Dumaresq claims BBC MTN bike victory

 

Ryan Dumaresq won a tough 2 lap mountain bike, Sunday, with a time of 48:19 minutes for the 10 k event. Richard Howes was second at 49:12 and George Gamble third at 49:42. Gary Hilderman had 52:20 for 4th and Kevin Shaw 55:51 for 5th.

Tammy Howes was 6th at 59:49, Pat Ferris 1:02:17, Francis Plum (GP) 1:03:10 and Adam Currie 1:12:56. Trevor McDonnell had mechanical difficulties and was forced to stop.

The group had a fast start with Richard Howes getting the early lead. Ryan Dumaresq eventually caught and passed him to get the win. George Gamble made an excellent come from behind to grab third from Gary Hilderman. Past Club MTB champions Trevor McDonnell and Pat Ferris were bedeviled with mechanicals and flat tires that kept them out of the running.

Connor McDonnell won the 2 lap novice race at 9:38 with Daric McDonnell second at 10:43. LT McDonnell had 6:01 for the 1 lap event.

Thank you to Patricia Emery for timing!

Coming up:

-Wednesday MTB #8 at 7 pm on the Cactus Trails

-Thursday final Baldonnel time trial 7 pm

-Sunday Mountain bike race 11 am on the Cactus Trails.

The Blizzards also have a contingent of athletes at the Penticton Ironman for Sunday’s event.

Photo- The Blizzards charge up a hill early in Sunday’s race.  Submitted photo.

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