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Alberta Youth and Paralympic Road and Track Championships

Posted in Racing, Results, Road on September 9, 2010 by bikealberta

Youth and Paralympic cyclists of Alberta met in Calgary over the Labour Day weekend for their final event of the year – the Alberta Youth/Paralympic Road and Track Championships. The focus of the event is completely on the Youth and Para crowd – no other categories offered. Racing started Saturday with an Omnium-style track meet at Calgary’s Glenmore Velodrome, and then moved to the hamlet of Madden, about 70 km north of Calgary, for a Time Trial Sunday and Road Road Monday.

The Paralympic categories featured over a dozen riders, competing on hand-cycles, trikes, and bikes. Para riders included National team member Jaye Milley, recently returned from two top-6 placings at the World Championships, in addition to a strong, competitive crew of hand-cyclists.

Riders to watch in future, and stars of the weekend, included the Juventus pair of Kinley Gibson and Samuel Beaudoin, who swept all three events in U17 Women and U17 Men, respectively, while Sam Radzke (CMC/Bow Cycle) did likewise in U15 men.

The event was hosted by the Calgary Bicycle Track League, and Calgary Cycle/Top Gear racing team.

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U17 winner Samuel Beaudoin leads a break in the RR

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Hand-cyclists tackle one of the steep rollers on the RR course
Photos by Dallas Morris

Full results can be found here:

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2010 Edmonton Canada Cup Results

Posted in MTB, Racing, Results on July 12, 2010 by bikealberta

Photos by Brad Chisholm

The full results from yesterday’s great racing can be viewed [here]

More photos from the event can be viewed at Dave Roberts’ flickr [here]

Bikeridr Summer Solstice Suffer Springs XC Race Report

Posted in MTB, Racing, Results on June 22, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Sheldon Smart of Bikeridr.com

Last weekend was the Deadgoat, Summer Solstice Suffer Springs XC race in beautiful Kananaskis country. This race should simply be titled, ‘the hardest race of the ABA XC season’. I know there isn’t much of a ring to it, but it’s much more accurate. Over 1,400 meters of vertical climbing in just over 12 km. Now I shouldn’t make it sound all bad, because I mean after all, what goes must come down, and despite massive amounts of rain the week before and all the mud, the down part was more than worth it. Good times, good times.

For me this race was about three things: Ken, Sam and Gord. Simply put, I wanted to beat all three of them, haha… ‘Lofty, this goal was’ (as Yoda might say). I’ve never, ever beated Ken and Gord has been crushing me all season. Then there was Sam, who had laid a sound thrashing on me at the Bacon race. Beating all three was a long shot at best, and I knew that, but what’s life without goals.

When we took off, I watched Gord blast off the line and very quickly disappear, totally. Scratch goal number 1. Sam also shot off the line and took position 5 or 6 spots in front of me. It was a little while, maybe 3 or 4 mins before Ken rolled past me, with not so much as a word (bastard :-). I’ll point out here that I said something unique like, ‘good job, man’. But yeah, Ken ignored me and just rolled right by. I watched, helpless, my lungs were already searing as Ken caught up to Sam just at the beginning of the day’s first real climb. At this point, I felt like hell, and it was all I could do just to keep pace, never mind jump up on Ken’s wheel. So, it wasn’t long before Ken was pulling out of sight. Scratch goal number 2.

I knew more than likely, barring a crash, I wasn’t going to see Ken again. So I set my sights on Sam, who was still only a few spots ahead, and halfway up that first long, long climb I caught him, and passed him. I figured I might see him again in time, but for the moment I wanted to believe I’d managed to achieve 1 of my goals.

It’s a long and grueling race though, and strange things can happen. People can recover, find a rhythm and come back. Though I didn’t see Sam again after that first climb, toward the top of the second last climb, maybe 8km in, I looked up the hill and who did I see? Gord! I was shocked in a way. Mostly because he’d been out of sight, and out of mind for so long. On the other hand, I wasn’t that surprised because this was Gord’s first true mountain race, with real climbing. I had thought before the race, that maybe he’d have a harder time with it, and I’d be able to take advantage. So, there he was, not 30 meters away. Goal number 1 was back on the table! The bad news was he was near the top and I had a lot of climbing to do to catch him. I have to hand it to Gord here though, he saw me catching him and he wasn’t haven’t any of it. He recovered at the top and then put the hammer down. I tried to catch him, but when I got to the bottom of the last downhill, and saw he still had a solid gap on me going into the flats, I knew it was over. He just pulled away and by the time I hit the line, he had well over a minute on me. Gord took 10th, and I rolled in just outside the top ten in 11th place, once again… haha… Good times.

Big hats off to the Elites who rolled out 3 laps + a prologue. That was a tough, tough course and three laps of it is impressive, indeed. Thanks too, to Deadgoat and to Bow Cycle and the volunteers. It was a great race, and the weather was made to order.

Full set of photos here

Iron Lung & Organ Grinder Official Garvin Report

Posted in MTB, Racing, Results on June 15, 2010 by bikealberta

June 15th
Team Cyclemeisters/ Bow Cycle
http://www.cyclemeisters.com

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This past weekend saw the 3rd edition of Team Cyclemeister’s  Iron Lung XC at the magnificent Canmore Nordic Center.  In 2 days we saw over 600 racers take advantage of the sun and spectacular weather in 2 days of racing.  New for this year was the introduction of the RMCC Little Lung kids race and the Organ Grinder 5hr Enduro on the Sunday following Saturday’s XC.

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Along with the addition of the new races we also debuted the Nordic Center’s incredible new trail network.  Laid out and cut by none other than Matt Hadley, this trail network was intended to be a race course from the get go.  Racers were treated to a course the required every bit of technical skill and fitness that they could muster, but it also rewarded them for their intense efforts with flowy trails that could be ridden by anyone, but only ridden fast by those with skill.  Giant grins were the order of the day on both day’s and although the course’s were extremely demanding they were just plain fun … goofy fun!  Everyone was definitely ready for the fun to come back to MTB racing it seems.

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I won’t go on, but “best ever course” is a pretty bold statement when you’re at the Nordic Center, but that is what was being said by old and new racers alike … perhaps another Canmore classic has been born!!

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Cheers,
Team Cyclemeisters

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Full results are available at www.zone4.ca

Photo’s at www.craigdouce.com

Rider race reports …

http://www.stefanwidmer.com/news.html

http://ctwally.blogspot.com/

2010 Bacon Buffet & Trans Stony Results

Posted in MTB, Racing, Results on May 25, 2010 by bikealberta

You can find the Bacon Buffet results [here] and the Trans Stony results [here]

Spring Big Ring Classic Results & Photos

Posted in MTB, Racing, Results, Training on April 18, 2010 by bikealberta

Dry conditions and summer like weather made for a great day of MTB racing in Edmonton, as 55 racers participated in round 1 of the Spring MTB Race Series.  A big shout out the the Hardcore crew for putting on such a great spring series MTB race in Edmonton this past Sunday.  It was a great in between a tuesday nighter & a regular ABA sanctioned event.

The 4 Lap results can be found [here]

The 3 Lap results can be found [here]

The 2 Lap results can be found [here]

More photos from today’s spring training race can be found [here] and [here]

Thanks again to Hardcore for hosting the event and we can all look forward to a double header weekend of spring MTB racing next weekend, with United Cycle and River Valley Cycle set to host round 2 & 3 of the Spring Racing Series.  See you then.

Provincial Hill Climb Championships

Posted in Racing, Results, Road on September 14, 2009 by bikealberta

Provided by Andy Holmwood

Records fall at Mt. Norquay ….

A combination of pristine new asphalt and warm, calm weather led to fast times up the Mt. Norquay Road on Sunday (September 13th).

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Records, kept since 1991, were broken in four categories on the 5.4 kilometre course: Samuel Beaudoin of Edmonton’s Juventus club broke the record for Under-15 Men for the second consecutive year, setting a new mark of 15 minutes, 28 seconds, over one minute faster than his 2008 ride. Other records fell in the Masters’ categories where three Calgary riders set new best times. Sonia Utting put up a new best time in the Master Women 30 – 39 category, Mitch Klassen did likewise in the Master Men 40 – 49 category, and Pat Dodge (The Bike Shop) improved on the record in the Master Men 50 – 59 group.
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Men and Women in the elite categories riders were able to crack the top-ten fastest times list; however records, held by Matt Anand and Danelle Kabush respectively, were not to be challenged. Edmonton’s Cody Canning (ERTC/Revolution Cycle) almost broke the 13-minute barrier – a feat not done since 1998 – with a winning time of 13:04, while Calgary’s Nik Vogler won the women’s competition with a time of 16:18, good for 10th place on the all-time list.
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Local Rundle Mountain Cycling Club members were well represented on the podium. Junior riders Andrew Spahr and Sean Qi finished first and second, respectively, while Darren Anderson continued his fine season, placing third in Category 3.

The event was hosted by the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club.

Full results can be viewed here: norquay-results-2009