The 2021 season ends on a high note for the Center Multisports cycling club. After winning the Quebec Cup with the U-17 Espoirs, Jonathan Hinse (Vaudreuil-Dorion) finished on the third step in the cumulative of the three events of the Provincial Road Championships which took place in Contrecoeur on August 28 and 29.
In the first event, a 7.8km time trial, Jonathan did well with a 5th place. In the afternoon, he won the 29km criterium in the sprint, which ended at an average speed of 42.8km/hr!
In the road race the next day over a distance of 62km, Jonathan missed the good breakaway of five riders, but he consoled himself by regulating the sprint of the peloton which arrived 2mn48 after the breakaway. This road race ended at an impressive average speed of 45.6 km/hr. For U-17s!
We must also highlight the excellent performances first of Christophe Massé (Coteau-du-Lac) in the U-15s who finished 8th overall (7th, 5th and 10th in the three events) and Gabriel Séguin (Les Cèdres ) who gave us a thunderous sprint in the road race by finishing 3rd in the peloton, a few centimeters behind the Hinse rocket.
Among the U-17 girls, Maude Brazeau (Beauharnois) finished the championship with a 5th place overall. His best result of the weekend was an excellent 3rd place in the individual time trial. Another youngster to watch for next season, Alexia Nolet (St-Polycarpe) in the U-13 who has shown us great skills on the bike despite a lack of experience and training that she will be able to fill in the next few years. months since she has just joined the Sports-Studies cycling program at the Centre Multisports.
At the Canadian Masters Championships held in Victoriaville on September 3, 4 and 5, Véronique Vandersmissen (Coteau-du-Lac), in the Masters women aged 45-54, finished on the 3rd step of the podium in the on the road (65km). On a very demanding course with seven major climbs including that of Rang Craig, a 3.9km bump with a 1km section at 18%, the regular of the Perfo Bike Zone of the Multisports Center stayed at the head of the peloton until ‘on the penultimate wall, a 300-meter steep climb located 8km from the finish (slope varying between 15% and 18%). She could not hold the wheel of the fastest and finished 2mn28 from the lead.
On Friday for the Masters B men (45-54 years old), the coach of the ZVP Opto-Réseau club, Michel Brazeau (Coteau-du-Lac), finished the individual time trial in an excellent 6th position. The weather was particularly trying at the very beginning of the event, the wind intensifying and the hail getting involved. In the road race the next day over a distance of 110km, the men faced the terrible climb of Rang Craig four times. Michel finished in 13th place, satisfied with his effort having given everything he could.
The conclusion of the cycling season will take place on the weekend of September 10, 11 and 12 in Beauce with the holding of the Canadian Junior and Elite Championships. Our only representative, Clovis Roy (Vaudreuil-Dorion), who is in his first year with the U-19s, intends to do well there. This boy is driven by incredible determination in training and his physical progress in 2021 is remarkable. Road cycling is a long-term development sport and its dedication to getting it right promises a bright future for it.
Club ZVP Opto-Réseau recruits young people from 9 years old to adults (Masters).