The Male Mass Start Race was supposed to occur on the final day of competition – Wednesday Feb. 20th, however due to an officiating error and a dispute about the race winner, the organizing committee decided that the Mass Start should be re-raced.
This may have had a positive impact on Josh Telizyn, who was able to finish 4th in the re-race due to point accumulations on the Sprint laps. His result in the nullified race was not as strong.
Eric Orlowsky also had a strong race, managing to maintain pace with the main group for a majority of the race.
Kieran Hanson had a strong start to the race as well and was trying to work with his teammates in this strategic race, however a fall coming around one of the corners set him too far back of the rest of the athletes and he was lapped, thus eliminating him from the race.
Today was the last day of competition. They will spend their final day relaxing and trying to catch up on sleep, after having to be up at 5am every day for the past week. You will also find them in the cheering sections of the remaining sports!
Men’s Mass Start
4th Place - Josh Telizyn (Fort St John)
10th Place - Eric Orlowsky (Prince George)
DNF - Kieran Hanson (Prince George)
DNS – Jacob Rubuliak (Kelowna)