February 20, 2009 – Up until now, Mike Nash has worn the crown as the rider to beat in this year’s series. Mike continued his winning ways to take the win (37:34.7), but the bar has come up with the strengthened contenders. Riders in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal are now getting within breathing distance with several riders just off pace. To prove the point and to fuel east coast/ west coast rivalries, Vancouver’s Tony Zachary (38:46.2) out gunned East coast riders Jim Tsilemos (Ottawa) and Rene Blanchard (Montreal) to finish closest to the king.(Tsilemos 38:47.0, Blanchard 38:48.1).
In the women’s field, Tenille Hoogland (42:08.9) rode her way into the lead and never looked back. Closest challengers were Lyndsay Anderson (44:52.5) and Alison Setton (45:00.4).
To see more detailed results and rider’s stats, click here.
Stage 12 will be the first of the long course stages in this year’s series. Not only will it challenge riders in the hills with the KOM classification, sprinters will have their day if they keep something for the end for the Maxxis Sprint competition. All eyes will be on the contenders to see how if they can finally be the spoiler once again. Check start times as heat times might be adjusted for the longer course.
To book your start time, call
– Vancouver, Peak Centre for Human Performance, (604) 299-7959
– Montreal, Peak Centre Mansfield, (514) 390-1230
– Ottawa, Peak Centre, (613) 737-PEAK, or book online from the results page on www.ridewithrendall.com or at www.peakcentre.ca . See you at the races!