Velocity Road Race Report

The second weekend of the Alberta Cup Road season kicked off in tremendous fashion with a stop at the Velocity Road Race.Velocity Cycling club put on a tremendous race for the hundreds of participants in the this race.

The Category 1/2 race was rocked early on with a large crash which put a number of cyclist behind who couldn’t catch the main peleton. An early breaks were attempted by a number of groups however the strength the pursuit brought the top riders back together several times. On the day, Shawn Bunnin (bicisport) took home victory with Trev Williams (Speed Theory) and Nick Jendzowsky (Pedalhead Roadworks).

In the Women’s race a small group of 8 women controlled the pace and remained tightly working against each other until the end of the race. A sprint finish had Julia Garnet (Team Sask) take out the victory.

Jonathan Benskin (Hardcore) made it two podium finished in 2 weeks taking the win in Cat 3. With 3 Junior races in the top ten the strength of the youth looks impressive.

The Category 4 field stuck together for much of the day with the final few kilmotres deciding the podium. George Irwin (Juventus) was closely followed by Roy Quade (bicisport) and James Lyon (Juventus).

The Category 5 race had a huge pack of 50 riders who stuck together for much of the first lap. On the second lap Stefan Schreiber (Hardcore) broke away from the pack and put nearly 4 minutes into the main peleton – never to be caught.
The ABA would like to thank the Velocity Cycling Club for a great event.

Results can be found [here]

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2 Responses to “Velocity Road Race Report”

  1. Awesome job by the racers from HARDCORE winning in Cat III and Cat IV!!

    -Tim.

  2. Great job Velocity gang… great event! You even managed to negotiate the rain/hail into only showing up for about 1/3 of a lap.

    Awesome!

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