2015 Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

The 22nd annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race took place last Sunday, April 26th. Weather cooperated – the course was dry and fast, except for the usual muddy sections.

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Bob Haufler (#553) of Midweek Cycling Club leads a small group of Wave 1 riders on Paris to Cambridge Rail Trail

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Another group of Wave 1 riders, led by Pat Biegalski (#420) of Beaches Cycling Club (Toronto) and Dave Enns (#644) of the Cyclepath Oakville Race Team

This year, the 70k race was really close to 70 km. A new rectangular addition in the middle of the course included farm lanes running through the LUNA Project grounds.

A first-time participant, Jeremy MARTIN, riding for Rocky Mountain Bicycle, won the race in impressive 2h 00′ 57′ with an average speed of 34.2km/h. Last year’s winner, Anthony CLARK of Squid Bikes, placed second, and Matt SURCH of Tekne Cycle Club placed third.

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The breakaway group: Jeremy Martin (#94), Matt Surch (#17), Anthony Clark (#1), and Mike Garrigan (#4) enter Harrisburg.

The winner in women’s category was Ellen Van Loy (Telenet – Fidea) who finished the race in 2h 14′ 07” with an average speed of 30.9 km/h. She was closely followed by Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo Cycling Team) and Christine Vardaros (Stevens Pro Cycling).

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Ellen Van Loy on the Killer Hill, as she approaches the finish line at the top of Martin Road Trail in Ancaster.

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Gabby Durrin in Harrisburg

Christine Vardanos
Christine Vardanos on the Killer Hill

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Ellen Van Loy and Jeremy Martin, awards ceremony at the Ancaster Community Centre

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L to R: Anthony Clark, Jeremy Martin, and Matt Surch, awards ceremony

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L to R: Gabby Durrin, Ellen Van Loy, and Christine Vardanos, awards ceremony

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List of major Sponsors

Related Links:

  • 2015 P2A race official results are HERE
  • Pictures from 2013 and 2014 P2A race are HERE – (Free Download)
  • Pictures from 2015 P2A race are posted HERE
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