Victoria's Al Niezen

Victoria's Al Niezen

Summer on the bike

Victoria's Al Niezen in the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan Cycling event in Penticton.

Victoria’s Al Niezen, right, rounds the first turn ahead of David Berschl (191) of Calgary during Sunday’s (July 7) Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan Cycling event in Penticton.

The Victoria rider finished 16th in the men’s 50-59 age category with a course time of just over four hours.

Locally, Niezen is the track and field coach of the Mount Douglas secondary Rams.