Riders from BC made several appearances on the podium at the 2018 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships in Saguenay, Quebec from June 21-24. The Junior Men from BC swept the podium in the Individual Time Trial as Ben Katerberg (TaG Cycling), Conor Martin (TaG Cycling), and Jacob Rubliak (Cycling BC) finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.
Rally Cycling’s Gillian Ellsay finished second place in the time trial while Svein Tuft (Michelton-Scott) defended his title as the Elite Men’s Time Trial champion.
Junior Rider Elizabeth Gin (Cycling BC) had a third-place finish in the Junior Women’s Road Race while Ben Katerberg claimed the top spot for the Junior Men. Rally Cycling’s Sara Bergen and Nigel Ellsay both came in third in their respective road races. Callie Swan (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic) placed 2nd in the women’s U23 road race.
In the Junior Men’s Criterium, Riley Pickrell and Thomas Schellenberg from Cycling BC’s High Performance team placed 1st and 2nd respectively while Ben Katerberg nearly podiumed again with a 4th place finish. Sara Bergen reigned supreme as the Elite-U23 women’s champion and fellow Rally Cycling team member, Adam De Vos, came in 4th in the men’s race.
Overall, it was a stellar performance by our riders from BC. Congratulations to all the riders and we hope to see more BC riders competing for national championships in the future.