November 14, 2009 (Nepean, ON) – The first annual Ride with Rendall Anvil CX race took place at Nepean Equestrian Park on Nov. 14, 2009. The weather held for the duration of the first race which included Elite Women, Junior Men, and Master C Men. The Junior Men’s Race was won by Kiernan Orange (Ride with Rendall). The Master C Men’s race was won by Greg Christie (Ride with Rendall).
In the Elite Women’s race Jennifer Stephenson (Ultralink) took off from the start and held on for the win. She was followed by Gesa Bruechmann (Stevens Racing Germany), and after a hard fought race Tricia Spooner (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery) took the sprint for third.
The cold and rain blew in for the second race which saw the Elite Men, Master A Men, and Master B Men’s races. With the rain came a more slippery course and some exciting moments for the enthusiastic group of spectators. Shawn Marshall (Les Rouleurs) rode away with the Master A Men’s race, and Robert Orange (Ride with Rendall) claimed the Master B Men’s race in a convincing victory.
The Elite Men’s race saw Osmond Bakker (EMD Serono) take the lead from the start and hold it all the way to the line. The race behind Osmond was more exciting as it looked like Aaron Fillion (Ride with Rendall) had second place wrapped up but after a slow start and a steady climb through the race, Greg Reain (Ride with Rendall) stormed through the last laps to overtake Aaron and claim the second spot, with Fillion finishing third. Fourth spot was claimed by Neil Schiemann (Tall Tree Cycles), and wrapping up the podium in fifth position was Peter Morse (Jet Fuel).