Back from a spring of road races south of the border, Whistlers Will Routley climbed back to the top of the pack in the second WORCA Loonie Race of the season on May 8.
Hosted by the GLC, the course included a tough climb up the vehicle access road to Olympic Station on Whistler, followed by a fast descent of B-Line and Hearts of Darkness. Although there were some real downhillers in the crowd, this weeks race was won or lost on the climb. And even that was close.
"Those guys were right on my tail the whole way, just pushing me. Theyre great climbers," said Routley of racers Tyler West and James Crowe, who was the top junior. Not content with this workout, the three young racers followed up with a second lap of the course.
Once again, Angela Teng was the top woman and Brook Baker was the top junior woman.
The next race on the Loonie calendar, May 22, is sponsored by Katmandu and the BrewHouse. The course has yet to announced.