From Kelowna Paper
The Total Restoration Cycling team was in Surrey on May 25th for the 3rd stop on the Cycling BC Road Race Series.
The women were up first, taking to a fast 10 km loop that they had to do a total of 9 times. All four women including Gillian Moody, Monica Nelson, Jennifer Shultz and Sarah Stewart were working together well in the bunch constantly attacking the main group in an effort to get away. Unfortunately nothing would stick and the other teams kept chasing them back down. The finish saw a group sprint where Sarah Stewart had an excellent finish with 3rd place and a spot on the podium.
The men's race which had them doing the same course with 12 laps was animated from the moment the gun went off with teams constantly launching attacks in an effort to get away. Total Restoration's Sean Williams initiated a move on the second lap which saw a group of heavy hitters joining him and they stayed away for nearly 60 kilometers. As some of the riders from the original escape group started to fade, the gap was dwindling and several other riders made an attack to catch the escape group ahead. One of these riders was Brad Kerr who was riding extremely strong and despite being out numbered, held off a flurry of attacks on the last lap and finally out kicked one other rider in the finishing sprint. Tim Sherstobitoff and Cory Forrest crossed the line shortly after, ahead of the main field, finishing 7th and 8th respectively.
This is the first time Kerr has won a BC Cup race and also the first win for the men's team in a BC Cup. What made it especially sweet was the presence of all the top teams in Western Canada including some potential Olympic bound athletes.