January 25, 2007 – On the first long course stage of the RWR/ Peak Winter Series, Marc Boudreau continued his campaign to overtake Warren MacDonald in the Overall GC when he posted the fastest time of 1.00.01.2. Marc was the only rider to come close to the hour mark on tough 36.69km course that brought strength and endurance into play. Going into the stage, Warren held a comfortable 24point lead in the GC standings until a minor mishap and some strong riding from Marc reduced the lead to 9pts at the end of the day. With 10 races left in the series, the championship is still up for grabs with multiple riders in still in the game.
In the woman’s field, Sue Schlatter had another impressive ride to take the win and 6th place overall on the stage. Her win captures the leaders jersey away from Tenille Hoogland who held a slim 3 point lead going into the stage.
While the battle for top GC spots played out, the “ride of the day” for stage 7 goes to 15yr old Lindsay Anderson who averaged 23.1km/h on her way to a time of 1:15.06.6 that placed her solidly in the top 5 of the women’s field. For further results and stats on the stage and the riders, visit www.ridewithrendall.com
Stage 7 Men’s Results…
1st Marc Boudreau 1:00:01.2
2nd Glen Rendall 1:02:33.6
3rd Ron Amos 1:03:12.8
Stage 7 Woman’s results;
1st Sue Schlatter 1:03:51.5
2nd Tenille Hoogland 1:06:15.9
3rd Cynthia Wilson 1:07:40.8
Stage 8 will be decisive in the gc battle with the course returning to the regular stage distance and a hilly course profile . Racers of all abilities will race this upcoming weekend at centers in Ottawa, Vancouver, Canmore and Montreal. New riders ride for free the first time out so grab your bike and come on out. ***Thanks to Easton Canada , Riders who purchase 10 or 17 race packages will be eligible for a draw to win a set of Easton Tempest 2 Race wheels.
-To book your start time call the Peak Centre for Human Performance in Vancouver at (604)299-7959 In Canmore call Life Works at (403)609-2019. Montreal riders can contact the Peak Centre Mansfield at (514)390-1230. Ottawa riders are now able to book online at www.ridewithrendall.com when viewing the latest results.