The youngest racer in the field was the fastest to the top at the annual Mount Revelstoke Steamer road race on Sunday.
Marg Fedyna, 52, continued her dominance of the women’s field, completing the climb in 1:25:05.7 — more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Aleesha Miller.
Eighty-four cyclists aged 16-79 gained 1,450 metres of elevation under sunny skies on their way to the finish line.
The race was even longer than usual this year, starting at the Tournament of Champions monument near the Revelstoke Railway Museum thanks to the paving of that trail last year. A grizzly bear near the summit caused some excitement for the competitors, but fortunately did not cause the course to be shortened.
Daniel Dube was the fastest Revelstokian, making it to the top in 1:26:05.8.
The parkway was rated the best hill climb in Canada by Cycling Canada Magazine.