Yukon Road Cycling Championships begin with hill climb

The Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships hosted by U Kon Echelon Bike Club got underway with a hill climb prologue in Porter Creek on June 10.

The first of five races in the championships, the hill climb began with a climb up Pine Street, a descent down a bike path into the Takhini neighbourhood and finished with riders returning up the path to the top of Pine Street for a total distance of 5.75 kilometres.

Racing continues on June 11 with a criterium in Marwell, with a 20-minute race for youth and a 60-minute race for teens and adults.

June 12 is set to be the busiest day of the championships, with a circuit race in Whistlebend that morning and a time trial in Marwell that evening. The circuit race is expected to be 30 minutes, while the time trial will be either 10 km or 20 km depending on category.

The final race of the weekend is a road race beginning near Marsh Lake the afternoon of June 13. Starting at Army Beach, riders will race to Jake’s Corner and back in loops for a total distance of 25 km, 50 km, or 75 km depending on category.

Information on the championships is available on the Cycling Association of Yukon website. While competitors are able to enter as many of the events as they wish, only those who compete in all five events are eligible for the final general classification rankings.

Hill climb results

1Adam Tetzlaff11:16
2David Jackson11:33
3Ava Irving-Staley11:58
3James McCann11:58
5Shea Hoffman11:59
6Mack Jenner12:44
7Doon McDowell12:53
8Alex LeBarge13:02
9Johna Irving-Staley13:50
10Tori Vollmer13:51
11Trena Irving14:30
Results from the hill climb prologue during the 2021 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships in Whitehorse on June 10, 2021.

Hill climb photos