Successful and blustery ITT at Miquelon

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park provided the outdoor shelter necessary for staging this year's Provincial ITT Championships and Team Time Trial race. The event is hosted by Juventus, and thanks to Bruce and his team of volunteers, the combination of rain, wind, sun and chill was just part of the fun.

The ITT was on Saturday, and Juventus had cyclists competing in a variety of categories. 

Juventus U17 Boys dominated their 15 km ride with the complete podium of Alex, Chris, and Matt. The male and female U15 podiums were won by Juventus Mikael, and Annie respectively. Racing a time trial well takes practice, and Juventus youth are smart to race at every opportunity.

Gail Wozny racing Open Women's ITT - photo credit Bill Quinney

Gail Wozny racing Open Women's ITT - photo credit Bill Quinney

In the Cat 5 30 km race, Lorne put in a solid ride for first place, while Sherman (thanks in part to a very kind commissaire) nailed third. Sherman is rumoured to have a nickname - it seems to be well earned . . .

Bruce, who is the ultimate guru of the individual time trial, obliterated the 30 km Master C Men's category . . . and then without missing a step, went back to his role of race organizer! 

4th place is always a tough spot . . . especially when just a few seconds over 30 kilometres is all that separates you from the podium. Gail, and Todd gave their best, in Open Women, and Master C Men, but were left wondering about those few seconds . . . and where they were lost.  

Meanwhile, after all the effort to prepare for his race, Jack was stopped short, early on, with a pulled wheel that could not be set right. It was a very frustrating situation, but our Jack is always one to see the glass even more than half full. He is already plotting strategy for the EICC!

Posted on August 29, 2016 .