2022 Race Results

OCA OCup Road Series & P2A/Paris 2 Ancaster 70km

Coach Serena has been busy busy training and competing in the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) O-Cup Road Race Series.  Serena also took part in the P2A / Paris 2 Ancaster 70km event.  Its great to see racing on again, as it marks the first time in 2 years that there has been any events on due to the hiatus that the Covid pandemic brought upon us all.

OCup #1 / The Mosport Classic was a definitely cool spring day with a few flurries mid way through the race. The 4 km loop in Durham region provides a 50m vertical providing opportunities for the pack to split up. Add in a blustery wind and you have everything for a challenging course. Unfortunately, a dropped chain on lap3 meant Serena lost contact with the main pack. She worked hard on her own riding solo for the most part yet still posting a personal best average speed of 29.6 kph for the 50+ km event.

Paris 2 Ancaster provided a spectacular day with sunshine. Although the course was dry mostly, the mud shoots were still muddy. By the end Serena had at least another 5lbs of mud caked on her mountain bike but that didn’t slow her down. Serena won the 16-19 category, and amongst all 118 female competitors she placed 7th. With a pulled pork sandwich in hand post race, she was definitely pleased with the day. Not to mention, holding an average of 26.2 kph was the fastest Serena has held on her MTB. Sweet work!

OCup #2 / The Calabogie Classic took us all the way out to the Ottawa Valley region to yet another race car track but like P2A, the weather was gorgeous with the sun shining and temperatures well into the double digits.  The women’s Elite 3 peloton stuck together for the entire event until the last corner where the bunch sprint started. Unfortunately, a crash in the last corner pushed Serena almost out onto the grass but she managed to stay on the tarmac and stay within reach of the leaders.  A final push yielded a 7th place finish and an average speed of well over 35kph for 50km! Yet another personal best.

Amazing work Serena!

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Results are available at racetiming.ca

OCup #1 – Mosport Results

Paris 2 Ancaster Results

There were 118 female competitors in total in the P2A 70km event

OCup #3 – Calabogie Results

OCA Track Cycling Provincials

Early March saw the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) Track Cycling Provincial competition held at the Milton Velodrome. The three day event held the sprint events on Friday & Saturday, with the endurance events all day long on Sunday. jTOEST Coaches Mark & Serena competed in their first ever Track Provincials, and also competed for the first time ever in Elite Men & Women categories (there was no specific U23 category). What an awesome experience!

Mark squared off against former Canadian Hour Record Holder Ed Veal and National Track Team cyclist/Olympian Michael Foley alongside many other top cyclists in the Scratch, Elimination and Points Race events. Serena competed against Elite & top Junior women including National Team member Erin Attwell and finished on the podium in the Elimination race. Unfortunately, in the Points Race just as Serena was starting to find her flow, she suffered a ‘mechanical’ (the Boa closure on her shoe popped off) causing her to have to withdraw early. A huge thank you to GEARS Bike store for remedying the shoe issue, Serena is back fully equipped and race ready.

Stay tuned!  Results from upcoming events of your coaches will be coming shortly and hopefully with Covid restrictions being eliminated we can look forward to Kids of Steel and TriKids events in the summer so that jTOEST athletes can put their training to the test too.