The eliminator races took place at Bison Butte Mountain Bike park this morning, and Isaac Niles came in to play for Alberta, securing the silver medal in the fast pace race.

Niles, who is celebrating his birthday today, was happy with the very fast course that was set for the eliminator, or sprint event. “The course was a killer today; I’m very happy with it. It was a long drag race. It was long enough that you could settle into a rhythm with quick riding. These are my second Canada Games as I raced in Sherbrooke. This time around I really wanted to come out of these Games with something to show for. I am just over the moon that I can walk away with a silver medal here.”

Added Niles: “The depth of field here is so short; we are all on par. There is no endurance factor to it necessarily, so it was going into this thinking that I had a shot at getting into the finals and get up on that step.”