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SLIDESHOW: Turbocrit brings competitive cycling to Riverside

Six races take place during July 7 event


Instead of race cars whizzing around the Riverside International Speedway in James River, Antigonish County, it was cyclists burning up the steep oval during Turbocrit.

The event was held July 7, starting in the morning and stretching into the early part of the afternoon, and organized by Roadents Competitive Cycling, which is based in Annapolis County.

It was a Bicycle Nova Scotia sanctioned event for their annual road racing series.

Roadents partnered with local business Highland Bike Shop,
the Antigonish Highland Games, and Riverside International Speedway to bring about the event.

There were 34 cyclists who participated; 28 from Nova Scotia including six representing Antigonish's Highland Bike Shop.

From outside the province, there were three in attendance from New Brunswick, two from Alberta, and one from Quebec.

Taking top spot in their respective groups/categories were; Dimas Mateos from Roadents RT (group 1/category A), Charles Cormier from Mikes Bike Shop (group 1/category B), Adam Teasdale from The Bike Shop (group 2/category C), Jennifer Hilder – independent (group 3/category CF), Andrew Bradshaw from Highland Bike Shop (group 3/category D), Jaimie Overmars from Highland Bike Shop (group 3/category U13M), and Lucy Wolfe from Lorneville CC (group 3/category U17F).    

There were six different race events held during the day and to view more, including a full list of the results, visit the Roadents website at



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