Saturday, June 29, 2013
Prologue & Team Road Race - July 3.
A prologue has been added to the team road race, the tour didn't have one this year so we will. It is a 1.6 km hillclimb from 22X up to the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation area parking lot. Half the points up for grabs on Wednesday night will be available for the hillclimb and the rest for the road race. Please show up as usual at the PMS parking area for sign up. Then you will all ride about 4 k east to the start of the hillclimb shown on the map, use that as a warm up. After the quick hillclimb we will all go to the NEW start of the road race, at the corner of 192 Street W and 22X.
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Then it's time for some tactical racing. Sign up is at the Priddis Meeting Spot - Highway 22 and 22X. The format will be teams of 5 or 6 with a mix of riders from A and B on each team. There will be a separate race for the C group, made up of a few teams depending on how many show up. Teamwork is what counts here, the winning team will be the one with all but one or possibly two riders crossing the finish line first. We'll try to start the prologue right at 6:30 PM, the team race is about 34 k for 2 laps for A and B. You will need to go neutral on the corners as there is gravel and a few potholes. I did a recon of the route, there is about 200 metres of gravel close to the start.
Will need a few volunteers. Also anyone have surveyors tape in different colours? Where can I buy that stuff?
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