FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 20, 2013, St. George, Quebec:
Two relatively unknown cyclists from Victoria BC surprised the entire Canadian cycling world today by besting some of Canada’s top Elite and Professional Cyclists at the 2013 Canadian National Cycling Championships in St. Georges, Quebec.
In the women’s Elite Race, 23 year old Tripleshot Racing Club rider, Anika Todd, missed taking the Gold Medal in the Women’s Elite Time Trial by only 20 seconds in her first ever National Cycling Championships. The Uvic Grad covered the 27 km distance in 40 min 40 sec, which was not fast enough to beat Joelle Numainville of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Pro Cycling Team. However, she was able to hold off Professional Cyclist and Olympic Bronze medalist, Jasmine Glaesser by 19 seconds to take the silver medal. Anika credits the support of the Tripleshot Cycling Club and coach Peter Lawless for her impressive performance. (more…)