Posted by Editoress on 06/23/04
Harris + Harris 2004 Midweek Midsummer Madness Hershey Centre Mississauaga
Courtesy Peter McCaffery
38 laps 80KM km 41kph (LONG circuit) Stiff sw wind
Thanks to: Kit McCaffery, Ann Wilson, Mr. Eades, Carolyne Haill, Tim Porter, and Bobby MrveljiÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s kids for marshalling
The second midsummer Madness Harris+Harris Criterium was very successful, with over 80 riders starting the 80km race. The handicap group joined in at around 60 km and some managed to hang in with the fast crowd.
An early break by Thorben Wieditz (Jet Fuel) came to nought as he was still very tired from riding the GP Cycliste de Beauce the previous week. The major move in the race was started by Jet Fuels' Jeff Hansen and he was quickly joined by all the top seven finishers and Midweek's Chris Atkins. This group steadily gained almost two minutes on the remnants of the bunch with Midweek and Gears riders doing some very effective blocking.
Atkins eventually bailed but the rest of the break took the majority of the $20 primes between them, the Lefebvre brothers showing the rest how it's done. The last sprint before the finish was taken by Peter Morse (Midweek) and he almost won the overall race but seemed to mistime his sprint (very unusual for Peter) and was just pipped on the line by Dan Lefebvre.
Dan continues to lead in the series, with 75 points. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta) is away at Nationals but still is in second place with 56 points. Midweek's Chris Atkins is in 3rd. with 51 points and Morse's second place tonight moves him up to 4th. with 45. the top five is rounded out by Pavan's Ed Maset with 39.
|1. Dan Lefebvre (Gears Racing - S1)||1:57:15|
|2. Peter Morse (Midweek Elite - S1)||s.t.|
|3. Tim Lefebvre (Jet Fuel - S1)||s.t.|
|4. Antoine Varghese (Ital Pasta - S1)||s.t.|
|5. Don Zuck (Pavan - S1)||s.t.|
|6. Ed Maset (Pavan - MA)||s.t.|
|7. Patrick Shea (KHS - S1)||all s.t.|
|8. Jeff Hansen (Jet Fuel - S1)||0:14|
|9. Dave Fry (Midweek Elite - S1)||1:56|
|10. Patrick Tuite (Midweek - S3)||s.t.|
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