Featured Video: Canada’s Hell of the North – Paris to Ancaster Classic Race

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Canada’s Paris to Ancaster Classic is quickly becoming the North American Paris Roubaix, only with far more dirt and trails than the fame French classic. As last week’s Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings reported, cyclocrosser Adam Myerson had a blast and a top ten finish, but Michael Garrigan, former Canadian cyclocross Worlds team member, took another win, with Sue Palmer-Komar winning the women’s division.

The folks at CRTV are putting together a documentary of the 18th edition of the Paris to Ancaster bicycle race, but already have a pretty comprehensive trailer that highlights the racing and terrain. 2000 participants toed the line with some Elite cyclocrossers, and given the number of mountain bikes at the start, it’s clear that the course and trails presented quite a challenge for most.

Enjoy it below, or in larger format here.

Full results can be found here.

 

 

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3 comments
T.Hudson
T.Hudson

Awesome footage. When does 2012 registration open. I think I need to leave the west for this one! CX bike is the only way to go for this race by the looks of it. PERFECT!!!

Kevin
Kevin

I've ridden P2A a few times and now raced it a few times. It's a wonderful event because it's serious racing up front, but serious fun no matter what your abilities.
The distance (60k) makes it tough if you only ride CX, but all the off road will definitely have you glad you have CX skills.
And the hill at the end is far steeper than tougher than it appears in that video...

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