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Phillips, Furniss win downtown derby

Thirteen racers took to the streets in downtown Whitehorse Monday for the Discovery Day Criterium Race.

Thirteen racers took to the streets in downtown Whitehorse Monday for the Discovery Day Criterium Race.

A criterium is held on a short course and lasts for a pre-determined length of time. Monday’s race lasted one hour, followed by an additional five laps.

The first finisher at the end of those five laps (provided he or she had not been lapped) was the winner of the race.

During the race there were also “prime” laps in which riders could win prizes.

The pace was high from the outset and the field was soon whittled down to five frontrunners.

Throughout the race, the five fought it out for the prime laps. The eventual race winner was Ross Phillips. It was his first race since recovering from a broken leg.

In the women’s division, Allison Furniss and Heather Enders were locked in a close duel for the entire race.

In the end, Furniss had the stronger legs and managed to outsprint Enders.



1st Allison Furniss

2nd Heather Enders

3rd Tanya Gadsby


1st Ross Phillips

2nd Daniel Sessford

3rd Glenn Iceton

Men’s Commercial Golf

The final four teams have been set in the Men’s Commercial Golf League at the Mountainview Course for 2006.

Yukon Tire Mechanical will play Matco Transportation and Feature Foods will play Northerm next week with the winners and losers playing the following week.

The balance of the teams will follow the posted schedule.

Big winners in this week’s play were The Chain Gang and Norline Coaches with eight points, and Matco Transportation and Totaltrac Yukon each with seven points.

Results (August 17 final standings):

1st Yukon Tire Mechanical,

1, 80

2nd Feature Foods, 6, 75

3rd Northerm, 6, 73

4th Matco Transportation,

7, 72

5th Missing Links, 3, 69

6th Mackay & Partners, 3, 69

7th The Chain Gang, 8, 69

8th Roadhouse Bar & Grill,

2, 68

9th P&M Recycling, 5, 68

10th Low Net, 6, 66

11th Kal Tire, 1, 60

12th Irving Collision, 0, 59

13th Norline Coaches, 8, 57

14th Emco Foreskins, 2, 56

15th Triple “J” Services, 6, 56

16th Macdonald & Co., 2, 55

17th Totaltrac Yukon, 7, 53

18th NuWay Crushing, 6, 51

19th Shoppers Drug, 5, 49

20th Talmark/Sit Easy, 4, 47

21st Airline Inn, 2, 46

22nd Northwestel, 3, 42

23rd Casa Loma Motel, 2, 42

24th Olson Construction,

0, 39

25th Whitehorse Business

Machines, 5, 38

26th Roadhouse Offsales

Relics, 2, 28

27th Skookum Asphalt, 6, 24