Paris to Ancaster, Spring Classic

Ancaster, Ontario

 Ogee takes a mud facial as Gus cracks a smile. (Photo from @JeffreyNeven). Rob MacEwen... best beard in the race. 

Ogee takes a mud facial as Gus cracks a smile. (Photo from @JeffreyNeven). Rob MacEwen... best beard in the race. 

With about 2,000 racer participating, the Annual Paris to Ancaster (point to point), event is a huge attraction for cyclists of all levels. Inspired by this classic Paris to Roubaix race, the Paris to Ancaster has taken place for the past twenty two years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads in the area. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders (many doing their first race) seasoned professionals such as Jeremy Powers, Mike Garrigan and Christine Vardaros (to name just a few). 

Your Duke’s Cycle Cannondale LapDogs had a huge presence at this race with 19 racers taking part in the event. The ‘Dogs were certainly recognized as enthusiastic participants, especially when several photos made the rounds of Twitter and other social media feeds, including a special shout-out from Jeremy Powers

We even had LapDogs in the Hamilton Spectator in their article about the race. 

Well done everyone!

The Men's Race:

  • Steven Martin, 66/1188
  • Rob MacEwen, 104/1188 (5th in the Mixed category with Kathleen)
  • Marckus Schroeter, 161/1188
  • Oggie Sokilovic, 168/1188
  • Lorne Anderson, 181/1188
  • Marcus Boyle, 190/1188
  • Steve Hart, 196/1188
  • Alex Sanchez, 214/1188
  • Thomas Hughes, 219/1188 (4th in Singlespeed category)
  • Michael David Lamb, 242/1188
  • Miro Zgavic, 281/1188 (2nd Place in the Clydesdale category)
  • Sean Ganann, 316/1188
  • Barry Cox, 354/1188
  • Gus Ryan, 356/1188
  • John Roy, 474/1188
  • James Irwin, 666/1188
  • Stuart Duncan, 843/1188

The Women's Race:

  • Kathleen MacEwen, 24/110 (5th in the Mixed category with Rob)
  • Thea Mizuhara, 33/110