WolfPak send three to Ontario Cup and 8 Hour Relay
by Randy Pascal
Regardless of the location or the length of the race, the Walden Mountain Bike Club Wolfpak Racing Team is finding a way to make sure their
presence is felt, right across the province.
Three representatives of the local club competed in Kingston earlier this month, site of the Substance Projects Ontario Cup XCO event. First
year rider Luukas Ovaska enjoyed the top placing for the "Pak", finishing first in the Cadet Sport 15-16 male division in a time of 1:03:08.
Ian Sagle continues to post impressive results, crossing the line in fourth place in the Masters Expert 30-39 grouping (1:00:14), while veteran
Alex Anstice was eighth in the same bracket, recording a time of 1:08:05.
The WolfPak were back on the podium one week later at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre southwest of Barrie, with a trio of Walden cyclists tackling
the challenging Opus Epic 8 Hour Relay.
Sagle moved up to second place (Male Under 40) with the longer distance, completing 13 laps of the 10 kilometre course in a time of 7:51.39. Paul
Guenette was only two places behind, clocking in at 8:12:21 over the same distance, while Marc Rioux earned a silver medal in the 40-49 Master
Male category, riding alongside Guenette in a near identical time of 8:12:20.
The WolfPak will now prepare for a very busy stretch, competing at the Singletrack Challenge on May 27th in Barrie, followed by Canada Cup
races on consecutive weekends, June 11th and 18th.