24th Annual Paris to Ancaster Road Race

Paris to Ancaster has taken place for the past twenty four years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads.Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians.

Horns, cheers and cowbells encourage riders up the steep Old Martin Rd Trail.

Winner of the men’s 70k Gunnar Holmgren crosses the finish line in 2h 08′ 17″.

Hitch hiking burrs clinging to racing tights.

Nearing the crest of the hill for an exhausted Aaron Schooler (L).

Exhaustion for elite racer Mark Brouwer who finished in 6th place men’s 70k.

Cheering crowds at the top of Old Martin Rd Trail.

Kevin Simms (L) grinds it out to the top of Old Martin Rd Trail.

Adrenaline is pumping.

Agonizing climb to the finish line up Old Martin Rd Trail for Brian Kelly.

Trail splatter from a hard fought grind for elite racer Noah Simms.

 

     Photos Gary Yokoyama Hamilton Spectator

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