LOCAL JUNIOR ETHAN Glenwright

Comox Valley Cycle Club hosts stage race

Dove Creek road race in the morning and Burns Road time trial in the afternoon

The Comox Valley Cycle Club held the Dove Creek Stage Race on May 24. It was a time-based stage race consisting of the Dove Creek road race in the morning and the Burns Road time trial in the afternoon. The race included A, B and C categories as well as an Under 13 category.

Thirty-eight cyclists competed in the event, including many local riders as well as members from Victoria-based Russ Hayes Cycling Team, Triple Shot and Victoria Wheelers, as well as Maple Ridge-based Local Ride Cycling Team.

The Category A riders raced an 85.34km road race in the morning. Experienced riders made the race interesting with a number of attacks, although none were able to stay away for long. First place finisher was Steven Grandy who finished in a time of 2:15:07 in a sprint over second place Gary Mac Gregor. Third place went to James Grant.

The Category B race was 68.84km and had the biggest field of riders, including many local and out-of-town juniors. The pack stayed together till the finish, with David Dunnison taking first in the sprint finish in a time of 1:48:31 over Trevor Perkins (second) and Ray Wagner (third).

The Category C race was 52.34km and included only two riders who started the race with the B group. Chuck Sinclair took first place in a time of 1:44:29 over Mike Mann.

In the 8.06km Burns Road time trial, A Grade rider Steven Grandy had the fastest time of 0:12:12.

The overall results were: A Grade – 1st Steven Grandy, 2nd Gary Mac Gregor, 3rd Mick Bryson. B Grade – 1st David Dunnison, 2nd (tie) Trevor Perkins and Ray Wagner, 4th Mike Sevcov. C Grade – 1st Chuck Sinclair U13 – Evan Luksay.

On the weekend of June 7-8 the Comox Valley Cycle Club is holding the BC Provincial Youth Road Race Championships and the BC Time Trial Championships.

 

– Comox Valley Cycle Club

 

 

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