Team Whistler riders are hitting the streets and trails in their distinctive and unique new kit. Thanks to our sponsors for your help in keeping us on the trails, in races and in general, helping us promote cycling in the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
- Mike Boehm 3rd 40-45 2:02:36 and 15th overall
- Tony Routley 1st 55-59 2:04:58 and 20th overall
- Josh Stott 41st pro 2:13:04
- John Wong 12th 45-49 2:46:43
Team Whistler headed to Penticton for twp days of road racing and temperatures that hit 30 degrees.......sweet! Nothing like racing in
the sun and warmth
after all those cold and wet early season days on the bike.
Day 1 was a hill climb in Summerland and the word is the climb is short but very steep. Our pre-ride confirmed just that. 2.6 kms of between 9 and 20% grade. It is so steep you are out of the saddle half the climb. Tony Routley and Joe Maika both had good results, getting 2nd in their respective categories. Tony placing 4th overall!
Day 2 consisted of 3 laps of a 26 km course mostly flat with a small climb about 5 kms in and another climb after the turnaround of the of the out and back course. Weather again was stellar hitting 31 degrees that day. It was an Australian Pursuit format and Tony Routley's group proved to be the strongest on the day, giving him a 2nd in his category and a 3rd overall. Good job Tony. Joe Maika also had a solid day finishing 4th in his cat.
Good showing for Team Whistler and a fun weekend of racing and amazing weather. And a little wine tasting of course:)
Riding on unseasonably dry Lost Lake trails, the second Whistler Toonie took place and Team Whistler riders were there to support. Dustin Gordon, started in the second wave and used the race as a training ride to get back to race from after having a child - his ride time was 43 minutes. Taking the opportunity to race the following three team riders places as follow:
Four Team Whistler riders once again made the trek to Squamish for the third 2013 SORCA Toonie. Bad luck for Joe Maika who had a flat which put him out of contention but the big story was the battle between Dave Reid and Tony Routley who finished in 13/14 only 30 seconds apart after battling back and forth. An addtional 30 seconds back was Josh Stott who fnished in 22nd. Tony was the fastest veteran of the day.
Watch for Team Whistler riders in the Ore Crusher this weekend, again in Squamish.