|Midweek Criterium 24APR2012, Ed Veal wins, Chris Firek 2nd|
The weather was so bad, most of us wanted to cancel the race. Andrew believed the Canadian weather forecast that called for no rain, Bob believed the US weather forecast that called for rain. The truth was somewhere in between. A little rain, a little sleet, a rainbow, more wind than the reported 20kph. Yes, Spring racing in Ontario. The weather, everybody complains, nobody does anything about it. Enough about the weather. Results, Video, read on, brothers and sisters...
34 diehards showed up and raced. A lot of these folks showed up wearing Real Deal/La Bicicletta garb, this usually means there is going to be some hurt given out. Indeed, tonight, this was the case.
More predictable than the rain, is the inevitiable field lapping Ed Veal (Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta) breakaway. This time the gathering at the pointy end of the race was a small affair, inclusive only of one other, Wheels of Bloor's, Chris Firek. Equitably trading pulls, these two shot off the front, and closed the 900m gap on the other in about a dozen laps. Midweek gave these two their own sprint finish, which was won by Ed Veal. It was a close and powerful sprint, up the hill and into the wind. Real Deal Racing's, Mike Mandel had powered away in his own solo effort to secure 3rd place.
Top ten results below:
1) Ed Veal, Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta, 57:35
2) Chris Firek, Wheels of Bloor, @ s.t.
Field got the bell at 1 to go
3) Mike Mandel, Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta, 59:50
4) Sean Boileau, Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta, @ 0:04
5) Tim Burton, Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta, @ 0:06
6) Ken Ng, Real Deal Racing/LaBicicletta, @ 0:07
7) Stan Blazek, Kurzawinski Coach, @ 0:08
8) Mark Palma, Sweet Pete's, @ all s.t.
9) Victor Pwu, Wheels of Bloor
10) Andy D'Angelo, Kurzawinski Coach