Spokes spin at cyclocross championships

Nanaimo hosted the Kona Kup provincial cyclocross championship on Sunday at Bowen Park.

James Thompson navigates the sand pit during the Kona Kup B.C. cyclocross championship on Sunday afternoon at Bowen Park.

James Thompson navigates the sand pit during the Kona Kup B.C. cyclocross championship on Sunday afternoon at Bowen Park.

Cyclocross competitors came through with championship-calibre riding on the weekend.

Nanaimo hosted the Kona Kup provincial championship on Sunday at Bowen Park, a day after the My Little Pony Cross at Nanoose Bay.

The championships continue to grow, with 17 race divisions on Sunday.

Aaron Schooler won the elite men’s race, completing eight laps in 57 minutes flat. Catharine Pendrel won the elite women’s race, six laps in 45:44.

Other provincial champs are Lister Farrar, Dale Plant, Glenowyn Carlson, Bob Welbourn, Jen Erlendson, Rhys Verner, Maggie Coles-Lyster, James Grant, Sidney McGill, Conor Martin, Sarah Van Dam, Cody Scott and Emilly Johnston. There was also an open race on Sunday, not part of provincials, won by Lucas Gallagher and Brenna Pauly.