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The 2013 Club Champions are...

2013-07-22 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2013 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:

Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Dan Thompson
Category “B” Champion – Chantal Thompson
Category “C” Champion – Joe Power
Youth Champion - Jacob Meloche
Youth (10 & under) - Olivia Pali

Madonna 2013 Results

Club Championships Update

2013-07-13 |

The Annual Club Championships take place next weekend Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st. On Saturday we meet on Uxbridge Townline east of York-Durham Line at 9:00 a.m. for the road race. Then at approximately 11:00 a.m. at Kirkham’s road next to the Zoo off Meadowvale Road for the Hill Climb.

On Sunday we meet again at 9:00 a.m. at a circuit north-east of Morningside and Sheppard entrance through Water Tower gate, the circuit comprises Thornmount Drive and Venture Drive. We will have a 1 lap sprint, a 3 lap time trial and a 20 lap criterium for A, B and C groups. For the Youths will be a 1 lap sprint, a 1 lap time trial and a 5 lap criterium.

Preliminary groups are:

A – Dan (Defending champion), Roger, Ernest and Jeff

B – Chantal, Tom, Rick, Wayne and Steve

C – Joe (Defending champion), Jason, Kirk, Dennis, Egan, Samera, Clare and Julie       

Youths 10 and over – Ethan, Ema, Jakob, Summer and Brandon

Youths 9 and under – JD, Ryleigh and Olivia (Sunday only) 

Please contact me if you would like to take part and are not listed, some have mentioned they cannot make it, However there are others I have not listed because they have not shown any interest in racing so far.

Next Saturday Zoo hill climb, we may be better off parking on Rotary Drive and riding to the hill. With all the “Pandamonium” there is no legal parking anywhere near the zoo, Exception would be Lorne and Gabe to do the timing.

Next Sunday Water Tower Gate, we can park on the road but that then narrows the path for cyclists, I suggest parking on the south side of Sheppard at Home Depot and riding over, there is also a Tim’s/Wendy’s on the south side of Sheppard in case of “nature breaks required”.

2013 Club Events

2013-04-01 |

Madonna Wheelers annual Strawberry Ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd (Strawberry season permitting) We will have a couple of options for those who want a short easy ride about 25km in about an hour and 15 minutes, beyond that depending on turn out we can have a 50km to Stouffville and a 70km to Musselman Lake. Anyone not cycling should not arrive before 10:30a.m. if you do you can sit in the shade in the backyard with a cool drink but NO STRAWBERRIES till everyone is back.

It would be a great help if we could get an idea of numbers to cater, please confirm you will or will not be coming.

 

Madonna Wheelers annual Club Championships are scheduled for the weekend of July 20th and 21stThe Road Race and Hill Climb events will take place on Saturday, and the Sprint, Time Trial and Criterium will take place on Sunday at the Tahoe Blvd (Midweek) circuit. Be there by 9am. Hope everyone can make it out.

2013 Club Memberships Now Available ONLINE!

2013-02-22 |

For the 2013 season, the OCA has implimented an online registration form.
All members must register using this new form.

Payments for club dues, OCA insurance, Citizen Permits and UCI Licences will be made through this form.

You can find it, along with other registration info on our new Membership page!

Windsor Criterium Championships and Tour di Via Italia - 2012

2012-09-04 |

Not all the results are posted yet but congratulations to Roger Waithe on his first big race since returning to competitive cycling 6 weeks ago. Roger finished 13th out of 30 in the Senior 4 and Master 3 group which includes much younger riders, he was also 3rd in his age group RMMC3.

On that note you should go to see a current movie called “Premium Express” which is about bike couriers in big cities like New York, this was Roger’s life for a few years in Toronto, after giving up bike racing.

Windsor Provincial Criterium Championships (September 1, 2012)
Sportif Men Results - 27.3 km - Average Speed 36.3 km/h
15. Roger Waithe (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)

Master B Men Results - 37.7 km - Average Speed 41.3 km/h
13. Clint Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)

Elite 1&2 Women Results - 29.9 km - Average Speed 35.1 km/h
1. Candice Vermeulen (Invita - FCV) [GOLD]
2. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.) [SILVER]
3. Renee Schroeder (Independent)
4. Emily McKenzie-Picot (CoachCris.ca) [BRONZE]


Tour di Via Italia (September 2, 2012)
Elite 4 & Master 3 Men Results - 40 km - Average Speed 45.6 km/h
13. Roger Waithe (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)

All Women Results - 30 km - Average Speed 42.3 km/h
6. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)

Markham Giro 2012 - D'Ornellas Criterium

2012-08-21 |

I have lost track, however I believe this is the 5th annual D’Ornellas criterium we have been invited to and raced, the first 3 were in pouring rain, last year was almost dry and this year for the first time was bone dry.

Being that we are invited it is not nice to overwhelm our hosts with too much success and as is traditional we shared our podiums. In the 5 to 8 age group Conner (Jeff’s son and future member) was an easy winner, in the 9 to 17 age group Ema (Jeff’s daughter 10) was an embarrassing winner, despite being asked to slow down several times, won by at least half a lap and lapped a couple of participants in a 3 lap race.

Knowing this we forced Summer (12) to race the D’Ornellas open criterium in the ladies division. Chantal broke away from the main peloton with James and 4 D’Ornellas riders and managed to stay away till the end therefore winning the ladies, Summer dropped the other 2 D’Ornellas ladies and actually lapped them before taking 2nd place in the ladies division.

The men did not fare as well, James was outmaneuvered by the other 4 D’Ornellas riders in the breakaway and sprinting is not his forte. Believe it or not Bruce Camacho was one of the 4 and finished 2nd amazing for a 64 year old that was unconscious as a result of the crash at the end of the Terracotta race.

Our sprinters all sat in the main peloton waiting for the break to come back but it was not to be. It did not make sense chasing down James and Chantal not knowing exactly what was happening up front. In the end due to some lap scoring mix up and strange bell ringing we ended up with 2 sprints, Roger Waithe took the first one and I took the second from Dan and I believe the D’Ornellas sprinter who won the first 3 races we competed in.

All in all a great day of fun racing, not sure how many knew or took advantage of it but a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, ham, baked goods, juice and coffee was provided and available to all who attended. This is still the best and probably safest criterium course in Ontario and it is nice that we can continue to share in its use courtesy of the town of Markham and D’Ornellas cycling club.

Photos from the Criterium have been posted to the gallery HERE.

Congratulations to all who raced and thanks to all who helped.

Womens Race Top 3

le Tour de Terra Cotta - Results and Photos

2012-08-10 |

Final results have finally been posted on the sports stats WEBSITE.

Terracotta today was a little overwhelming for all including the officials who seemed to have trouble keeping track of the results.

We have not yet seen the official times posted for the time trials, from what we know Ema was top 10 in both the road race and time trial, Summer was 4th in the time trial and 3rd in the road race. Sheannah was 2nd in the 19+ girls in the Beginners road race and Chantal was 5th in the 20-29 girls in the Elite road race.

The Intermediate road race however was not fun with 177 starters, despite doing a great job staying with the lead group for 52km Dan and James went down 100 metres from the finish in a crash that sent Bruce Camacho and Pierre Perrin to the hospital. Somehow, due to no major injuries and chip technology Dan still managed 34th and James 40th overall after picking themselves up and finishing. Somehow Pierre also got up and finished 60th with a broken collar bone and Bruce 149th on a stretcher in an ambulance. Tough day for the racers. Congratulations to all for a valiant effort under tough conditions.

Photos have been posted to the gallery HERE.

Thanks to Lorne, Gabe, Jeff, Dennis, Wayne, Bobby, Colline, Peter and Jane for showing up to support the team.

Telly climbs the hill... Again

Tom Jehlicka Memorial Criterium, Cobourg - 2012 Results

2012-08-08 |

Chantal was stuck using this race as her Commissaire Technical Assistant day, so was unable to race with the rest of the team. Clint, Mark and Dan entered the Sport category, for a 45 minute + 3 laps race. Here's my track log on Strava. The weather was threatening thunderstorms, so that likely scared of many of the participants. Unfortunately, that left many unknown riders in the field, as most were locals, and they were working together to make us work.

An early break formed, and the pack never came back together. There were small jumps trying to close it, and even a 7 lap effort from Dan with a great leadout by Clint, but no success. Final placing as reported HERE:

1. Noal Savage (Peterborough C.C.)
2. Zac Wheeler (Peterborough C.C.)
3. Phill Vermette (Euro-Sports)
4. Chris Herten (Cobourg C.C.)
5. Kieran Andrews (Peterborough C.C.)
6. Bruce Camacho (Dornellas)
7. Pierre Perrin (Shut Up Legs)
8. Scott Wood (Peterborough C.C.)
9. Richard Westwood (Kurzawinski)
10. Dan Thompson (Madonna Wheelers)
11. Bayley Simpson (Peterborough C.C.)
12. Clint Thompson (Madonna Wheelers)
13. Dave Blundel (Peterborough C.C.)
14. Greg Elmhirst (Peterborough C.C.)
15. Brett Anderson (Independent)
16. Rhys Penelagan (Peterborough C.C.)
17. Arlen Penalagan (Peterborough C.C.)
18. Mark Thompson (Madonna Wheelers)
19. Tanya McNeil (Flirtees)

Thanks to all the Thompson families for coming out to cheer us on! Just as we were rolling onto the highway to head home, the thunderstorm arrived. Good thing we didn't enter the Open race!

Trinidad & Tobago Cycling Federation - National Championships 2012

2012-08-02 |

‎[National Road Time Trial] - Congratulations to Jovian Gomez (BikeSmith) on being crowned the 2012 National Road Time Trial Champion in a winning time of 53:04.96 in the 37.5km event ahead of silver medallist for two years running, Guy Costa (Rafmon/Mecalfab Heatwave) and Joshua Alexander (Team Foundation) in third place.

The indelible Roger Smart (Degree Madonna) copped the Masters 40-49 category while Derek de Gannes flew in to put a whipping on the Masters 50-59 12.5km Road Time Trial. Earl Mcleod moved up two (2) places from last year to grab precious Gold in the Masters 60+ Time Trial.

Congratulations once again to all!

Jovian Gomez - 53:04.96 - 42.39km/h
Roger Smart - 37:19.02 - 40.19km/h
Derek de Gannes - 17:02.43 - 44.02km/h
Earl Mcleod - 20:21.84 - 36.83km/h

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The 2012 Club Champions are...

2012-07-30 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2012 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Dan Thompson
Category “B” Champion – Jeff Archbold
Category “C” Champion – Joe Power
Ladies Champion – Claire Brown
Seniors Champion - Egan Gould-Davies
Youth Champion - Jacob Meloche

2012 Category Champions

Madonna 2012 Results

2012 Madonna Team Photo

Club Championships - This Weekend

2012-07-25 |

Reminder club championships this weekend Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th

As some competitors realign themselves the categories look like this –

A – Dan Thompson, Derek de Gannes, Clint Thompson, James Meloche and Steve Hamilton (I will skip the road race to take care of a safety issue)

B – Wayne Henry, Tom Ducharme, Jeff Archbold, Mark Thompson, Peter Hein and Chantal Thompson. (Tom is out of town Sunday and will only race Saturday)

C – Jonathan Ortepi, Bradley Thompson, Jason Ortepi, Anthony Thompson, Joe Power, Frank Ceravolo, Angelo Balis, Brad Holloway and Samera Fares.

Ladies – Clare Brown, Elf Guillemette and Sheannah Guillemette.

Seniors – Dennis des Vignes, Egan Gould-Davies and Oliver Thompson.

Youths – Jakob Meloche, Ema Archbold, Summer Sandford and Sam Orlick.

Due to the number of competitors I am estimating completion of the championships including prize presentation will be closer to 1:00 p.m. than my original noon.

Wayne has invited us to his home in Brampton for a celebration BBQ after the races on Sunday hope most of you can make it, as last year was lots of fun.

If you have any questions please email me.

Cheers,
Steve.

Club Championships - Categories

2012-07-19 |

In an effort to keep everyone competitive within their own group, I am diluting the prizes going back to only 3 deep however adding 2 categories. The new categories are:

A)     Dan Thompson, Derek de Gannes, Clint Thompson, James Meloche and Steve Hamilton.

B)      Wayne Henry, Tom Ducharme, Jeff Archbold and Mark Thompson.

C)      Jonathan Ortepi, Bradley Thompson, Jason Ortepi, Joe Power, Frank Ceravolo, Angelo Balis and Brad Holloway.

Ladies) Chantal Thompson, Samera Fares, Clare Brown, Elf Guillemette and Sheannah Guillemette. Ladies can choose to race A,B or C instead of their own category.

Seniors) Dennis des Vignes, Egan Gould-Davies and Oliver Thompson. Seniors can choose to race A,B or C instead of their own category.

Youths) Jakob Meloche, Ema Archbold, Summer Sandford and Sam Orlick.

 

Road Race (16km loop) – A – 3 laps, B – 2 laps – All others 1 lap.

Hill Climb (500 metres on Webb road) – All same

Sprint (2km) All same

Time Trial (3km) All same

Criterium A+B+C 20km , Seniors and Ladies 10km, Youths 5km.

 

Hope this helps keep the event a fun time for all to enjoy with a minimum of stress. If you plan to attend and your name is not included above please let me know now.

Thanks,
Steve.

Strawberry Ride - Sunday June 17th

2012-06-09 |

One week from tomorrow (Father’s Day) is the Strawberry Ride from 38 Rotary at 9:00a.m. We will have a couple of options for those who want a short easy ride about 25km in about an hour and 15 minutes, beyond that depending on turn out we can have a 50km to Stouffville and a 70km to Musselman Lake. Anyone not cycling should not arrive before 10:30a.m. if you do you can sit in the shade in the backyard with a cool drink but NO STRAWBERRIES till everyone is back.

It would be a great help if we could get an idea of numbers to cater, please confirm you will or will not be coming.

2012 Club Championships - Jul 28th & 29th

2012-04-15 |

Madonna Wheelers annual Club Championships are scheduled for the weekend of July 28th and 29th. The Road Race and Hill Climb events will take place on Saturday, July 28th, and the Sprint and Criterium will take place on Sunday at the Tahoe Blvd (Midweek) circuit. Be there by 9am. Hope everyone can make it out.

The 2011 Club Champions are...

2011-08-31 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2011 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Derek De Gannes
Category “B” Champion – Jeff Archbold
Category “C” Champion – Anthony Thompson
Category “D” Champions – Dennis des Vignes, Egan Gould-Davies, and Leslie "Elf" Guillemette in a Three Way Tie!

2011 Club Champions

Results from 2011 Club Championships

2011 Madonna Team Photo