The first running of the Just Another Bike Race took place last Saturday in Squamish, with close to 150 riders turning out to the event.
The course was a little different than the previous Test of Metal and GearJammer events, with times just over two hours for the pro riders and averaging between 2:40 and three hours in the age categories.
The top pro was Ricky Federau, who crossed the finish line at Quest University in two hours, two minutes and 47 seconds - over two minutes faster than Colin Kerr's time of 2:05:03. Kevin Calhoun was third in 2:05:14.
There were just three women in Pro, with Ann Yew placing first in 2:36:01. Karen Trueman and Jennifer Schulz were within half a minute of one another in 2:40:22 and 2:40:45 respectively.
The fastest female overall was actually Melanie Bernier who topped the Female 20 to 29 category with a time of 2:33:07. Other racers in the category were Jenny Strong in 3:10:40 and Chloe Cross in 3:19:55.
Emily Sportsman won the Female 30 to 34 category in 2:49:47, followed by Andrea O'Brien in 3:13.45 and 4:19:01.
Martine Long edged Kari Ferlatte 3:16:55 to 3:18:42 in the Female 35 to 39 race.
Rua Read won the Female 40 to 44 race in 2:49:36, followed by Grace Menning in 2:57:53.
Cathy Zeglinski raced alone in Female 45 to 49, finishing in 2:37:50 - the third-fastest female time of the race.
Quinn Moberg of Squamish took the Male 14 to 19 race in 2:20:51, followed by Nicolas Bruce in 2:37:19 and Sam Morris in 2:40:23.
Squamish's Neal Kindree won the Male 20 to 29 age group in 2:09:21, the fourth-fastest time of the day. Arthur Gaillot and Alistair Hardy-Poirier were second and third in 2:16:33 and 2:24:12 respectively.
Michael Robinson won the Male 30 to 34 race in 2:11:11, followed by Olivier Gendros in 2:14:09 and Rob Spiller in 2:16:14.
Team Whistler's Trevor Hopkins won the Male 35 to 39 race in 2:16:35, followed by Stephen Ushy in 2:18:28 and John Markez in 2:21:27.
The top three in Male 40 to 44 were Tony Bachler in 2:17:28, Matteo Abel in 2:20:58 and Doug Engstrom in 2:23:10.
In Male 45 to 49 the top three were Sheldon Orr in 2:25:51, Richard Boase in 2:47:55 and Sean Michel in 2:49:00.
Team Whistler's Tony Routley won the Male 50 to 54 race in 2:22:43, over 20 minutes ahead of Dave Johnston's time of 2:43:10. Scott Paxton was third in 2:44:35.
In Male 55 to 59 it was Mike Nelson in 3:08:04, followed by Greg Miller in 3:19:11 and Andre Barron in 3:35:48.
Whistler's David Thornill and Mike Hawes raced in Male 60 to 69 and posted times of 3:16:42 and 3:39:51 respectively.
Gary Baker was the only Male 70-plus rider, finishing in 3:22:43.
Complete results are posted online at www.testofmetal.ca.
Just Another Bike Race wrapped up the five-event Hell of a Series. The final standings in that series will be posted next week.
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