Routley to race Commonwealth Games 

Whistler's Will Routley, 27, was named to the Canadian team for the 19 th Commonwealth Games, which take place in India in October. Routley, who recently won the road nationals, will race alongside Tour de France and Olympic rider Michael Barry; former Symmetrics team member and national time trial champion Svein Tuft; Olympic qualifier and former Symmetrics teammate Zach Bell; as well as Ryan Roth and Travis Smith.

The women's team will be comprised of Erinne Willock, Joelle Numainville, Tara Whitten, Alison Testroete, Julie Beveridge, Monique Sullivan and Leah Kirchmann.

The team was picked based on results at the 2009 Road World Championships, the 2010 Road Canadian Cycling Championships, the 2010 Pan Am Road and Time Trial Championships and UCI points. As well, a spot was given to the top Under 23 finisher at the nationals.

This will be Routley's first appearance at the Commonwealth Games, although he has represented Canada as an Under 23 racer at the world championships in mountain biking.

Locals in Seymour 5 Peaks run

The third event on the B.C. 5 Peaks calendar took place at Mount Seymour on Saturday with close to 380 trail runners at the start line for a 11.7 km Enduro course and 6.2 km sport race.

In the Enduro, Whistler's Chris Kennedy placed 15 th overall and fourth in the male 20 to 29 category in a time of 1:09:51.

Walter Wallgram was 32nd overall and second in the male 50 to 59 race with a time of 1:14:43.

Cathy Jenkins was third in female 40 to 49 in 1:29:18.

Sarah Ruttan was 16 th in female 30 to 39 in the Sport course in 46:37.

Lisa Wanless and Christine McLeod of Squamish were 19 th and 20 th in the same category in 47:04 and 48:17 respectively. Marie Gosling was 22 nd in 30 to 39 in 49:03.

 

Ryder Hesjedal's Sea to Sky connections

On Sunday, Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal wrapped up the three-week, 3,642 km Tour de France in seventh place overall, the best finish for a Canadian since Steve Bauer's fourth place finish in 1988.

Hesjedal wasn't supposed to be contending for anything. Instead he was supposed to play a support role for Team Garmin-Transitions rider Christian Vande Velde. However, Vande Velde was forced to withdraw after the breaking two ribs in a crash on the second stage.

Hesjedal stepped up day after day, hanging close to some of the top names in road cycling. He sat in eighth after an impressive fourth place finish on Thursday stage that finished atop the Col de Tourmalet. He then moved up to seventh after Saturday's time trial.

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