At 7pm on Friday, March 29, The Sprints returned to Harbour Road under a warm and dry evening sky (unlike previous years).
As always, there was a diverse cross-section of the cycling population in attendance, including an eclectic mix of some of Canada's finest athletes.
Of the forty-or-so roadies, 'crossers, Badgers and other miscreants gathered, Gillian managed to hustle eighteen starters: twelve fixed-gear and six freewheels. We even welcomed a few new faces to the group; I certainly hope to see more in the coming months.
After an hour of sprinting, Tom Skinner took first place overall and earned himself a big-ol' delicious pie from Brickyard Pizza
Samuel Willis won the fixed-gear category (second place overall) and took home a super-limited edition Specialized Lululemon team cycling cap courtesy of Gillian Carleton.
Right behind Sam was Jacob Morneau, who would have won a six-pack of beer if he was a few years older, but managed to take home a gift card from Brickyard Pizza instead. This kid is already getting too fast on a bike for his own good. Might be time to ship him off to the velodrome...
Huge thanks to Parker for running traffic control, Gillian for registration & score-keeping, and Malcolm and David for "holding."
Also, big ups to our perennial sponsor, Brickyard Pizza, for keeping us warm, fed and well-liquored!
Without further adieu, feast your eyes on these great shots from Geoff Robson and Leif Keithley:
|Photos by Geoff Robson|
|Kevin, Clay & Malcolm|
|Kevin vs. Clay|
|Photos by Leif Keithley:|
|Malcolm schemes while Clay protests the results of doping control.|
|Clay vs. Kevin|
|Kevin returning from a fierce battle with a-rack.|
|Clay engaging the freewheel|
|Derek Kidd: 25 x 10 + LSD|
|Alex Hui. Shiny.|
|Regan and Laila|
|Jamie and Kevin make anything look good.|
|New guy takin' on Tom Skinner|
|Clay vs. Cam as David gets in there.|
|Gillian Carleton: always on track.|
|Cam Smith kills it on 20's and 700's.|
|Young blood. Too fast.|
|Tell me that Cam (right) doesn't look like a shark.|
|Sam 'n' Cam|
|This forearm looks suspiciously like my legs.|
This chick looks suspiciously like Jenny.
|Clark Kent / Tom Skinner|
|Bill always represents.|
|Geoff "Freight Train" Robson|
|Cole Carnes was born ready...|
Thanks again to everyone who came out! See you out there again soon!