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November 12/03 5:02 am - `Cross Nationals Thank You, PacSport Annual Gala and Awards, Crescent Park Cyclocross Series

Posted by Editoress on 11/12/03

`Cross Nationals Thank You

Thank you all for helping us put on one the greatest shows of Canadian Cyclocross in years. We were blessed with perfect weather by the beaches of Jericho Park just west of downtown Vancouver. We had spectacular racing in all categories with dominating performances by Peter Wedge and Max Plaxton and tight battles to the line between Wendy Simms and Samantha Nicholson in the women's elite race and Todd Barraclough finally upsetting perennial Masters A champ Sean Barr.

The event drew the largest and most diverse participation of the last 3 National Championships with only 51% of racers coming from the home province compared to 68% and 67% respectively for the previous 2 Championships. Close to 1500 spectators took in the event during the day and a large majority saw their first cyclocross race.

We had a great time hosting the event and would like to thank our sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and the many racers from across the country that came in support of the coolest, self propelled, "No time to spit" sport in the world.

Thanks again and plan to come back for a bigger International event on the same course next year! Stay tuned.

Dave Cressman - Team Soliton Cycling Club

PacificSport Canadian Cycling Centre Presents the 2003 National Cycling Centre Awards Gala
Courtesy PacificSport

Join our Canadian Champions and Local Cyclists for an Evening of Celebration

Saturday December 6th, 2003
Holiday Inn Victoria
3020 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC

Athlete Meet and Greet Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm
Awards 8:00pm

Tickets $40.00
Table of 10 $375.00
PacificSport Athletes $30.00

Dress: Semi-formal

Tickets and information: (250)744-5531 or

Crescent Park Cyclocross Series: Round Two!!!
Courtesy Jason Fluckiger

On Saturday, November 15th, the Bayside Cycling Club is presenting the second race in the Crescent Park Cyclocross Series. The organizers have received much positive feedback about the first race and are hoping that the second race will be even better. The course is not only fun and challenging for the racers but also great for spectators. Considering that the race venue is close to both Vancouver and Washington State the race could potentially attract both top Canadian and American talent.

Mountain bikes are welcome and there are great cash/merchandise prizes that have been generously donated by our sponsors: Adidas, Symmetrics Cycling, O'Hagan's Cycles, HammerBar, Raw Wear, Cloverdale Cycles, Starbucks Coffee and Rona.

CategoryStart TimeLength
Men B9:30 AM40 min.
Women9:30 AM40 min.
Men A10:30 AM60 min.

Please visit our website for more information and results from the first race


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