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October 21/08 1:05 am - `Cross For Kids and Blow Street Cross

Posted by Editoress on 10/21/08

Cross For Kids & Blow Street Cross
October 18th and 19th, Calgary AB
Courtesy ABA

The Alberta cyclo-cross scene moved back to the south this past weekend with a double-header in Calgary. The hangover from last weekend’s National Championships/Jim Horner GP was evident in the smallish fields and lengthy injured and packed-it-in-for the season lists. Exceptional racing, however, was had for those in attendance. First up on the weekend was Saturday’s “‘cross for kids”, organized by Team H&R Block and held at Canada Olympic Park, while on Sunday the CX peloton was treated to the Deadgoat ‘cross at Blakiston park, in northwest Calgary.

“Cross for Kids” occurred on a new course at COP, site of much construction and silliness, with the course of previous years now obliterated. A variety of surfaces, not to mention a bit of mud, greeted the racers, along with fine ‘cross weather including a few flurries and early morning dullness. Category winners included Noel Flatters (Calgary Cycle) in Sport, Matthew Krahn (United Cycle) in Expert (somebody upgrade that kid!), Pepper Harlton (Juventus) in Women, and Tim Heemskerk (United Cycle) in Open. Notable achievements included Pepper’s first lap – as fast as the Elite Men’s; bicisport’s Shawn Bunnin’s fine second place on his birthday, and the $1200-plus raised for Kid’s Cancer Research. Post-race, the peloton adjourned to Tubby Dog for merriment in honour of Mr. Bunnin, (which also contributed to a couple of non-starters on Sunday). Special thanks, especially, to those riders who chose not to race but attended the event to cheer on their peers and, most important to contribute to the Kids for Cancer cause. Full results are now available.

Sunday’s race featured another new course, this time at an obscure park tucked behind a Co-op supermarket in north-west Calgary. The fast route featured both pavement and grass, which led to a few exciting sprint finishes and wipeouts. Winners included: Brian Carson (Shmoe Racing) in Sport; Matthew Krahn (United Cycle) in Expert (darn it, upgrade the kid already); and Pepper and Tim once again in the Women and Open categories, respectively. Spectators pre- and post-race were heard pressuring Pepper to race Expert, which may happen yet this season! Also of note was a "first" cyclo-cross appearance by Bill Blonski (bicisport), and the creative use of shopping carts as course markers.

Congrats and thank-you to Team H&R Block and the Deadgoat/Schmoe crew for another great weekend of Alberta ‘cross racing.

Blow Street Cross - October 19th

Elite Men (60 min)
1 Tim Heemskerk (United Cycle Racing)0:55:50
2 Aaron Schooler (Team H&R Block)0:56:19
3 Andre Sutton (Hardcore Cycling Club)0:56:39
4 Chris Mcneil (Team H&R Block)0:56:45
5 Shaun Adamson (Juventus)0:56:52
6 Brian Robinson (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:58:40
7 Peter Lawrence (Team H&R Block)0:58:40
8 Craig Stappler (Deadgoat Racing)0:59:17
9 Trev Williams (Speed Theory)0:59:19
10 Cody Canning (ERTC/Revolution Cycle)1:01:40
11 Jon Wood (ERTC/Revolution Cycle)-1 lap
12 Bruce Penner (Independent)- 1 lap
13 Matthew Duncan (Team Rivette-DMK)- 1 lap
dnf David Larson (Juventus)
dnf Mike Bidniak (Juventus)
dnf Mike Sarnecki (Team ING)
Women (40 min)
1 Pepper Harlton (Juventus)0:39:33
2 Tori Fahey (Deadgoat Racing)0:41:06
3 Maz Bate (Deadgoat)0:41:38
4 Shantel Koenig (Independent)0:41:44
5 Cindy Koo (Deadgoat Racing)0:43:13
6 Sara Witzke (Juventus)- 1 Lap
dnf Samantha Grover (Juventus)
Expert Men (50 min)
1 Matthew Krahn (United Cycle Racing)0:48:44
2 Antonio Bilotta (Pedalhead Road Works)0:48:59
3 Paul Martin (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:48:59
4 Mike Johns (CABC)0:49:17
5 Craig Good (Synergy Racing)0:50:04
6 Andrew Reed (RMCC)0:50:05
7 Tracy Shearer (Juventus)0:50:10
8 Scott Anderson (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:50:10
9 Lance Adamson (Juventus)0:50:38
10 Roger Clemens (United Cycle Racing)0:50:55
11 Trevor Pombert (United Cycle Racing)0:50:57
12 Ed Roddy (Deadgoat Racing)0:51:13
13 Lachlan Holmes (Speed Theory)0:51:18
14 Pat Doyle (Deadgoat Racing)0:52:46
15 Tim Brezsnyak (Deadgoat Racing)0:52:46
16 Andrew Waddington (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:53:34
dnf Lonn Bate (Deadgoat Racing)
Sport Men (40 min)
1 Brian Carson (Schmoe Racing)0:39:06
2 Kevin Stafford (United Cycle Racing)0:39:07
3 Al Gilbert (CABC)0:39:07
4 Austin Miller (bicisport)0:40:26
5 Joseph Litke (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:40:47
6 Fraser Judd (Veloplzen)0:41:43
7 Manrique Bautista (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:42:08
8 Lorie Holte (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:42:43
9 Greg Yanicki (bicisport)0:43:28
10 Trevor Anderson (Veloplzen Cycling Club)0:44:13
11 Dustin Dollar (Deadgoat Racing)0:44:32
12 Greg Foord (Calgary Cycle)0:45:23
dnf Clayton Stafford (United Cycle Racing)
dnf Bill Blonski (bicisport)

Cross for Kids - October 18th
Elite Men (60 min)
1 Tim Heemskerk (United Cycle Racing)0:59:36
2 Sean Bunnin (bicisport)1:00:25
3 Aaron Schooler (Team H&R Block)1:00:48
4 Andre Sutton (Hardcore Cycling Club)1:01:07
5 Chris Mcneil (Team H&R Block)1:02:16
6 Cody Canning (ERTC/Revolution Cycle)1:02:40
7 Shaun Adamson (Juventus)1:02:40
8 Mike Sarnecki (Team ING)1:04:24
9 Sean Barr (Pedalhead Road Works)1:04:40
10 Peter Lawrence (Team H&R Block)1:04:51
11 Craig Stappler (Deadgoat Racing)- 1 Lap
12 Graeme Thomas (bicisport)- 1 Lap
13 Bruce Penner (Independent)- 1 Lap
dnf Ryan Hopping (United Cycle Racing)
dnf Brian Robinson (CMC/Bow Cycle)
Women (40 min)
1 Pepper Harlton (Juventus)0:40:35
2 Shantel Koenig (Independent)0:44:40
3 Jessica Kisell (bicisport)0:45:06
4 Cindy Koo (Deadgoat Racing)0:46:35
5 Sandra Yaworski (Speed Theory)0:47:13
6 Kendra Middleton (Juventus)0:47:55
7 Sara Witzke (Juventus)-1 Lap
Expert Men (50 min)
1 Matthew Krahn (United Cycle Racing)0:49:27
2 Antonio Bilotta (Pedalhead Road Works)0:50:28
3 Paul Martin (CMC/Bow Cycle)0:51:10
4 Pat Doyle (Deadgoat Racing)0:51:26
5 Kevin Walsh (Synergy)0:52:22
6 Lance Adamson (Juventus)0:53:04
7 Roger Clemens (United Cycle Racing)0:53:25
8 Greg Dycke (bicisport)0:53:39
9 Tracy Shearer (Juventus)0:54:38
10 Trevor Pombert (United Cycle Racing)0:54:55
11 Douglas Hallett (TI Cycle Racing)0:55:52
12 Bill Quinney (Synergy)- 1 lap
13 Chris Redden ( 1 lap
dnf Craig Fraser (Calgary Cycle)
dnf Greg Foord (Calgary Cycle)
Sport Men (40 min)
1 Noel Flatters (Midweek Mayhem)0:41:46
2 Charles Gibney (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:41:56
3 Kevin Stafford (United Cycle Racing)0:43:01
4 Clayton Stafford (United Cycle Racing)0:43:11
5 Erik Cramer (Bicycle Café)0:43:57
6 Connor Witzke (Juventus)0:43:59
7 Brad Chisholm (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:43:59
8 Joseph Litke (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:43:59
9 Manrique Bautista (Pedalhead Racing Club)0:45:18
10 Lars Backman (Hardcore Cycling Club)0:45:18
11 Trevor Anderson (Veloplzen Cycling Club)0:46:05
12 Brent Topilko (Independent)0:47:19
13 Greg Yanicki (bicisport)0:48:14
14 Stevan Vinci (Veloplzen Cycling Club)- 1 Lap
15 Kim Harris (Eurotech Cycle)- 1 Lap


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