Thursday, July 12, 2007

Canadian National Road Championships

The race for Canada's top cyclist is over.

Down in the Beauce this week Cameron Evans won the Elite men's road race at the Canadian Championships.

Gina Grain of Vancouver won the Elite womans road race.

Christian Meier of B.C. and Quebec's Émilie Roy were the winners in the under-23 races.

Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria and Anne Samplonius (at age 39!) of Montreal won the time trial races.

Complete results can be found here at

These people worked hard and dedicated a lot of time, sweat, and dedication to achieving these victories. Good Job!

And a good job goes out to each and every competitor, all the race volunteers, and the sponsors too.

The national championships are officially The Tim Horton's Canadian National Road Championships.

Tim Horton's - a donut chain is sponsoring an athletic competition? The Canadian cycling Federation will accept anyone as a sponsor, it seems.

It's up to the individual to make Informed Menu Choices - Go here for a Tim Horton's menu calorie information. Too much work? Avoid the Banana Nut muffin calorie bomb, and that healthy-sounding Raisin Bran muffin has 750 mg of sodium... ack heart attack! (Marion Nestle's great book "What to Eat" (now in paperback)

While I'm at it, maybe someone at Tim's could pick up all those discarded Tim Horton's coffee cups littering roadsides all across this giant country of ours?


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