Team Time Trial irresistible to Juventus riders

Last Sunday Juventus returned to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park for the team edition of the time trial. The event was hosted by Juventus, and volunteers dressed in classic Alberta fashion - expectant of any and all forms of weather. Fortunately, the only challenge to comfort was a gusty, chill wind.

Mason with his mixed team of 3, and Dan, Bruce, Peter, and George. Podium in Open Men's TTT

Mason with his mixed team of 3, and Dan, Bruce, Peter, and George. Podium in Open Men's TTT

Alex, Matt, and Chris win the CAT 4-5 TTT (missing TTT team mate Luke)

Alex, Matt, and Chris win the CAT 4-5 TTT (missing TTT team mate Luke)

Juventus was represented on 5 teams:

  • Our U17 boys rode in the Cat 4-5 group and used the time trial skills they have been practicing to easily win the category.

  • The track sprinters once again forced themselves into TT position for longer than a minute, and put in a blistering effort to lead in the half of the race with the wind. 

  • Two teams of Juventus Masters men, who honed team skills at the Crankmasters' TTT, again delivered efforts that effectively cooked each team at just the right rate. The team of Bruce, George, Peter and Dan finished the 30 km race on the podium in 3rd, while Lorne, Petar, Mike and Todd were not too far behind in 6th.

  • Mason joined a mixed pro team that totalled the minimum three riders. He had a tough and gruelling ride, but the team crossed the line together - only a couple of minutes out of first place.

The TTT had skilled Juventus holders for the start.

The TTT had skilled Juventus holders for the start.

U17 Juventus boys get rolling

U17 Juventus boys get rolling

Three needed to finish - Matt has already buried himself and follows . .

Three needed to finish - Matt has already buried himself and follows . .

 . . . and here is Matt finishing a solid team ride

 . . . and here is Matt finishing a solid team ride

We thank our wonderful team of Juventus volunteers who consistently kept the smiles happening all weekend. And, of course, a special thank you to Bruce Copeland; he effectively organized the entire race weekend - and ensured all of the little things, and all of the big things were taken care of! Somehow, Bruce not only managed to put together this event, but also competed successfully - on both days!

 

Posted on September 2, 2016 .