On a flat out and back route on Squamish Valley Road, Whistler's Will Routley set a new course record in the B.C. Provincial Time Trial Championships Sunday, Aug. 9.
Routley finished the 38.5 km route in 45:56.93, averaging just over 50 km/h for the entire ride. None of the other riders could keep up, and Routley finished over a minute faster than second place finisher Rob Britton. Mike Sidic was third in 47:14:32.
The previous record was held by Svein Tuft, who placed second in the time trial at last year's UCI World Championships and eighth in the time trial at the 2006 Olympics. Routley topped Tuft's record by 20 seconds.
Routley's father Tony Routley also raced, finishing second in the Masters 50-plus category in 53:38.
Wolfpack hit the ice next week
The Squamish Wolfpack are playing one exhibition game before the start of their season on Sept. 3.
On Aug. 22 the Wolf Pack is heading to Delta to test their 2009 roster, including players from Whistler and Squamish, against the Delta Ice Hawks.
The regular season gets underway on Sept. 3 with a trip to Richmond to play the Sockeyes, the B.C. champions from last season.
The Wolf Pack play in the Junior B level Pacific International Junior Hockey League, with the top teams from the regular season moving on to play the top teams from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
This is the franchise's second year in Squamish, and once again the team will play a few games at Meadow Park in Whistler to build support thoughout the corridor. The Wolf Pack will be hosting three games in Whistler this season. The first two games are versus the North Delta Devils, with the first game taking place on Sunday, Sept. 13 and the second on Dec. 20. The Wolf Pack will also be hosting the Port Moody Black Panthers on Feb. 7.
Ski jumper's appeal to be heard in November
Over two days in November the B.C. Court of Appeal will hear out a group of female ski jumpers that are looking to force their inclusion in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on the grounds of discrimination.
Last month Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon agreed that the jumpers were being discriminated against under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but said that the discrimination was the fault of the International Olympic Committee and not the Vancouver Organizing Committee. She further ruled that only the IOC can designate an event as "Olympic," while also noting that the international committee does not fall under the jurisdiction of Canadian governments or courts.