The Vancouver Island Performance Youth Road Cycling Team (VIPYRS) started the 2014 road cycling season in fine form on the May long weekend in its first international race of the year at the Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race in Washington State.
The team, which is made up of riders from across Vancouver Island, includes three Comox Valley riders recently named to the 2014 BC Provincial High Performance Road Cycling Team – Jess Reynolds, Mark Grant and James Grant.
The race, which is considered to be one of the largest stage races in the Pacific Northwest, included three stages – time trial, criterium and road race – over two days.
Jess Reynolds repeated her 2013 sweep of all three stages of the Junior Women’s race to capture the overall General Classification championship.
Chris McLeod (Victoria) placed second in the Category 3 road race while James Grant was a strong fifth place in his first year in the category. Evan Luksay of the Comox Valley finished third in the Junior Boys road race.
The VIPYRS are looking forward to another exciting year of road and track cycling. Anyone interested in following the team should go to their website at www.vipyrsracing.com.
– Vancouver Island Performance Youth Road Cycling Team