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Bonham & Co. Ontario Cup #5

August 9, 2004 – It was a great weekend of racing for over 500 competitors at the Buckwallow Cycling Centre in Muskoka. With the regular champions away at the Canada Cup some new riders emerged at the front of this exciting race.

Taking the Elite Men’s competition was Mike Garrigan, a former National Team Member who made his debut after over one year of injury, followed by AO Bikes and Boards’ Greg Edgar and Matthew Fawcett rounding out the top three.

The women’s race saw Stephanie Martinek take the win over Heather Morrissey and the Elite Racing Association’s Diana Joness in third. Cameron Jette of the Epic Ride won the Junior Expert Men’s race with Shannon Everist of AO Bikes and Boards taking the Junior Expert Women’s race.

The Short Track race was also exciting with Greg Edgar taking the win in the men’s race, and Stephanie Martinek making it a sweep on the weekend.

Congratulations to all competitors and thanks for the support of our title sponsor Bonham & Co., all of our associate sponsors, volunteers, staff and the fine work of the Buckwallow Cycling Centre in helping to create a wonderful event.

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Bonham & Co Ontario Cup #5

August 26, 2003 – Saturday's short track racing had the   presence of a World Cup as cameras were capturing every angle for Sportsnet   and Bell Expressvu in high definition. Pedal will let you know when it will air.

The men's race was extremely aggressive as Gears Racing sent Tim Oliver way out front to set a torrid pace for the event. With three   laps remaining Jesse Jakomait of Hardwood, Mike Garrigan and Andrew Watson of Bianchi Canada helped pull in Timmy O. A couple of   attacks were launched by Mike and Jesse, however the timing was in Eric   Batty's (Bay Cycle) favor as he had the power, speed and determination to   break the remaining riders off his wheel and take the win. National Team   rider Andrew Watson, and Canada Cup Winner Jesse Jakomait both put in   incredible rides to take 2nd and 3rd.

The women's race was less dramatic as Gears Racing's dominance in this field was clear. Riding off the front was Danelle Kabush, Sue Trimble, and Heather King who worked together to put distance between themselves and the other ladies and finished in just that order. Kudos to Stephanie Martinek, Catherine Vipond / Bay Cycle and all the Fly Gurlz for supporting the women's short track and making it a success.

Sunday's x-country racing was a similar order to Saturday's short track so no longer can riders use the excuse that the short track will burn them out for Sunday!

Andrew Watson proved his National Team worthiness by taking the men's win with Eric Batty in 2nd and Jesse Jakomait in 3rd. In the   women's race it was a Gears sweep with Sue Trimble taking the win, Danelle 2nd and Heather 3rd. The Junior men's race saw Andrew Erb, Jolley's   besting Mark Batty, Bay, and Ben Dawson, Fitix-McBride showing that there is a lot of depth in Ontario's Junior men's field!

Thanks and we will see the riders at Horseshoe for the Provinicals on September 6 & 7 with overall awards and a complementary BBQ courtesy of Mark Bonham..


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