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B.C. riders rule Cyclo-Cross championships

Victoria’s Geoff Kabush became the first B.C. rider to win a national Cyclo-Cross title, unseating seven-time national champion Peter Wedge in a showdown on Wedge’s home turf last weekend in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

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Kabush crossed the line in 56 minutes, 0.3 seconds, seven seconds ahead of Wedge. Greg Reain of Ottawa was third by a gap of almost four minutes.

Wendy Simms of Nanaimo successfully defended her title in the women’s race, crossing the line in 41:18.9. Samantha Nicholson of Calgary was second by almost a minute, followed by Tara Ross.

Cyclo-Cross is a cross between road riding and mountain bike racing, with riders completing a set number of laps of a course that includes road, dirt, and other mixed features. Most riders use modified road bikes, preferring speed to comfort.

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