Gallery: Queen’s and McGill light up the ECCC Bucknell Cycling Classic

Multiple wins and lots of podiums for students from Canadian universities after a long drive down to race in Pennsylvania

April 2nd, 2019 by | Posted in News | Tags:

Collegiate racing in the northeast of the U.S.’s ECCC resumed after a week off this past weekend and as is so often the case, Canadian universities were very well represented. A Canadian high schooler also left his mark on the weekend. Queen’s and McGill both had strong weekends and big presences in the races. Canadians from both schools picked up wins and numerous strong results at the Bucknell Cycling Classic in Lewisburg, Penn.

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Queen’s once again topped the weekend standings outpacing MIT and Dartmouth. McGill improved from their first weekend finishing seventh despite not fielding teams in any of the point lucrative team time trials. The Queen’s team that drove down from Kingston, Ont. placed an incredible four riders in the top five of the men’s A road race but just missed out on the win when a powerful high schooler went on the attack.

The impressive winner of the men’s A race was 17-year-old Axel Froner of Neil McNeil HS in Toronto who riding without teammates was still able to outmuscle the Queen’s team in his first race of the season.

Queen’s made up for it the next day with Andrew Jonker soloing to victory in the circuit race with brother Ryan finishing third. The twin brothers sit one-two in the overall standings. In women’s A, Chloe DesRoche had a strong weekend with second in the road race and third in the circuit race to maintain her lead in the overall ECCC standings.

From Montreal, the team of five had a long drive down in Penn. but had strong finishes from Nick Kleban taking top-10 placings in both races. Mary Hnatyshyn won both the women’s road race and circuit race while Felix Fournier won the men’s B road race. Also represented down at Bucknell where the University of Toronto. 

ECCC racing continues next weekend at L-Enfer du Nord in Hanover, N.H. and Middlebury, Vermont.