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Glassford and Ardal win inaugural Crank the Shield

Over three days last weekend, Ontario hosted the inaugural Crank the Shield stage race. Hints of fall were in the air with some cool, crisp riding conditions. In the end, Peter Glassford (Team Trek Store Toronto) took top overall honors for the men, with a time of 9:39:19, ahead of Derek Zandstra (3 Rox Racing) and Adam Morka (3 Rox Racing).

In the women's race, the top three riders rode consistently each day. Kate Ardal of Hardcore Bikes won all three stages and the overall in a time of 12.20.17. Tricia K. Spooner (The Cyclery : EMD Serono/Stevens) wrapped up the second spot while Joanne Uhlmann (Gears Bike Shop Club) took top honors in the over 40 solo women's category.

See Cyclingnews' full coverage of Crank the Shield.

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