Cycling star Annie Ewart second at Quebec championships

Central Saanich raised Ewart places well at U23 Canadian Road Championships

Annie Ewart

Annie Ewart

Central Saanich product Annie Ewart, 18, rode into second place at the 2012 under 23 Canadian Road Championships in Lac-Megantic, Que.

The elite and under 23 championships, sanctioned by the Canadian Cycling association, took place from June 21 to 24 while the master, junior and para-cycling championships were June 28 to July 1.

Ewart, a Stelly’s secondary school graduate, went pro in late 2011 with Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies out of the U.S. and has been having a successful year since.

Earlier in 2012, Ewart was selected onto the Canadian national team to compete in the prominent International Cycling Union-sanctioned women’s cycling road and time trial races in Gatineau, Que. Ewart also competed in the Sunny King Criterium races in Anniston, Ala. where she finished fourth and the San Dimas Road Race in California where she finished seventh in the under 24 race.

The teen plans to attended the University of Victoria in the fall in the faculty of science.