Canadian Cyclo-Cross Championships
Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
Just when you think you have covered every sport out there, a new one drops in.
I've covered Road racing, sprint and pursuit cycling and mountain biking. Today I got to cover the hybrid, Cyclo-Cross. Cyclo-Cross also adds elements that force the cyclists off their bikes. Little hurdles, some steep sections and some tricky corners make riders dismount and run on foot.
Cyclists zig-zag their way through Cedarvale Park at the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Championships in Toronto. The cyclo-cross, which mixes road racing with mountain biking, championships were held at Cedarvale Park near Vaughn and Oakwood Roads.
Cyclo-cross, which mixes road racing with mountain biking also adds a little running for those that have to get off the bike on a steep hill. Amanda Sin stays on the bike for the big hill while Melissa Bunn runs up.
Wendy Simms leads Katy Curtis up a hill, Simms would hold off Curtis to win at the Canadian Cyclo-Cross Championships in Toronto. The cyclists race over a three kilometre course for about 40 minutes for elite women and 60 minutes for elite men.
Sometimes mistakes are fun, well, today a rider's mistake cost him the race, my mistake rewarded me with a fun an pretty picture.