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April 4/06 4:45 am - BC News: Harris Roubaix Red Truck Classic, World Naked Bike Ride Planning Mtg Tonight, Blizzard Bike Club News

Posted by Editoress on 04/4/06

Harris Roubaix Red Truck Classic
Courtesy Cycling BC

2006 FloraGLO Lutein BC Cup Series is set to roll this weekend with Harris Roubaix Red Truck Classic, the first installment of the 7-event Championship Series.

2006 Harris-Roubaix Red Truck Classic promises to test riders' strength, stamina and determination, and push machinery to its limits!

For complete event details, be sure to check out the Trek-Red Truck Beer website, or register directly on and save! Space is limited.

Planning meeting for the World Naked Bike Ride
Courtesy Velolove

Tuesday April 4th at 8pm at the Soma Coffee House Café. 2528 Main near Broadway.

We expect over a 100 cities to participate in this year's World Naked Bike Ride. Please help make this event bigger than ever before in Vancouver by coming to this meeting on Tuesday.

For more info on the event please visit

Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC

April 2, 2006

Joe Radench of Grande Prairie (GP) won the Cecil Lake 50 km road race, Sunday, in front of a big regional field of 25 riders. Joe had a time of 1:15:29 hours. The Blizzard's Robin Baillie was second at 1:16:38 and Pat Ferris won the field sprint for third at 1:18:25.

There was a big crowd of riders out under very nice spring conditions. The pace increased after the Trans-Pine Chapel. The duo of Robin Baillie and Joe Radench soon left the field behind. Radench put on the pressure at about the 40 km mark to get away to come in alone, for the early season win with Robin Baillie 1:09 minutes later.

There was a pack sprint of eight riders up next. Blaine Richter of GP started out the sprint with a kilometer to go. Pat Ferris followed him, then counter jumped away to get the third place at 1:18:25. Jaimie Kroschel of Dawson Creek was 4th, Blaine Richter 5th, Trevor Kolkea 6th, Roger St. Jean 7th, Robert Seitz of GP 8th and Dennis Seitz 9th, all at the same time. Trevor McDonell was 10th, 3 seconds later.

Bob Andrews was 11th at 1:24:17. Rod Lewis was 12th at 1:24:34, Irvin Tang 13th at 1:24:45 and Kevin Cooper 14th at 1:24:51. Wim Kok edged out Gord Harris in the sprint for 15th at 1:25:07. Dean Lowry was 17th at 1:27:55, Matt Jarnagin 18th at 1:29:08, Richard Wood 1:29:05, Darren Guliov 1:29:10 and Barb Polehoykie 1:33:00.

Sara Kolkea of Dawson Creek won the 25 km event with a time of 48:30. Floyd Polehoykie was 59 seconds behind in second place. Lisa Boda and Marg Evens were third and 4th at 58:16.

Coming up: Next Sunday is Stage #1 of the seven race 'Spring' Stage Race. The start is the Cecil Lake gravel pad at 2 pm.


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