2009/10/11

A Cannondale weekend



Looking back at the various races this weekend, something seemed to be recurrent. It seemed that riding a Cannondale was the best way to get a win.

Cannondale athletes dominated the weekend, starting by mountain bike Marathon World Champion Roel Paulissen, winning the 83km Roc d'azur and then winning again in the 53km Roc d'azur race. On this side of the globe, Jeremy Powers bunny hopped his way to win all three races of the UCI3 Cyclocross Festival in Ohio. His two fellow Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com teamates were racing in Rhode Island and they were in a class of their own, Tim Johnson taking the win saturday and sunday and Jamey Driscoll finishing second both days too. Further west, Chrissie Wellington won the Kona Ironman in an impressive record breaking time, she was followed by Mirinda Carfrae.



Now that makes me feel like I may have missed an opportunity by skipping the Quebec City Quebec Cup cyclocross races...

In other racing news, the world is back to normal with Sven Nys winning today's Superprestige and ending Niels Albert streak of wins, he had won every races he entered this season before today.

It was also the Canadian Cyclocross Championships yesterday and the Rocky Mountain team Cannondaled the races, winning solo in all three categories: Evan Guthrie in the U23, Canada's most succesful cyclist in history Alison Sydor taking the women's title and Geoff Kabush not surprisingly repeating. Looking at the results, I noticed that Derrick St-John finished a few seconds behind in 2nd. Derrick won the Magog Quebec Cup I raced in a few weeks ago, makes me feel not so bad to have been lapped after all, he's among the fastest in the country. Like the Cannondale boys, both Kabush and Sydor went on to win today too in Edmonton...

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