Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dove Creek Road Race

Sunny skies opened up the Comox Cup Race series with the first race on the Dove Creek Circuit. A total of 33 cyclist lined up at the start in category A, B, C and Novice. In the A race a 5-man breakaway formed that successfully stayed away for the duration of of the race (a first ever for the Dove Creek Circuit), coming into the finish Cyrus Kangarloo (Top Gear) took the sprint, with James Cameron (Pro City Racing), and Nigel Ellsay (Team Trail Eatmore Cycling Team) rounding out the podium. In the B race after 66km Scott Wiener took the sprint over James Grant (Team Trail Eatmore Cycling Team), and Mort Allingham finishing on the podium. In the C race of 33km  Eamon Simmons took the win with Mark Grant (TTECT) and Hugh Park on the podium. And in the Novice Category Isaac Van der Vliet took his first win of 2011 as he starts his journey to the Tour de France.
Overall a tough day of racing, a couple of flats, a great set of volunteers who made this race possible, and a big thanks to race director John Van der Vliet for putting on the event.
There will be a better B/C race description once i talk to the riders, check back later.
Also, if anyone has photos, please email them to me, and i will post them.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday April 30, Dove Creek Road Race!

Saturday, April 30 the Comox Valley Cycle Club kicks off the Comox Cup Race Series with the Dove Creek Road Race. Riders will compete on the varying terrain of the 16.5km loop around Dove Creek, Courtenay that includes hills, false flats, and a tough finish to allow a worthy winner.
Registration opens at 10am and is on Burns Road (Just off of Dove Creek Road). Cost is $20 for adult, $10 for junior riders. A/B/C categories are on offer. 16.5km per lap. A-5 laps (85km), B-4 Laps (68km), C-3 laps (51km)
Races start at 11am sharp from the Burns Road, with the finish at the Wildwood Entrance along Piercy Road.
Riders who want to be included in the Comox Cup Race Series need to join the Comox Valley Cycle Club ($15). Race numbers do not cost anything (replacement numbers do though).
Yellow line rule is in effect, all riders must be licensed!
For more information please see or!/event.php?eid=207349105960224

Sunday, April 10, 2011

First Race Reminder

Hi All
This is a reminder that the first Comox Cup road race is on Saturday, April 30.
Dove Creek road race. Registration opens at 10am, race starts at 11.
Hope to see you all out there.