UPDATED: Grand Forks Cycling Club hosts 2013 B.C. Provincial Master’s Race

The Grand Forks Cycling Club hosted the 2013 B.C. Provincial Master's Race between July 19 and 21.

The Grand Forks Cycling Club hosted the B.C. Provincial Master's Race this past weekend.



Editor’s note: Story added to go with photo gallery.

The Grand Forks Cycling Club hosted the 2013 B.C. Provincial Master’s Race between July 19 and 21.

Approximately 75 cyclists aged 35 and up are expected to participate in the three-day event according to organizers.

Grand Forks Cycling Club members came away with plenty of hardware from this weekend’s event.

Friday saw Rick Smith take gold and Andrew McKinlay silver in their age division in the Hardy Mountain hill climb. Sophia Smith took gold, as did Brian Marsh. Rick Smith and Marsh were second and third overall.

Both Sophia Smith and Marsh repeated as gold medallists and Rick Smith garnered silver in the gruelling 40-km Individual time trial known as the “race of truth.”

The Saturday event had 31 participants from various parts of the province. The course is recognized as one of the best time trial venues in B.C. Marsh was also first overall.

Sunday morning featured the road race, a 76-km dash up the North Fork and back down Granby Road. There were 37 racers leaving in intervals by decade starting with the those in their 70s. Club members featured in seven medals: Rick Smith took gold and McKinlay took silver, as did Noel Fisher in their respective age divisions. Sophia Smith came through with a silver and Dan Sharp with a bronze. Marsh captured a third gold and Robb Sebastian gained a bronze in a thrilling sprint finish. Marsh and Sebastian were also third and fourth overall in the race.

The club hosted a lunch for the racers and is grateful to Amy Allan and her crew for organizing the feeding and watering of the racers. This whole event could not have taken place without the dedicated work of club members, who volunteered their time to make it happen. The club is also grateful to Emcon for sweeping the course as well as the city and the recreation centre in Grand Forks for supplying much needed equipment.

The courtesy and patience shown by the drivers in this community during the event was much appreciated. The next event is an 80-km, four-man team time trial coming up in mid-August.

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