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BC Premier Series XC #1 Junkyard Dog – Report, Results, Photos

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Kevin Calhoun (Rocky Mountain)  ©  Scott Robarts

April 24, 2015 (South Surrey, BC) – It was a beautiful, sunny day at the South Surrey Bike Park in Surrey, BC for the first race of the Cycling BC Premier XC series and for the return of the Junkyard Dog XC race. A hundred riders came and challenged the twisty, technical course set amongst the urban forest in a trail network that has been skillfully handcrafted by the SORCE mountain club.

Greg Day (Rocky Mountain)  ©  Scott Robarts

The Elite men’s race had group of 4 strong break away early from the pack and stay together for most of the race. In the end, it came down to a close finish between teammates Greg Day and Kevin Calhoun of the Rocky Mountain Factory Team, with Day taking the win. Sullivan Reed (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) rounded out the top three.

Women's podium (l-r) Kelsey MacDonald (Giant Vancouver), Stacey Smith (Cyclepath Kelowna), Emilie Thy (Dodge City Racing), Melanie Gabanna  ©  Scott Robarts

In the Elite women’s race it was Stacey Smith (Cyclepath Kelowna) who took the lead early and held on to win by a large margin. Kelsey MacDonald (Giant Vancouver) came second, while Emilie Thy (Dodge City Racing) was third.

Kelsey MacDonald (Giant Vancouver)  ©  Scott Robarts

There was a strong turnout of 30 strong for the youth categories which are also part of the Cycling BC Premier XC series. In the male categories, Sean Fincham (Cycling BC) won U19, Hunter Verner (Team Squamish) won U17, Hamish Graham (BPR) took the U15 and Lief Rodgers (Devo/Daryl Evans Racing) was the top U13.

(center) Leif Rodgers (Daryl Evans Racing) shares race stories with friends.  ©  Scott Robarts

In the youth girls, we had Emily Handford (Devo/Different Bikes/Rocky Mountain) win the U19, while Erin Attwell (TripleShot Cycling) grabbed the U17 win and Elizabeth Gin (EV/Devo pb Catalyst Kinetics) won the U15 category.

Having fun during Junkyard Dog.  ©  Scott Robarts

“It is so great to see such a large turnout of youth for this mountain bike event. Cycling BC is doing a great job working with the clubs and getting out in the schools with their iRide program. The future of cycling looks very good here in BC,” commented Barry Lyster, Cycling BC race coordinator.

Paul Craig (Giant Vancouver)  ©  Scott Robarts

Master riders are also a very big part of racing in BC, and the Premier Series is also for those riders. In the Master 30+ Men’s category, Carsten Ivany (Team Giant Vancouver) took the win, while in the women’s it was Kelly Jones. Brad Issel (Daryl Evans Racing) won the Master 40+ Men’s race, while it was Nicole Hlus, (tbd) won the women’s.

Enjoying one of the many features of the SORCE South Surrey Bike Park.  ©  Scott Robarts

Next race in the Cycling BC Premier XC series will be the Sunshine Coaster on May 2.

Cycling BC would like to thank the SCORCE bike club, Daryl Evans, City of Surrey and all the sponsors and volunteers who put on an amazing event.


Elite Men
1. Greg Day (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) 1:39:25
2. Kevin Calhoun (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) 1:39:26
3. Sullivan Reed (Daryl Evans) 1:39:29
4. Terry McKall (Stuckylife p/b Broad Street Cycles) 1:40:14
5. Seth Lanauze-Wells 1:45:11
6. Parker Bloom 1:46:53
7. Richard Machhein 1:49:46

Elite Women
1. Stacey Smith (Cyclepath Kelowna) 1:51:40
2. Kelsey MacDonald (Giant Vancouver/BOC Racing) 2:02:02
3. Emilie Thy (Dodge City Racing) 2:02:51
4. Melanie Gabanna 2:03:23
DNF Megan Wolfe (CrossRoad Racing)
DNF Rachael Raven

Junior Men
1. Sean Fincham (Cycling BC) 1:00:00
2. Seth van Varseveld (Skookum Cycle and Ski Salmon Arm) 1:02:58
3. Max McCulloch (Oak Bay Bikes) 1:04:05
4. Kellen Viznaugh (Revelstoke Cycling Association) 1:06:04
5. Nelson Kleer (Skookum Cycle and Ski) 1:08:21
DQ Ethan Toom

Junior Women U19
1. Emily Handford (DEVO/Different Bikes/Rocky Mountain) 1:10:32

Master 30+ Men
1. Carsten Ivany (Team Giant Vancouver) 1:25:49
2. Benjamin Schmidt (Odlum Brown Cycling Club) 1:27:19
3. Aaron Weiss (daryl evans racing) 1:28:04
4. Tristan Galbraith (critter get ritter/whistler chimney & services) 1:29:17
5. JS Lareau 1:29:23
6. BOB JONES 1:29:47
7. Kevin de Visser 1:29:50
8. Andrew Nelson (West Coast Cycling) 1:31:17
9. Blair Phelps 1:32:41
DNF Jacob Rodgers (Daryl Evans Racing)

Master 30+ Women
1. Kelly Jones 1:47:58

Master 40+ Men
1. Brad Issel (Daryl Evans) 1:25:56
2. Tyler Dumont 1:26:38
3. Greg MacDonald (Dodge City Racing) 1:27:17
4. Derek Slykerman (Cahilty Racing) 1:28:06
5. Mike Rauch 1:28:22
6. Quinn Anderson 1:28:53
7. Ray Lachance (CrossRoads Racing) 1:28:01
8. Albert Nomura 1:30:36
9. James Davison (Daryl Evans Racing) 1:30:47
10. Tobin McCallum (Daryl-Evans Racing) 1:31:57
11. Matthew Scott 1:33:15
12. Richard Humphries 1:33:38
13. Patrick Beckstead (Mighty Cycling) 1:36:33
14. Paul Craig 1:39:07
15. Ian Parker (West Coast Cycling) 1:41:26
16. Robert de Rot (Daryl Evans Racing) 2:08:39

Master 40+ Women
DNF Nicole Hlus (tbd)

U13 Boys
1. Lief Rodgers (DEVO/Daryl Evans Racing) 49:22:00
2. Cam McCallum (Ridge Meadows BMX) 1:08:27
3. Connor Richardson (Team CAKE) 1:08:37
4. Nolan Saunders (EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics) 1:20:10
DNS Campbell Parrish (EV/DEVO p/b Catalyst Kinetics)

U15 Boys
1. Hamish Graham (BPR) 1:07:35
2. Elliot Jamieson 1:10:11
3. Quinn Storey (EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics) 1:12:05
4. Jhett Verner 1:15:30
5. Evan Russell (DEVO p/b Catalyst Kinetics) 1:19:24
6. Dylan DaSilva 1:20:21
7. Evan McBeath (EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics) 1:36:19
DNF Cody Scott (dEVo/pb Catalyst)

U15 Girls
1. Elizabeth Gin (EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics) 1:27:59
2. Michaela Hoskin (Team Squamish) 1:29:21

U17 Boys
1. Hunter Verner 1:02:56
2. Holden Jones 1:02:57
3. Nick Kleban (team squamish) 1:03:20
4. Nikolas Saunders (EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics) 1:09:28
5. Konrad van Varseveld (Skookum Cycle & Ski Salmon Arm) 1:11:01
6. Shane Patterson (Cycling BC) 1:13:05
7. Kaelen Hougen 1:15:30

U17 Girls
1. Erin Attwell (TripleShot Cycling) 1:16:56
2. Chloe Moberg 1:30:26

Citizen, 20+ Men
1. Sheldon Orr (Delta) 1:05:05
2. Brett Armstrong (Delta) 1:06:56
3. larry joy (surrey) 1:08:48
4. Lance Richardson (Port Moody) 1:10:16
5. Jim Jamieson (White Rock) 1:10:22
6. Stuart Bestbier (Vancouver) 1:11:45
7. David Magnusson (Port Coquitlam) 1:13:00
8. Jacques Dorey (Surrey) 1:17:06
9. Sheldon Boreen 1:17:59
10. christopher facchin (burnaby) 1:18:54
11. Gregory Campbell (Surrey) 1:24:46
12. Ken Holwell (Surrey) 1:25:31
13. Gil Goodrich 1:32:04
DNF Jason Backman

(One Day License)
1. Rob Phoenix (Brackendale) 1:29:47
2. Connor Curson 1:40:23
3. Steven Uruski 1:42:25

For more information on the Cycling BC Premier XC Series go to www.cyclingbc.net.

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