Emily Williams placed first out of 27 racers in the XCO women’s division. (Pixabay)

Salmon Arm cyclist takes gold on Sunshine Coast

Emily Williams speeds through Coaster 50 held in Sechelt on May 4

A Salmon Arm cyclist triumphed in a race on the Sunshine Coast.

Emily Williams, 19, placed first out of 27 racers in the XCO division at the Coaster 50. With a time of 1:19:34.9, Williams beat Marin Lowe from Team Squamish by just under three minutes. Williams also placed third at the Cobble Hill XC – Island Cup on April 21.

Kevin Silverson works at Skookum Bike and Ski and has known Williams ever since she was an affiliate – about three years.

“She’s fast. She’s really fast on a bike – she’s doing cross-country races, endurance races and she’s doing quite well,” Silverson said.

The next race Williams will be in is the Salty Dog Enduro on Sunday, May 12.

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