The Grande Prairie club did well at this Sundays 26th annual Northern Time Trial Championships on the Cecil Lake circuit.
This event also serves as 2 Challenge Cup events. GP’s Blaine ‘Cannonball’ Richter won the morning 16 km time trial with a 21:20. Team mate Richard Fletcher was second at 21:38 and Pat Ferris third at 24:06. Tanner Broadbent of GP was 4th at 24:38 and Bob Andrews 5th at 24:44.
Blaine Richter lead his GP A team of Richard Fletcher, Garth Campbell and Tanner Broadbent on to win the afternoon 40 km team time trial with a 59:08 minute time. The Blizzard A group of Bob Andrews, Pat Ferris, Les Elliott and Gilbert Bilodeau was second at 1:02:27. Blizzard B of Darren Guliov, Roger St. Jean, Kent Pedersen, Kevin Shaw and Cam Chiorando were third at 64:39.
The Blizzards still won the Sunday race series with 67 points to GP’s 38 and DC’s 4. The Blizzards are leading the series with 4 races to go.
Thanks to Patricia Emery, Pat Andrews, Bob Andrews and Claire Richter for timing and organizing!
Other 16 km times were Roger St. Jean was 6th at 24:53, Garth Campbell 24:54, Kevin Shaw 26:28, Richard Wood/Warren Miller 27:01, Sam Keats 27:28, Jamie Maxwell 27:56, Barb Polehoykie 27:57, Floyd Polehoykie 28:02, Francis Plum 28:08, Owen Giebelhaus 28:23, Ken Nix 28:54, Eric Wolf 29:18, George Gamble 31:39 and Cherie Dunn 37:28.
Other Team Time trial times were: Sandy McDonald, Jolea Bilodeau, Sam Keats and Barb Polehoykie 4th at 1:09:47, Ken Nix, Dean Lowry, Jamie Maxwell and Dean Lowry 5th at 1:11:32 for 5th, Kevin Fell, Owen Giebelhaus, Warren Miller and Francis Plum 1:14:03 for 6th and Christina Woodruff, Kathryn Fairweather, Eric Wolf and Melanie Chapple 1:22:08 for 7th.
-Thursday night Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm
-Sunday road race on the Club Championship Montney Highway- Rose Prairie road loop at 10: 00 am. It starts at the intersection of the 246 road and the old Montney highway.