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October 5/10 16:43 pm - Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic - Report & Results

Posted by Editoress on 10/5/10

October 3rd in Vanier Park,Vancouver


The 2010 Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic was a smash success, pulling in record numbers with almost 200 participants of all ages.  West Coast Racing and Trek Red Truck Racing were proud to host the longest running event in the BC Cup CX series near downtown Vancouver set against the beautiful backdrop of Stanley Park and north shore mountains.


Awesome highlight video of the Master Men by Jeremy Sayers


Photos by Doug Brons (scroll on page) 

Photos by Graeme Joseph 

Photos by Jonathan Chester 


In the mens’ category 1/2 start Tyler Trace, 4th place finisher at the 2009 national championships, represented strongly for event co-hosts Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes.  Trace made his move over the middle laps to establish a gap, then held his half minute advantage over a small band of chasers to rack up his 2nd straight win at Vanier.  National under 23 champ Evan Guthrie (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) was the fastest finisher from the group, taking the previous day’s New Brighton CX winner Kevin Calhoun (Rocky Mountain-Different Bikes) at the line, with Drew Mackenzie (Island Racing Club p/b Cameron Law) and Kevin Noiles (La Bicicletta Pro Shop) filling out the podium.


Jean Ann McKirdy (Local Ride Racing) continued her strong start to the CX season, completing a weekend double that was never in doubt.  Jean Ann also gave 2 thumbs up for the revised layout by course designer and race director Sven Sturm.  “I really liked the new course, and found it really flowy and fast. It was rideable and fun for all abilities, which is great”.   Ann Yew (Team Whistler) concurred, adding, “Great venue and organization - thanks!  Loved twisting through the trees, running up the stairs and the challenge of trying to get myself and bike over the barriers on the hill, 7x lucky!  First weekend of cross racing ever and you can be sure I'll be back for more”.  Kelly Jones (North Shore Sports Medicine), Stacey Hutton (Mighty Riders) and Nicola Mann rounded out the podium with solid rides from each.


Graeme Martindale (Team TNA Shape) nearly saw a whole event of work near the front go to waste in the master men 35+ race, but drew upon his experience to stay calm and peg back an 8 second deficit on the final lap to overhaul 3 close adversaries of the day.  Kim Steed (Steed Cycles) and Island CX super-organizer Normon Thibault (Frontrunners) brought home the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively in an extremely close finale.

Other category winners were Peter Whalen (Local Ride Racing) in the men under 17, Paul McCloskey (Mighty Riders) for the men category 3, Eric Robertson (Kissena Cycling Club) for the men 4, Greg Johnson taking the citizen men, plus Hannah Nubeck (WWU) for the citizen women.  Special mention goes to our brave group of young womens’ racers, who collectively decided amongst themselves to scrap the planned U17 category so that they could help make a larger field for the citizen womens’ race, putting in some excellent results along the way!


Bike Gallery brought out their huge array of spare Mavic Ksyrium wheels all set up for CX action to operate a neutral wheel pit service, while Steed Cycles made sure all the participants in the kids’ U10 and U15 fun races left with a smile and a prize pack.  M&M Meat Shops were on hand once again to fill up some hungry stomachs with a free BBQ allowing spectators and racers to settle in and watch some close quarters racing.

Open Women
1 Jean Ann McKirdy (Local Ride Racing) 44:32
2 Ann Yew (Team Whistler) 45:30
3 Kelly Jones (North Shore Sports Medicine) 45:50
4 Stacey Hutton (Mighty Riders) 46:12
5 Nicola Mann (Ind) 46:27
6 Sarah Coney (Stevens Racing) 46:55
7 Karen Todd (Different Bikes) -1 lap
8 Amanda Wakeling (Trail Bicycles Eatmore Sprouts) -1 lap
9 Megan Rose (John Henry Bikes) -1 lap
10 Kristin Campbell (Team Group Health) -1 lap
11 Kelly Wilcox (Team Wedgewood) -1 lap
12 Heather King (Active Life Multisport) -1 lap
13 Haley Mousseau (Mighty Cycling) -1 lap
14 Nica Novelsky (Ind) -1 lap
DNS Kristin Drygas (Team Squamish)
Cat 1/2 Men
1 Tyler Trace (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) 55:58
2 Evan Guthrie (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) 56:10
3 Kevin Calhoun (Rocky Mountain-Different Bikes) 56:11
4 Drew Mackenzie (Island Racing Club p/b Cameron Law) 56:13
5 Kevin Noiles (La Bicicletta Pro Shop) 56:18
6 Nick Berry (Mighty Riders) 58:25
7 Greg Day (Rocky Mountain-Different Bikes) 58:46
8 Mathew Hewitt (Ind) 59:17
9 Sven Sturm (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) 59:20
10 Jessie Reams (Garneau Evolution) 59:22
11 Dylan Tremblay (Ind) 59:27
12 John Perkins (Glotman Simpson) 59:39
13 Basse Clement (Mighty Riders) 1:00:24
14 Rick Rodland (Alliance / Norco) 1:01:06
15 Pascal Wehr (Cannondale) 1:01:27
16 Steve Devantier (Local Ride Racing) 1:02:26
17 Michael Rothengatter (Ind) -1 lap
DNS Andrew Kyle (Garneau Evolution)

Other category results



Dedicated volunteers, Cycling BC staff, commissaries and a special contribution of lap by lap timing courtesy of Andrew Paradowski all kept the nuts and bolts attached behind the scenes.


Once again we had a great list of sponsors helping us to run the event plus provide a stack of great podium and draw prizes including;


Trek Red Truck Racing ( )

Race Face ( )

Ryders Eyewear ( )

Bike Gallery ( )

Steed Cycles ( )

Bicycles Sports Pacific ( )

Schwalbe Tires ( )

TrainingFX ( )

M&M Meats ( )

Active Life Physiotherapy ( )

Uprising Breads ( )

Sugoi ( )

PowerBar ( )

North Shore Athletics ( )

Vancouver Parks ( )


Who is West Coast Racing?


West Coast Racing is a community cycling club operating as a not-for-profit society run entirely by volunteers from within its membership. Various outdoor and indoor cycling programs are run by West Coast Racing year-round for mountain bikers, road riders, and cyclocrossers. West Coast Racing is also the organizer of the Cardiac Classic BC Cup Cross Country event and the John Henry West Coast Super D.


About 2010 Trek Red Truck Racing Team presented by Mosaic Homes

The Trek Red Truck Racing Team is committed to develop young cyclists to reach their fullest potential in their cycling endeavours and as individuals. Through our sponsors and friends’ support, we provide an environment where our young athletes can compete at the highest level while still maintaining their educational pursuits. Beyond racing, the members will also be very busy hosting the 5th annual Yaletown Grand Prix. The Yaletown Grand Prix, is an exciting fast race which winds through the heart of historic Yaletown. Like NASCAR the racing fans get an opportunity to see the racers pass through the start / finish area every few minutes.


Courtesy Matt Klymson, West Coast Racing


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