MIVA BOXWOOD CRITERIUM MAY 17TH.
MIVA TUESDAY CRITERIUM Boxwood Circuit, May 17th, 2011
40 minutes-plus 5 laps
Tonight's MIVA criterium was the best attended yet, with 19 starters in
men's and women's events. After the two initial neutralised laps, Chris
Cameron (NRC) cruised just of the front of the bunch waiting for someone
to join him. There were a few half-hearted attempts but nothing serious
until lap 13, so Chris took the first of four primes easily.
Then, after a three lap regrouping, Everti's Mike Sevcov took a flyer and
established a five second lead in pursuit of the second prime,but he was
pulled back before the end of the lap and the prime was taken by MIVA's
Ian Smith who just edged Chris Cameron, NMBC rider Kirby Villeneuve
and new MIVA member, Rob Russell.
Everyone but Cameron then relaxed and the NRC rider was able to take a
brief lead out front. He was still about seven seconds up, with NMBC's
Bill McMillan stuck between him and the bunch when the bell went for
prime three. Within a lap both had been caught and the prime was taken
by fast man Smith who added to his spoils for the evening.
As the race entered the last ten minutes Sevcov had another session off the
front but when the bell went for the final prime, he was back in the group
and Ian Smith won his third sprint.
With only two laps left, Chris Cameron and Kirby Villeneuve broke away
but were pulled back by the accelerating bunch by the start of the bell lap.
This set the stage for a bunch sprint and the top eleven riders all finished
with the same time. They were led in by Cameron, who just pipped Smith
and MIVA's Lionel space for the win.
In the women's event, there were just two participants and MIVA rider
Charlene Hay comfortably won over Everti's Glenda Harling, who was
having an off evening.
Thanks to Brodie Hay, still suffering from a lingering cold, who did sterling
duty in charge of lap board, bell and flags.
club time pts
|1||Chris Cameron||Naimo Road Club||51' 35”||12|
|9||Kirby Villeneuve||Nanaimo MTBC||s.t.||3|
|12||Bryan Rehill||MIVA||At 2”||2|
|13||Bill McMillan||Nanimo MTB Club||At 37”||2|
|14||Phil Birrer||MIVA||At 1 lap||2|
|15||MarkWieler||MIVA||At 1 lap||2|
Primes 1. Chris Cameron 2. Ian Smith 3. Ian Smith 4. Ian Smith
WOMEN 40” plus 2 laps
|1||Charlene hay||MIVA||50' 27”||12|
Brodie Hay MIVA 5pts
|Brodie Hay||MIVA||Lap & bell||5|