The Americas' Masters Games is a 9 day sporting event open to competitors from around the world who meet the minimum age requirement of 30 years. The event is designed to complement the World Masters Games, and create a regular opportunity for Masters athletes to compete in the Americas region. The 2016 event is being held in Vancouver from August 26th to September 4th.
And now for the REAL news . . . Juventus member Clive Burke - always up for the challenge of international competition - has podiumed in all three cycling events! In Clive's words, "The cycling gods were smiling on me!"
The ITT was an out and back 10 km along the smooth and fast Marine Drive, near Spanish Banks Beach. The climb within gave the riders a real test, and Clive powered to the win by a scant 3 seconds.
SW Marine Drive, on the other side of the UBC campus, provided the setting for the 10.6 km circuit used for the 6 lap road race. The course provided the challenge of yet more climbing, and again Clive made the podium in a same time finish for Bronze.
The Hill Climb was raced on Cypress Mountain and featured 800 m of elevation gain over a 10 km course. In this event, which maintained an average 6% grade, organizers had to look at the photo finish to place the podium - Juventus showed well again - and Clive took silver in this contest!
Congratulations to Clive for representing Juventus in outstanding fashion at the inaugural Americas Masters Games!