ISLAND CUP FINAL EVENT
The weather wasn’t kind today. This resulted in few riders: 3 in the C race, and no B competitors except a trio who elected to ride the next race. There were nine starters in this final A event.
In the C race, James and Mark Grant and Brodie Hay stayed pretty-well together for the entire fifteen lap race, even regrouping after the mid-race prime. James Grant took this and also the final sprint, with Brodie second and Mark finishing third, all in the same time.
The A race of forty-five minutes plus five laps was the fastest event yet on the Boxwood circuit, with Warren Muir, Top Gear Calgary, setting the pace right from the figurative gun. After five laps, the main group of five, comprising Muir, a trio of Pro City Cycles, and Menno Jongsma, MIVA, pushed the pace up a notch and left the remainder of the starters. Tom Malczynski, Pro City, was caught out by a sudden acceleration and pressed on alone, just behind the bunch. Iain Hay, who was suffering from a bout of stomach trouble, had eased off and rejoined the pack a lap down but soon retired.
By lap seven, there was a further split and Warren and teammate Alex Hui. broke from the rest of the group, the former taking the first prime in the process. Hui hung on for another three laps until he too was shelled by the speeding Top Gear rider (Clarkson would be pleased! lol).
Muir now went into time trial mode and continued to lap steadily at around 1’37″, while the bunch prime at fifteen laps was won by James Cameron. Eventually, Muir had lapped all but two of the other competitors and by the finish was nearly a minute ahead of Cameron, who edged out Alex Hui. The Tom M. finished fourths, with Jongsma a further fifteen seconds down and the remainder of the starters a further thirty seconds back.