Pictures: Scott Robarts Photography
Eric Young continued his impressive run at BC Superweek by winning Giro di Burnaby, his fourth win at the race series this year. Rally Cycling doubled up at Thursday’s race, with Summer Moak claiming victory in the Women’s race.
BC Superweek: Giro di Burnaby – Pro Men
Eric Young has now been on every single podium since Tour de Delta kicked off the 2018 edition of BC Superweek last Friday. The Rally Cycling rider has stood on the top step in four of those six podium appearances, including a win at the crown jewel of BC Superweek: Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.
Florenz Knauer (Hermann Radteam), one of only two riders to beat Young this week, finished second at Giro di Burnaby. Holowesko/Citadel Cycling Team’s Joseph Lewis crossed the line third in Thursday’s sprint finish.
Florenz Knauer put the pedal down in the final laps, but it wouldn't be enough for the win. Giro Di Burnaby.
After winning the crowd prime, Eric Young decided to go full gas for the win. Giro Di Burnaby.
Men's Pro Podium (l to r) Florenz Knauer, 2nd, Eric Young, 1st, Joseph Lewis, 3rd. Giro Di Burnaby.
It was a good evening for Rally Cycling, with team members Summer Moak and Eric Young coming homw with the wins. Giro Di Burnaby.
BC Superweek: Giro di Burnaby – Pro Women
With plenty of cards to play, Rally Cycling’s Women set out to control Thursday’s Grio di Burnaby. The plan was to deliver Summer Moak to the finish straight in position to sprint for the win.
After winning Tuesday’s New West Grand Prix, Vancouver’s Sara Bergen attacked off the front of the race several times. Each time, the Rally rider’s move drew out Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank’s Kendell Ryan, already the winner of four BC Superweek races this year, to close down the gap to the Canadian crit champ.
Moak’s Rally Cycling teammates then worked together to set up the Scottsdale, Arizona rider for the sprint, working hard in the closing laps of the race. Moak made good on the team’s efforts, sprinting to win the 11th edition of the Giro di Burnaby.
Local rider Maggie Coles-Lyster crossed the line on Moak’s wheel to finish second, just ahead of Ryan in third. The young rider already has a long history with the race, making her first appearance at just 14 years old.
“There aren’t many opportunities to be a young racer and do world class races with other pro women, so I can’t say enough how key it is and how much I would recommend it to other young riders!” said the 19-year-old from Maple Ridge, BC. “It’s been so key for my progression.”