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Szoke Finishes on the Podium During the Lake2Lake

June 18, 2013

For Immediate Publication - JordanSzoke.com

Szoke Finishes on the Podium During the Lake2Lake

Brantford ON Canada - June 17th 2013

Jordan Szoke - Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper - Lake2Lake - June 16th - photo courtesy of www.lyanphotography.com

"When Jordan Szoke was asked what he wanted to do on Father’s Day, he responded “Why not go for a pedal?”

Szoke competed in the 15th annual Giant Lake2Lake 29er Event staring at Brock University and finishing 29km later in the beautiful Charles Daly Park located at the base of Lake Ontario. Szoke completed the race in 1 hour 2min and change to land himself in third place overall, first in his class.

“We could see the two lead guys just ahead of us.” says Szoke. “We made a final push at the end, but they were just so strong on the flats and pulled some time away from us.”

The conditions were not totally ideal on this particular Sunday as rain was falling for most of the morning. “The conditions were very slippy.” said Szoke “I think might have given me a bit of an advantage. I am technically a very sound bike handler and there was a lot of tricky single track which allowed me to be able to get up pretty close to the front.”

When asked about the track conditions Szoke commented, ”I don’t mind the mud, although washing my bike after is a bit of a pain.” he laughs. “The organizers run a very professional, fun and organized event. My wife and son were able to come with me and they really had a blast waiting for me to finish at Charles Daly Park. The after event festivities were truly enjoyable. You will see us at next years event for sure schedule allowing.”

History of the Lake2Lake: This point to point citizen’s mountain bike event first conceived in 1998 by a group of Niagara-based cycling friends, including Olympic silver medalist and Tour de France force Steve Bauer, and is is one of the longest standing and successful mountain bike Events in Canada. For the first 13 years, the “Classic” spanned 50 km from Port Colbourne to Lake Ontario until the course was modified in 2012 as a result of diminishing access to parts of the original route. The new event, with its 29 km of trails was renamed the “29er” and includes more single-track. www.laketolake.ca

Jordan Szoke - Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper - Lake2Lake - June 16th - photo courtesy of www.lyanphotography.com

Watch for Jordan showing off his Observed Trials skills at the next Bulls and Bikes event June 22nd in Sudbury On Canada. For ticket information visit:
http://greatrodeo.com