Emma Lujan was 40 seconds within winning the Race the Ridge: Hatzic Valley Road Race in Mission on April 30.
The former pro triathlete turned road racer finished third in the 80 kilometre Cycling B.C. event in two hours, 41 minutes. Lujan, who races for Vancouver-based Glotman Simpson Cycling Club, and three other cyclists broke from the main group at the 40-km mark.
Lujan, who is sponsored by the Bike Barn, became a road racer three years ago.