INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS AND PAINT CRITERIUM 15 07 14 Written By pakamac 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.