It was another gold medal for Gillian Ellsay (Courtenay) as she won the women's criterium race in a dominant fashion at the Red River Exhibition Park road course on Saturday in Winnipeg. She outpaced the rest of the field on her way to gold in the 25-lap race. Each lap was 1.5 kilometres.
Sarah Van Dam (Victoria) placed fourth.
On the men's side, Victoria's Jay Lamoureux posted Team BC's top result with a fifth-place finish. The men's race featured 35 laps. Racers from Quebec swept the podium in the men's race.
1st - Gillian Ellsay (Courtenay)
4th - Sarah Van Dam (Victoria)
7th - Callie Swan (Saanich)
13th - Brenna Keeley Pauly (Victoria)
17th - Holly Erica Simonson (Victoria)
5th - Jay Lamoureux (Victoria)
9th - Alexander Amiri (Mill Bay)
12th - Brendan Armstrong (Vancouver)
19th - Chris MacLeod (Victoria)
22nd - Ben Katerberg (Courtenay)
Quotes from Gillian Ellsay (Courtenay) - gold in women's criterium
On the race
"It was pretty hard, being out in front that long. But, I I knew that everyone else was in the group off my team. So, I knew if I got brought back, we had the numbers to go again so it was good."
On her racing experience at the Canada Games
"Everyone gets along so well. We're all pretty chill so it's been fun."
On winning two gold medals in Winnipeg
"It's cool. Cool way to finish off the season, this is my last race of the season."