Race Report: Quebec Cup Round 3 - Mont-Bélu25 août
The Province's racing brigade and its teams gathered in Saguenay/Lac St Jean, just two hours north of Quebec City, this past weekend for the third round of Quebec Cup series. The venue, Mont Bélu, was situated in the La Baie borough and overlooked the smaller surrounding township and industry.
Phil Ricard has been chomping at the heels of top podium spot all season long. There were mistakes made or other malfunctions that denied him the victory in past weekends. 'Philly Steak' finally put together an impressive time that had him in the hot seat until the last rider down, securing the number one spot at the end of the day!
The Lama Cycles race team had an extra rider in the pits over the weekend by the likes of team manager, Christophe Perreault. He decided after a two year hiatus that this race might suit his style and gave it a go. He got up to pace quite quickly, finishing off with a third place in the Expert category! The rest of the team had a successful weekend as well. Phil Ricard (mentioned above) was the fastest man down the hill on Sunday! He got that monkey off his back and is looking forward to the Quebec Champs race later next month. Lucas Rey-Sierro was very close to putting one in the bag in the Cadet/U17 class. He settled for a second spot but is looking to change all that before the end of the season. Liam Rourke pushed his bike all weekend long looking for extra seconds to knock off and some tricky lines to go with it. Unfortunately for him, he slid out during his race run costing him a potential spot somewhere on the podium.
This huge team success is only possible with the best products, riders, and support out there. We would like to welcome our new sponsors to the Lama Cycles team for 2015 and to thank the rest for their significant commitment to the program. In addition to Lama Cycles distribution co. and NS Bikes, the Lama Cycles team are sponsored by:
RaceFace, Dainese, FiveTen, Maxxis, Industry Nine, Formula Brakes, Spy Optic, MRP, Bell Bike Helmets, Manitou Suspension, Maxima, Ski Bromont, Pro Circuit, Thule, NSK and Thomas&Betts.