April 28/00 8:47 am - BC Summer Games, Springbank Prizes, Birthday
Posted by Editor on 04/28/00
BC Summer Games Selection Event
(courtesy Rodney Hsu)
The third BC Summer Games selection race of the Lower Mainland zones (Zone 3,4 & 5) took place in Aldor Acres, the Anderson's farm in Langley. Typical Vancouver weather we had, heavy rain, strong wind and a mild temperature of 8 degrees. Haha... Over 500 racers ranging from grade 5 to grade 12 registered for the event. The race course was wet at the beginning, muddy halfway through the event, disgusting by the time the grade 12's finished their race. By the end of the race, every kid was brown from head to toe, the farm looked more like a battle field than a mountain bike race. Pictures of these muddy kids will be posted on my website once the photos are developed. The race course is simply a loop of double track. Obviously it was extremely slippery due to the slick mud, especially in the downhill section. Each lap maybe take between 10 to 20 minutes depending on how many hot dogs from the concession stand that the racers ate. Those tube steaks were good I must say!
Anyway, back to the race action. Unofficially, Kelsey Green from Burnaby won the grade 9, 10 girls race. I was too busy drinking my hot chocolate when the grade 9, 10 boys were battling out on the course so that result will come later. In the grade 11, 12 boys race, Rocky boy Jaimie Douglas cruised to an easy win over Bryan Moffat from The Ridge Bike Shop. There was a big gap between the two of them and the rest of the pack. Grabbing third place was Basic Nutrition's Greg Day. In the grade 11, 12 girls race, like the second race two weeks ago, Alison Testroete from Abbotsford took off right from the beginning and never looked back. She beat most of the boys during her race too. Complete race results can be found on SPOKE website later on this week: www.spoke.bc.ca/
A note to all racers who are trying out for the BC Summer Games in the Lower Mainland. Please forward your race results to your zone coach:
Zone 3 (Fraser Valley, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey)
Zone 4 (Richmond, Delta, New Westminster, Burnaby)
Me! Rodney Hsu
Zone 5 (Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Sunshine Coast)
Willie Seto: Willie_Seto@telus.net
The next selection road race is the Warp Speed Timetrial in North Vancouver on Saturday April 29th. The next MTB selection race is the SPOKE Championship on May 11th. For more information, check out Cycling BC's website: www.cycling.bc.ca.
Athlete Representative, Cycling BC Off-road Racing Committee
Prize List: Over $8000.00 in Cash and Prizes
Senior 1 & 2 Men
1st Tag Heuer Watch, Greg Curnoe Print, $300.00 cash
Veteran A Men
1st Tag Heuer Watch
1st Tag Heuer Watch, $50.00
2nd Lighting System, $50.00
1st Tag Heuer Watch
2nd Tires, $50.00
1st Tag Heuer Watch, Vivian Kearney Painting, $50.00
1st - Kish Self Portrait, $50.00
2nd - $80.00
3rd - $60.00
Senior 1 & 2 Women
1st Tag Heuer Watch, Greg Curnoe Print, $300.00
2nd Tag, $100.00
First Senior 3 Women - $50.00
First Vet Woman - $50.00
Cadets - to be decided day of race
Note: All prizes subject to change up until and including race day
Parking If the Parking lot at Storybook Gardens(Commissioners and North Street entrance) is full, continue on Commissioners to Boler Road. Held North on Boler Road, cross bridge and on your left is St Thomas Aquinas School. You can park there.This is approximately a 5 minute ride by bike to start/finish. More information on parking will be made available in the next couple of days.
We will have an information sheet at the registration desk with rules for the race. i.e. Warm-up area, lapped riders etc.
Please remember if you have pre-registered to print off the Athlete Profile (you will have received it with your registration confirmation). The press will be at the race and they have requested athlete profiles. Please complete this form and mail it to:
Emmanuel Martins - Race Chair
760 Whitehaven Cr
We thank you for your co-operation with this matter.
Assistant Sport Leader - Cycling
2001 Canada Summer Games
US Track Trials - Frisco, Texas
Pretty much the entire schedulke for yesterday (April 27th) was postponed until today because of rain.
Happy Birthday To...
Road pro Czeslaw Lukaszewicz, today. (After years of practice, I am probably the only writer who can reliably spell Czselaw's name correctly...)