Victoria will host the Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championships and the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series on June 7 to 9. (Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series/Facebook)

‘NASCAR’ of cycling road racing comes to Victoria

Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championships take place June 7 to 9

Playing host to the top master cyclists in the nation, Victoria hosts the Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championships and the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series on June 7 to 9.

Racers will be soaking up the splendor of a scenic waterfront when the Series kicks off on Friday, June 7 with the Veloguide Time Trial at Clover Point and Dallas Road. The time trials will start individually at one-minute intervals, racing laps on a Dallas Road course.

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On Saturday, June 8, racers from across Canada will take to the hills of Metchosin to test their mettle on a gruelling 10 km circuit for the Motus Cycling Classic. Female and male riders topping their field in various age groups will be crowned Canadian Champions.

The Canadian Road Masters Championships/Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series reaches a crescendo on Sunday, June 9 with the Russ Hay’s Grand Prix Criterium around the B.C. Legislature. This race – the “Nascar” of cycling road racing, takes racers – wheel-to-wheel, shoulder-to-shoulder, around a fast four-corner circuit in front of thousands of cheering spectators. Racers will complete multiple laps while negotiating turns at over 60km per hour while sprinting for lap prizes called “primes.”

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Kids ages 3-10 will be “racing” in the crowd-favourite Tim Hortons Timbit Challenge where they will be joined by Canadian Olympians to ride along the race circuit. This popular race reached its 200-field maximum so registration is closed.

Masters criterium races run all morning starting at 8 a.m. with Canadian Masters Champions being crowned throughout the morning in various age categories while the afternoon features youth, category and elite races. The female elite race starts at 4 p.m. and the full day of racing ends with the elite men’s race starting at 5 p.m.

For more information and race schedule go to www.victoriabikerace.com



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