GP wins both challenge cup stages

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Grande Prairie riders won both the Challenge Cup stages, Sunday, as well as outpointing the Blizzards for the day and taking over the lead in Challenge Cup points after four events. GP now leads with 106 points to the defending champion Blizzards 76 and Dawson Creek’s 43.

      Kevin Shaw was the fastest Blizzard in the morning Grovedale Hill climb with a 5th place finish. A late race flat tire blew Shaws’ chance for a high finish in the afternoon road race. Stephen Ferris was top Blizzard in the 60 km road race with third place. Pat Ferris won the 45 km event.

      Grovedale hill climb times had Blaine Richter winning with a 5:41 minute time. Verner Folsher 6:19, Kase Devries 6:28, Garth Campbell 8:19, Kevin Saw 7:20, Warren Miller 8:19, Francis Plum 9:00 and Sam Keats 9:03.

      Geoff McDonald of GP won the 60 k Highway 40 road race with 1:49:24, just ahead of Blaine Richter. Stephen Ferris was third at 1:51:02 and Verner Folsher 4th at 1:51:53. Kase Devries was 5th at 1:52:49. Richard Fletcher was 6th at 1:57:29, Garth Campbell 1:59:47, Warren Miller 2:17:14 and Kevin Saw 2:12:43 after repairing a flat tire.

      Pat Ferris won the sprint for the 45 k at 1:36:33, from Dave Jaeger and Sam Keats. Jamie Magrove was 4th at 1:43:19 and Francis Plum 1:43:29. Steve Magusin won the 30 k at 1:17:00, just ahead of Nicole Magrove.

      Thank you to Steve Magusin for organizing and timing!

      Coming up this week

-Tuesday Baldonnel Duathlon at 7 PM

-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm.

-Sunday Goodlow 40 km time trial at 11:00 am.

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