What: 6.4km Prologue
When: 2pm, Saturday, June 30
Where: Township Rd 250 and Highway 22 near the top of the little hill
The Course: Township Rd 250 to Springbank Airport (see map below)
Meeting point at 2pm: Wentworth Tim Horton's (same as Wheelers Ride start) to ride over, or park at the Springbank Airport if you are short on time.
This Saturday the "Mac Daddy" of all bike races Le Tour de France kicks of. This year the ASO has brought back the Prolouge, a 6.4km sufferfest in Liege (you may have heard of this Beglian town from Leige-Bastone-Leige).
We are looking to continue a Speed Theory tradition of doing our own Prolouge, same day, same distance (slightly different course). The pros are racing through downtown Liege on a basically flat course with several turns, our couse is downhill, dead straight and hopefully massively downwind. The challenge is to see if we can beat ANY of the pros time over the same distance. We are going early pm to give everyone plenty of time to watch the Tour, check all the cycling sites and still get out to race!
It is likely the winner in the TDF Prologue will do their course in around 7:00 - 7:15 and based on the time gaps from the 2010 Prologue the last place guy should be somewhere around 8:20, just to give you something to shoot for.
The race is super bare bones. We can do it with as few as one volunteer to handle end timing, whoever is starting last will need to double as our starter (I will explain on race day). If we wanted to go deluxe and had 3 volunteers we would have a starter, holder and finish timer.
Please leave a comment 1) if you are planning on doing the race and 2) if you are willing to volunteer.
Sat. 9am Calgary Wheelers Ride | Thurs. Night Training (TNT) 6:30pm | Wed. 6:30pm WNS | Tues. 6:00pm Crits