Photo: Stephen Ferris won the afternoon Beatton River race with speed and bike handling on the tricky circuit – Submitted
The Blizzards held a double header at cyclo cross, Sunday. Blaine Richter of GP won a wet morning cross event at the North Peace circuit, doing 6 laps in 35 minutes. Pat Ferris was second and Roger St. Jean third. Sam Keats was 4th, Peter King 5th, Barb Polehoykie 6th and Sandy McDonald 7th. The race course was mostly wet grass and gravel.
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Stephen Ferris won the afternoon Beatton Cross with 6 laps done in 32:11 minutes and Blaine Richter did 36:38 after a fall and a mechanical problem. Peter King had an excellent third spot with Pat Ferris 4th, Sam Keats 5th, Barb Polehoykie 6th and Sandy McDonald 7th all with 5 laps. The race course was a sandy and rocky river bed, with some muddy road and single track.
Coming up: The Blizzards are gearing up for next Saturdayís National Cyclo cross Championships in Edmonton, followed by a UCI race Sunday. Riders will be attending from across Canada. All the locals have been to this type of event, before.
Locally, there will be a cyclo cross race at the North Peace High School. The Thursday nighters are over for the season due to lack of daylight.