Rich Hamilton rounds the corner from Second Street East to Mackenzie Avenue on his way to winning Saturday's Downtown Crit race.

Rich Hamilton wins exciting Downtown Crit race

Rich Hamilton won the downtown crit in a tight battle with Stu Smith, Nash Masson and Don Robertson on Saturday.

Rich Hamilton won the downtown crit in a tight battle with Stu Smith, Nash Masson and Don Robertson on Saturday.

Despite only eight people signing up, the race was still an exciting affair and quite a few people came to watch as the racers completed 20 laps of the downtown course. The race began as normal, with everyone riding in a pack.

Eventually, the riders split up, with Smith breaking away for several laps. He was slowly caught by Hamilton, Masson and Robertson, who worked together to close the gap.

The final five laps saw the quartet take it a bit easier, saving their energy for the final push. Coming around the final corner from Campbell Avenue to First Street, Hamilton took off, winning by several bike lengths. Smith just edged Masson for second place, and Robertson finished a very close fourth.

The battle for fifth was just as tight, with Kellen Viznaugh beating Daniel Stewart by an inch. Carol Prince, the only women, finished sixth.

Before the big race, Nelson Luxmoore won the kids race. Dave Pearson won the townie crit.

Check out photos from the race in the gallery below.

 

Just Posted

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 22

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, May 20, 1899 Great improvements had been… Continue reading

Another climate rally scheduled for Friday in Revelstoke

Join students at City Hall to call for climate action

Roads and weather for Revelstoke today

No new fires in the Southeast Fire Centre

Revelstoke Community Calendar for May 22

Downhill Fiver Series May 26, 10 a.m. Get stoked for the 2019… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: rain, clouds, thunderstorms and flash floods

Environment Canada forecasts dreadful weather for Thursday

Federal tourism minister announces new national strategy in Armstrong

Mélanie Joly announced funding available for rural communities and other parts of the new strategy

Gardens plant hope for Okanagan residents who were once homeless

Turning Points, in collaberation with Briteland, bring square foot gardening to Blair Apartments

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana growing ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

Popular Peachland park reopens

Hardy Falls Regional Park has been closed from flood damage since 2017

Summerland students to raise voices in public speech competition

Public speaking component is included in high school English program

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Okanagan mill taking two weeks downtime

Vernon-based Tolko Industries tells Armstrong employees mill will take downtime May 27 and June 3

More campsites coming to Okanagan and beyond

Province announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Okangan MP welcomes plan to fight human trafficking

Mel Arnold applauds Conservative plan for A Safer Canada

Most Read