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BC Cup Virtual Race Series – Race 1 Recap & Results

Season 2 of the BC Cup Virtual Race Series on the RGT virtual cycling platform got underway on Saturday, February 19th with a race on the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, a 27.8km loop with 319m of climbing. This historic race pits riders not only against each other but alongside a steam-engine train travelling along the route between Durango and Silverton in southwest Colorado. 

Riders from all points on the compass came to challenge the train with participants logging in from the Yukon, Vancouver Island, the BC interior, Metro Vancouver, and the United States to vie for valuable BC Cup points and get ahead in the three-part series. 

Our BC Cup Virtual Series Season 1 winner, Matt Usborne, continued his dominance into Season 2 with the win in the Cat A group, whilst Wisconsin’s Andy Kroll took the lead in Cat B. Bob Fawcett led all riders in Cat C and BC’s own, Claire Cameron, finished comfortably in first place in the Open Women’s category with nearly a 1-minute gap to the next rider. 

2022 BC Cup Virtual Race 1 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Results

Cat A

1st Matt Usborne
2nd Taylor McColl
3rd Nicholas Ridenour

View Full Results – Cat A

Cat B

1st Andy Kroll
2nd Matthew Cox
3rd Bart Gould

View Full Results – Cat B

Cat C

1st Bob Fawcett
2nd Matthew Moore
3rd Norm Healey

View Full Results – Cat C

Open Women

1st Claire Cameron
2nd Renate Bluschke
3rd Amanda Argue

View Full Results – Open Women

Congratulations to all the participants and thank you to everyone who tuned in to the broadcast of the races which was livestreamed on our Facebook page and Youtube channels. We have linked to the full broadcast below for your viewing pleasure. 

Race #2 is just days away on Saturday, February 26th on the virtual rendition of London, England’s financial district—Canary Wharf. Riders will race on a short 1km crit course with plenty of corners from which to expect attacks to be generated.

Registration is free if you hold a current Cycling BC membership licence or a licence from another provincial or national cycling association. RGT Cycling is free to use with a basic account although a paid premium version is available with additional features. For more information and to register for the BC Cup Virtual Series, go to

Photos by TLBVelo Photography

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