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2012 Killington Stage Race-Wrap Up

The Killington Stage Race continued Sunday with the individual time trial. Ambrose was the only Canadian in the 50+ category, as they hit the road for the short but hilly 17.6km time trial. Ambrose put in a time of 26:11.30, good enough for 20th spot in an extremely competitive division. To put this in perspective, if Ambrose was in the 40+ category he would have been 8th. We’re talking world class athletes in this race! Checking back, Ambrose was 10 seconds slower than last year, but other riders lost more time compared to last year. Haluk Sarci, last year’s overall winner, dropped well over 2 minutes, and William Thompson, who was 3rd in last year’s TT, dropped about 38 seconds. A few guys managed to improve their times over last year, but it was unusual, likely due to a drastic change in wind direction.

 

Going into the finale on Monday, a 99km road race, Ambrose was 3:26 behind the leader. As usual a small pack of about 15 including Ambrose broke away from the field, getting some good separation before hitting the big mountain to finish the race. The last 8km is a nasty bit of business, basically climbing up a ski hill. Ambrose got to the finish in 10th spot, behind some of the toughest 50+ riders in the US.

 

In the overall standings, Ambrose jumped to 10th place after the road race, 5:52 off the pace. Brian Batke was the overall winner, with Kevin Hines taking second. Batke was 5th overall in the 50-54 category at the US national time trial championships in 2010. Hines was second in the 50-54 age group at the World Cylco-cross Championships in January. These guys are fast!

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2012 Killington Stage Race-Stage 1

May 27, 2012

 

While the Cabot Trail Relay is in full swing in our back yard, Ambrose Delaney is taking another crack at the Killington Stage Race in Vermont this weekend.

This is a big race with 500 athletes showing up in 11 categories. Ambrose is racing in the 50+ category with 49 other riders. After the first of three stages, Ambrose is sitting in 7th place, only 43 seconds behind the leader. The stage finished with 2 riders 31 seconds ahead of the field, while Ambrose and 39 others sprinted for 3rd place, racing for precious time bonuses given to the first 5 across the line.

Next up is the 17.6km individual time trial. Ambrose was 15th in the TT last year, and finished 8th overall at the end of the three stage race. He hits the road at 12:05 this afternoon, trying to smash last year’s time of 26:01.28 and put himself in a good position to challenge the top riders in the mountains tomorrow.

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Introduction to Triathlon

 

FrameWork Cycle & Fitness, 273 Townsend St,  Sydney will host the third annual “Introduction to Triathlon” session presented by Cape Breton Barbarians, Julie Curwin, her husband Chris Milburn, and Vince Nicholson, Monday, June 4 at 5:30PM.

 

Julie Curwin was a member of the Canadian Long-Distance Triathlon Team for several years, and is a veteran of nearly 200 races, including the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.  She was female Triathlete of the Year in Ontario, and was second at Ironman Korea in 2006.  Chris Milburn has completed over 100 triathlons, and has been competing in running races for more than 25 years. Vince Nicholson has 5 years of triathlon experience, from sprint to Ironman distance.  He is a member of the 2012 national age group sprint triathlon team, for which he will be competing this October in New Zealand.

 

Julie will talk about pre-race prep and swim.

 

Vince will talk about T1 and bike

 

Chris will talk about T2 and run

 

The session will be approximately 1 hour long and will cover the basics of equipment (bike type and fit, running shoes, wetsuits and goggles, triathlon outfits,) setup at the race, and training plans. There will be lots of opportunity for Q&A.  Anyone with an interest in triathlon is welcome to attend.

 

There are no fees or memberships required to attend any of these introductory sessions. For more details contact Bill Goldston, 902-567-1909 or email team@frameworkfitness.com

 

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*Sell your bike here*

Lots of people ask us if we take trade-ins on bikes. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the space to handle used bikes. So, we thought we’d try giving you a place to buy and sell used bikes.

 

For now, we are going to provide this space only to people who buy their bike from us. If you bought a new bike from us and need to get rid of your old one, send us the details and a few pics and we’ll post it up in our Used Equipment Section.

 

Send the details, description, asking price, contact info, pics and weblinks to info@frameworkfitness.com

 

You can list a bike you bought from us in the past, or if you bought a bike from us recently, you can list bikes you bought elsewhere.

 

We will not give any warranty or value on bikes listed for sale. These listings are for personal use only. Take all normal precautions whether you are buying or selling.

 

Not sure whether you should keep your old bike? Here are two formulas to determine how many bikes you should own.

Bikes=N + 1

(N=The number of bikes you own now)

or

Bikes=S – 1

(S=The number of bikes that would cause separation from your partner)

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FrameWork Racing on the podium again

Road racing is in full swing again this year. Last weekend was the second race of the season as the athletes met in Pictou County for first time. The course is one of the smoothest on the Bicycle Nova Scotia circuit, rolling over 20 kilometers of nearly new pavement between New Glasgow and Pictou, NS. After 6 laps averaging over 40kph three riders had built a seven minute lead over the rest of the pack. That led to a mad dash for the finish line with over 100 athletes and fans cheering them on up the final climb to the finish. Jason Grover picked up the win edging out Jamie Lamb and Ambrose Delaney at the line.

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