Cyclocross returns to Whitehorse
Velonorth hosted its annual YXYCross cyclocross race on Sept. 18, 2021, at Mount McIntyre in Whitehorse.
Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing popular in Belgium that combines mountain, road and gravel biking with running and obstacles to create a unique type of racing.
This year’s race featured two distances – either four or six laps of a 2.96 kilometre course – as well as shorter junior races after the main event.
A total of 18 riders competed in the six-lap race, with Matthias Purdon winning in a time of 49 minutes and 46 seconds. Willie Bell placed second in 50 minutes and 22 seconds, and Ian Parker was third in 51 minutes and nine seconds.
The four-lap race included 24 riders and a photo finish. Alain Masson placed first with a time of 37 minutes flat, with Jonah McConnell finishing second in an identical official time. Third place went to Isidore Champagne with a time of 37 minutes and 34 seconds.
Six-lap (17.76-km) results
|18||Thomas Tetz||51:01 (5 laps)|
Four-lap (11.84-km) results