So much fun at the Provincial Team Time Trial Championships!

How do you know it's going to be a perfect day for a TTT? Well, if the Fritou lads arrive in a timely fashion, and they're all wearing coordinated team helmets, AND they've removed their warm up pants . . . you can bet things are looking good. Also, espressos had happened.

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Juventus trackie teams (4 wise ones, and the 4 young guns) were ready at 10 Sunday morning at Miquelon Lake, to compete at the Juventus sponsored Provincial TTT Championships. 27 km of pain was plenty, still - both teams managed solid lead outs (thanks Adam, and thanks Mat) to finish strong, 3 abreast.

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And that's Juventus with the win in the Citizen category!

Lead out for the Juv win in the citizen category complete, and now just rolling along!

Lead out for the Juv win in the citizen category complete, and now just rolling along!

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And Juventus with the win in the Cat 4/5 category!

And Mat lightly rolling with his lead out complete for Juv win in Cat 4/5!

And Mat lightly rolling with his lead out complete for Juv win in Cat 4/5!

The Lead Out Project with great turn around execution.

The Lead Out Project with great turn around execution.

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The Citizen and Cat 4/5 distance complete, it was time to set the bar for a bit more pain and suffering. The remaining teams raced a distance of 54 km - in other words two laps of the course, and three chances to perfect turning around as a team.

Seven teams contested the Open Men's Championship, but The Lead Out Project put together a blistering performance, claiming the Provincial Title by over two and a half minutes!  

Bruce leads Dan, Brian, and George efficiently into the final lap.

Bruce leads Dan, Brian, and George efficiently into the final lap.

Juventus and Velocity Cycling Clubs combined for Juv-Velocity 1, and Juv-Velocity 2 in the category.  Bruce, George, and Dan were joined by Brian and in their words "had a blast" racing the TTT for their 2nd place result. 

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Juv-Velocity 2 came into the turn around with Carl in the lead, looking prepared to execute. A bit of an ill timed snafu yielded a skid flat for Lorne, and a bounce for Carl. Carl the Tiger, jumped back on the bike without pause and sped away with the threesome including George and Watson. The team would finish just behind team of 3, Toth & Co. 

A final hurrah to summer riding could not have been more wonderful. The ITT Saturday, and TTT Sunday were directed by Bruce Copeland, and we shall assume he also arranged the weather (because of its perfection).  Thank you Bruce for excellent organization.

To our many delightful Juventus volunteers - your smiles, your outgoing helpfulness, your ability to put forth such a positive image to the public, and your willingness to always pitch in is what makes Juventus so special. Thank you.

Be sure to check out the GALLERY of 2017 TTT for a few more pics!

Posted on August 27, 2017 .