It was a great day for PCC on Sunday when two athletes were crowned 2023 BC Provincial Criterium Champions. National Criterium Champion Holly Simonson won the elite women’s race and Kimberly Chen was the victor in the U19 race.
The 35 lap race, part of the Victoria Grand Prix, was held on a perfect sunny day in the Inner Harbour in Victoria. Holly, Kimberly and PCC teammate Brenna Pauly had strong races.
Holly won most of the prime laps, Brenna led the pack for a good part of the race and Kimberly looked solid in front of the second peloton. In the final lap Holly sprinted to the finish and Brenna was just pipped to a podium and finished fourth.