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[Mon Jul 21 10:02:57 PDT 2008]
The Atlantic riders did well at their first try at MTB nationals this past weekend in Mont-Ste-Anne. Here are there results: - Andrew L'Esperence (JR): 8th - Denis Hébert (JR): 29th - Ryan MacDonald (Cadet): 30th - Duncan Sturtz (U23): 16th - Willam MacKenzie (JR): DNF Peter Wedge Program participant, Justin Mallet was also present in the minime category where he finished 39th. Pro rider Matt Hadley also rode well finshing 13th in the elite category.
Provincial Time Trial Championships
[Thu Jul 17 10:31:53 PDT 2008]
New Brunswick Provincial Time Trial Championships July 27th, 2008 Distances • Junior women, U17, U15 15KM • Junior men 30KM • Senior men & women 40KM • Master men & women 40KM *citizen riders(non-licensed) will ride in their age group Registration • Kings Landing 09:00-09:45 • Pre-registration at The Radical Edge fax 457-0420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • Race starts 10:00 Cost • Juniors and younger $30.00 • All others $40.00 *registration includes day admission to Kings Landing Directions 25min(30KM) north of Fredericton, just off the Trans-Canada highway, follow the signs. Come spend a day at one of New Brunswick’s best kept secrets. Beautiful scenery, great history, lots to do for the whole family-kids love it! GREAT OPPORUNIITY FOR TRIATHLETES TO COME OUT AND TEST THEMSELVES AGAINST THE CLOCK Brought to you by: Dr. Andrew Arsenault Professional Co. Kings Landing Historical Settlement The Radical Edge
Speed Warp weekend (August 2 and 3)
[Tue Jul 15 8:16:50 PDT 2008]
The information on the Speed Warp (August 2nd and 3rd) is now available here . This event will include BMX, Track, and Road events. On-line registration will soon be ready to go.
Peter Wedge kids do well in Hillsborough
[Mon Jul 14 15:12:07 PDT 2008]
Many of the Peter Wedge program kids attended to one hour section of the Hillsborough MTB marathon this weekend. There results are posted here. Pictures are also available at Don Ricker Photography .
No BMX tonight
[Mon Jul 14 13:56:07 PDT 2008]
There's no BMX tonight due to the rain - next member time is Tuesday afternoon.
[Sun Jul 13 5:45:29 PDT 2008]
Congrats to Heidi King and Andrew Arseneau, proud supporter of the Cycling Centre for the birth of their son, Simon, on Wednesday morning! We hope to see you both (and Simon) on the bike soon!
MBS Cup results - week 7 -July 8
[Wed Jul 9 14:34:42 PDT 2008]
Week 7 - first night on the velodrome: Alain Goguen got the top time for the flying 200 with a 12.18 but after the handicap he was tied with our newest track star - Derrick Keith. Name time Adjusted time points 1 Derrick Keith 14.21 12.79 95 1 Alain Goguen 12.18 12.79 95 3 Jean-Richard Cormier 12.99 12.99 80 4 Denis Hebert 13.46 13.06 75 5 Charles Cormier 13.18 13.18 70 6 Sacha LeBlanc 14.73 13.26 65 7 Philippe Theriault 14.12 13.27 60 8 Mike LeBlanc 13.52 13.52 55 9 Melanie Bordage 15.39 13.85 50 10 Derek LeBlanc 15.21 14.75 45 11 Ian Dennis 15.78 15.31 40
Zack Garland's Diary - Nationals
[Wed Jul 9 11:23:28 PDT 2008]
Hello, Well again nationals is over for another year and just full of disappointments. My first race was a 40km individual time trial. I was ranked second from last year in the U23 category and defiantly felt I could do a podium ride. It was a fairly nice day. Sunny an warm and a brisk wind was blowing. The course is pretty much all up hill on the way out into a headwind and then slightly down on the way back. However, the way back is far from easy. I rode the race as hard as I could; unfortunately there were 4 faster people. So there I finished 5th. More that I think about it I should be proud. I did the 40km in 56 minutes and 40 seconds, a respectable time. Moreover there were 50 starters in my category so I was at the top of the list. Tow days later was the road race. The course suited my talents to a tee! Moreover, the U23 riders raced with the elites. This is a huge advantage for me. All I had to do was hang on to the elites and hope the other U23’s could not, completely my style, just suffering on the bike. Unfortunately I was in for a different kind of suffering. On the third lab some guy bumped me, resulting in my front wheel hitting another guy’s quick release (or something solid). This in turn broke all the spokes in my front wheel. From here I fell flat on my face. Luckily I cannot remember any of this. Not even the guy bumping me part. A friend told me that. I came to in the ambulance on the way to the hospital where I would get extensive x-rays and scans on my head to ensure I was ok. Luckily nothing in my face is fractured and there is not brain damage. However, this crash really did ruin my planned cycling season. First it lost any hope of medaling at nationals. I can say all the “if’s” I want.. but I know I was going to be on that podium Sunday! Worse than not being the national podium… I do not have a spot to represent Canada at world championships the fall. I’ll be honest.. this is a huge mental downer for me. This is a huge person goal that was completely obtainable. So much hard work put into it and for it all to be gone so quickly. Moreover, I was scheduled to race BC Superweek (July 11 to 20) with my team. This is not a possibility either. Again, I cannot describe how much I was looking forward to that. Another disappointing face is that I feel like I am in the shape of my life. it is just wasted now. Sorry for the pessimism but its hard to stay positive when things just keep crapping down on you. Now, I need to focus on school and getting a good work term this fall semester. There is no thought on ever stopping riding my bike… just I have to reevaluate my situation and see where things take me. As for now the season is pretty much done. I’m under doctor’s orders to not ride for a week. And when I get back on to take it real easy. I want to thank everyone reading this for their support. Like I have always said, my job as a cyclist has been really easy due to the amazing support from everyone. All I ever need to do is turn the pedals for each and every one of you. Thanks for reading Zack Garland special thanks to: Kona-Adobe Cycling Team http://www.steamerracing.ca/ Canary Cycles http://www.canarycycles.nfnet.com/ Nova Physiotherapy 726-7300 Core Health Spa www.corehealthspa.ca GJ Cahill & Company Limited http://www.gjcahill.com/ Bicycle Newfound and Labrador www.bnl.nf.ca Atlantic Cycling Centre http://www.atlanticcyclingcentre.com
Meier National Elite Champ!
[Tue Jul 8 7:50:49 PDT 2008]
A first for Atlantic Canada, Sussex's Christian Meier won the Elite road road, the queen of the cycling events! Meier did so beating breakaway partner, Bruno Langlois in the final climb of the 17 lap road race in St-Georges-de-Beauce. "I'm so stock right now Luc, I don't know what to say. It's the best feeling I've ever had in cycling" said Meier not too long before stepping on the top step of the podium. Check out http://www.symmetricscycling.com/ for more news on Christian's title. But to every happy time, there's always a negative side to it. The race certainly did not start well for us when Garrett MacLeod did not even cover 100m before suffering a mechanical problem forcing him to switch bikes. After chasing for a lap, he had to pull out. A few minutes later, even worst happened to U23 favorite, Zach Garland when he exploded his front wheel, and collided with the guard rail. Garland suffered a concussion and was taken to hospital by ambulance. "It's not a part of cycling you like to see, especially when it happens to a good friend like Zach" added team mate Ryan Belliveau. Zach was released from the hospital a few hours later, and is now ok. "I feel good physically, but I'm disappointed mentally as I had put a lot on that finish line. It was my last chance as a U23, and I really wanted that podium finish and secure a spot for the World’s team. I simply had the greatest legs today;" added Garland a few hours later. The orientation now switches to mountain bike for a little bit as we will soon head to Mont Ste-Anne for MTB Nationals on July 19th.
McLeod 3rd at Nationals TT!
[Fri Jul 4 15:35:35 PDT 2008]
Wolfeville's Garrett McLeod finished on the 3rd step of the podium today in the individual time trial in the espoir (U23) national championships, in St-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec. This represents a first road podium (after 2 cross ones) for the young Apogée-Kuota rider. Of course, happiness in results come with dissapointment with other riders... only 3 steps are available on the pudium. McLeod's performance pushed St-Johns' Zach Garland (Kona-Adobe) away from the podium he's been dreaming about since he missed it be 8/100 second last year. Zach ended up 5th while Ryan Belliveau was 7th. Here are the results from the Atlantic canadian on this first day: 3. Garrett McLeod (Wolfeville, NS): 56:06 5. Zach Garland (St Johns, NF): 56:40 8. Ryan Belliveau (Campbellton, NB): 57:18 74. Duncan Sturz (Charlottetown, PE): 1:08:39 77. Shane Gill (Charlottetown, PE): 1:10:25
Atlantic Riders ready for Elite (U23) Nationals
[Fri Jul 4 6:22:28 PDT 2008]
After the juniors last week, it's now up to the elite (and U23) riders to battle for the top cycling crown in the country. A total of ten riders will be in St-Georges-de-Beauce this weekend: - Ryan Taylor - Jamie Lamb - Shane Gill - Duncan Sturtz - Zach Garland (Kona-Adobe) - Ryan Belliveau (Apogée-Kuota) - Garrett MacLeod (Apogée-Kuota) - Geoff O'Toole (Apogée-Kuota) - Dustin MacBurnie (Team Race Pro) - Christian Meier (Symmetrics) Today, most of theses riders (with the exception of Dustin, Christian and Geoff) will compete in a 40 km individual TT and Sunday, they will all battle the hilly 10km circuit for a total of 170km.
Nationals Results - Criterium
[Wed Jul 2 14:47:27 PDT 2008]
Junior: 6th Stuart Wight Masters race - 34 starters 17 finished the day Junior race -61 starters - only 16 managed to finish. Lapped riders are pulled.
Road Race results from Nationals
[Mon Jun 30 9:47:34 PDT 2008]
Road races: Saturday June 28 Master A Fem: 5. Kaarin Tae (NS) Bicycles Plus Master B Male: 49 Charles Cormier (NB) Mike's Bike Shop Sunday June 29 Junior: 10 Andrew L'Esperance (NS) 22 Derek Hughes (PEI) 23 Stuart Wight (NB) 29 Jean Richard Cormier (NB) 44 Kyle Kneabone (PEI) 57 Willem MacKenzie (PEI) Well done everyone
TT results from Nationals
[Sat Jun 28 9:45:48 PDT 2008]
Junior and Masters Time Trial results: here are the results for riders from our region Master A Women: 4th Kaarin Tae Bicycles Plus (close oh so close to a medal!) Master B men: 15th Charles Cormier Mike's Bike Shop Junior men: all the lads ride for the Atlantic Cycling Centre for Nationals 11th Stuart Wight (NB) 39th Jean Richard Cormier (NB) 44th Derek Hughes (PEI) 50th Andrew L'Esperance (NS) 56th Kyle Kneabone (PEI) 58th Willem MacKenzie (PEI) congrats to all the riders: well done!
National Junior/Master's Championship
[Wed Jun 25 9:36:44 PDT 2008]
Six Juniors from the region will be riding in the National Championships in Beauce, Quebec this coming weekend. Riders racing in their new Atlantic Cycling Centre jerseys include PEI riders Derek Hughes, Klye Kneabone and Willem MacKenzie, Nova Scotia's Andrew L'Esperance and NB riders Jean Richard Cormier and Stuart Wight. They are being coached by Andrew Feenstra, Andrew Parsons and Sacha Leblanc with additional team support provided by Charles Cormier who will also ride in the Master's events. Good luck to all our riders.
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