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March 2009 to May 2009
Swine Flu postpones Pan Am Championships. Trek Red Truck Team Members were to represent Canada on the road.
The Canadian Cycling Association had announced that three Trek Red Truck Team Members will represent Canada at the 2009 UCI Road and Track Pan Am Championships being held in Chihuahua, Mexico from May 8th to 15th, 2009. However in the light of the Swine Flu outbreak the race has been postponed. The elite men’s team features Rob Britton (BC), Dave Vukets (ON) and Jamie Sparling (AB) of our Trek Red Truck Racing Team. Rounding out the road race team. Cam Evans (BC) currently riding for Team OUCH out of the US along with Will Routley (BC) of Team Jelly Belly and Charles Dionne (QC), of Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living. All have had an excellent start to the season and are excited to show their form at Pan Am’s. The road team is capable of medaling in the road race and individual time trial. The urban race circuit through Chihuahua features a challenging 500m long climb with an average inclination of 15%. The conditions will be hot with a temperature around 40°C. The Elite and U23 men will race together for 169km and the women will race a distance of 90km. The ITT course is on a flat 19.5km circuit. The men will do two laps for a distance of 39km. According to Jacques Landry, Chief Technical Officer with the Canadian Cycling Association, “the Canadian Team will be looking to gather UCI points and by the same token offer our selected athletes a great development opportunity, so they are very motivated to get results at the Pan American Championships and they should be coming home with a handful of medals”.
Leah Guloien and Jenny Trew to represent Canada at home and abroad
Leah Guloien and Jenny Trew have also been invited by the CCA to race for the National team at various international events. Leah will be heading to the Montreal World Cup, the Tour de Montreal and Tour de PEI during the summer. Jenny Trew is currently in Sambreville, Belgium preparing for numerous races troughout Europe n the coming weeks. Good Luck Ladies!
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7th Annual Race The Ridge 2009 Trek Red Truckâ€™s Vukets Wins Overall
April 27, 2009 - Sunny skies, and tough, technical courses helped make Local Ride's, Race The Ridge 2009 one of the best yet. In it's 7th year, this Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows based stage race on BC's west coast has become well known as one of the toughest races in the province. This year didn't disappoint the 180 strong riders who came to challenge the three new courses Stage 1 was a 10 km road loop with a long, steady climb and 2 fast, technical descents. In the end, Jamie Sparling, Trek Red Truck Racing Presented by Mosaic Homes won the Cat 1/2 men while Alison Testroete, Total Restoration Cycling Team won the women's. Stage 2 took place Sunday morning with a flat, 16 km time trial with numerous corners to challenge the riders. Dave Vukets of Trek Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes won in a time of 20:04 while Laura Brown, Local Ride Racing ripped up the course in a time of 22:53 taking the top women's honours. The final stage was a 2km circuit race using a gravel section of dyke as a part of the course. Spectators packed the dirt corner going into the paved strait away watching racers battle for position while dust and gravel filled the air. With the recent cancellation of the local Harris Roubaix, riders appreciated the opportunity to taste some April dirt in Pitt Meadows. Evan Guthrie, Total Restoration won the men's race while Stephanie Roorda, Jazz Apple Cycling Team won the sprint for the women. As the dust settled, race organizer Barry Lyster felt pleased with the weekends proceedings. "I'm stoked about the way the weekends race unfolded. With so many races being cancelled out here, and our race without a major sponsor, just pulling it off and having so muchsupport from volunteers and the race community means we can look forward to a race in 2010. The overall GC men's Cat 1/2 went to Dave Vukets of Trek Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes while the women's GC went to Stephanie Roorda, Jazz Apple Cycling Team. WOMEN - OVERALL RESULTS
MEN - OVERALL RESULTS
1 Stephanie Roorda - Jazz Apple Cycling Team 2 Alison Testroete - Total Restoration Cycling Team 3 Jessica Hannah - Total Restoration Cycling Team 4 Kristine Brynjolfson - Westwood Cycle / Cannondale 5 Amy Herlinveaux - Trek Red Truck Racing 6 Jennifer Schulz - Fresh Air Experience 7 Chelsea Bilsbarow - Local Ride Racing 8 Shoshuana Laxson - Local Ride Racing 9 Gillian Moody - Total Restoration Cycling Team 10 Lisa Dorian - Mighty Riders
1 Dave Vukets - Trek Red Truck Racing 2 Jamie Sparling - Trek Red Truck Racing 3 Christiaan Devries - Total Restoration Cycling Team 4 Tim Abercrombie - Garneau Evolution 5 Mike Sidic - Garneau Evolution 6 Nic Hamilton - Trek Red Truck Racing 7 Owen Harrison - Total Restoration Cycling Team 8 Cyrus Kangarloo - Team H&R-BLOCK KONA 9 Dan Skinner - Garneau Evolution 10 Adam Thuss - Trek Red Truck Racing
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Trekâ€™s own Nathan MacDonald asked to represent Britsh Columbia at Canada Summer Games and Europe
UPCOMING RACES Campbell Heights Road Race, Surrey May 23, 2009 Tom Binnie Criterium, Surrey May 24, 2009 Mount Hood Stage Race, Oregon Wed Jun 3, 2009 Mon Jun 8, 2009 Westside Classic, Vancouver Sun Jun 7, 2009 - Mon Jun 8, 2009 Kelowna Stage Race Sat Jun 13, 2009 Mon Jun 15, 2009 Tour De White Rock Fri Jul 17, 2009 - Mon Jul 20, 2009 Cascade Classic, Oregon Wed Jul 22, 2009 Mon Jul 27, 2009
Trek Red Truckâ€™s Rob Britton wins the 2009 Tour of Walla Walla for a second straight year. Walla Walla, WA. - Rob Britton (Trek Red Truck Racing Team p/b Mosaic Homes), struck gold for a second year in a row at the Tour of Walla Walla. Rob captured 1st place finish in the Time Trial and 4th place in the Waitsburg Road Race. Despite crashing hard in the criterium Rob held onto the overall GC by 4 seconds. Jamie Sparling won the Waitsburg Road Race by riding away from the field in true strongman fashion..while on a borrowed bike (Thank you DEVO). Tyler Trace snagged 2nd place in the Lellog Hollow Road Race. Jenny Trew picked up a well deserved 2nd place in the downtown criterium The Trek Red Truck Team also took 2nd overall Team GC for the weekend by putting 3 riders in the top ten, Rob 1st, Nic Hamilton in 6th, and Jamie Sparling in 10th overall.
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Trek Red Truck wins 8 out of 10 Spring Series Races and captures overall Series Title The 2009 dEVo Spring Series culminated with the Escape Velocity Stage Race on April 14th. Over 125 racers braved inclement weather to battle for the coveted overall omnium in each category. Saturday was a split day, with the very technical Old Yale criterium in the morning, and the flat and fast River Road time trial in the afternoon. The B race was perhaps the most aggressive with U23 riders fighting for spots on Team BC at the Canada Summer Games. In the end it was track riders showing their sprinting skills with young gun Boris Martin (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) taking the bunch gallop followed closely by the 'Flying Squirrel' Jacob Schwingboth (Garneau Evolution) and Marcel Aarden (H&R Block Kona). The A race was also very aggressive with Tyler Trace (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) just catching a late solo move by Matt Potma (H&R Block Kona). Murray Solem (Glotman Simpson), young Yukonian Jesse Reams (dEVo) and Will Routley (Jelly Belly) rounded out the top five.
The afternoon time trial saw some blistering times. The B race was once again a hard-fought affair with young powerhouse Mike Rothengatter (H&R Block Kona) narrowly taking a one second win over Nathan MacDonald (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes). The A race saw a mind-blowing time of 14:18 set by Rob Britton (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) with Will Routley (Jelly Belly) coming in just two seconds off Britton's mark. The criterium and time trial set the stage for showdowns in each category in Sunday's road race.The B group came down to an excrutiating two-up sprint, with Nathan MacDonald taking the win. The A race was a Trek Red Truck affair. Overall contender Will Routley (Jelly Belly) had an untimely flat ending his race prematurely, and Britton took the race under control with a convincing win on the stage and overall. Jamie Sparling (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) took second, and Curtis Dearden (Westwood Cycle/Cannondale) put in a gutsy ride for third. Overall Stage Race team round up. Cirterium: Tyler Trace 1st, Jamie Sparling 6th, Rob Britton 8th ITT: Rob 1st, Nic H. 4th, Dave V. 5th, Jamie S. 6th, Tyler T. 12th Road Race: Rob 1st, Jamie 2nd, Tyler T. 6th, Nic H. 7th
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Trek Red Truck Pre Season Training Camp Santa Rosa, California 2009
Feb 28th to March 8th -The Trek Red Truck Racing team p/b Mosaic Homes recently conducted their first pre season training camp from Feb 28th – March 8th in Santa Rosa California. Based in Levi Leipheimer’s hometown and favourite training roads, the 9 day camp was a tremendous success and the team was able to log some great training miles in preparation for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for the first few days of the camp, but the wet weather didn’t dampen the team’s spirits as they rode in some of the most scenic and challenging terrain in North America. Epic training rides included many of the same roads used for the Tour of California including Kings Ridge, Trinity and Ida Clayton. Levi’s personal motor pacer led the team on the last days ride and posed for pictures with the team. Perched on a hill-top overlooking the valley and the city of Santa Rosa, the team enjoyed fresh meals prepared daily by nutritionist’s Catherine Wright and Linda Carr.
In addition to long days in the saddle, the camp included a full agenda with evening meetings, a media event at the new Trek Store in Santa Rosa, and photo sessions with Brian Green Photography. It was also a great opportunity to break in the team’s new Sugoi clothing, and the new Trek Bikes, which received rave reviews. The week was capped off with a team dinner at the famous Riviera Restaurant, which is a local favourite among cyclists, and where a Trek Red Truck Jersey will likely be hung on the wall along with other cycling paraphernalia. The Trek Red Truck cycling team p/b Mosaic Homes would like to thank everyone involved in organising the camp for their assistance and support, and especially to the team’s sponsors for making this event a tremendous success.
First Edition of 2009 Team Newsletter