Blaine Richter wins both Challenge Cup Races

first_img-submitted    Blaine Richter of Grande Prairie won both Challenge Cup races in Grande Prairie, on Sunday.  The Blizzards and G.P. both battled it out to a tie of 63 points for both of the races with Dawson Creek getting 17 points. Francis Plum won the 50 km with 1:40:20, Ken Nix second at 1:47:53, Dave Jaeger 1:47:53 and Bill Lindsay 2:29:41. Steve Magusin won the 30 km with 1:05:00.     Advertisement The afternoon event was the 70 km Highway 40 road race. Blaine Richter pulled away early with Kent Pedersen and Pat Ferris to force a big lead. Ferris dropped back to the chasing group after 25 km’s with the duo pulling away for good. Richter won the 70 km event with 1:51:58 hours. Kent Pedersen was second at 1:52:15. Pat Ferris won a wild sprint finish for third spot from Gary Hilderman, Geoff McDonald, Richard Wood, Dave Kay and Barb Polehoykie, all with a time of 1:59:40. Gord Harris edged out Kathryn Fairweather, both with 2:06:31. Ken Perry did 2:10:57 and Jamie Maxwell 2:15:48. Coming up:-Tuesday Duathlon #2 at Baldonnel School at 7 PM-Thursday Baldonnel time trial: Sign on 6:45 pm-Sunday 40 K time trial on the Peejay road at 10:00 am.Wednesday: Blizzard Annual General Meeting and elections May 6 at Northern Light College at 7:30 The Blizzards lead the series to date with 215 points. GP has 110 and Dawson Creek third at 51.- Advertisement -The first race was the Grovedale hill climb in the morning. Blaine Richter won the 3 km race with a time of 5:48 minutes. Geoff McDonald was next at 6:48 and Pat Ferris third at 6:56. Other times were Kent Pedersen 7:00, Gord Harris 7:20, Ken Perry 7:55, Kathryn Fairweather 8:10, Dave Kay 8:15, Dave Jaeger 8:18, Barb Polehoykie 8:41 James Maxwell 8:56 and Francis Plum 9:30.last_img

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