George Gamble wins stage 6 of the Spring Stage Race


George Gamble won stage 6 of the Spring Stage Race, Tuesday night, on a windy and fast Olde Montney Highway circuit. He had a time of 1:10:30 hours for the 38 km circuit. Jolea Bilodeau was only 9 seconds back for second place. Pat Ferris won the sprint for third from Les Elliott at 1:10:43.

2009 winner Pat Ferris still leads the Spring Stage race with 26 points. George Gamble is in second at 22, Les Elliott third at 17 and Kevin Shaw 4th at 8 points. Jolea Bilodeau leads the Women’s’ with 29 points. There are only two more races to go.

Eleven riders started at Beatton Park on a windy and cool evening. The group was down to five riders after the turnaround. George Gamble and Les Elliott split the group at Bickfords to pull away with Jolea Bilodeau and Pat Ferris chasing. Eventually Gamble pulled away to come in for the solo breakaway win. Jolea Bilodeau and Pat Ferris caught Les Elliott with a kilometre to go. Bilodeau sailed past in hopes of catching George Gamble but he was able to hold on for the win.

Gary Hilderman was 5th at 1:13:13, Bob Andrews 1:15:39, Darren Guliov 1:15:41, Dean Lowry 1:19:10, Ken Nix 1:19:11, Robin Sipe 1:19:12 and Pat Coppens 1:25:25.

Thanks to Floyd and Barb Polehoykie for timing!

Coming up:

-Blizzard Club meeting Wednesday night 7:30 pm at the Enerplex.

-Thursday night Stage 7 Baldonnel time trial, sign on 6:15, race time 6:30 pm.

-Sunday Rocky Road race, Stage 8 in Taylor, starting at 1 Pm on the Fibreco road. 

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