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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

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 ( [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

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

The 2010 Club Champions are...

2010-09-19 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2010 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Dan Thompson
Category “B” Champion – Wayne Henry
Category “C” Champion – Leslie "Elf" Guillemette

2010 Club Champions

More PHOTOS from the championships are available HERE!

The club today completed the best attended championships in its history. We all have families, injuries and commitments and it is very difficult to find dates that can suit everyone. Between our August 21st and September 19th events we saw 18 competitors in 3 groups compete for and walk away with $900 in cash plus 3 trophies. We also introduced the first kids race and saw Nicole Carter walk away with a medal.
The weather was incredible, cool and sunny and those who joined us for Roti and doubles afterwards seem to enjoy it. The winner of the C group was a new club member Leslie (Elf) Guillemette, the B group someone who has been trying for years and finally put it together, our official club coach Wayne Henry and in the A group no stranger to the honour,  after a 2 year absence Dan Thompson. We missed Anthony, Len and Jeff today as we missed Derek, Mark and Jonathan in August.  
Thanks to Lorne & Gabe for their work, Rolph, Hugh, Peter and Jane, who did not compete but were on hand to lend their support and take photograph, also Sheannah and Arty for marshaling the corners and keeping traffic out of our way.  Finally all the family members who showed up to cheers us on and make today very enjoyable for us.


Club Championships Points

2010 Madonna Team Photo

The 2009 Club Champions are...

2009-09-20 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2009 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Hank Verhoeven
Category “B” Champion – Ronnie des Vignes

2009 Club Champions

More PHOTOS from the championships are available HERE 

Our Club Championships concluded today in beautiful sunny and cool temperatures. Thanks Lorne, Gabe, Sheila, Elf and Jane for organising and photography. Having missed the first half Derek showed up and proved he would have been in contention for the overall honours by winning both the Road Race in 1 hour 5 minutes (Avg. 43.33 km/h) and the Hill Climb in a new record time of 0:54:11 previously held by Ed Ounjian at 0:55:41 in 2000.

The overall winner however having won the Sprint, Time Trial and placing second in the Criterium, Road Race and Hill Climb is the new 2009 Club Champion Hank Verhoeven. Jeff having been stuck in California on business and Dan nursing an injured knee (from hiking not cycling) will be back next year with renewed energy and respect for the challenge.

The B group was just as interesting with Peter Hein back from 3 weeks in Europe (No cycling) winning both of today’s events.
The overall winner however and 2009 B Champion is Ronnie des Vignes having placed 2nd in the Time Trial, Road Race and Hill Climb as well as 3rd in the Sprint and the Criterium. Chantal and Jason proved they were competitive with Chantal winning the Criterium and Jason placing second in the Sprint.

We missed you Wayne, Tom, Dennis and Joseph for different reasons and hope you will be back next year when again we hope to have enough participation to justify 3 categories.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Hank and Ronnie.

Club Championships Points

2009 Team Photo

The 2008 Club Champions are...

2008-08-24 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2008 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Dan Thompson
Category “B” Champion – Tom Ducharme
Category “C” Champion – Joseph Faria

2008 Club Champions

More PHOTOS from the championships are available HERE  

Club Championships Points

2008 Madonna Team Photo

Ontario Criterium Championships - Ottawa

2008-07-15 |

July 14/08 11:15am EDT - Ontario Criterium Championships full results

Ontario Criterium Championships - Ontario Cup #8 July 13th, Ottawa ON
Presented by BRO - BikeRace Ottawa

Master 3 Men - 36.4 km - Average Speed 37.4 km/h
1G. Mark Antonio (Independent - RMMC.3)    0:58:21
2. Gary Monette (West Of Quebec Wheelers - RMM.3)
3S. Derek De Gannes (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RMMB.3)
4B. Paul Heffler (Ottawa Bicycle Club - RMMB.3)
5. Bob Haufler (Midweek Cycling Club - RMMB.3)
6. Erich Zappe (Ride With Rendall - RMMB.3)
7. David Chong (Lapdogs Cycling Club - RMMC.3)    all s.t.
8. Eric Larson (Ride With Rendall - RMMA.3)    0:06
9. Marc-andre Lauzon (Independent - RMM.3)    0:09
10. David Tompkins (The Hub Bicycle Club - RMMB.3)    0:11
DNS. Dan Robertson (Midweek Cycling Club - RMMA.3)

Derek De Gannes - Silver Medal

CHIN International Bicycle Races - Ontario Cup #7

2008-07-02 |

July 1/08 4:25pm EDT - CHIN International results

CHIN International Bicycle Races - Ontario Cup #7 Exhibition Place, Toronto ON
Presented by Midweek Cycling Club

Elite 3 Women - 28 km - Average Speed 37.7 km/h
1. Lisa Perlmutter (Reynold Cycle - RWE.3)    0:44:32
2. Briana Illingworth (Sweet Pete's - RWE.3)    at 1:45
3. Rachael Mirvish (Sweet Pete's - RWE.3)    1:45
4. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RWE.3)    2:40
DNF. Hetti Ho-Mun Cheung (Midweek Cycling Club - RWE.3)

Master 3 Men - 28 km - Average Speed 40.9 km/h
1. Sianislaw Bielak (Wheels Of Bloor Cycling Team - RMM.3)    0:41:06
2. Brian King (Sabletine - RMM.3)
3. Bob Haufler (Midweek Cycling Club - RMMB.3)
4. Keith Williams (Independent - RMMB.3)
5. Derek De Gannes (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RMMB.3)
6. Mark Antonio (Independent - RMMC.3)
7. Mirko Gojic (Midweek Cycling Club - RMMA.3)
8. David Starrs (Coach Chris.Ca/Ted Velikonja - RMMB.3)

Elite 3 Men - 35 km - Average Speed 41.9 km/h
1. Dominik Kubicki (Ertc - RME.3)    0:50:04
2. William Kowalczyk (Aquila Racing/Racer Sportif - RME.3)    at 0:02
3. Toni Fischer (Midweek Cycling Club - RME.3)
4. Justin Kitney (Aztech/Cyclepath Kingston - RME.3)
5. Wes Stephenson (Rapid City Cycle - RME.3)
6. Chris Bouma (Sweet Pete's - RME.3)
7. Stephane Marcotte (Cycle Solutions/Angry Johnny's - RME.3)
8. Michael Aston (Independent - RME.3)
9. Ryan Phelps (Ottawa Bicycle Club - RME.3)
10. Michael Falikowski (Jamis/Bikezone Racing - RME.3)
11. Jonathan Davis (Sweet Pete's - RME.3)
12. Chadwick Ruby (La Bicicletta/J. Lindeberg - RMU23.3)
13. Philip Cates (Lapdogs Cycling Club - RME.3)
14. Mark Cascella (Lapdogs Cycling Club - RME.3)
15. Charles Dumas (Su13.Us/Raceclean.Org - RME.3)    all s.t.
16. Tovi Heilbronn (Midweek Cycling Club - RME.3)    0:11
DNF. Dan Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RME.3)

The 2007 Club Champions are...

2007-08-20 |

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2007 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Derek de Gannes
Category “B” Champion – Chantal Thompson
Category “C” Champion – Dennis des Vignes

2007 Madonna Champions

More photos from the championships are available HERE 

The three categories were each very competitive this year.

The 34 km Road Race on Saturday August 18, 2007 was a wonderful race. During the second and final lap Derek de Gannes and Jeff Archbold broke away during the hills on the north route and by the time Dan Thompson crested the last hill they had managed a 200 m lead. Dan gave chase but was only able to recover 150 m of their lead. Derek won in a very close finish with Jeff not a bike length behind. During this final lap Chantal Thompson of the B group managed to hold onto the A group and finished just over a bike length behind Steve Hamilton.

The hill climb was won handily by Derek de Gannes with the only time registered under 1 minute @ 58.59 seconds.

The Sprints were held for each Category. In the A group, Hugh Carter won by a couple of bike lengths with Jeff and Derek close behind.  In the B Group, Jason Ortepi beat out Chantal Thompson by a couple of lengths. The C group was won by Dennis des Vignes with Bill Figuera and Compton Gonsalves in 2nd and 3rd.

The Time Trial brought out the best in many of the competitors. The A group was won by Dan Thompson with Derek de Gannes second and Jeff Archbold with the third best time. The best time recorded in the B Group was by Chantal  and the C group winner was Dennis des Vignes.

The final race for the overall championships was the 20 km Criterium. The B group managed to hang in with the A group throughout the race. During the race a Prime was held at lap 5 and this was won by Hugh Carter. A second Prime was offered for those 60+ and this was won by Dennis des Vignes. A third Prime was offered for those 50+ and this was won by Wayne Henry. The finish was amazing as 8 riders rounded the last corner, with all seeing the finish line and wanting that 1st place finish. As you can imagine the finish was very tight and was won by Dan Thompson with Steve Hamilton and Wayne Henry close behind. 4th place went to Chantal Thompson (a B rider) with Jeff, Tom, Derek and Jason all following close behind.

The overall winner on points and the Club Champion for 2007 was Derek de Gannes.

After the event all the prizes were awarded and all attendees were treated to lunch and refreshments at the nearby Swiss Chalet.

Another great job by everyone involved and thanks to all for the great cycling!

Here's the results with the points earned in each event:

Club Championships Points
2007 Madonna Team Photo

CHIN Picnic Criterium Results

2007-07-01 |

Elite & Master Women - 32.2 km
1. Merrill Collins (La Bicicletta / J. Lindeberg - RWE.1) 0:48:29
2. Chloe Black (Team Terry Precision - RWE.1) at 1:27
3. Krystal Jeffs (Hub Racing - RWE.2)
4. Julia Bradley (Team R.A.C.E - RWE.1)
5. Liza Miranda (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RWMA)
6. Danielle Haulman (Mazur Coaching/Hottubes - RWE.2) all s.t.
7. Lori Kofman (Coach Chris.Ca / Ted Velikonja - RWMB) 3:44
8. Kathryn Rozitis (Independent - RWE.2) s.t.
9. Lucinda Wallace (Mississauga Bicycle Racing Clu - RWE.2) 6:13
10. Petrina Tulissi (Cyclepath Oakville Race Team - RWMA) all s.t.

Senior 3 Women - 32.2 km
1. Allison Lampi (Euro-Sports.Ca / Foodery Cycli - RWE.3) 0:49:57
2. Paolina Aluan (D'ornellas / Delta Graphics Rt - RWE.3)
3. Danielle Kenny (H And R Block - RWE.3) bot:s.t.
4. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RWE.3) 4:46

Senior 4 Men - 26.6 km
1. Jon Davis (Wheels Of Bloor - RME.4) 0:39:15
2. Alex Taylor (Independent - RME.4)
3. John Stephenson (Independent - RME.4)
4. Mirko Gojic (Midweek Cycling Club - RME.4)
5. Jesse Demb (Midweek Cycling Club - RME.4)
6. Mike Aston (Waterloo Cycling Club - RME.4)
7. Dan Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club - RME.4)
8. Clint Thompson (Brampton Cc - RME.4)
9. Geoff Agnew (Midweek Cycling Club - RME.4)
10. Chad Mussen (Independent - RME.4) all s.t.