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Cape Breton cycling speedster, Ambrose Delaney of FrameWork Racing made his mark at this year’s Coupe des Ameriques, in Sutton, Quebec on Sunday. Commonly referred to as the North American masters championship, this 4 stage road race combines a short hill climb stage, an even shorter time trial, a short road race and finally a difficult long road race.
Delaney struck gold on the final stage, winning the 118 kilometer race by 3 seconds on Sunday morning. “After losing time in the first two stages, I had nothing to lose in the final stage, so I attacked the field throughout the race trying for the stage win. I finally got a break from the field and kept the pressure on every time we went up hill.” said Delaney who specializes in long races with difficult climbs. Sunday’s victory came less than a month after an impressive second place in the final stage of Le Grand Prix Cycliste de Charlevoix, another elite stage race held annually in Quebec.
Delaney cracked the top 10 in the first stage finishing 1:11 behind the stage winner on Canada Day. The 13 kilometer stage 2 time trial proved more difficult, but Delaney held his own finishing in 19th place out of 48 riders from all over North America. The short road race helped Delaney climb back up the standings, finishing 8th overall only 11 seconds behind the winner.
After combining times from all four stages in Master C for ages 50 to 59, Delaney finished 9th overall, just 9 seconds behind 8th place finisher Scott Clark of Halifax.