Chris Del Bosco wins 2011 Ranchstyle MRP Slalom!

May 8, 2011 at 16:15
May 8, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
 
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A stoked Del Bosco atop the podium!
A stoked Del Bosco atop the podium!

Results

Pro Men
1. Chris Del Bosco
2. Brian Buell
3. Mitch Ropelato
4. Cody Kelly

Pro Women
1. Tammy Donahugh
2. Katy Hanlon

-there were only two pro women that raced. We'll post more results when we get them.

The final day of the 2011 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival wrapped up with the MRP Super Slalom race. The unique layout of The Ranch dual slalom course always proves to be a crowd favorite, and this year was no different. The day opened up with bright blue skies with a heavy side does of wind. Thankfully the wind was to the back of racers, pushing them down the hill.

Several of the slopestyle competitors decided to take a swing at the dual slalom. Kyle Strait who is no stranger to gravity racing was holding strong in the competition, but fell short of making it into finals. Olympian and Canadian Skier Cross National Champion Chris Del Bosco showed that even though he has been off the bike for some time now, he still has those winning fast twitch muscles. Del Bosco went head to head with Banshee Bikes factory racer Brian Buell. The two blazed their way down the course with nothing more then a half of second between the two. Buell crashed in the big finals, leaving Del Bosco to roll to victory. One could say it is official, Chris Del Bosco is back!

Mitch Ropelato and Cody Kelly in the small final
Mitch Ropelato and Cody Kelly in the small final
Chris Del Bosco and Brian Buell in the final
Chris Del Bosco and Brian Buell in the final

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33 Comments

  • + 20
 the track looks like sooo much fun but there is something seriously wrong with your bike or the camera. its sounds terrible
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 thats what go pros sound like when they are mounted on the handle bars and hes prob o a hard tail to...
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  • + 6
 Isn't Chris Del Bosco also a skiier cross racer for Canada
  • + 7
 Yup. Watched him shred at the Olympics last year!
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  • + 1
 track is amazing hope to find a nice bit of land to be able to build one like this and yeah i was wondering where is that sound coming from ?is it one of your bolt loose on your cam's handlebar mount?
  • + 1
 no idea, you'd have to ask Nick, it's his camera on his bike...
  • + 3
 I was running it on a bar mount. Typically I edit out sound and add in some music. The sound I think is a combination of sorts, a slightly loose mount and the roughness of the track on the hardtail and noise reverberating through the bike and bars that the mic is picking it up
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  • + 2
 Lear Miller for the 5th spot!!! Banshee Bikes...ripping little Gnar Junkie!!! Go Lear!!!
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  • + 3
 that looks sweet.
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  • + 2
 Yeah Mitch and Cody!
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  • + 1
 not ur average slalom but it looks sick
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  • + 1
 Yeah DEL BOSCO! Cove USA COVE USA COVE USA!!!!!!! WHoooo HOOOO!
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 COVE represent!
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 Hockey card in the spokes!!!
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  • + 1
 Damn, Del... why are you so good at everything?
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 Yeahhh Codyy killin it
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 someones hub is loud
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 Wow its nice that the pro women don't get a results shout out.
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 There were two pro women that raced. it wasn't exactly a big competition.
  • - 1
 So that means they don't deserve recognition? Thanks for the update.
  • + 2
 No, it means it wasn't a well attended competition. Two women means 'flip a coin' and see who wins! Its not news when the class isn't thick with talent.
  • - 1
 I'm sure if you had a daughter, wife etc that participated you would feel differently. The general diss of women in the sport, is why no one shows. With the general attitude of who cares, they're not fast etc, then the classes will never be where they should be. As someone who seems to have a lot to do with promoting or supporting series, your attitude seems to be part of what's wrong.
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 Oh no. Your all butthurt over something no one has control over.....pathetic. Good attempt to make something outta nothing there.......good on ya. The facts are- poorly attended by Pro caliber women. Them, those people you should be upset at, not me. Stay focused on the problem. Its not my doing. So try to use your head a little better. Just try. Thats all the human race is asking. I didn't say anything you said. So try better at comprehension of what I wrote. Which was just a response. Not an opinion. Why don't you call up every pro woman in Colorado and Utah and ask them, why didn't you enter the Ranchstyle? I bet you'l get a better answer.
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 No, I just think pro men and women deserve recognition, regardless of how many were there. I think you are missing the point, with lack of any recognition, and or other issues regarding women, there won't be more women showing up. You are the one that brought up the numbers not me. If you were basically treated poorly at most races would you show up? Maybe if there was an actual women's purse, and not just product handed out more would show up, there are many reasons the womens classes, pro and otherwise are poorly attended. Your attitude of "flip a coin" is basically the same as many out there, and that contributes to the general lack of caring that is all over the mountain bike world with regards to women racers. I am not mad about the number of racers, I understand why that is, and as far as I'm concerned it all comes down to the attitude shown here. The problem isn't a numbers issues here, it is a general lack of respect. I assume the dude writing the article at least believes they deserve recognition, as he did add them to the article. They pay the same price as men for licenses, entry fees etc, so why not at least drop the names, when it's not difficult to do, and is what should be done.
  • + 1
 I suggest you start a womens only bike race then.........your barking up the wrong tree.
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 @Knife-in-the-dark I personally cover tons of women's events and photograph for several women's only teams. At the time of your original comment it was a mere 2 hours after the event was complete. We did not intend to diss on anyone as you said above. The full results were not even available to the event promoters until 10am the day after the race and we worked to get them up as quickly as possible. there were women only clinics as part of the ranchstyle mountain bike festival, which had a massive turn out.
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 Devon, the original comment was more tongue in cheek than anything. I was at grassroots, I saw the womens clinics, and know they had a "massive" turnout. That being said, there was only 2 pro girls, and they raced when the men were still in the round of 16, as they get bored sitting around for 4 hours waiting to race every other weekend. (I do appreciate you adding them on there, after my 1st comment.) My original statement was then run down by numerous dudes suggesting that the womens results are unimportant or somehow second rate. I disagree on both accounts, as they train and work just as hard to get where they are, as the men do, and are in fact pro level riders. I'm sure they, and their sponsors do indeed care and enjoy when they receive their due recognition, and see it more than just " a flip of the coin" as previously stated. At NWDAD, I wasn't the one that started up this tree, I just thought the girls deserved their credit as do the guys. Again, you comment basically says to me that unless there is WC talent or 20 women in a class it shouldn't be covered, or mentioned. Again, I disagree on both counts, and as someone who prides himself as a proud father of a racer, I didn't really expect that opinion from you. Please correct me if I'm wrong, and how I should have taken your comment, if that wasn't what you meant. If this is how you feel, it is your opinion, but that doesn't mean I have to agree, and it certainly doesn't mean I'll let you spout it on the net without my reply. All of this garbage aside, I've been going to grassroots since the first year they had it and love the event, and will continue to go every year they have it.
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 All of the discussion above is absolutely and completely off the mark and I wish you would stop arguing about a point that doesn't actually exist. I wrote the post, I wrote the headline, and I added the results. I posted mens and womens results as soon as they were available, and full results of all classes men and women when they were available. The top 4 men were added to the initial post about who won based on a text message from the event, at that time I didn't even know that 2 women had decided to race. As soon as I asked for more complete results from Devon he sent the women's as well. And as much as it may not sound right to you the battle in the mens race between some well know nationally recognized riders is of great immediate interest to a lot of people on Pinkbike. The battle between two local Colorado women is not in the same category of interest. Not that we don't care about women, but the fact that I waited several hours to post the womens results is a non issue. The fact that they were posted also has nothing to do with your comment, I didn't even read it until I saw this ugly thread starting. Get over it. If you want to help women in sport there is a lot more that you could be doing than arguing about the fact that I didn't post the results of a 2 women race at the same immediate time as the mens.
  • + 1
 Ian says it best. I'll add that if my daughter enters a poorly attended event and doesn't get her name on the results, I highly doubt I will be as bitter as Knife In Da Back. Events are for fun, togetherness and the joy of riding a bike. People that need to be recognized for being there I question the real reason your there.......here is your certificate of participation. Happy?
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 looks fun as hell
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