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\’Cross For A Good Cause

October 19, 2005 – Last night (Tuesday) was the first of a four-week cyclo-cross series held at the National Cycling Centre — Atlantic Canada (St-Anselme Park, Dieppe) where every penny raised in registration goes in for a good cause and the series winner will decide the which Foundation the donations will go to. The series is proudly presented by Mike’s Bike Shop.

For this fun twilight event (and yes, lights will become more and more valuable as weeks progress), all categories are regrouped and riders are assigned a specific handicap. For example, top riders in the field needed to lap novice riders at least three times (on a short version of a cross course) to win the event. This proved to challenge everyone to give it their best effort”¦ it also encourage a few riders to come and join us for the first time and discover the discipline of cyclo-cross. For this event, mountain bikes are also accepted.

The event is also surrounded with a fun relaxed ambiance. After the race, a skid contest was even held and was taken by Patrice Boudreau, followed closely by Jeff Currie.

We greatly invite every cyclists to join the group next Tuesday at 6:00 pm for a good cause. For some photos of last night, click on http://paddlerx.smugmug.com/gallery/891018. Do not hesitate to use them for your publication.

Here are the complete results of last night (handicaps being taken into consideration):

1. Pablo Vergara 100
2. Franck LeBlanc 90
3. Michelle Chase 85
4. Patrice Boudreau 80
5. Michel Léger 75
6. Michel LeBlanc 70
7. Luc Arseneau 65
8. Ian Dennis 60
9. Jeff Currie 55
10. Luc Belliveau 50
11. Shane Goodine 45
12. Chris Selkirk 40
13. Krista Koval 35
14. Tony Wallace 30
15. Sherry Mercer 25
16. Nathalie Gilbert 20





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