John’s BC Superweek and Gastown Grand Prix Photo Gallery

PeloPics: Like all sporting events, the BC Superweek has been canceled for 2020. PEZ photographer John Thomson has put together his selection from his archive to pay homage to Gastown.

John Thomson introduces his photo gallery: “With the cancelation of the BC Superweek and the Gastown Grand Prix, I went through my archives for a Gastown Retrospective of my shots. Like most people, I have a lot of time on my hands.”


Canadian cycling legend Ron Hayman won Gastown from 1981-83


Ron Hayman beats teammate Alex Steida in front of a well-behaved Vancouver crowd


Ron Hayman and Alex Steida on the podium with Gastown founder Roger Sumner (very far left)


The cobbles are slippery when wet


A rider gets a helping hand after a crash


Multiple Canadian Champion and local rider Bruce Spicer gets a free lap after a wheel change


Dale Stetina two-time U.S. National Road Champion


Chris Carmichael won Gastown in 1985


B.C. cycling hall of fame inductee Brian Walton at the starting line. He won the 1988 race


A cocky 19 year old Lance Armstrong spits as he crosses the line for a dominant win in 1991


American Scott McKinley seen here in 1993-4 won the race in 1992


Roberto Gaggioli and teammates were top 3 in 1993


Roberto Gaggioli shows the scars from a recent crash with two time winner Jonas Carney in the background


Irishman Alan McCormack had a great career as a U.S. based pro in the 80’s


Brit Shaun Wallace rode for the American team Wheaties-Schwinn in 1989


Alex Steida first won the race as a 19 year old junior in 1980 and then again in 1984


Top American track rider Leonard Harvey Nitz


Local legends Brian Walton and Alex Steida


Rider down


Brian Walton after a hard race


Ken Hanson U.S. Criterium Champion wins his 2nd Gastown race in 2013


Eric Young two time U.S. Criterium Champion has won the last 3 editions of Gastown


Team Colombia looking good in all white kit


The man the legend Svein Tuft rides his “hometown” race in Orica Greenedge colours


Ryan Anderson rides his “hometown” race in Direct Energie colours


Eric Young and the fans


Gastown was originally held on a Sunday afternoon but in later years was a mid-week race that finished at sunset

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