We had twenty riders show up for a blustery night, with a strong headwind on the finishing straight changing the dynamic for the Aquarius Marine Criterium on May 7th. The pace started off fast and furious with James Sage attacking hard and going off the front three laps in. The headwind was too much for him to escape on his own and he was quickly brought back to the pack. From there on out the pace remained high with several unsuccessful attacks occurring, but the headwind made it difficult for anything to stick. As a result it all came down to the wire in a group sprint which was narrowly taken by Iain Hay, followed closely by Kevin and James.
Thanks to all our volunteers for coming out and helping to keep these events running so smoothly.
In other news…
Coming up this weekend is the Island Youth Road and Track series race in Errington at Englishman River Falls Park. If anyone knows of any youth interested in giving road racing a try, check out http://islandyouthroadandtrackseries.ca/ .
We’re also looking for volunteers to help with registration, marshalling corners, and hosting a post race barbecue. If you are available to help out please sign up here.
Registration opens at 11am in the Englishman River Falls parking lot, racing starts at noon, and everything should be done and packed up by 2pm.
Reminder; this week’s time trial is on Grafton Road in Errington. Please pre-register here