MIVA HILL CLIMB NO. 4, 12 09 22
Duomont Rd./Wiegles Rd. – 5.2km
The final event in the MIVA 2012 time trial series took place on the popular Duomont/Wiegles limb. This hill is 5.2 kilometer, with the really tough part in the last three kilometers. The first two km is a series of small roller coasters, with several short, sharp ascents.
First off was Abigail Hare, who has ridden all the hill climbs so far and shows steady improvement in pedaling technique and use of gears. Considering she is only thirteen, her twenty one minute time was excellent and just over four minutes slower than that of Patrick Burnham, who rides the MIVA time trials on a fixed wheel. Abigail’s father, Jason, is working on his fitness level but still beat Patrick by over a minute.
A space of only twenty seconds covered second, third and fourth places, with Mark Wieler surprising us by posting second fastest time and third placed Kirby Villeneuve beating Lorrie Baildham by only four seconds.
The ride of the evening was by Doug Merrick from Courtenay who is at VIU for the Winter. He won by almost two minutes but his time of 13′ 25” was nearly a minute and a half off Paul Auton’s 12′ 00″ record of last year.
With both the time trial and criterium series done, and cyclo-cross in full swing, all that’s left is to calculate the series winners in each category.This information will be published shortly.