BUCKSPORT — This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Tour Du Lac, one of the oldest road races in the state.Last year, the race was voted as having the best directorship of the Sub5 series races.The 10-mile course starts at the Bucksport Town Pool, circles Silver Lake, heads up Central Street onto Millvale Road and then heads onto Charlie Cole Road. The race will finish at the town pool, where runners can cool off with a swim.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and registration starts at 6:30. Walkers are encouraged to start at 6:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRace directors Margaret and Chris Jones will award age-group winners with homemade jam, which they have done for the past five years.“Bumbleberry and strawberry have become two of the favorites,” Chris Jones said. “In honor of its 40th year, the race directors are offering $100 to the first male and female to break the course records.”The records are currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06).The Tour Du Lac was first held back in 1976 and was founded by local runners Steve and Anne Norton.The Joneses inherited the race directorship from another local running couple, Joan and Fred Merriam, who had taken over for the Nortons in the 1980s.The race also offers the 100-mile club certificate to runners who complete 10 races.Chris Jones said of the more than 1,170 runners who have competed in the race over 39 years, only 43 have joined this exclusive club.This year, Jones said he expects Jen Noonan of Bucksport, Peter Lodge and Larry Rich to join the club.
Bakayoko and Fabinho won the French league together at Monaco in 2017 Chelsea’s decision to send Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan to Milan came as a surprise to Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.The pair were team-mates at Monaco and won the 2016/17 Ligue 1 title before the Blues snapped up Bakayoko for around £40million and gave him a five-year deal.An underwhelming campaign, though, saw him sent to Italy for the season, but Fabinho doesn’t agree he was an expensive mistake. 2 “I don’t think he struggled that much,” he told Yahoo.“I watched a few games and he seemed always good to me.“Obviously, in your first season in a new club it’s always difficult and I wasn’t expecting him to leave, but AC Milan are getting a great player.“I’m sure he’ll be able to prove how good he is and show what he did at Monaco.“I’m sure if he comes back to England he will be stronger and will show everyone what he’s capable of.”Fabinho followed Bakayoko to the Premier League during the summer, with Liverpool paying the French side £43.7m, but has so not played any competitive games. 2 Bakayoko joined Milan on loan for the season