Cyclists tackle challenging Minto Road course

Several locals headed to Quebec for this weekend's national championships

TURNING IN GOOD riders at the Minto Road Race were (left to right) Kia Van der Vliet

Under sunny skies and rising temperatures, 29 riders lined up to contest the Comox Valley Cycle Club’s Minto Road Race.

With three categories on offer; A’s racing 81km, B’s racing 63km, and C’s racing 36km, the tough Minto circuit took its toll as seven riders did not finish between the A and B categories.

Fourteen A riders lined up to start an exciting race that featured two solo breakaways and an elite selection of out-of-town riders. CVCC alumni Jordan Duncan (Team Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns) took the win as he prepares for nationals this coming weekend.

The heat and length of the race took its toll with eight riders pulling out early during the A race.

In category B, nine riders lined up for a fast race. After a series of attacks five riders escaped and the final came down to a group sprint. Local rider Nicholas Parlee took the win after his twin brother, Damian, unfortunately flatted.

In C category eight riders lined up with local rider Hugh Park breaking away, followed shortly by out-of-town rider Allie Guenther. Working together for the full race, Hugh sprinted for the win over Allie.

The Comox Valley Cycle Club had four riders going to Cycling Nationals to ride for CyclingBC this past weekend in Quebec; local riders Kia Van der Vliet and Gillian Ellsay (both riding for Trail Bicycles Cycling Team), and club alumni Jordan Duncan and Nigel Ellsay. Jordan was riding for the Victoria cycling squad Russ Hay’s/Accent Inn Cycling Team and Nigel, back from riding in France for Nationals, for the Sojasun Espoir Cycling Team.

Group rides for the Comox Valley Cycle Club leave Trail Bicycles at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information go to http://comoxvalleycycleclub.blogspot.ca/.

Full results:

Category A: 1 Jordan Duncan, 2 Mathew O’Hagen, 3 Simon Sterling, 4 Steven Grandy, 5

Craig Lunn, 6 Gary MacGregor, 7 Ray Wagner, 8 Doug Merrick. DNF: 9 Josh Erickson, 10 Jeff Matell, 11 Derek Trip, 12 Mike Sevcov, 13 Kia Van der Vliet, 14 John Van der Vliet.

Category B: 1 Nicholas Parlee, 2 Trevor Orme, 3 Aaron Milan, 4 Gillian Ellsay, 5 Shannon Baerg, 6 Mike Wood, 7 Mark Stewart, 8 Damian Parlee (flat), 9 Nigel Hutcheson (DNF).

Category C: 1 Hugh Park, 2 Allie Guenther, 3

Isaac Van der Vliet, 4 Ethan Glenwright, 5 Glenda Harling, 6 Chris Bowman, 7 Pat Gerrie, 8 Ernie Klassen.

 

– Comox Valley Cycling Club

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Humpback whale plays with a log near Comox Harbour

On Dec. 2, Lifeforce Ocean Friends found a four-year-old humpback named “Lorax”… Continue reading

Seasonal favourite comes to the Sid Williams Theatre

Many of us can remember a favourite Christmas gift - what is… Continue reading

Unity Comox Valley hosts serenity service in Comox Thursday

Do you have mixed feelings about the holidays? Unity offers a special… Continue reading

UPDATE: RCMP involved in crash south of Courtenay Saturday night

An RCMP member was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 19… Continue reading

Mental health advocate’s journey with dissociative identity disorder sparks conversation

Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards nomination deadline Jan. 31

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

VIP packages available for 2019 Boys & Girls Club golf tourney

Ideal Christmas gift for the golfer on your list

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Most Read