Giro de Burnaby - PureBlack Racing were the most visible squad in a brilliant race in the Giro de Burnaby Criterium, taking half a dozen sprint primes and setting the pace for the most of the race.

Giro de Burnaby Criterium

Joseph Cooper rode a hard race, staying away from the peloton for 15 laps taking out the majority of the sprints over the night.

“Joe was in a two man breakaway,” said team mate, Louis Crosby, “the rest of us helped controlled the peloton, hoping that Joe could take the sprints.”

After five sprints, Joe got caught by the peloton and the sprinters in the criterium took over.

Roman van Uden was the top placed PureBlack Racing rider of the night finishing in 7th place.

“Joe rode a huge race tonight,” said Director Sportif, John “Harry” Harris “ time and again he held of the bunch taking prime after prime”.

The criterium was 45 laps on a 55km course.

BC Superweek concludes with le Tour de White Rocks, a three-day stage race which begins with a massive hill climb up Buena Vista Avenue at a 16% gradient.

“It is going to be a tight race,” predicts Louis, “first and second is going to be a matter of seconds.”

The teams then ride the Choices Market Criterium, finishing with a road race through White Rock, known to test endurance and stamina through long steep climbs and sharp turns.