INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS AND PAINT CRITERIUM 15 07 14

Written By on July 14, 2015

MIVA 45KM CRITERIUM 150714
The race started with two neutralised laps, as is usual when there are
youth riders. After the flag went down, the bunch stayed quite compact
for the next ten laps, albeit at a very fast pace, with some abortive break
attempts by JamesGrant (Luma), Dave Beggs (Cycle Therapy), Nick
Kupiak (Broad St.Cycles), Sean De Pol (MIVA). And John Lam (MIVA.)
Then Kupiak, Lam, Grant and Ray Wagner (CVCC) managed to get
clear of the following bunch and quickly established a five second gap.
Within a lap, Wagner drifted back to the chase group but Justin Mark
(BC Bike Race) had seen the danger and quickly bridged.
This trio meant business and set about gaining five seconds per lap on
the chasers and by the midway point were forty seconds up. The main
group stayed pretty intact, with only Mark Wieler losing contact, but
there was no organised chase and by lap thirty, the break lapped the field.
They were content to leave things that way until the bunch sprinted at
two laps to go, with Brodie Hay (Dr. Walker) winning the sprint for fourth
from Lam and De Pol. Janna Gillick took the maximum women’s points in
sixth pace, with Newbie, Angelina Landry (MIVA) placing eleventh
overall and second woman.

Thanks to Brodie Hay and helpers for setting up the course, to our
intrepid marshals (you pay the air fare Ross Knight and they will work
for you too!) and to Hilary Grant for lap board and scoring.

Two more races in the series, with next week at Arbutus (watch for
announcement on Facebook.