The month of June has concluded a winning month for New Brunswick at the Canadian Road Championships. It started with the Masters Road Championships on the 11th and 12th in Saint-Calixte, QC and concluded with the Elite and Para Championships from the 25th to the 29th in Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC. Over the course of these events, NB brought home 5 medals, including a red and white National Champions jersey.
At the Masters Championships, Emily Rodger of Fredericton was the winner of the Masters E (Women 30 – 39) Individual Time Trial, with a time of 22:09.81 over the 13.5 km course. She followed this up the next day with a 2nd place finish in the Masters E Road Race, finishing with the same time as the winner. In Masters B (Men 40 – 49) Rod Clarke finished 9th in the ITT. In the Road Race Brian McKeown finished in 16th, with Clarke finishing in 44th. For the Masters C (Men 50-59) Road Race, Charles Cormier represented the province with a 26th place finish.
This past weekend saw competition for Elite, U23, Junior and Para Cycling competitors in Ottawa and Gatineau. Matt Kinnie competed in the ITT and Road Race events in the Para Cycling MH12 – WH34 class and collected two silver medals. Andrew Buzzell took to the starting line in the Elite/U23 Mens ITT and collected a 45th place finish. Ellen Watters racing with her team from The Cyclery / Opus in the Elite/U23 Womens events finished 28th in the Road Race, 18th in the ITT, and brought home a 3rd place finish in the criterium race.
Congrats to all competitors and congratulations on your accomplishments.