Weekend Racing Recap

Apart from the Tour de France ending in spectacular fashion this past weekend, there was lots of other great racing happening as well. Here is a quick recap of some of the racing that happened on two wheels.

Ontario Provincial Road Race Championships: record numbers turned out in the Waterloo region for the the Provincial Championships on Sunday July 24. With racing in all categories, there was lots of good racing happening. Winners include Cynthia Nelson (Re: Form/Cyclepower) in the Elite Women’s race and Andrew Bradbury (Darkhorse Flyers). See Pedal Magazine for full results and photos.

Edmonton Canada Cup: the Canada Cup mountainbike series ended this weekend with racing in Edmonton, Alberta. With many of the competitors coming off of the previous weekend’s Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships, racers were coming into this race with top-form and looking to end the series with a bang. Frederique Trudel (Equipe Du Quebec/Specialized Quebec) held on to secure the overall Junior Expert Women’s title and with his win Marc-Antoine Nadon (3 Rox Racing) took the Junior Men’s overall. Catherine Vipond (Norco Factory Team) wrapped up the Elite Women’s series with her win and Matthew Hadley (Xprezo – Borsao), third on the final stage, won the Elite Men’s title. See Pedal Magazine for full results and photos.

Cascade Classic Stage Race: this five stage race ended on Sunday with some outstanding riding. Francesco Mancebo of Realcyclist.Com Pro Cycling won the men’s elite title and Janel Holcomb of Colavita/Forno d’Asolo won the women’s elite title. Canadians Clara Hughes, Erinne Willock (Team TIBCO/To the Top) and Tara Whitten (Team TIBCO/To the Top) all finished in the top ten of the general classification. See Cyclingnews for the full results.

Tour International Feminin En Limousin Poitou Charente: this four stage elite women’s race ended on Sunday with Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian Federation taking the stage race title. Canadian Karol-Anne Canuel (Can) Mixed Vienne finished in fourth place on the general classification 56 seconds off the stage race winner.

Tour de l’Abitibi: this premier junior boys stage race ended on Sunday with some dominant riding by the future stars of cycling. James Oram of New Zealand captured the overall title in this seven stage race. Canadian riders had some excellent rides with Émile Jean of Team Canada finishing in fourth place in the general classification 0:36 off the race winner. For full results see Pedal Magazine.

Ironman Lake Placid: congratulations to all of the athletes who swam, biked and ran their way in and around Lake Placid, New York on Sunday July 24. This race featured both professional and amateur categories with many impressive personal and athletic triumphs. See the Ironman Lake Placid website for full results.

This is only a small snapshot of the racing that happened this weekend. Are you racing this weekend? Let us know and we’ll post the event here for others to read about.