MIVA BOXWOOD CRITERIUM, MAY 29TH. 2012
45 minutes plus 5 laps
Weather cool and calm
Tonight was the best turn-out ever for a midweek criterium, with 22 riders starting, including 1 youth and 3 women. There were many attempts to break but none was successful and, after each prime lap, the group came together again. At the line, it was Kirby Villeneuve winning handily form Menno Jonsma, who is showing remarkable improvement, and Iain Hay, the latter producing another of his top 3 placings. In the women’s list, Janna Gillick stayed with the main pack throughout the race and so easily won her category, the other two having been lapped. Brodie as the sole youth rider did well to stay with the pack for 13 laps before being dropped and continued to ride with his mother for most of the remaining distance.
The riding tonight was quite dangerous at times, with several riders approaching the corners too fast and a number of others drifting over into the open left hand lane> although this is only a local event, if things don’t improve, there will be penalties and/or disqualifications.
Thanks to Iain and Brodie Hay for course set up and take down.
BTW, a number of our club members will be travelling to Victoria at the weekend to compete in one or more of: the Russ Hays Dallas Road time trial, the BC provincial championships on the Mount Tolmie circuit and the Bastion Square criterium.