Huge thanks to all of you who made it out to the first stage of the Peak Centre Winter Racing Series! The first stage this series was the well established Original Time Trial. This stage is 22.53km in distance, with moderate grades and continuous climbs with a couple of short downhill recoveries. This course is all about sustained power with few places to find any recovery.
The overall win for this stage was taken once more with an impressive ride by Roger Lee, with a time of 38:42.4. Congratulations to you again Roger! However this week saw the return of another top rider from previous years, Tony Zackery. Tony came within 7 seconds of Roger’s time clocking 38:48.7, placing second this week . Third place went to Lee Ryan with a time of 39:43.0. Lee must have thought it was next week’s sprint race, as he put out a peak power of 755 watts. Save some for next week!
The Women’s top spot was taken in style by KJ Sadler, with a time of 42:16.0. Carolyn Hubbard fell victim to two flat tires in Saturday’s heat, but returned Monday evening to put in a time of 45:40.6, which was good enough for second place. The final spot on the podium was occupied by Karissa Rennie who took 3rd place!
For the full results listing, please click on the link below:
The highlight of the week for me though was the massive sprint finish by Zack Mclaren. His father Bob put in a solid time on Saturday which gave Zack a benchmark for his race on Monday. Once he realized he had a chance of beating his dad’s time, he was straight out the saddle and putting down some crazy watts! That huge sprint finish was enough to earn Zack a 5.4 second victory over his dad. We need these two racing in the same heat for sure!
This week’s most improved riders (in terms of their average watts) were Karissa Rennie for the ladies, who upped her average by 16 watts, and Paul Mitchell who found the legs for a 33 watt rise. Good job guys!
Ottawa are still slacking (apparently they’re having nice weather) so fingers crossed they will be on board as of next week. The next stage is the first Rolling stage which is also the first race where sprint points will be available. Lets try and fill the heats guys, the Racing Series is the most fun you can have on an indoor trainer!
Give me a call to book in – 604-299-7959
Vancouver heats take place at times of:
Saturday 1pm & 2.30pm,
Monday 5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm
Tuesday 9am, 10.30am & now 6.30pm!
To sign up each week call the centre on 604-299-7959 or send us an email at email@example.com. 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 17th 2011 and runs until December 20th. The Winter Series starts on January 7th and runs until March 27, 2012. Heats run on Saturday afternoons, Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and evenings 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. Schedules, heat times and pricing are available on our website at: http://www.peakcentrevancouver.ca or give us a call to reserve your heat time.
We hope to see you out at the races!