Tang takes title in hill climb

Irvin Tang looked more like a train than a cyclist chugging his way to a Blizzard Bike Club hill climb championship title on Sunday, July 24.

Tang barreled up the hills and made them look like declines with his small stature, one advantage he credits for his quick 24 minute and 19 second time, a full minute ahead of second place Kevin Shaw.

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 “It’s probably just because I’m a smaller guy,” Tang said with a laugh.

“Pacing is a big thing, not trying to burn too many matches early on. That’s something I learned, besides that i’m think it’s just size.”

Shaw, president of the BBC, knew from the outset he’d be in tough against such an experienced hill climber like Tang.

“It’s a tough pull, just get into gear and go,” he said. “I don’t know if I kept pace with him, he kept pulling away, Irvin is a great hill climber— excels in the hills and was just into gear and I was just spinning as much as I could looking for the top.”

Sunday marked the second time Tang won the hill climb, the first back in 2012. The club has been running the race for 16 years.

Matt Gilmore finished third with a time of 25:57, Dan Webster was fourth in 27:16. Pat Ferris was 5th with a time of 30:49, while Nick and Darren Guliov battled each other to the finish with Nick edging out his dad by one second (32:28 and 32:29 respectively).  Sam Keats rounded out the field in 32:42.

Next up for the club is a time trial on July 28 7 p.m. at Baldonnel School. The club will take the long weekend off and return with the Terry Stone Memorial time trial on Aug. 7.

 

sports@ahnfsj.ca

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