Cyclists participated in the 27th annual Tour de Smithers on June 17.

Terrace riders tour in Smithers

Seven cyclists from Terrace travelled to ride in the Tour de Smithers

The 27th annual Tour de Smithers got off to a rainy start the weekend of June 17th, but cleared up by the end of the second lap.

“Everyone got pretty muddy,” said rider Vincent Drouin, who finished first for the full 66 kilometre stretch.

Thirteen cyclists participated in total, taking three 22 kilometre loops around Tyhee Lake.

Terrace was well represented at the event, with Drouin, Willie Muller, Ernie Hidber, Andrew Simpson, Dan Fisher, Michael Bruce, and Ron Haws making the trek to Smithers.

Usual Terrace standout Muller experienced a flat tire and did not finish the race.

The event was organized by Smithers’ McBike owner Peter Krause.

“Peter is a very respected cyclist in this neck of the woods,” said cyclist Michael Bruce.

The extremely tight race saw participants finishing within minutes of each other.

The results, also posted at McBike in Smithers, are as follows:

44km race:

1. Karla Ivany (F) 1:40:45

66km race:

1. Vince Drouin 1:58:04

2. Peter Krause 1:58:06

3. Ronnie Haws 1:58:08

4. James Woodworth 1:58:10

5. Larry McCulloch 1:58:12

6. Andrew Simpson 1:59:19

7. Ernest Hidber 1:59:20

8. Chris Ivany 2:01:20

9. Ronald Lowe 2:01:26

10. Michael Bruce 2:03:48

11. Dan Fisher 2:03:50

DNF Willie Muller (flat)

The TT times were as follows:

1. Peter Krause 24:20

2. Larry McCulloch 25:07

3. Willie Muller 25:20

4. Ronald Lowe 27:02

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