PARIS ANY­ONE?

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Cy­clist Brian Kelly makes the ag­o­niz­ing climb to the finish line up Old Martin Road Trail dur­ing the 24th an­nual Paris to An­caster bi­cy­cle race. For more photos of the event, turn to S6 or visit specpho­tos.ca.

GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

PHOTOS BY GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Men’s win­ner Gun­nar Holm­gren crosses the finish line in the men’s 70-kilo­me­tre sec­tor at the 24th an­nual Paris to An­caster bi­cy­cle race. Cool and damp, and ob­vi­ously a lit­tle muddy, it was a tough chal­lenge for rid­ers.

Some hilly ter­ri­tory is part of the chal­lenge of the Paris to An­caster race. Here, rid­ers near the crest of a hill. At left , an ex­hausted-look­ing Aaron Schooler bat­tles to keep go­ing.

Kevin Simms, left, grinds it out as he nears the top of the very steep Old Martin Road Trail on his re­turn to An­caster.

Burrs cling to the rac­ing tights of rid­ers, along with plen­ti­ful help­ings of mud, gravel and wa­ter.

The splat­ter of a hard fought grind for elite racer Noah Simms tells the tale.

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