CrossFondo races attract all ages of riders

The Tripleshot Racing CrossFondo cycling race saw 120 riders tackle backwoods trails around the West Shore and Saanich.

The Tripleshot Racing CrossFondo cycling race saw 120 riders tackle backwoods trails around the West Shore and Saanich. The pack started and ended at Bear Mountain Resort in the Oct. 16 races.

Clayton Hiltz finished the 30-kilometre  Tripleshot event first in two hours, 10 minutes, 25 seconds. Curtis Schlossberger (2:13.14), Scott Mitchell (2:13.54) and Andy Pitre (2:14.03) were close together in second through fourth, while Katie Button (2:25.18) and Emily Johnston (2:25.22) were top women’s finishers.

Kurt Innes, who oversees the FastTrack youth cycling program at the Juan de Fuca velodrome, won the 20-km Doubleshot race in 1:33.06, more than 11 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Jim Cambridge (1:44.46). David Ransom and Heather Ransom were next, timing in at 1:48.26 and 1:49.54, respectively, while Christine Jensen (1:53.25) and Nancy Fletcher (1:53.27) crossed the line together in fifth and sixth. The event was a fundraiser for the Tripleshot Racing Club’s youth team and support programs for riders aged 11 to 17.