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RWR/Peak Winter Series – Stage 9 and GC Update

February 16, 2006 – Aaron Fillion was back to his winning ways on the mountainous Stage 9 of the Ride with Rendall/Peak Winter Series. While some of the other front runners fell behind, Aaron fended off all attempts to overtake him and powered his was up the climb to finish with a time of 37:14.8. Derrick St. John was the closest challenger with a 38:10.1. Aaron’s win opens up an 8 point lead over Sean Wakefield’s 114 points in the Overall GC. Stage 8 winner Warren MacDonald sits in third place with 108pts.

The woman’s podium was filled with Jen Stephenson, Cynthia Clark and Patricia Von Niessen. RWR Team rider and GC leader Cynthia Clark was challenged hard by Biovale’s Jen Stephenson. In the end, Jen managed to ride away from Cynthia with a time of 42:27.2 vs. Cynthia’s 44:06.5. Despite Cynthia Clark’s loss in the stage, Cynthia has a runaway lead in the series GC with 168pts. Consistancy is also paying off for riders Patty Von Niessen (81pts) and Diane Dupuis (74) the Woman’s GC standings despite not having any stage wins to their credits.

Mike McIvor from Vancouver is leading the Men’s B pool of riders with a 139pt total. Ottawa’s David Wright and Serge Tongoc are sitting in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

More stage and GC results can be found at

Stage 10 will once again present riders with another change to beat the RWR/ Peak Winter Series TT records held by Aaron Fillion and Biovale’s Natasha Elliot. While the men’s record has been broken in each of the last 2 tt stages attempts and now sits at 34:36.7, the woman’s record of 38:02.6 that was set last year continues to stand .

The TT is the only stage of the 16 race series that is repeated so riders can try to set new course records and personnel PB’s on a profile that will be used once a month throughout the series. Since your first race is free if you have never ridden a Multirider race, the challenge is out to see if anyone can beat Natasha or AAron’s course records.

To book you heat and start time or if you require more information call the Peak Centre for Human Performance at 613-737-Peak in Ottawa, 604-299-7959 in Vancouver and 514-341-PEAK in Montreal.

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