February 9, 2006 – Warren MacDonald was the big winner of Stage 8 by posting a commanding time of 39:59.2 . Second place on the stage went to Sean Wakefield with a time of 41:22.6. While these two riders distanced themselves from the field, the fight for third place on the stage was hotly contested between Ottawa’s Robert Orange and Vancouver’s Brian Griffen who were both vying for their first podiums of the series. In the end, Robert Orange took third place by only 2 seconds .
Cynthia Clark continued to establish her lead in the series with a stage win. Her time of 45:23.1 put her on the podium ahead of Ottawa’s Cathy Bodnoff and Genevieve Pellerine. For further results and stats on the riders, visit the series website at www.ridwithrendall.com
The Ride with Rendall Winter Series continues with stage 9 this upcoming weekend. Rumors are circulating that the climbers will be back challenging for the win as the stage takes an upward turn after this weeks stage that was characterized by relatively shallow climbs.Time will tell if the flatlanders can climb.
Do you think you are a climber?…let’s find out. To book your heat and start time call the Peak Centre in Ottawa at 613-737-PEAK ,604-299-7959 in Vancouver and 514-341-PEAK in Montreal. For more details on the series, visit www.ridewithrendall.com .