Colter Young wins 5 stages and the Spring Stage Race

first_imgStage # 2 – Colter was a repeat winner on the tough Beatton River hill climb with a with a 21:53 ride off the front effort. Blaine Richter was second at 22:34 and Geoff MacDonald third at 23:32.   Other hill climb times were Kent Pedersen 24:38, Pat Ferris 25:14, Bob Andrews 25:47, Barb Polehoykie 26:32, Ken Perry 26:33, Eric Lowry 26:53, Kendra Young 27:36, Kathryn Fairweather 27:54, Dean Lowry 28:41, Marie Young 28:57, Frances Plum 30:30, Owen Giebelhaus 30:53 and Ken Nix 31:53.   Stage #3 – Colter Young won the 30 km Beatton Park road race by pulling away from Blaine Richter and Geoff MacDonald on the gun range hill for the lone win at 51:26 minutes. Blaine Richter was second at 51:56 and Geoff MacDonald third at 52:33.    Peter King was 4th at 57:18, Kent Pedersen 58:31, Pat Ferris 1:00:10, Les Elliott and Jake Elliott 1:01:17, Darren Guliov 1:03:16, Barb Polehoykie 1:04:36, Ken Perry 1:06:47, Kathryn Fairweather 1:12:59, Owen Giebelhaus 1:23:36.   Advertisement Rod Lewis won the 24 k one lap event at 43:26. Francis Plum was second at 49:49, Marie Young third at 52:43 and Larry Joice 4th at 1:06:10.   Stage #4 – Colter Young won the 60 km Mile 62 road race, Saturday, with a time of 2:13:28. Peter King was second at 2:13:30 and Les Elliott third at 2:18:3. Barb Polehoykie won the sprint for the 30 km race with 59:47 from Rod Lewis. Kendra Young was third 1:02:47, Marie Young 1:04:22, Rebecca Pimm 1:04:40 and Larry Joice 1:16:15.   Stage #5 – Colter Young won the tough 60 km Beatton Montney loop road race, Sunday, with 1:44:37. Darren Guliov won the sprint from Pat Ferris and Eric Lowry for second at 1:56:43. Les Elliott was 5th at 1:57:18. Barb Polehoykie had 1:58:37, Dean Lowry 2:04:17, Kathryn Fairweather 2:04:32 and Ken Nix 2:15:45.   Floyd Polehoykie won the 30 km short course at 1:02:07. Marie Young was second at 1:04:27. Larry Joice did 1:10:02 and Cassie Baker 1:14:27.    Coming up:-Tuesday Montney Store road race from Beatton Park at 6:15 pm.-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 6:15-Final Stage: Sunday Cecil Lake road race 2 pm.    www.ferrisfastcycles.comAdvertisement Colter Young made it 5 stage wins, overall, in a row for the Blizzard Bike Club’s 8 Stage Spring Stage race. He leads the under 19 group with 25 points.    Peter King and Pat Ferris co-lead the Senior Men’s category with 12 points each and Blaine Richter second at 10 points and Geoff MacDonald and Les Elliott tied for third with 8 points each.    Barb Polehoykie leads the Women’s with 24, Marie Young second at 13 and Kathryn Fairweather third at 12 points.   – Advertisement -The Blizzards also lead the Challenge Cup races (stages 2 and 3) with 103 points to GP’s 45 and Dawson Creek’s 10.       Stage #1 – Colter Young easily won Stage 1’s 16 km Baldonnel time trial, Thursday night, with a fast 24:52. Pat Ferris was second at 27:12, Peter King third at 27:30, Sandy McDonald 4th at 28:24 and Bob Andrews 5th at 28:30.   Other times were Les Elliott 28:44, Dean Lowry 30:07, Darren Guliov 30:34, Rod Lewis 31:03, Barb Polehoykie 31:33, Owen Giebelhaus 33:23 and Russ Wilson 34:25.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Three things we learned from Roma v Liverpool

first_imgDream comes true for KloppInspired by dreams of restoring Liverpool to their former glory, Jurgen Klopp joined the Reds three years ago to experience unforgettable nights like this. By leading Liverpool to their eighth European Cup final, Klopp confirmed his reputation as a revolutionary with a unique skill for galvanising moribund teams.Asked earlier this week what it would mean to set up a heavyweight showdown with holders Real Madrid in the final, Liverpool boss Klopp spoke eloquently about drawing on a youthful love of the game. “It is a childhood dream to make it to the Champions League final. We are here to fight for our dreams,” he said.The moment Klopp realised he was about to achieve his ambition came in the 25th minute when Georginio Wijnaldum headed Liverpool’s second to leave Roma needing to score four. Usually so animated on the touchline, Klopp pumped his fists, but didn’t celebrate wildly.Instead, he wore a beatific smile that suggested he knew the promised land was within sight. It was just reward for the coaching masterclass Klopp has delivered in this season’s Champions League. Having out-witted Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in the quarter-finals, Klopp — drawing on the knowledge gleaned from leading Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 final — out-manoeuvered Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco so emphatically in the first leg that even Roma’s late goal blitz in the return wasn’t enough to stop the Reds setting up a repeat of the 1981 final.The five-time European champions were back at the venue where they won two of those trophies, but, while respectful of that glorious past, Klopp is focused on making history of his own. Now the Reds are one win away from joining the immortals.Wijnaldum rises to the occasionGeorginio Wijnaldum’s goal proved crucial as Liverpool reached an eighth European Cup final© AFP Isabella BONOTTOGeorginio Wijnaldum claimed he had no problem resting in the build-up to Liverpool’s biggest match for a decade, but the ice-cool Dutch midfielder’s crucial contribution left Roma facing sleepless nights for weeks to come.Wijnaldum was called up to replace Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, who was ruled out with a serious knee injury sustained in the semi-final first leg, and he rose to the challenge with a composed display capped by Liverpool’s vital second goal.With the match level at 1-1 and Roma eyeing a stunning fightback, Edin Dzeko inadvertently directed the ball back to Wijnaldum, who headed past Alisson before sprinting off to celebrate with the club’s head of fitness Andreas Kornmayer. No wonder Wijnaldum was so happy — it was his second goal of the season and his first since October.It was the former Newcastle star’s first away goal in three years with his two English clubs. He was also the first Dutch scorer in a Champions League semi-final since 2013, when Arjen Robben netted for Bayern Munich.Lightning doesn’t strike twiceRoma kept fighting until the end, with Radja Nainggolan scoring twice, but had too much to do© AFP Filippo MONTEFORTERoma had staged one of the Champions League’s greatest fightbacks when they beat Barcelona 3-0 in the quarter-final second leg in the Stadio Olimpico to overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit.Bidding to reach the European Cup final for the first time since their penalty shoot-out defeat against Liverpool in 1984, the Serie A side needed an early goal to emulate their Barca heroics.Desperate to fire up his players, Di Francesco had called for them to deliver “a copy and paste” of that astonishing performance.But Di Francesco had been exposed as tactically naive with his decision to go for all-out attack in the first leg and it was no different this time as Roma were in tatters before half-time.Roma were the only team not to concede a goal at home in the Champions League this season, yet within nine minutes Liverpool had torn through the hosts’ poorly organised defence.Throwing bodies forward far too soon, Roma were caught cold by Sadio Mane before more woeful defending allowed Wijnaldum to head Liverpool’s second. Despite a superb second-half response, that deficit was too much to overcome.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool completed a thrilling semi-final victory over Roma© AFP Alberto PIZZOLIROME, Italy, May 2 – Liverpool reached the Champions League final for the first time in 11 years after a 7-6 aggregate win against Roma on Wednesday.Here are three things we learned from the Reds’ dramatic 4-2 defeat in the semi-final second leg at the Stadio Olimpico:last_img read more