Rather then going long, as is the custom at Tremblant, they opted for short race this year with 4 x ~20min laps. This is great to keep the intensity high but makes any bobble basically fatal !
So 11th with many spry and motivated athletes ahead of me, and great battles throughout race. Raph Gagne ripped everyone apart, basically from the start on with an awesome group forming to chase most of the race featuring Jette, Hadley, Kindrie and others. Almost had a classic SNPD pacing day with Watson ... think he, and perhaps I, were on pace for a classic 3hr peak performance. With the exception of the pace/duraiton, the day was Especially classic with Mr. Neal looking on from a hidden rock in middle of forest, maybe with water proof paper. Some Speed legs and P.A.M. hopefully make for better sensations this weekend in B.S.P. and back home in Hardwood in 2 weeks. (sign up for pre rides at trek canada cup 2012 here).
Props to Sandra Walter on her win in Elite Femme and Cbrooks on Espoir Femme
http://canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=24126 Results by CanCyclist
Pedal Mag with Great Podium shot of some good looking and very fast ladies (more photos in link)
Elite women's podium © Pasquale Stalteri / Miroir du Cyclisme
Pedal Mag Preview of 2012 Canada Cup Tremblant "Matt Hadley (NB) Xprezo-Borsao will have his work cut out for him in the four-lap Elite men’s contest. As last year’s Tremblant winner and overall series victor, he will be riding with a target on his back. Hunting him down will be guys like Cameron Jette (ON) Scott-3 Rox Racing, Peter Glassford (ON) Trek Canada (second here last year), Kris Sneddon (BC) Kona, Raphael Gagne (QC) Rocky Mountain, and young guns like Leandre Bouchard (QC) Cyclone d’Alma, Mitch Bailey (ON) Trek Canada, and Andrew L’Esperance (ON) Norco Factory Team."
Cycling News Preview of Canada Cup Kickoff 2012
Quebec's Cycling Magazine 2012 Tremblant Report and photos and results