Canadian ‘Cross Grows with BC Cup, UCI C1 Weekend

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bc_cup_joe_sales_8749.jpg Cyclocross in Canada is enjoying tremendous growth. With an expanding BC Cup series, the Canadian National Championships this weekend, and the UCI C1 Toronto International Cyclocross Weekend on November 8-9th, Canucks don’t have to drive south to get some serious cyclocross action. Riders such as Wendy Simms, Geoff Kabush, and CXM contributor Vicki Thomas will battle for the maple leaf jersey this weekend and the honor of representing their country at Worlds. Last weekend in Vancouver, riders tuned up for their national championships at the Wedgewood Cross Classic, Race #3 of the BC Cup. Brief report below.

Wedgewood Cross Classic, BC CUP #3,
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 5, 2008

report and photos by Joe Sales

This past weekend Wedgewood Cycling Team presented the third race in the 2008 BC Cup series. Raced at a new venue in East Vancouver, the Wedgewood crew replaced the ever-popular Jericho Beach course with another seaside park location that featured lots twisting off-camber grass, a set of stairs and even a foray down on to the sandy beach. The incredibly scenic course, framed by mountain biking’s famous North Shore Mountains, attracted about 150 racers from around the province for a day of high-tempo racing.

The Wedgewood Cross Classic provided a last chance for BC based racers to get in some final racing fitness before the Canadian National Championships in Edmonton this coming weekend. Top honors in the men’s race went to Craig Richey (Avia-west/ Van Dessel). The women’s race was won by Sarah Stewart (Total Restoration) and the Masters race victory went to Brad Collins (Sugoi).

 

 

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...some props need to be given to not only the fine folks in BC and ON but also Alberta. The quality of the events are on par with anything else going on in Canada - and! - Alberta's have scooped many medals at the Nationals the last few years as well.

check www.albertabicycle.ab.ca and www.bikealberta.com for all the yummy details.

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