffrion Cadet||Dynamiks||1||1|
|11||Emilie Roy Cadette||Espoirs Laval-Naya||0|
|12||Patrick Dubois Cadet||Dynamiks||0|
|13||Philippe Fyen Gagnon Minime||Espoirs Laval-Naya||0|
|14||Jonathan Nicolosi Minime||Velo Club Brossard||0|
|15||Charly Vives Minime||Espoirs Laval-Naya||0|
|16||Charleric Cote Minime||Velo Club Brossard||0|
|17||Joel Dun Poitras Minime||Bromont||0|
|18||Nicholas Geoffrion Cadet||Dynamiks||0|
Organisateur : Joseph Tino Rossi
Yukon road race results - Le Velo Bleu wins Team Time Trial
Courtesy Geof Harries
47 cyclists braved the extremely windy and cool conditions on Wednesday night, testing their strength in the second in the series of Time Trials sponsored by Riverdale Cycle.
Starting at the Rest Stop just before the Mayo Road, 12 teams of 4 riders each covered the 32.2 km. out-and-back course in conditions that could only be described as difficult. What was "difficult" was head winds that gusted to 50 km/hr on the return leg.
Teams were allowed to draft each other but could not draft other teams. In addition, teams could not drop a rider and had to finish within 100m of each other. The emphasis was truly on "team" work.
Although the majority of competitors had never raced in such an event before, the windy conditions quickly taught them the importance of aerodynamics. The most successful teams found themselves working in a tight-knit group, taking short, fast turns at the front of their line to keep the pace high.
During ascents, teams would look to "slingshot" weaker riders up the road, who in turn, would pedal furiously downhill to help their climbers recover behind them. Effectively using the personal cycling strengths of each team member played an important role in determining who placed well overall.
In these tough conditions team Le Velo Bleu, (Paul Christiansen, Ray Warner, Ross Phillips and Mike McCann) covered the distance in 48:48, averaging 39.5 km/hr. They managed to edge out Team Harries' Legs (Geof Harries, Roger Armstrong, Ray Tucker and Scott Stevens) by 54 seconds.
The first mixed team in was led by two dog mushers, Hans Gatt and Thomas Tetz. They teamed up with Tamara Goeppel and Denise Chisholm to finish in 54:25. Their result is even more impressive when you factor in that one of their riders was delayed and showed up only moments before the start, having to race directly from the start without a warm-up.
Team We Are Women was the first women's team to finish, in a time of 1:02:39.
The event did not go off without a hitch as a number of teams experienced flats. Ironically, of all the teams to flat, the Riverdale Cycle team led by Pat Plemel, were stopped twice. This is a team led by a bike store owner, and with two experienced bike mechanics as members. One has to wonder who does their bikes?
The next event on the CAY calendar is the Randonneur 400 on June 10. Cyclists will meet to ride 400km in and around the territory within a set time limit. For more information, contact Christine Todd at 633-6745.
The always popular Kluane to Chilkat International Road Relay begins on June 17. This race is closely followed by the Yukon Road Championships on June 24-25; a series of 3 events over two days, including a time trial, downtown criterium and a road race. For more information, contact the Race Director at 393-6510.
1) Le Velo Bleu 48:48
2) Harries' Legs 49:42
3) Hebink & Partners 54:21
4) Mushers Are 'Us 54:25
5) Team Frostad 55:48
6) Team RCMP 59:46
7) Fast'Nuf 1:00:46
8) We Are Women 1:02:39
9) FHC Warriors 1:05:11
10) Janice & the Boys 1:06:33
11) Riverdale Cycle 1:09:26
12) Older but Smarter? 1:14:16