Posted by Editoress on 05/23/08
Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC
It was an Animal show, Thursday night, as Bob "The Animal" Andrews made it two time trial wins in a row. Bob won last nights' Baldonnel 16 km with a time of 25:55 minutes with Pat Ferris second at 26:38 and Roger St. Jean third at 27:21. Sandy McDonald was 4th at 28:48 and Richard Wood 5th at 29:26.
Rod Lewis was 6th at 29:50, Adam Bilodeau 29:51, Barb Polehoykie 30:48, Jolea Bilodeau 31:11, Kathryn Fairweather 31:14, Russ Wilson 31:31, Sam Keats 32:30, Floyd Polehoykie 33:40, Francois Coetzer 34:17 and Hilda Bilodeau 38:02. There was one DNF from a mechanical.
-Sunday is Challenge Cup road race #6 in Dawson Creek at 2 pm. The local squad has been out pointed by 2 or 3 points at each of the last two meets so are looking forward to a good crowd of riders to bury the opposition.
It has been 13 years since Bob Andrews won the 15 Mile Blizzard Time Trial Trophy. He did it Sunday, with a time of 37:24 minutes, ten seconds ahead of second place Pat Ferris. Bob Andrews last won this race back in 1995 on the old Baldonnel course. Sunday, he beat past twelve-time winner Pat Ferris, who has last won this race in 2000.
Gord "the Hammer" Harris was third at 39:15. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 40:31 and Darren Guliov 5th at 41:39.
The Phoenix Trophy has eluded Barb Polehoykie until Sunday as she also won a very close contest in her category at 42:25. Kathryn Fairweather was second at 42:38 and Sandy McDonald third at 42:46. Jolea Bilodeau was 4th at 44:42 and Melanie Olthuis 5th at 48:26.
Adam Bilodeau won the Under 19 with a time of 46:13.
Other times were Les Elliott 42:21, Simon Andrews 42:46, Richard Wood 43:46, Ed Fornelli 44:42, Ken Nix 47:04, Dean Lowry 48:04 and Owen Giebelhaus 48:40. Hilda Bilodeau did 27:19 for the 10 km. Conditions were warm but very gusty and windy for the riders.
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