This week the 2013 Eastern States Cup visited Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont. For the first time this season the rain was not in attendance, which is good because the track has very flat pedally sections that are slow to begin with. That being said fitness was key this weekend with really tight times coming over the line in all categories.
These ruts on the step-up were deeper than they look.
The top stretch of the track is out in the open, and littered with square rocks that want to ruin your day. There were 8 DNF's in the results, I'm guessing most came from the first 20 seconds of the about 4 minute track. At least it's a short walk back up to the lift...
Mauricio Estrada putting the power down mid track. 2nd place in Pro Men.
Jordan Newth in the wide open left hand sweeper. (100%/Specialized/True Wheels)
Ryan Burney entering a brief woods section. 15th place in Pro Men. (Continental/Fly/Rocky MTN)
Corey Hatch, elbows out. 4th place in Pro Men. (Turner/Darkhorse Racing)
Dylan Conte after the steep rock face mid track. 11th place in Pro Men. (Team Voncooper/Nukeproof/Nema)
David Flynn tries to get everything out of that slope before the second big pedal.
Brendon Schweitzer treats the hip more like a berm. (Oliver Racing/Specialized)
Adam Morse over the groomed stuff. 3rd place Pro Men. (POC/Rocky MTN) Jonathan Gillespie over the not so groomed top section.
Caitlyn Franciscovich, eyeing up her lines. 4th place in Pro Women.
Isaac Allaire surfing through yardsale. 2nd place in Junior X. (Fox/Madkats/Troy Lee Designs)
Jason Memmelaar was the quickest one down the hill with a 3:38.08. (One Industries/Smith)
Pro Women Podium. 1st Becky Gardner (Gardner Racing) 2nd Susan Clifford (Wachusett Brewing Co.) 3rd Stephanie Sowles (Danny's Cycles) 4th Caitlyn Franciscovich.
Pro Men Podium. 1st Jason Memmelaar (One Industries/Smith) 2nd Mauricio Estrada (Colombia DH) 3rd Adam Morse (POC/Rocky MTN) 4th Corey Hatch (Turner/Darkhorse Racing) 5th Ray Syron (Evil Vengeance Tour)
A Mount Snow weekend means it's a camper kind of weekend, just not in the parking lot...
Video by Jason SheidingResults