Photos: Tour de Bowness cycling hill climb

Kelsey Duffield with Peloton Racing p/b Momentum Cycling finishes second in the Women's Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:57.9, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The Tour de Bowness continued on Sunday, July 31, with a challenging hill climb for some of Western Canada’s top cycling athletes.

The race was held on McKay Road NW, and pushed the riders in a timed trial along a 900 meter track with a 43 metre elevation gain.

Brad Hickley finished first in the Men’s Category 1/2 race, racing to a 1:28.5 finishing time almost a second over the second place finisher Connor Howe with the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club.

Ivaine Blondin, an indepedent racer, finished first in the Women’s Category 1/2/3 race with a time of 1:52.5. She was a full 5 seconds faster than second place finisher Kelsey Duffield with 1:57.9.

Colton Zabolotney finished first in the U17 category with a time of 1:48.1. And Jack Purdy with Bicisport finished first in the U15 category with a time of 2:01.6.

A full list of finishers is available on zone4.ca.

The Tour de Bowness wraps on the Heritage Day Monday with the Cory Meza Memorial Criterium races on Bowness Road. Races start at 9:00 am.

Photos from the Tour de Bowness hill climb

Brad Bickley with Hewdog Racing finishes first in the Men’s Category 1/2 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:28.5, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Connor Howe with the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club finishes second in the Men’s Category 1/2 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:29.2, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Gavin Thomas with Manteo Cycling finishes first in the Men’s Category 1/2 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:30.3, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Naoh Toppings, right, runs with his Canadian flag as a cape to cheer on the races at the Tour de Bowness hill climb event in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Naoh Toppings runs with his Canadian flag as a cape to cheer on the races at the Tour de Bowness hill climb event in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Ivanie Blondin, independent, finishes first in the Women’s Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:52.5, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Kelsey Duffield with Peloton Racing p/b Momentum Cycling finishes second in the Women’s Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:57.9, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Alexandra Volstad with Cyclemeisters/Bow Cycleg finishes third in the Women’s Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 1:58.6, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Mairen Lawson with Watt Riot Cycling races towards a fifth place finish in the Women’s Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness hill climb event with a time of 2:09.9, in Calgary on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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