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Dyck and Anderson Take Bastion Square Grand Prix – Report, Results, Omnium Winners Crowned

release by the Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series

June 2, 2013 (Victoria, BC) – The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix criterium is a smoother ride than what Canada’s #1-ranked women’s cyclocross rider Mical Dyck is used to, but that didn’t stop the Pro City Racer from taking a tough finishing sprint win from Trek Red Truck Racing, p/b Mosaic Homes’ Megan Rathwell.

“I was pretty tired after all the punchy stuff, particularly after yesterday,” Dyck said, describing the uphill last leg of the 900-metre crit course and yesterday’s Westhills Road Cycling Classic which crowned Rathwell BC Road Cycling Champion.
The 45-lap women’s elite race saw Trek Red Truck’s Rathwell second and Russ Hay’s Cycling’s Nik Vogler third, all finishing in 54 minutes, 26 seconds.

As the lone Pro City Racer rider, Dyck credits the five-woman Trek team with keeping the pace going throughout. “They have pretty interesting tactics,” she said.

On the men’s side, it was an all-out brawl at the end with Victoria’s pro rider Ryan Anderson taking the final sprint and the Bastion Square criterium win.

“It was nice coming back to Victoria to win,” says Anderson, a Spidertech pro rider and graduate of the Victoria Academy of Cycling. Riding as an independent, Anderson lacked back-up, but said that he wasn’t worried about being the lone ranger.
“I’m pretty confident about my form,” he said after the 75-lap race. “I just needed to make sure that the group stayed together.”

And stay together the field did, keeping a finishing pack of 30 (of 55 starting) riders together for virtually the whole race. Trek Red Truck team mates Jesse Reams and Bailey McKnight finished second and third respectively with a pack time of one hour, 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix capped off a remarkable three days of the Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series which also included the Rumble Time Trial and Westhills Cycling Classic /BC Road Cycling Provincial Championships. The weekend field included more than 225 adult riders, middle and high school students as well as 150+ Tim Hortons Timbit Challengers – kids aged 3 to 10.

The Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series Omnium female winner is Megan Rathwell (with Mical Dyck second and Nik Vogler third) while the male winner is Ryan Anderson with Trek Red Truck’s Bailey McKnight second and Raleigh UK’s Rob Britton third.

Results

Elite 1/2/3 Women
1. Mical Dyck (Pro City Racing)    0:54:26
2. Megan Rathwell (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
3. Nik Vogler (Russ Hay Racing Cycling Club)
4. Allison Beveridge (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
5. Anika Todd (Tripleshot Cycling Club)

Elite Men
1. Ryan Anderson (Independent)    1:22:30
2. Jesse Reams (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
3. Bailey McKnight (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
4. Gregory Christian (Garneau-Evolution)
5. Federico Marchiori (Team H&R Block)

Omnium

Elite Women
1. Megan Rathwell (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
2. Mical Dyck (Pro City Racing)
3. Nik Vogler (Russ Hay Racing Cycling Club)

Full elite women’s omnium standings here.

Elite Men
1. Ryan Anderson (Independent)
2. Bailey McKnight (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes)
3. Rob Britton (Raleigh UK)

Full elite men’s omnium standings here.





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