PHOTOS: Bike Races Take Over Erie Street

Sunday August 31st, 2014

Posted at 8:15pm


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Jeff Schiller, 2nd, Bobby Lea, 1st, and Paul Martin, 3rd, celebrate with champagne

The Tour di Via Italia cycled through the streets of Windsor, Sunday afternoon, and crowned a first-time winner in a race that has its share of year-after-year winners.

Bobby Lea of Team Custom Velo took the winning spot with a time of 1h 40′ 07″.

Lea was followed closely by last year’s champion Jeff Schiller of Team Epic Sport. Schiller had a time of 1h 41′ 07″.

The third place finisher was multi-time Tour di Via Italia champion Paul Martin who finished with a time of 1h 41′ 15″

The main race in the Tour di Via Italia was an 84km rectangle along Erie Street, Parent Avenue, Giles Boulevard and Howard Avenue which saw an average rider speed of 50.3 km/h.

Now in its 56th year, the Tour di Via Italia takes places every year on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend and has become a staple event for Erie Street.


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