As the sun rose on a chilly Rocky Mountain morning, 150 downhill racers sprinted to their bikes to take on the grueling Trestle Mountain Bike Park and compete for more than $7,000 in cash and prizes. Lap after lap, riders continued to push the limits and fight fatigue as each hour ticked away.
In the end, Waylon Smith from Newhall, CA took the Men’s Pro Division with an amazing 37 laps completed. Kim Godfrey from Louisville, Colorado, finished 34 laps to take home the victory in the Female Pro Division. Other category winners were:
Solo Men’s Expert – Brian White - 37 Laps
Solo Women’s Expert – Samantha Chaloupka – 31 Laps
Duo Pro – Mojo Wheels – 38 Laps
Duo Expert – Big ‘N’ Tall – 37 Laps
Team Division – Fort Lewis College – 37 LapsClick here for full results
“My hands hurt, my arms hurt, and everything hurts, but I am stoked” said Men’s Pro Solo Winner Waylon Smith. “It was a solid downhill course – challenging, but an awesome time.” said Female Pro Solo winner Kim Godfrey.
Red Bull Final Descent is the reincarnation of “The Burner,” a 12-hour endurance race held in past years at New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort. The format of the event is simple - riders descend two trails throughout the day. After 12 full hours of riding, the finisher in each category with the most laps wins. The final race of the season will take place at Angel Fire Resort on September 29th.
Special thanks to Winter Park Resort as well as our industry partners Oakley, Troy Lee Designs, Fox and 5.10 Shoes.