Source: Gravity East
This past weekend the Gravity East Series made its second and final stop of the 2010 season in the State of Vermont at Killington Resort.
Killington Resort hosted the Gravity East Series race after a 5 year hiatus from downhill mountain biking competition. Killington provided a great event atmosphere with a free concert featuring the band Twiddle Saturday following the day’s race practice. More inside
,The newly designed race course started just below the mountain top lodge located on Killington’s Peak elevation of 4241’. The course was 2.2 miles long providing a very challenging race with times in the 6 to 8 minute range with a very fast run to the finish off a fire road stretch.
The Gravity East Series once again drew a great number of riders from all over the East and beyond including quite a few new riders from local Vermont towns. 189 Riders competed in the event vying for the top of the Gravity East point standings.
In the hotly contested Pro Men’s category, pro riders battled “The Beast” to become the one victorious. The Dominator, Gerritt Beytagh (Morewood Bikes) mastered “The Beast” to beat local Vermonter Gavin Vaughan (Giant/HGB) for the win. It was Beytagh’s 4th win of the season and inches him closer to Vaughan and the top of the Gravity East Pro Men’s category. Jason Memmelar (Giant/HGB)) took third with Benjamin Moody (POC/Trek) and Adam Morse (GT/VonCooper) finishing 4th & 5th respectively.
Visit the GES website for more information, results and point standings at www.gravityeastseries.com
The Gravity East Series rolls on to Olympic territory next month in Lake Placid at Whiteface Mountain for the 5K DH event.