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September 16, 20141 day ago

RealDeal Nation

It may be the end of the season but the racing has been continuing in full force with the RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam squad. This month we have had Crank the Shield, Provincial Duathlon Championships, Provincial Triathlon Championships, World Triathlon Championships, Lachine, and the Blue Mountain Centurion!

This month's MVPs:

Luke Hlavenka
Ontario's biggest mountain bike stage race Crank the Shield was held in Haliburton again this year with the MVP award going to Luke Hlavenka for his 2nd place in the 20-29 behind world cup rider Marc-Antoine Nadon! Luke also pulled off a gold medal at Dufferin Forest's Sausage Suit MTB ITT!


Provincial ITT Champions
Provincial TT Championships hosted by RealDeal and presented by Impala Bicycles was a fantastic day for the team with volunteers, and teammates coming together for a great day of racing! Results were also posted by MVP and paracycling legend Mark Ledo taking the gold yet again! RealDeal's Jamie Gilgen represented the women's ranks with a hard earned bronze to follow her bronze at the Lake of Bays Road Race!


Mike Greenberg
RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam triathlete and MVP Mike Greenberg headed out to Bracebridge for the Provincial Championship Olympic Triathlon where he dominated his field before heading out to World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton where he finished with the bronze medal. Rounding out the championships, he went on to finish 2nd at the National Triathlon Championships!

  • 5th OA and 1st AG Provincial Championship Olympic Triathlon
  • 8th OA and 2nd AG National Triathlon Championships
  • 3rd AG World Triathlon Championships

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    RealDeal Centurions
    RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam's men's road team of Chris Bozek, Larbi Benhabib, and Adam Bird headed out to Blue Mountain for the annual Blue Mountain Centurion (a RealDeal tradition!) where they fought hard and made their presence known among some of the best riders Ontario has to offer! They came away as the day's MVPs with 8th, 18th, and 32nd respectively.

    Marie-Soleil Blais
    Quebec rider and MVP Marie-Soleil has been dominating the scene with multiple podium finishes and a strong road season including:

  • August 5th : 1st on the 9th stage of Lachine
  • August 12th : 2nd on the final (10th) stage of Lachine
  • August 12th : 1st Overall GC Lachine
  • Sept 7th : 2nd Omnium Elite Women Track Qc Provincials

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    Phaedra Kennedy
    RealDeal triathlete, blogger, and MVP Phaedra Kennedy has been tearing up the triathlon world with her regular spot on the top of the podium with finishes including:

  • Aug 7th : 3rd at Real Deal / Morning Glory TT
  • Aug 10th : 3rd O/A and 1st AG Iron Girl Sprint Tri
  • Aug 24th : 3rd O/A, 1st AG Toronto Island Sprint Tri
  • Sept 13th : 1st AG : Lakeside Sprint Tri

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    Chris Bozek
    RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam road team member and MVP Chris Bozek has been demonstrating that he was down but not out as he continues to show strong finishes in his late season following his crash on Good Friday. Notable finishes include:

  • Aug. 23 : 2nd Brunel TT
  • Aug. 24 : 4th Lake of Bays Road Race
  • Aug. 29th : 4th KOM Green Mountain Stage Race
  • Sept. 14th : 8th OA and 2nd AG Centurion Blue Mountain

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    Carolyn Silvey
    RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam triathlete, World Champion, and MVP Carolyn Silvey has become well acquainted with the top spot as she continues her domination in the Triathlon world with finishes including:

  • Aug 3rd : 2nd at Deep River Triathlon
  • Aug 30th : 1st Guelph Lake II Sprint Triathlon
  • Aug. 23rd : 1st AG and 8th OA at Ontario Provincial 5KM
  • Sept 7th : 1st at Canadian 5KM Road Race

  • Krista Ruby
    RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam track cyclist and MVP Krista Ruby represents RealDeal on the West coast with her incredible talent on the track. This month she has blown everyone away with finishes including:

  • 1st at Track Fest II (1st in match sprints, 500m TT, and keirin) taking the elite women Sprint Omnium title
  • 1st at BC provincials (1st in match sprints, 500, and keirin) taking the Omnium title as well as the BC Premiere Series win!

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    All of our riders continue to go out and give their all as they push themselves to new heights and we couldn't be more proud of each and every one of you! Congratulations to all these amazing athletes!
    Posted in: News
    September 9, 20148 days ago

    Pain Cave Testing!

    RealDeal friend Saro Farra is conducting another research study on cyclists and is looking for participants!

    Exercising in an environment where the oxygen supply is limited has been shown to decrease exercise performance, but the causes of this impairment continue to be debated. Traditionally it was believed that low levels of inspired oxygen directly impaired the muscle’s ability to contract. Recently however, the central nervous system (brain) has been shown to influence the intensity at which one chooses to exercise when inspired oxygen levels are low. Therefore the purpose of this study is to clarify the role of the nervous system in the fatigue process when oxygen availability is limited.

    If you are interested in participating in this study please email!

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    September 4, 201413 days ago

    LAST DAY to Register for Provincial TT Championships!

    It is the very last day to register for 2014 Ontario Provincial TT Championships! No exceptions! Hurry over to CCN and get your spot before registration closes!

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    September 2, 201415 days ago

    2014 Provincial Time Trial Championships

    2014 Provincial Time Trial Championships are being put on with the help and generosity of Glyn Walters and Impala Bicycles! It will be a fantastic day featuring displays by Norco Bicycles, Impala Bicycles, and Shimano Cycling as well as food trucks and fat bike demos! Be sure to bring out your families to watch the exciting races and enjoy the day's festivities!

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    August 29, 201419 days ago

    2014 Provincial Time Trial Championships!

    Our Thursday Night Time Trial is all wrapped up! A big thank you to all our regulars who come out every week and really make the series what it is! Results are all posted and we can't wait to see you again indoors for out TNTT Indoor Series!

    That being said, it's time to put that training to use at the 2014 Provincial Time Trial Championships on September 7th! Registration closes in 1 short week so hurry up and sign up today! You don't want to miss your chance at the provincial title and the glorious provincial champions jersey!

    For all the information including cost, time, course, categories, distance, rules, and regulations, head over to our page!

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    August 21, 201427 days ago

    Last day to Register!

    Registration closes tonight at 11:59PM for the Brunel TT Ontario Cup! Hurry up and register before you miss it, there will be no day of registration for this event!

    Head over to CCN to reserve your spot!