Kevin Shaw after winning the Blizzard Bike Club’s 2010 road championship on Sunday. Submitted photo.
Kevin Shaw is the Club Road Champion after an impressive breakaway win, Sunday, on the tough Montney Pineview 60 k road course. He did the distance in 1:51:36 minutes. Four time Club Champion Pat Ferris was second, 42 seconds behind. George Gamble was third at 1:52:28. Bob Andrews was 4th at 1:56:27 and Jolea Bilodeau was 5th at 1:57:10.
Sixteen riders started out, Sunday, on the new Championship course, under sunny but windy conditions. The lead pack of five riders was down to four when Jolea Bilodeau lost contact when the group went from the Montney road to the Rose Prairie road. The foursome continued to Upper Pine School and then returned towards the Montney creek hills with the wind at their backs.
Bob Andrews lost contact at the 40 km mark leaving Kevin Shaw, Pat Ferris and George Gamble to climb the final Montney creek hill. Shaw pushed the pace on the hill early with the others struggling to keep pace. Ferris and Gamble chased at the top of the hill but it was too late and Kevin Shaw came in for the win. Ferris had dropped Gamble with a couple of k’s to go to get second.
Other times were Roger St. Jean 1:57:28, Richard Wood 2:02:55, Barb Polehoykie 2:02:56, Sam Keats 2:05:12, Ken Nix 2:06:57, Francis Plum of GP 2:07:39 and Owen Giebelhaus 2:17:15. Adam Currie won the 30 k with 58:54 and Dawn and Jack Gladysz had 1:29:38. Cassie Baker did 56:00 for 18 km.
Thank you to Sandy McDonald for timing!
The Blizzards had a number of riders scattered around the Pacific western region with Stephen Ferris 13th at the Westside Classic road race in Vancouver.
Colter Young was doing the Mt Hood stage race in Oregon and Gord Harris in Oliver on the Half Ironman triathlon. Peter King, Blaine Richter (GP) and Geoff McDonald (GP) were in Edmonton for the Pigeon Lake race. These placings were not available at press time.
-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm
-Sunday 35 km road race at 2 PM from "woods’ corner" at 2 pm.