Four Canadians race at Skate of the Union, bring back hardware

Four Canadians took to the start of this past weekend’s Skate of the Union in Chantilly, Virginia. The race, which was held next to Washington Dulles International Airport, was part of the NROC- a North American series of races & events.

Morgane Echardour placed 1st in the women’s division, managing to race with the chase pack.

Morgane Echardour (center) flanked by Jessica Wright & Karin Gabriel- photo by Peter Doucet,

Peter Doucet leads the winning break- photo from Diana Tan

Peter Doucet placed 3rd overall after being involved in initiation a number of breakaways, including the winning break that featured 5 skaters.

Toronto’s Herb Gayle placed 16th overall and Frederickton’s Nadine Currie-Jackson placed 4th amongst women.

Herb Gayle- photo by Peter Doucet,

The great story here is Morgane Echardour is likely to win the 2010 NROC Open Women’s division. Candy Wong from Toronto & Nadine Currie-Jackson will likely finish 2nd and 3rd, making the NROC Open Women’s podium an all-Canadian affair. In the men’s NROC Open Division, Peter Doucet scored top points at the Skate of the Union, giving him a real shot at the NROC title. Herb Gayle is sitting comfortable in 2nd place in the Veteran Men’s division, with an outside shot at the Veteran Men’s title.

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