Quebec cyclists dominate at the 2nd Mountain Bike Canada Cup in Dieppe

Cycling Canada, puis cette année on s’est dit: on va remonter un peu la barre encore”,”text”:”L’année dernière, on avait déjà eu une bonne note d’évaluation de la part de Cycling Canada, puis cette année on s’est dit: on va remonter un peu la barre encore”}}”>Last year, we had already had a good evaluation mark from Cycling Canada, then this year we said to ourselves: we are going to raise the bar a little further, mentioned one of the organizers, Luc Arseneau, less than 48 hours with the competition. Dieppe has quality tracks for such an event, he said on Tuesday.

Eva Poidevin of Cochrane, Alberta won the women’s elite race at the Mountain Bike Canada Cup on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

If the biggest names in mountain biking weren’t all there, that didn’t depress Luc Arseneau. The quality of the event in Dieppe can only improve from year to year, he says. As organizers, it allows us to have one more year to adapt before the big players arrive, the big players arrive.

Two cyclists ride on rocks during a mountain bike competition.

Simon Ruelland (right), of Lac-Beauport, in action during the men’s U19/U17 sprint at the Mountain Bike Canada Cup on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

The local runners, we must not forget them, because it is for them that we do this, toocontinues Luc Arseneau. Yes, we want a Canada Cup, but we want local riders to be able to develop through all of this.

Mountain bike riders are on a mound of dirt during a race.

Rafaëlle Carrier (left), of Lac-Beauport, finished 2nd in the U19 & U17 women’s sprint at the Mountain Bike Canada Cup on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

Rémi Mention, member of the organizing committee, was delighted Thursday with a strong competition. It’s a great experience for the local athletes. We bring the best in Canada to their garden, and then they are proud to be able to show what they are capable ofdid he declare. They are proud to show what they have.

The catwalks

Cyclists from the Quebec region dominated Thursday on the trails of Rotary Park. Maude Ruelland, Rafaëlle Carrier and Lily Rose Marois, all from Lac-Beauport, took the podium in the women’s sprint.

Two cyclists cross the finish line of a mountain bike race.

Maude Ruelland, of Lac-Beauport, wins the U19 & U17 women’s sprint at the Mountain Bike Canada Cup on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Rafaëlle Carrier, also from Lac-Beauport, finished 2nd.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

The men’s sprint was won by Simon Ruelland of Lac-Beauport.

In the elite men’s race, Raphaël Auclair of Quebec City edged Andrew L’Esperance of Halifax at the finish line. An Alberta cyclist, Eva Poidevin, won the elite women’s race.

A cyclist crosses the finish line, another cyclist following him.

Simon Ruelland, of Lac-Beauport, Quebec, wins the men’s U19/U17 sprint ahead of Marc-André Genest, of Mirabel, Quebec, at the Canada Cup mountain bike on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

Sprint feminine U19 & U17

  1. Maude Ruelland, CVM Sigma Assurance (Lac-Beauport, Quebec) — 22:53.6
  2. Rafaëlle Carrier, CVM Sigma Assurance (Lac-Beauport, Quebec) — 22:53.8
  3. Lily Rose Marois, CVM Sigma Assurance (Lac-Beauport, Quebec) — 23:09.0

Sprint male U19 & U17

  1. Simon Ruelland, CVM Sigma Assurance (Lac-Beauport, Quebec) — 22:56.7
  2. Marc-André Genest, Cycling Pays d’en Haut / PG Racing-Team (Mirabel, Quebec) — 22:57.2
  3. Jeremy Laflamme, Ponsse (Quebec) — 22:59.8

Elite, women

  1. Eva Poidevin, CochraneAlberta—22:11.7
  2. Haley Smith, UxbridgeOntario — 22:11.8
  3. Mackenzie Myatt, East PetpeswickNova Scotia — 22:12.0

Elite men

  1. Raphaël Auclair, Quebec — 21:49.3
  2. andrew L’Esperance, Halifax, Nova Scotia — 21:49.4
  3. Logan Sadesky – Canmore, Alta. — 21:49.6
Cyclists in a row behind a ribbon.

Cyclists await the start of the U19 & U17 men’s sprint at the Mountain Bike Canada Cup on August 18, 2019 in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Second from left: Simon Ruelland, of Lac-Beauport, who won the event.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Felix Arseneault

Earlier this week, runners had the opportunity to test the course at Rotary Park. Quebec cyclist William Côté, from the Giant Canada Off Roadwas looking forward to the competition.

fun, très exigeant”,”text”:”Avoir zieuté le parcours, ç’a l’air d’un beau parcours. Ça va être le fun, très exigeant”}}”>Having watched the course, it looks like a nice course. It’s gonna be the funvery demandinghe predicted.

People on a mound of earth in forests, with shovels.

In this photo taken in 2020 and provided by the organizer of the Canada Cup in Dieppe, Luc Arseneau, work is being done to prepare the park’s trails to host the event for the first time in 2021.

Photo: Luc Arseneau / Sports Director

The trails here are beautiful, it’s a little more rolling than in Quebec, for the most part, but it’s still very beautiful trailsdeclared Mikaël Côté, of the Siboire team. I came last year, then it was a very nice event. I’m glad to be back this year too.

Anthony Arseneau, a Dieppois member of the team Project Dialed Inthinks that an annual meeting like this can only be positive for the practice of mountain biking in New Brunswick. I find that having a big event like the Canada Cup happening at Rotary Park, it takes people away, it brings curiosityhe said on Tuesday.

Based on the report by Félix Arseneault

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