Good showing in Belgium for Bessette and Weldon
Para-cyclist Robbi Weldon and her pilot, Brome Lake’s Lynn Bessette, proved their mettle at the recently held “Tour de Belgique”. On the first day of the competition in paracyclism, the two were the fastest women on the road course and finished second in the time trials. “It went well despite Robbi’s cold. The 80 kilometer course was difficult enough with its climbing ‘false flats’ and the wind in our faces,” said Ms. Bessette.
During the final stage of the race on Sunday, the team was the second female tandem team to cross the finish line. The team also finished the competition in the top position in general. “Our objective was to stay with the men as long as possible because we came to this competition to improve. We finally lost them a little early because a female tandem team crashed in front of us and we were not able to catch back up with the men,” said Ms. Bessette.
The team finished the 79.8 kilometre race in 2 h 4 min and 32 s, 18 seconds behind the first place finishers.
Hatleywheelchair athlete Diane Roy has had some impressive results in the past week at two race events in Switzerland. At the
in Pratteln, she finished first in the 5000 metres, and second in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. She was fourth in the 400 metre race. “It was very cold and windy. It was too bad because it is a very fast course, so it was the time to make some
TheBishop’s University Department of Athletics announced Thursday that football Offensive Coordinator Benoit Groulx is leaving the University, with immediate effect.
Groulx, 26, served two seasons as the Gaiters’ Offensive Coordinator, after having been named to the post in January 2010.
“I appreciated the opportunity to move straight from the playing field to a coordinator position, and I ‘A’ standards or Elite standards to qualify for the London Paralympic Games,” said Ms. Roy. In the 1500 metre race, Ms. Roy finished six hundredths of a second behind the first place finisher and rival, American Tatyana Mcfadden.
At the Swiss Championships in Notwill last Sunday, Ms. Roy was third in the 1500 metres, finishing 2 hundredths of a second behind Swiss racer Edith Wolf-hunkeler. Ms. Mcfadden was the first place finisher in that race.