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Jim Horner Cyclocross Grand Prix - C2
Edmonton, Canada, October 12, 2008
Kabush and Simms new Canadian champions
In powerful performances Olympic mountain biker Geoff Kabush (Maxxis) and Wendy Simms (Kona) took the Elite Men's and Women's titles after each broke clear of the field in their respective races on both days. Alberta's Pepper Harlton (Juventus/Alberta) kept it close, pushing Simms all the way to the line to take home silver. But Simms led every lap, scoring back-to-back victories.
In the men's race Edmonton's Tim Heemskerk (United Cycle) showed he was up to the challenge staying with newly crowned National Champion Geoff Kabush for most of the race before Kabush pulled away in the last part and Heemskerk took a well-earned second place.
David Larson (Team Alberta/Juventus) gave the hometown crowd a special treat by winning the Under-23 men's title. In a display of teamwork, Mike Bidniak and Larson rode away from the field by the halfway mark, dropping Andrew Thomas (Team Saskatchewan), Kyle Fry (Cycle Solutions) and Cody Canning (ERTC/Revolution).
The first day (National Championships) day began overcast and very cold, below zero and with heavy frost on the ground for the morning Masters categories. The weather didn't hinder a great turnout on day one of the event. Sian Barraclough (Velocity) and Nancy Burden (Juventus) getting things started off going 1 -2 in the women's masters event. Peter Mogg (The Hub/Devinci Cyclocross Team) and Ed Campbell (D'Ornellas) would take the Master A and C categories in dominating fashion. Hometown rider Ed Sean Barr (Pedalhead Roadworks) took home the Gold in the Master B category – his first in Masters B but 4th as a Masters rider.
In the Junior men's race a group of five riders pulled away early from the rest of the pack with Evan Guthrie (BC) taking long pulls at the front and leading on the run ups before eventually taking the win but it was Kris Dahl (Team Alberta/CMC/Bow Cycle), a first year Junior, who turned heads on the day by taking home the sliver in this hotly contested event.
The second day brought along the Jim Horner GP and despite cold conditions racers were again treated to a great course, competitive fields and lots of fun.
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1 Geoff Kabush (Can) TEAM MAXXIS 1.02.17 2 Tim Heemskerk (Ned) United Cycle Racing 0.19 3 Derrick St. John (Can) Stevens Cross 0.28 4 Eric Batty (Can) Trek Bicycle Store Toronto 0.51 5 Mark Batty (Can) Team Race Pro 1.17 6 Kevin Noiles (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes 1.48 7 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block 2.02 8 Mike Garrigan (Can) Jet Power/Epicride 2.10 9 Shawn Bunnin (Can) Team Alberta/bicisport 2.21 10 Tyler Trace (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes 2.25 11 Mathew Hewitt (Can) Independent 2.31 12 Kevin Calhoun (Can) Rocky Mountain - Different Bikes 2.34 13 Craig Richey (Can) Team Aviawest - Van Dessel 2.38 14 Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona 2.49 15 Nathan Chown (Can) Handlebars CC 3.38 16 Chris McNeil (Can) Team H&R Block 3.39 17 Ryan Hopping (Can) United Cycle 3.57 18 David Larson (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 4.01 19 Andre Sutton (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 4.13 20 Erik Box (Can) The Hub/Davinci Cyclocross Team 4.40 21 Nick Berry (Can) Mighty Riders 4.41 22 Mike Bidniak (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 5.13 23 Brian Robinson (Can) Bow Cycle / CMC 5.23 24 David Coughlin (Can) Dukes Cycle/Lapdogs 5.40 25 Robin Baillie (Can) Team H&R Block 5.46 26 Kyle Fry (Can) Cycle Solutions 5.59 27 Matthew Krahn (Can) United Cycle Racing 6.07 28 Jonathan Benskin (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 6.17 29 Steve Proulx (Can) EMD Serono/Stevens 6.35 30 Peter Knight (Can) United Cycle Racing 6.36 31 Matthew OHagan (Can) Campione/Radcliffe 7.52 32 Shaun Adamson (Can) Juventus 9.03 One lap behind 33 Graham Shrive (Can) Pedalhead Road Works 34 Stephen Cooley (Can) Team Saskatchewan 41 Graeme Thomson (Can) bicisport 35 Matthew Weston (GBr) Rivette - DMK 37 Joe Wessel (Can) Cycling BC/COBRA 38 Alex McCormick (Can) Juventus 39 Nathan Sedgewick (Can) BCW 40 Connor Witzke (Can) Juventus DNF Drew Mackenzie (Can) Island Racing Club DNF Thomas Skinner (Can) Rocky Mountain-K Capital Source DNF Cody Canning (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle DNS Stephen Ferris (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle DNS Dave Brooks (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes DNS Dominik Kubicki (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle DNS Christian Jensen (Can) Cycledelia DNS David Todd (Can) Juventus Elite Women - 18.6 km (6 laps) 1 Wendy Simms (Can) KONA 52.27 2 Pepper Harlton (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 0.30 3 Dawn Berg (Can) Oak Bay Bikes/Ever Ti 0.50 4 Natasha Elliott (Can) EMD Serono/Stevens 1.26 5 Mical Dyck (Can) Team Alberta/Terrascape 2.54 6 Loni Klettl (Can) Freeskool 3.10 7 Kelly Jones (Can) Sugoi 3.40 8 Melanie Vaughan (Can) Steed Cycles 4.32 9 Joele Guynup (Usa) Island Racing Club 4.59 10 Jaymie McGowan (Can) Oak Bay Bikes 11 Bridget Linder (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 5.33 12 Krystyn Ong (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 13 Vicki Thomas (Can) Ottawa Cross 14 Christy Love (Can) West Coast Racing/Mighty Riders 7.18 15 Shantel Koenig (Can) Independent 7.48 16 Susan Clarke (Can) Team Sask/BCW Cycling 8.24 17 Andrea Bunnin (Can) Team Sask/Doug's Spoke'n Sport 10.23 One lap behind 18 Karen Fedoruk (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 19 Tanya Hopping (Can) Veloplezn 20 Caeli Barron (Can) Team Alberta/Synergy 21 Samantha Grover (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 22 Kendra Middleton (Can) Juventus DNS Sarah Stewart (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team Junior Men - 18.6 km (6 laps) 1 Evan Guthrie (Can) Cycling BC 49.07 2 Kevin Thorpe (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes 0.56 3 Sebastian Sleep (Can) Cycling BC 1.06 4 Kris Dahl (Can) Team Alberta/CMC/Bow Cycle 1.14 5 Mackenzie Carson (Can) Team Alberta/Juventus 3.24 6 Nick Holatko (Can) Team BC 4.23 7 Stuart Wight (Can) Mike's Bike Shop 5.10 8 Kiernan Orange (Can) Ride with Rendall 5.14 9 Colter Young (Can) Blizzard 6.06 10 Paul Sales (Can) Independent 6.46 DNF Mac Garvin (Can) Team Alberta/CMC/Bow Cycle Master Women 30+ - 12.4 km (4 laps) 1 Sian Barraclough (Can) Velocity 41.52 2 Lesley Trivett (Can) Wedgewood Cycling 0.33 3 Joanne Breau (Can) Martin Swiss 2.17 4 Sandra Yaworski (Can) Speed Theory 3.28 5 Dana Muma (Can) Cycledelia/BCW 7.03 6 Yvonne Harnoth (Can) Juventus 9.03 DNS Martha Handford (Can) Different Bikes Master 30-39 Men - 18.6 km (6 laps) 1 Peter Mogg (Can) The Hub/Devinci Cyclocross Team 50.02 2 Dallas Morris (Can) Team H&R Block 0.49 3 Graeme Martindale (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes 1.31 4 David Roberts (Can) Hardcore Bicycle Club 1.44 5 David Munden (Can) EMD Serono/Stevens 2.50 6 Paul Martin (Can) CMC/Bow Cycle 3.08 7 Scott Book (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 3.26 8 Todd Barraclough (Can) Velocity 4.05 9 Neil Clarke (Can) BCW Cycling 4.27 10 Mike Blennerhassett (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 4.36 11 Dave Nowak (Can) Comox Valley Cycling Club 4.38 12 Brad Collins (Can) Independent 5.11 13 John Clark (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club 5.20 14 Blaine Richter (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 5.26 15 Andrew Brown (Can) Comox Valley Cycling Club 5.47 16 Jason Frank (Usa) Central Alberta Bicycling Club 6.08 17 Patrick Beckstead (Can) Ambleside Cycle/Mighty Riders 6.12 18 Brent Hambleton (Can) Sugoi 6.33 19 Reid Cummings (Can) CMC/Bow Cycle 6.45 20 Derek Chipping (Can) Independent 7.13 21 Tim Bulger (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 8.11 22 Miles Marshall (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 8.16 23 Kim Liss (Can) Independent 8.59 24 Peter Steckhan (Can) Cycledelia 10.05 One lap behind 25 Greg Yanicki (Can) bicisport Two laps behind 26 Matt Barber (Can) Mighty Riders DNF Antonio Bilotta (Can) Pedalhead Road Works DNF Mike Sarnecki (Can) Team ING DNF Tim Riess (Can) Pedalhead Racing Master 40-49 Men - 15.5 km (5 laps) 1 Sean Barr (Can) Pedalhead Road Works 41.51 2 Normon Thibault (Can) Frontrunners 0.43 3 Marc Boudreau (Can) Ride with Rendall 0.46 4 Bruce Copeland (Can) Juventus/River Valley Cycle 1.19 5 Mark Rumsey (Can) Hardcore Racing 1.34 6 Robert Orange (Can) Ride with Rendall 1.50 7 Kevin Simms (Can) Frontrunners 2.31 8 Christian Jensen (Can) Cycledelia 2.44 9 Jay Murray (Can) Trek/Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes 3.19 10 Shane Rush (Can) Velocity 4.32 11 Craig Fraser (Can) Calgary Cycle 4.40 12 Tracy Shearer (Can) Juventus 4.54 13 Ed Garvin (Can) CMC/Bowcycle 5.16 14 Pat Doyle (Can) Deadgoat Racing 5.41 15 Michael Johns (Can) Central Alberta Bicycle Club 6.05 16 Jay Loder (Can) Mighty Cycling 7.03 17 Murray Aubin (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 7.34 18 Chris Redden (Can) SPEED RIVER .COM 9.44 One lap behind 19 Michael Power (Can) BCW 20 Scott Carter (Can) Independent DNF Keith Bayly (Can) Veloplzen DNS Dan Hunka (Can) Edmonton Juventus Cycling Club DNS Albie Malan (Can) BCW DNS Matt Wheatley (Can) Juventus/River Valley Cycle DNS Andy Holmwood (Can) Team H&R Block DNS David Verveda (Can) Highwood DNS Andy Achuff (Can) Pedalhead Racing Master 50+ Men - 12.4 km (4 laps) 1 Ed Campbell (Can) D'ornellas 35.45 2 Roger Clemens (Can) United Cycle 1.10 3 Peter Wellsman (Can) Rider's Club 1.27 4 Lance Adamson (Can) Juventus 1.50 5 Ken Germaine (Can) 109 St. Cycle Logic 3.09 6 Cornelius Kluge (Can) Cycledelia/Bike Doctor 3.51 7 Kevin Sutton (Can) Cycledelia/Bike Doctor 5.27 8 Patrick Ferris (Can) Blizzard Bike Club 7.56 9 Stewart Hutchings (Can) United Cycle 11.58 DNF Claude Breau (Can) Martin Swiss DNS Karl Schneider (Can) Edmonton Masters Cycling Club DNS Karl Wilberg (Can) Juventus DNS Michael Zelensky (Can) Terrascape Racing Sport - 12.4 km (4 laps) 1 Samuel Beaudoin (Can) Juventus 2 Hannah Cooley (Can) Horizon 100 DNF Samantha Lam (Can) Velocity Cycling Club
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