Geoff McDonald wins the Snake Pit Road Race

Photo:  Blaine ‘Cannonball’ Richter racing in the 70km road race – Submitted

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Geoff McDonald of GP edged out Blaine ‘Cannonball’ Richter and Stephen Ferris to win the Challenge Cup ‘Snake Pit road race, in Dawson Creek, Sunday. Their time for the 70 km road race was 1:57:58 hours. Peter King of the Bliz beat Kent Pedersen for 4th spot at 2:05:46. Pat Ferris out sprinted Trevor Kolkea for 6th at 2:07:50.

Floyd Polehoykie of the Bliz won the 40 k over Richard Bouvier of DC with a time of 1:27:04. Bill Lindsay was third at 1:33:18. Brandon Joice and Larry Joice both had 1:44:25.
The Blizzards won the day with 71 points to GP’s 23 and DC’s 12. The Blizzards are in the lead with 286 to GP’s 133 and DC’s 63.

Blaine Richter and Stephen Ferris pulled away early with Geoff ‘Big Mac’ McDonald chasing after he had an ‘off road’ incident and had to chase for several km’s to catch up. He caught the duo and eventually won the sprint finish.

Other 70 km times were Richard Wood, Barb Polehoykie and Gary Hilderman 2:21:10, Gord Harris and Kathryn Fairweather 2:25:13, Francis Plum 2:26:02, Rebecca Pimm 2:28:33, Ken Nix 2:32:06, Warren Miller 2:34:54 and Owen Giebelhaus 2:39:00.

Coming up:
-Tuesday: Final Duathlon of the season at 7 pm at the Baldonnel School.
-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm
-Sunday Blizzard / Pheonix Trophy 15 Mile time trial on the Montney road at 10:00 am.
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