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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