Super fun but super hard race series comes to an end – time to take the fitness gained during the winter race series and take it out on the road for Summer!   Thanks to Mike, Paul, Jamie, Aimee & Liv over at the Peak Centre as well as the rest of the participants of the race series!

Here’s the wrap up commentary below:

**Via Peak Centre For Human Performance Vancouver

Peak Centre Winter Racing Series 2009-10 – Final GC Results & Alpe D’Huez Results

The sixth annual Peak Centre Winter Racing Series has officially come to a close!  I hope you all enjoyed the series this year.  We had 115 people participate in the series between the locations in Ottawa, Montreal, Burlington and Vancouver with the majority racing right here in Vancouver.

We had some technical difficulties getting the results for the last couple of stages up on the web but they are up now including the final GC results.  I apologize for the inconvenience and I will make sure this doesn’t happen again next year by having a local link for the results.  The results can be found at:

Vancouver was represented well in the series this year with strong performances coming in all categories.  We managed to take 3 of the top 5 places in both the overall Men’s A and Men’s B GC Standings and we took 1 of the top 5 places on the women’s side.  We were also very well represented in the Sprint and King of the Mountain categories.  Well done Vancouver!

Men’s A category

Congratulations to Roger Lee who represented Vancouver well and took the overall title in the Men’s A category with 228 points and a substantial point lead over the rest of the field.  Mike McIvor of Vancouver placed 2nd with 195 points just nudging out Alex Gagnon of Ottawa who placed 3rd with 176 points. Brian Griffin of Vancouver rode stronger and stronger as the series progressed and clinched 4th place overall with 169 points.  Glen Budgell of Ottawa rounded out the top 5 with 129 points.

Men’s B Category

On the Men’s B side, Richard Humphries of Vancouver held off all competitors and took the top spot with 184 points.  John Forsyth, also of Vancouver, clinched 2nd place overall with 169 points.  Matt Reid of Burlington placed 3rd with 160 points and Brad Kahn of Vancouver tied for 4th place with Darrin Grace of Ottawa with 152 points.

Women’s Category

On the women’s side, Richele Frank of Vancouver, a new comer to the series, managed to take 3rd place with 160 points in a very competitive women’s field.  Ottawa dominated the rest of the women’s top 5 with Tenille Hoogland and Sophie Matte tied for first place with 209 points each.  Wendy Blagdon and Carol Deavy finished 4th and 5th with 156 and 150 points respectively.

Sprint Competition

The Sprint competition points are based on max watts per kilogram calculations in the designated sprint stages of the series.

On the men’s side Tavis Yeung of Vancouver clinched first place with points with some awesome late season sprinting.  Alex Gagnon of Ottawa took the second spot with 44 points and Tony Zachery of Ottawa placed 3rd with 40 points.

On the Women’s side Sophie Matte of Ottawa took top spot with 77 points, Carol Deavy of Ottawa was 2nd with 49 points and Richele Frank of Vancouver placed 3rd with 41 points.

King of the Mountain Competition

The KoM points were based on average watts per kilogram power outputs on the designated KoM stages in the series.

On the Women’s side it was a Ottawa dominated podium with Carol Deavy, Sue Schlatter and Sophie Matte dominating the field.

The Men’s side was won by Roger Lee of Vancouver with 92 points.  Second place went to Alex Gagnon of Ottawa with 80 points and Brian Griffin of Vancouver placed 3rd with 62 points.

Alpe D’Huez – Bonus Stage 19

There were just 7 brave souls who chose to battle it out on the hallowed slopes of Alpe D’Huez as a ‘bonus’ stage at the end of the series.  The course was a repeat of the 15.5 km individual time trial stage up the slopes of Alpe D’Huez in the 2004 Tour de France where Lance Armstrong won in an impressive 39:41.  These 7 brave souls attacked the mountain with the support of a team to drag them to the top.  As seemed to happen during the last few stages of the series, the overall spot was contested between Roger Lee and Brian Griffin.  Brian raced first and set a time of 50:00.3 that was going to be very tough to beat.  Roger rode a smart race and had enough at the end to just get under Brian’s time with a 49.55.3.  Paul Hatano put in his best ride so far this season to place 3rd in a time of 57:43.2.

A big congratulations to all who raced the series this year.  Next year we’re looking at dividing the series into a Fall Session running from October to December and a Winter Session running from January to March.  Stay tuned as we will send out details as they get finalized.

Good luck with your racing this year!



Mike McIvor

Peak Centre for Human Performance – Vancouver

101-4181 East Hastings Street

Burnaby, B.C., V5C 2J3

Tel: 604-299-7959  Fax:  1-866-752-5264


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