Stage 7 Race Report – November 18th

This week’s race provided challenging Plateau and climbs, with points available in the sprint competition too.

In the Men’s race mark Sherboneau (Peak Ottawa) continued his winning form to clinch the fastest time again this week with 38.01. Second place went to fellow Peak Ottawa athlete; Marcel Lavoie in a time of 39.48 and finishing very closely behind was long time GC leader Ryan Krauss (Natural High) in 39.51 performing yet another solid performance to ensure he is gaining those big points week in week out.

The sprint competition saw Ryan Krauss dominate the top spot (10.72 Peak W/Kg) so he now stands at 40 points, Mark Sherboneau (10.33 peak W/Kg) is chasing in second with 29 points and following closely behind is Natural High’s Dan Giberson (6.41 peak W/Kg) with 24 points. This competition is definitely going to get interesting in the coming weeks with the sprint title up for grabs.

In the general classification, Ryan Krauss is riding away with the title so far, with a huge lead of 24 points over Mark Sherboneau in second position with 77 points; Jeff Orr (Endurance Reno) currently lies in third position with 69 points closing down the gap each week. With all three men producing consistent top 10 finishes the GC is certainly one to watch.

In the Women’s race, stage 7 saw Janet Dukowski (Peak Vancouver) display a phenomenally dominant performance finishing in a time of 40.47; she was 5 minutes clear of the second placed rider, Britta Samuels (Endurance Reno, 45.12). Rounding off the podium places this week was Peak Ottawa athlete Laurie Gorman (45.27).

In the Sprint competition, it is currently a completely Peak Ottawa display of supremacy as Lisa Sachsalber leads with 24 points, Sheri Cayouette lies in second with 21 points and in third is Josee Bouchard. Will anyone be able to throw Peak Ottawa off the podium?

The general classification however is a completely different story with the Endurance Reno ladies still dominating the podium. Britta Samuels is building a sizable lead for herself and currently sits with 93 points, to second placed athlete Andrea Giles’ 75 points. Rounding off the podium is Kylee Cederwall with 59 points. Will the Peak Ottawa ladies be able to close the gap? Only time will tell.

Next week’s rolling course should provide some exciting results.

Good Luck and great job again this week!

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