The 2020 Tour d’ecc is here!
800 km, 4,683 metres of climbing, 15 stages over 31 days
Alexandre Boisseau, Bois Wilson, Francesco Castagna, John Strevel
Brian Ahrens, Dario Carpino, Jared Baker, Trish Boyle
Angelo Centritto, Bjug Borgundvaag, Chris Kirkpatrick, Steve Baumgartner
The Inaudible Soma
Alessandro Boncianni, Dainius Rygelis, Gary Moss, Niall Filewod
The Cyan Elevens
Adam Templeton, Joe Accardi, John Hibberd, Robert Rehders
And The Checkmates
Dan Glickman, Jevaughn Marshall, Matt Nowak, Will Shubat
The Psychic Weapons
Colin Jarvis, Jer Nokes, Mark Boyle, Victor Cheng
Dean Wright, Grant McAlpine, Joe Wick, Manny Palombi
Chris Miall, Kevin Stafford, Mike Domazet, Robert Burke
Aaron Stead, Albert Wong, Kevin Walker, Lenore Chisholm,
My Crushed Tortillas
Greg Pickios, Jamie Drake, Joanne Kurys
The Finger Conditions
David Conroy, John Buffone, Ryan Heath, Thomas Jakubowski
The Slippery Intermissions
Jay Brown, Jeff Jackson, Stephen Harmelink, Scott Moore
HEART STARTER – 45 KM
A gentle roll along the shore, with epic views of the city, is quickly ruined by unrelenting hills. This route will test your head and your heart. But you’ll finish at Humbertown where Cobs and Second Cup will help ease the pain.
ROBIN SPARKLES – 40- km
Up to K&T, across Princess Margaret – note the route change – and the down, and up, The Malls, with a little kicker of a climb over to Renforth before retracing our route back to Sanremo. The slight deviation from our standard routing could cost teams if they aren’t paying attention.
Gambler – 46 km
Ol’ HaiG – 43 km
A day for those who like to casually cruise, or those who like to go fast. The twists and turns along the lakeshore at the end of this ride can mess up your ride – especially if the ActiveTO Quiet Streets are hopping!
FORD – 58 km
A route that is quickly becoming a favourite of the Morning Rides crew. It’s got some fast stretches, a grinding climb, and lots of turns through the neighbourhoods.
Courtney is Calling Me – 44 km
A simple route – ride it fast, or slow, it’s your call. But there’s something about Courtney Park onto Convair that just begs you to ride fast. Have fun!
Fritter Friday Classic – 55 km
You know it. You love it. You got this!
Fritter Friday Reverse – 55 km
Usually, when you look at something in the mirror and see it in reverse, you still recognize it, and it’s just as great as the original. For some reason that’s not how this works. This just sucks. Enjoy!
Eldorado – 80
Stage 9 sees us hit our longest ride length of the tour for the first time. But length is only part of the equation on this one. Solo or in a group, this route usually feels shorter and easier. That’s good because you’ve still got five stages and over 200 km to go!
Explorer x 5 – 50 km
ECC’s most popular route. It’s fast, fun, great for groups, and close to home at all points. Could be beneficial if you’re getting tuckered out at this point of the Tour.
Jay Brown’s ‘Slaughterhouse’ – 40 km
Jay loves this route, and I think he’s in silent protest against HQ because this didn’t make the schedule for 2020. But lookie here – Slaughterhouse in all it’s glory, with some added suffering just for good measure.
HHH – 30 km
Hills? High Park? Humber? Yep
Spitting Distance – 50 km
After two climbing stages, stage 13 sees the peloton stick close to the lake and only manages 69 metres of elevation gain. Should be a speedy stage, one for the fast teams.
string length – 80 km
The first forty kilometers of this route is basically uphill so you’d think the second forty would be downhill. They are but don’t feel that way. This stinger of a stage late in the tour will be a good opportunity for the stronger teams to distance themselves from the pack.
Argentia – 80 km
The first 20 kilometres of this stage are almost flat as we roll along the lake. But then we turn inland and the road goes uphill. At that angle that just sucks the life from your legs and plays games with your head. Your look at your tires to see if they are soft, and check your gears to make sure you’ve got more. Eventually, the route turns back towards the city and things subside.
Details to come
If two or more teams are tied at the end of August we will offer a tiebreaker stage to be contested on the Labour Day weekend.
THE STANDINGS – As of August 18 (UPDATED irregularly)
psionic blasters = 30
Crispy Breakfast = 19