Paris to Ancaster

Paris (and Ancaster) ON

 Several LapDogs launch themselves at the start of the 70k P2A. With 50+ LDCC members in attendance, the "Dogs were by far the most represented club and this year's event. 

Several LapDogs launch themselves at the start of the 70k P2A. With 50+ LDCC members in attendance, the "Dogs were by far the most represented club and this year's event. 

The Paris to Ancaster truly is Ontario’s “Spring Classic” bicycle race.  Over 2,000 riders typically come out to test their early season fitness on a grueling course consisting of either 70km or 40km (depending on how masochistic one is) of gravel back roads, farm lanes, rail trail and lots and lots of mud.   The 2017 P2A was a particularly tough incarnation of this race, thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures and a strong headwind for most of the course.

The LapDogs Cycling Club and Race Team was not deterred by the weather, and was out in force, with an unprecedented 50+ members lining up on the start line to take on this early season challenge.   A large number of the LDCC contingent were riding this race for the first time.  You can bet it won’t be the last!

 Trying to keep warm before the start. 

Trying to keep warm before the start. 

The Results

Paris to Ancaster (70k)

  • Jean “The Bullet” Michaud - 25th, Mens 60-69
  • Albert Wong - 62nd, Mens 60-69
  • Jouko Happanen - 16th, Mens 50-59
  • Ian Ptolemy - 19th, Mens 50-59
  • Oggie Sokolovic     - 30th, Mens 50-59
  • Michael Cranwell - 32nd, Mens 50-59
  • Andrew MacDonald - 101st, Mens 50-59
  • James Irwin - 140th, Mens 50-59
  • Mike Dennis - 19th, Mens 40-49
  • Colin “Johnny Cross” Matthews - 25th, Mens 40-49
  • Alex Sanchez - 52nd, Mens 40-49
  • Yves “Steve” Bonnardeux - 55th, Mens 40-49
  • Marcus “Chien Chaud” Schroeter - 58th Mens 40-49
  • Bevin Reith - 94th, Mens 40-49
  • Rob MacEwen - 104th, Mens 40-49
  • Barry Cox - 133rd, Mens 40-49
  • Adlen Bourafa - 138th, Mens 40-49
  • Paul Potvin - 246th, Mens 40-49
  • Adil Quereshi - 322nd, Mens 40-49
  • Richard Lee - 365th, Mens 40-49
  • Derek Stadnicki - 387th, Mens 40-49
  • Valentin Erich Mihut - 418th, Mens 40-49
  • Brook Smith - 44th, Mens 30-39
  • Sean Poulter - 51st, Mens 30-39
  • Phil Torres - 64th, Mens 30-39
  • Matthew Bucci - 83rd, Mens 30-39
  • Helder Gamiero - 179th, Mens 30-39
  • Matt Anastasiades - 188th, Mens 30-39
  • Matt Webster - 283rd, Mens 30-39
  • Chris Hoy - 56th, Mens 20-29
  • Thomas Hughes - 7th, Singlespeed open
  • Finlay MacEwen - 3rd Mens 11-15
  • Wendy Bain - 12th, Women 40-49
  • Lenka Branichova - 7th, Women 40-49
  • Robin Kay - 9th, Women 40-49
  • Darcie Watson - 11th, Women 40-49
  • Shelley Knox - 38th, Women 40-49
  • Lise Munsie - 13th, Women 30-39
  • Kate Morgan-Constable - 15th, Women 30-39
  • Antonia Stevens - 22nd, Women 30-39
  • Jacqueline Hansen - 39th, Women 30-39
  • Sarah Fasullo - 45th, Women 30-39
  • Thea Mizuhara - 15th, Women 20-29
  • Cassandra McWade - 21st, Women 20-29
  • Steve “Beast” Hart - AWOL in the Caribbean

St. George to Ancaster (40k)

  • Tim Griffin - 5th, Mens 50-59
  • Aleksandr Sanitickii - 24th, Mens 40-49
  • Benen MacEwen - 6th, Mens 11-15
  • Brenda Zurbi - 20th, Women 50-59
  • Kathleen MacEwen - 2nd, Women 40-49
 Robin, P2A veteran on the final climb to the finish. 

Robin, P2A veteran on the final climb to the finish. 

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