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Kendall Ryan wins

July 12th, 2017 — From this expression on Kendall Ryan’s face in the early part of the 2017 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix you wouldn’t think she was on her way to winning the race but she did. More pictures from the women’s race HERE or by clicking on the picture.

Gastown Grand Prix 2017

Gastown Grand Prix July 12th, 2017 — It was six abreast into turn one on the first lap of this years men’s Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix bicycle race with Shane Kline of Rally Cycling on the inside appearing to be acquiring a little elbow room from Garneau Quebecor rider Jean-Francois Soucy. More pictures from the men’s race HERE or by clicking on the picture..

New West Grand Prix

Kirsti Lay July 11th, 2017 — With fingers just touching the brakes, Kirsti Lay, riding for Rally Cycling, flies down 6th Street onto Columbia to win by almost a lap the New Westminster Grand Prix criterium bicycle race. More pictures from the race are HERE or by clicking on the picture. There are more than a hundred of them so it might take a while to load.

Eppie Wietzes

Eppie Wietzes June 14th, 1970 — Eppie Wietzes (94) driving a McLaren M10B on his way to winning the Canadian Road Race Championship event at Edmonton International Speedway. Second in Bill Brack (85) in a Lotus 70. The dust is from cement thrown onto the track to pick up oil spilled on an earlier lap.

Pit stop

June 20th, 1971 — These pictures of a George Follmer pit stop which I recently discovered in my files shows why it was so much fun in the old days to photograph motor racing. There I was taking pictures from the middle of pit lane during a Trans Am car race at Edmonton International Speedway and considering there was a fire in the pits on the previous lap — you can see the mess being cleaned up in the background of of the picture below — it was probably the most dangerous place on the track but the pictures were worth it. Up close with a wide angle lens not a telephoto; unobtainable today. That’s car owner Bud Moore sticking his head inside Follmer’s car.

Andrew Davidson winner

June 10th, 2017 — At the 2017 Canadian Masters Criterium Championships held in Vancouver today Alberta’s Andrew Davidson immediately established a 20 second gap in the men’s 30-39 age group before crashing. He got up quickly, rejoined the peloton, and then working with Cory Jay, below, established another big gap in the next ten laps before pulling away on his own to win the race. More pictures from the race HERE or by clicking on the pictures.

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