Racing at Tremblant and Hardwood
by Randy Pascal
A pair of recent events would keep members of the Walden Mountain Bike Club (WMBC) Wolfpak Racing Team busy, as five local cyclists took to the
road. One of three to make the trek to Mont Tremblant (Québec), site of the Canada Cuop XCO Series, Paul Guenette continues to post
outstanding results, placing sixth in the Senior Expert grouping.
Racing in the Elite Men's classification, Dave Klaver finished in 19th place, with Eddie Skala in 26th, as the Canada Cup national
series completed one of five stops it will make across the country this summer.
Back in Ontario, Rob St Marseille did not look any worse for the wear, racing for the first time in two years after dealing with shoulder surgery.
St Marseille placed 4th in the 25 kms 50-59 race, covering the course in a time of 1:40:06, while competing at the Singletrack Classic Enduro at
Hardwood Hills in late May.
Teammate Jean St Amour also put down an impressive time, duplicating the fourth place finish of the WMBC president, as St Amour raced in the 25
kms FatBike Open category.
Wolfpak members will be busy in June, as well, travelling to Horseshoe Valley for a Canada Cup race, and heading away to a second Ontario stop in the
series one week later at Hardwood Hills.
The Walden Mountain Bike Club has also confirmed the date of (Sunday) July 24th for the Mountain Bike Tour component of the Sudbury Fitness
Challenge). Youth racing (9 & under, 12 & under) will cover distances of 350m and 700m, while the older crew will tackle the challenges of either five,
ten or twenty kilometres.
Further information, as well as on-line registration, can be accessed via the club website at "www.waldenmbc.ca".