Fast and Punchy

Written By on May 15, 2018



17 riders hit the course tonight for 35 laps of fun.  The attacks were steady right from the beginning with Janna and Lazarus stretching the pack out as soon as the first two neutral laps were done.  From there on out the pace was fast with almost every rider attacking at one point or another.  Four laps in MIVA regular Iain Hay rolled up to the finish line with a puncture, fortunately Shep had a tube and was able to get him back up and running in only two and a half laps.

On the 15th lap the horn was sounded for the first Prime of the night.  Nathan Walsh from Comox took it handily.  The second prime came towards the end of the race with only 12 laps to go.  The lead bunch who had been starting to form a breakaway let Kevin Park take this one, saving themselves for the end of the race.

There were a couple more attempts at a break from there on out but the pack wasn’t letting anything get away so late in the race. At four laps to go the pace picked up sharply over 40km/h as they lined up for the final sprint.  In the end it was Nathan Walsh taking the win over Connor McGrady.
MIVA Crit May 15bb.mp4


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Our next race is this Thursday on Nanaimo River Road for a 40km time trial.  Pre Register here with your estimated time to help build the start list


Also for those interested the registration is now open for the VCL Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit race taking place on June 9.  This is a great venue and a chance to race on a closed course with no traffic.

More information Here

Registration Here