If the comments coming from the west coast were anything to go by stage 10 may have been one of the toughest courses of the series. The 23Km course featured some tough climbs of up to 8.5% before plateaus which asked riders to hold their watts over extended flat sections. It was also the final sprint stage of the race and at the start of the day it was all to be played for.
Vancouver’s Rob O’Loughlin Took top honors this week winning the stage in 42:20 ahead of Kit Wellburn who finished in 43:09 for second. Roger Lee had a very strong ride on his own to earn third in 43:20 making it a Vancouver 1, 2, 3 this week.
The Ladies race saw a smaller field than in recent weeks and Ottawa’s Kelly Knowles capitalized upon the opportunity to take maximum points winning in 46:11. Sophie Matte, riding the series for the first time this year took second in 46:57 while Ali Wilson rode well for third. In a complete reversal of the Men’s race it was east coast domination in the ladies race with Ottawa’s riders taking the top 4 places!
The sprint contest was finished in style with Rob O’Loughlin adding the Green Jersey to his stage win. Rob won the sprint contest with a peak Watts/Kg of 12.23 which was enough to take the overall win ahead of Alex Gagnon and Roger Lee.
The Women’s sprint was equally well contested; Beth Breasail took maximum points from the stage ahead of Ali Wilson and Carol Deavy. Carol’s third place was enough secure her the Green Jersey and the overall sprint title.
As always full results and classifications can be found here >
Stage 11 is penultimate stage of the year and is the last unique course to be ridden. It’s a Hilly course with some of the toughest climbs saved for the end. Stage 11 is also the final King of the Mountains stage.
Vancouver heats take place at the slightly different times of:
Saturday 1pm & 2.30pm,
Monday 5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm
Tuesday 9am & 10.30am
To sign up each week call the centre on 604-299-7959 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for the following week opens immediately after the completion of the last heat on Tuesday. Please note there is a 24hr cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation within 24 hours of race time, you will be charged for the race.
The series is designed for fun and fitness and will be the toughest Zone 3 or lactate threshold training you do all winter. The Fall Series starts on September 18th 2010 and runs until December 20th. The Winter Series starts on January 8th and runs until March 29, 2011. Heats run on Saturday afternoons, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings in groups of 6 riders on linked CompuTrainers at the Peak Centre. The series is for all levels of ability so come for the racing or come for the training and social aspect of it. Everyone is welcome so book your heat and start time by calling the Peak Centre at 604-299-7959.
The original time trial course will be the only course that is repeated throughout the series. Every other course will be new for the series. Stage, General Classification (GC) and point leaders in the Sprint and King of the Mountains categories will be presented along the way to see who the leaders are based on the times posted, points collected and individual improvements. The results will be divided into 3 categories. Men’s A, Men’s B, and Women’s and will appear weekly at www.peakcentrevancouver.ca. Stage, General Classification (GC) and point leaders in the Sprint and King of the Mountains categories will be presented along the way to see who the leaders are based on the times posted, points collected and individual improvements. The results will be divided into 3 categories. Men’s A, Men’s B, and Women’s and will appear weekly at www.peakcentrevancouver.ca. Schedules, heat times and pricing are available on our website here or give us a call to reserve your heat time.
We hope to see you out at the races!