Peak Centre Winter Racing Series 2010-11 Stage 11 Report

Stage 11 was the last change for the climbers to gain some time before we head back onto the relative flat for the Final Time Trial stage. The 21Km course was the hilliest of the series with short sharp climbs and long steady hauls making this a great final stage for the King of the Mountains contest.

The Women’s race was won by KJ Sadler who returned to racing after a few weeks absence. KJ took the chequered flag in 43:13 ahead of Kelly Knowles and Carol Deavy who finished in 44:50 and 48:53 respectively. The roles were reversed in the KOM results with Kelly getting the victory ahead of KJ. This means that Kelly also won the overall female KOM contest. Congratulations.

The Men’s race was one of the closest in weeks with it all coming down to the final climb. Ottawa’s Rick Collard edged out the competition to win the stage. Rick stopped the clock in 39:25 while Vancouver’s Kit Wellburn came second finishing in 39:41. Roger Lee took third just 2 seconds behind Kit in 38:43. Like the women it was the second place finisher who took the top spot in the men’s KOM contest. Kit Wellburn won the KOM stage with an average watts per kilo of 3.94 just 0.01W/Kg ahead of Rick Collard. The final standings in the Men’s KOM contest saw a three-way tie for the overall win. Ted Russo, Roger Lee and Rob O’Loughlin all had a total of 40 points meaning they share the Polka-dot Jersey! (We’ll give them one sleeve each)

As always full results and classifications can be found here >

Stage 12 is the final stage of the Series! That means it’s time to see how much faster you’ve become by beating your old personal best on the Original Time Trial course (don’t forget there are bonus points up for grabs). The course records could come under pressure and fast times are guaranteed so we’ll see you all next week.

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 info@peakcentrevancouver.ca. 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!

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