2011-12 Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France

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The first edition of the Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France has been held on three legs by the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme in Alfortville (Val de Marne, France) on 3 December 2011, by the E.S. Gervais-Lilas in Bobigny (Seine-St-Denis, France) on 21 January 2012 and by the Argenteuil V.S.C. in Argenteuil on 11 February 2012.

1st leg - Alfortville (3 December 2011)

The U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme has organized on the Toulon stadium the first leg of this new regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The rain which falled since the morning has not stopped the five following clubs: the A.V. Thiais and the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme (Val de Marne), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis) and the Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme especially arrived from the Loiret.

                    

This new challenge has been favorized by the Ile-de-France bike polo commission of the French Cycling Federation. It was open to beginners in bike polo from 13 year old player to adults. based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike schools in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by pratices on foot, then on bike without ball then on bike with ball.

         

Four teams have met the other teams: Alfortville, RebréchienGervais-Lilas and a mixed team made with two members from the A.V. Thiais, on from the Parisis A.C. 95 and one from the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme. Players from the E.S. Gervais-Lilas were road and track cyclists absolute beginners on bike polo.

           

         

         

Next leg: Saturday 21 January on the stade de la Motte in Bobigny (Seine-St-Denis, France).

2nd leg - Bobigny (21 January 2012)

The E.S. Gervais-Lilas has organized in the stade de la Motte in Bobigny the second leg of this new regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The rain almost did not fall, but a lot of wind welcomed the four following clubs: the A.V. Thiais (Val de Marne), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis) and the Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme especially arrived from the Loiret.

          

This new challenge has been favorized by the Ile-de-France bike polo commission of the French Cycling Federation. It was open to beginners in bike polo from 13 year old player to adults. based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike schools in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by pratices on foot, then on bike without ball then on bike with ball.

         

Four teams have met the other teams: Parisis, RebréchienGervais-Lilas and a mixed team made with one members from the A.V. Thiais and four from the Parisis A.C. 95. Players from the E.S. Gervais-Lilas were road and track cyclists absolute beginners on bike polo.

           

A victory gave three points, a tie two points and a defeat one point.

                    

         

           

Next leg: Saturday 11 February 2012 in the Auguste Delaune stadium in Argenteuil (Val d'Oise, France).

3rd leg - Argenteuil (11 February 2012)

The Argenteuil V.S.C. has organized in the Auguste Delaune stadium, Argenteuil, the third leg of this new regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The cold temperature (-3 Celsius degrees) was not a good reason to cancel this appointment for the 30 players who played bike polo for their very first time for most of them. Six clubs were there: the A.V. Thiais (Val de Marne), the Argenteuil V.S.C. and the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the E.C. Vélizy 78 (Yvelines), the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis) and the Rebréchien L.C. (Loiret).

This new challenge has been favorized by the Ile-de-France bike polo commission of the French Cycling Federation. It was open to beginners in bike polo from 13 year old player to adults. based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike schools in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by pratices on foot, then on bike without ball then on bike with ball.

         

Seven teams played in 2 groups: Argenteuil 1, Argenteuil 2, Argenteuil 3, Argenteuil 4, Parisis-Thiais, Rebréchien et Gervais-Lilas-Vélizy. Players from the E.S. Gervais-Lilas were road and track cyclists absolute beginners on bike polo.

A victory gave three points, a tie two points and a defeat one point.

 Groupe A

scores

Groupe B

scores

Argenteuil 1 / Rebréchien

 1 - 7

Argenteuil 2 / Parisis-Thiais

 0 - 6

Argenteuil 3 / Rebréchien

 0 - 4

Parisis-Thiais / Gervais-Lilas-Vélizy

 4 - 3

Argenteuil 1 / Argenteuil 3

 4 - 1

Argenteuil 2 / Gervais-Lilas-Vélizy

 2 - 0

          

          

Final rank of the 1st Ile-de-France Initiation Challenge

Rank

Alfortville

Bobigny

Argenteuil

Total

1) Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme

18

20

18

56 points (1 time 1st, 2 times 2nd)

2) Parisis Athletic Club 95

4

18 + 14

20

56 points (1 time 1st, 1 time 2nd)

3) Argenteuil Val de Seine Cyclisme

 

 

16 + 12 + 10 + 9

47 points

4) Entente Sportive Gervaisienne et Lilasienne

20

16

14/2

43 points

5) Union Sportive Alfortvillaise section Cyclisme

14 + 4

 

 

18 points

6) Association Vélocipédique de Thiais

16/2

14/4

20/4

16,5 points

7) Equipe Cycliste de Vélizy 78

 

 

14/2

7 points

Other Ile-de-France Initiation Challenges:

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