Stage 3: Original Time Trial
Stage 3 is complete! The super-fast time trial saw some excellent performances and we’re sure everyone enjoyed it as much as we did seeing the times come in.
The men’s Cat A saw Mark Scherboneau (Peak Ottawa) take his first win of the series, a position he spent almost the entire time in during the fall series. His time of 38:02 was enough to win by over half a minute from 2nd placed rider Chris Carr (The Cycle Studio; 38:43) – can’t win them all Chris! Rounding off the Cat A podium was Jay Menning of Peak Centre Vancouver to be the third and final athlete under 39 minutes (38:46).
Do we have a close GC competition for you! Just 1 point separates the top 3 riders in the Men’s Cat A GC standings, with Ryan Krauss (Natural High) just clinching on to his lead of 38 points ahead of 2nd and 3rd placed riders (Chris Carr, The Cycle Studio, and Rob Johnson, Peak Centre Vancouver) on 37 points each.
In category B, Scott Moon (The Cycle Studio; 40:03) took a fantastic first place by moving up from a 6th place finish just one week ago! Glan Budgell (Peak Ottawa) took 2nd place in a time of 41:06, 22 seconds ahead of third placed rider Dan Giberson (41:28; Natural High). Perhaps the biggest shock was Paul Heffler’s run of dominance in the first two stages taking a dip this week with a 21st position – he’ll be back we’re sure!
The Cat B GC standings have changed this week, seeing Dan Giberson take the lead in an impressive 50 points ahead of last week’s leader Paul Heffler (42 points). Very close behind in 3rd place is Glen Budgell with 40 points… but he can’t relax! Darren Grace (Peak Ottawa) is just 1 point behind looking to break the top 3 again.
In the women’s competition, Laura Aykroyd (Cycling studio; 39:53) produced an outstanding result which would have had her placed 8th in men’s results! Not too far behind was Peak Centre Vancouver’s Janet Dukowski with a finishing time of 40:59 and picking up another 2nd place – fall’s series winner is clearly still in form. Calah Wright of Peak Centre Ottawa rounded up the top 3 with 41:07, having podiumed on each stage so far.
On the GC side, Janet Dukowski (54 points) and Calah wright (47 points) still hold first and second overall but Laura Aykroyd (The Cycle Studio) has moved up to third place following her outstanding win.
Here’s looking to next week’s stage – we can’t wait!