MIVA/Coal City Crit #4 35laps
The weather finally cooperated. We had an excellent turn out this evening with 19 riders taking the start line. Comox Valley was well represented with six riders carpooling down for the race and putting in a strong showing.
It was a 35 lap, hold on to your toe straps, fast paced race. With no primes on the line to save up for it was a series of almost constant attacks with riders testing the waters and trying to make a break stick. Halfway through the race it appeared as though Sean Lunny and Nick Kupiak were going to get away as they opened up a lead of over 15 seconds on the main bunch. But with the wind picking up along the back stretch they were soon reeled back in to the main pack.
With the chances for a breakaway gone the pace appeared to remain steady as riders prepared to sprint for the finish with Gary MacGregor throwing his bike over the line for the win with Nick and James crossing the line a split second behind him.
Thanks as always to our volunteers without whom these races would not happen. Lesley, Brad, Larry and Ira who have all been entered again for a sweet new set of wheels.