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Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6

August 14, 2007 (Elliot Lake, ON) – Elliot Lake welcomed over 320 enthusiastic mountain bikers this past weekend. Mt. Dufour and Elliot Lake provided riders with the most challenging race course on the circuit. Racers traveled to the top of the fire tower lookout, only to plunge down the far side of the mountain, which forced many riders to maneuver over the sharp rocks found in Elliot Lake.

In the Elite Men’s race Mike Garrigan of Epic Ride/Jetpower rode a strong race to claim the win, followed by Derek Zandstra of 3Rox Racing who double flatted towards the end losing the top spot. Impala Bicycle’s Ben Dawson finished in 3rd with a solid performance. Canada Cup Series Champion Amanda Sin of 3Rox Racing set a fast pace for the Elite Women’s win. Team R.A.C.E rider Emily Batty nearly matched the strong pace to claim 2nd less then a minute behind. Sue Trimble-Haviland of Norco rounded out the top three. 3 Rox Racing had another strong finish with Chris Everist battling his way to his third win of the season in the Jr. Expert field. In the women’s Jr. Expert field Emily Batty’s younger sister Charlotte Batty of Team Trek Store claimed her 2nd Jr. Expert win of the season.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated and supported the Plastiglas Ontario Cup during the last 3 years at Elliot Lake. Special thanks to Mt Dufour, the city of Elliot Lake, to the folks at NORDEV and Scott Reinhardt, the Canadian Ski Patrol, Allan Hawley’s timing crew, our staff and our title sponsor Plastiglas Industries.

We’d also like to thank all the sponsors who make this Ontario Cup Series possible including Norco Performance Bikes, Suarez Canada, Xilarate, Gears Bike Shop, Ecclestone Cycle, Pedal Magazine, Brodie, Yamaha, AO Bikes and Boards, HBCC, Cycle Solutions, Tifosi Eyewear, The Hub Bicycle Shop, Duke’s Cycle, Hardwood Hills, Reynolds Cycle, Misfit Psycle, Arrow Racing, Outpost Magazine, and the OCA. Remember that the Provincial Championships are happening September 16 at Hardwood Hills, and registration can be done via www.chicoracing.com.

Full results for Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 can also be found at www.chicoracing.com

Results (brief)

Senior Elite Female – 33.22 kms
1. Amanda Sin (3 Rox Racing/Hamilton) 1:59:33
2. Emily Batty (Team R.A.C.E/Brooklin) 2:00:16
3. Sue Trimble_Haviland (from Georgetown) 2:09:08
4. Lesley Tucker (Velocity Bike and Multisport) 2:12:28
5. Kaitlin Michener (Arrow Racing/Meaford) 2:17:04

Senior Elite, Espoir Under 23 – 44.27 kms
1. Mike Garrigan (Epic Ride/Jetpower) 2:10:47
2. Derek Zandstra (3 Rox Racing/Trenton) 2:13:43
3. Ben Dawson (Impala Bicycles/Peterborough) 2:19:53
4. Danny Souter (KHS Bicycles Canada/Kitchener) 2:20:45
5. Andrew Watson (TeamRace.com/Barrie) 2:24:46
6. Zachary Winn (Impala Bicycles/Port Hope) 2:27:17
7. Peter Glassford (Team Trek Store/Mansfield) 2:27:20
8. Ryan Atkins (from Ottawa) 2:27:32
9. Cory Hancock (3 Rox Racing/Ennismore) 2:33:46
10. Justin Hines (Rapid City Cycle/Thorold) 2:34:36

Junior (17_18) Expert Male – 33.22 kms
1. Christopher Everist (3 Rox Racing/Huntsville) 1:48:09
2. Jacob McClelland (Arrow Racing/Hawkestone) 1:48:51
3. Matthew McCartney (J & J Cycle/Kingston) 1:50:06
4. Kyle Fry (Peterborough Cycling Club) 1:56:44
5. Michael Mitchnick (Team Trek Store/Toronto) 1:56:55

Cadet (15-16), Junior (17-18) Expert Female – 22.18 kms
1. Charlotte Batty (Team Trek Store/Brooklin) 1:31:17
2. Mikaela Kofman (Coach Chris.ca/Ted Velikonja) 1:31:42
3. Cayley Brooks (Arrow Racing/New Lowell) 1:33:27
4. Natasha Oldcorn (Team Hardwood Cycling & Ski Club) 1:35:04
5. Ashley Barson (from Bolton) 1:46:12





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Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6

August 8, 2007 (Elliot Lake, ON) – If you have never been to the true north visit Elliot Lake this weekend for the Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6. This course offers challenging terrain that many love, and some aren’t so fond of. If you want to have a truly unique experience this Ontario Cup is not to be missed.

Camping is available without pre-booking just off the race course, and along the beautiful lakes that surround this former mining town.
Riders will climb to the Firetower Lookout, where the will descend through some rocky trails and along Westner Lake.

Canada Cup Series Champions Derek Zandstra and Amanda Sin, both of 3 Rox Racing, are making the trip to Elliot Lake for one of their favorite races on the circuit. This race course helped to develop them into all around mountain bike riders who are able to compete on tough World Cup and Canada Cup level courses.

Event day registration is available on site, and more information can be found at www.chicoracing.com.





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Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6

August 29, 2005 – It was a great day of racing at Hardwood Hills for the Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 at Hardwood Hills. A special thanks to Hardwood Hills, volunteers, staff, sponsors and participants for making this event possible. With some much needed rain the night before the event the course conditions were near perfect. Here is the top five in the Elite Men’s and Women’s categories.

Senior Elite Men

1. Mike Garrigan, Team Hardwood
2. Adam Morka, Team Hardwood
3. Eric Batty, from Brooklin
4. Erich Baumhard, from Sutton West
5. Ben Dawson, Impala Bicycles

Senior Elite Women

1. Amanda Sin, Bay Cycle
2. Stephanie Martinek, Arrow Racing
3. Catherine Vipond, Gears Racing.com
4. Heather Morrissey, Bay Cycle
5. Sue Trimble, Gears Racing.com





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Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6

August 26, 2005 – The Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 will kick off this Sunday, August 28 at Hardwood Hills Cycling Centre between Barrie and Orillia on Simcoe Road #11. Some of Ontario’s elite competitors that have been racing in other parts of Canada will be returning for this weekend’s event. This event will certainly make for some great late season cross-country mountain bike racing. The course for this weekend’s Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 will be totally differentiated from the Canada Cup taking place at Hardwood in June. Not to disappoint riders the notorious boneshaker will also be included in the race course. Sunday’s cross-country events will test racers over distances ranging from 7 – 47 km. The experts and elites will be racing from 1 pm until 3 pm with the amateur events beginning at 9 am. The Plastiglas Ontario Cup Series consists of 7 events taking place at premier mountain bike venues all across Ontario. These events have categories for all mountain bike ability levels and registration is available on the day of the event.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 27
Pre-ride, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 28
X-Country Racing, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(pros race at 1 pm)





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