Road Cycling Starts at the 2013 Canada Summer Games

Road Cycling Starts at the 2013 Canada Summer Games

Author: BC Games Society/Monday, August 12, 2013/Categories: 2013 Canada Summer Games, Cycling

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Gillian Ellsay (Courtenay) claimed before the Games that her goal was to be top ten in the time trial at the Games and she did just that finishing 8th. Given the fact she had to get an exemption to compete because of her young age, 17, 8th was quite the accomplishment.

"It was hard," a smiling Ellsay said after her race. "It was more hilly on the way back. But we have more time than we usually do between races so I'll be ready for the road race." "We're all really young," added Brenna Pauly (Victoria) who finished in 16th place. "Almost all of us will be eligible to compete again in 2017." Tessa Pinckston (White Rock) finished 11th, Kia Van der Vliet (Courtenay) was 22nd and Clara MacKenzie (Victoria) was 24th.

"The time trial is one of the toughest races," claimed head coach Jeff Ain (Burnaby). "It's a race where you get to your brain threshold and your brain is telling you to stop but you have to keep maintaining that hurt for the entire race. Training for this race is mentally difficult."

Adam deVos (Victoria) had a 10th place finish. Kyle Buckosky (Surrey) was 16th, Joel Taylor (Victoria) 17th, Jordan Duncan (Comox) 27th and Trevor Pearson (Delta) was 35th. The cyclist have a training day, Tuesday, then compete in the road race, Wednesday, at Arrondissement de Fleurimont & Parc St-Francois.


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