Osprey Canadian National Enduro Presented by NOBL Wheels, Rossland - Recap

Aug 9, 2016
by Ted Morton  
Canadian National Enduro | Rossland

The August long weekend is typically one of the best weekends in the summer no matter where you live, the first weekend of August represents summer bliss in all it's glory. Good weather, trails, friends, beaches and yes bikes. This year, the August long weekend was no different.

Rossland has long been a community that exemplifies collaboration, determination and the success of mountain biking tourism. Every year Rossland plays host to a myriad of events and with trails right from the home of Canada's first chairlift at Red Mountain Resort, there's nothing more you need than a bike.

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The town of Rossland is situated high in the Monashee Mountains of the Kootenary Region in British Columbia. Many confuse this area's name as Interior BC, and that could likely be due to the dry and dusty summer trails, but make no mistake, these trails are full-noise, Kootenay style. Rossland and it's 3500 inhabitants was chosen to host Round #1 of the Osprey Canadian National Enduro Series presented by NOBL because of it's location, unbelievable trails and in all honesty because of Ryan Kuhn. Ryan is a local community champion, you've likely heard of him before, he's been running mountain bike events, coaching and is now the President of the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society. So, what better place to host the first stop of the Canadian National Series, than right in the heart of one of the most authentic mountain biking zones in Canada!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Home to an IMBA Epic (Seven Summits), the inaugural Trans BC, so many New World Disorder Sections and more un-named mountain athletes that will never have Instagram, Rossland, BC.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Watch out for the Yellow Leader's Jersey! Thanks to Kazoom Cycling Apparel, for helping make Canada's fastest, look great!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  The crux of the weekend was this awkward rock/wood roll on Cherry Poppins. Jeremy Helly, U15 Rider from Kamloops, not afraid to get a little nosey, as he puts on a riding clinic in this section.

Canadian National Enduro
The goal of the Canadian National Enduro is to bring a more competitive, technical and prestigious Enduro Series. Ultimately, giving Canadian riders a stepping stone to the world-stage. This year we have partnered up with the GAAP Enduro in Quebec, to host the second round of the series. We've already begun planning for 2017 with events in Ontario, Quebec and ???.

As the series gains traction, we will continue to bring you to the best trails across the country, to truly crown the best rider in Canada. The BC Enduro Series will still remain as a great way to explore, race and have an adventure with your buddies on the best single-track in BC.

So how does the Canadian National Enduro Series work?
-Four events total, you must do x2 to qualify for the overall, Sun Peaks (Finale) is a bonus points round.
-Pro Men and Pro Women Categories pay cash!
-The Canadian National Enduro Events, currently utilize existing BC Enduro Series locations, as such, the events are combined with the BCES points, so racers entered in the BC Enduro Series (East or West) will get points for the respective series (Each series allows you to drop X1 race if you do them all)

I'd like to thank all of our sponsors and communities for joining us in this new venture, your support, understanding and collaboration make riding bikes fun!
We're looking to start something great here, so if you're looking to get involved in a positive, fun environment, feel free to inquire - admin@bcenduro.com

For more information, please visit the website

Let's Get to Racing!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   Stage 1 - Jacob Tooke, just got his license, he also seemed to be oblivious to the 1hr climb leading up to Stage 1.

Course Information


The race started with the first wave at 8:30am, it took racers an average of 5-6 hours to complete the course, with a few riders pushing the 7.5hr mark. While everyone was all smiles, it would appear as though a few souls were crushed! This is the CNEC, we're looking to push the physicality as well as the technicality, and eyes were definitely spread WIDE OPEN after Stage 2, so check out the photos. 47kms on the bike will do that to you!

It was an interesting weekend with many Canadian riders at the Aspen, EWS race, it will surely be interesting at the next round in Revelstoke, BC.

Luckily, the heat wave broke on the day of the event, so riders had cooler temperatures, drinking 400 Litres of water between 250 people is a sign of a good day!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   Stage 1 (Whiskey) - Dune Casu, looking slick in his white kit, Dune's always smiling, despite the big day ahead

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   Deep Dark woods, it's amazing how the trails in Rossland can hold moisture in some areas, and be completely dusty in others

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   The course started at Red Resort and Meandered over/through the campground for the first three stages, before finishing with the final two stages at Red Resort

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   Stage 1 - A few blind rock rolls, Trevor here, leaning back, almost blowing through his suspenders!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  You got it!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Riders exclaimed that this was a massive day on the bike, luckily the climbs in Rossland are the perfect grade, especially after pedalling the Mauldy fire road for two laps!

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  The CNEC has a PRO Women's, Open Women's and U21 Women's category, we also pay equal prize money to Men and Women.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Stage 2 - Sierra, somewhere on Stage 2, trying to find the peace between rock and roll.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Stage 2 - Many riders opted for DH Casing, slower rolling, but the secure option for Cherry Poppins, a trail littered with rocks and bomb holes waiting for you

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Stage 3 - Crown Point, this trail is warp speed, some referred to it as a mini Rio Escondido (Kamloops Trail), it had you thinking of speeder bikes and wookies the whole way down.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Stage 4 (Red Head) - Nick Quinn, he's eager for the podium, here he shows his determination, weaving and bobbing down Stage 4.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   Rossland is just one of those places where it all comest together, trails, food, lakes, you name it.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Stage 5 (Pay Dirt) - Johnny Helly, 13 years old from Kamloops. This race featured some ridiculously fast U21 and U15 riders, I can't believe they pedalled 47kms, they never complained and were more than happy to hit the dirt-jumps afterwards too!

Photographers
Thanks to the men behind the lens.
James Cattanach photos are here and here

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  This year, we'll be crowning the first ever, Canadian Enduro Champion!

Junior Development Program
This year also marks the selection year for the 2017 Enduro Development Team. We've enlisted the expertise of Joel Harwood, renowned Whistler Gravity Coach, as the head coach and Team Coordinator.

For more information head over to our website (be sure to check out the documents and links)

A note from Joel Harwood:
bigquotes Blueprint Athlete Development held its final athlete identification camp in Rossland and was once again impressed by the level of riding displayed by the youngsters. Team prospects Elliot Jamieson and Mateo Massitti displayed bike handling, stategy, and fitness well beyond their ages and posted results that would have put them in 7 th and 11 th respectively among the elites. With only Revelstoke and Sun Peaks remaining this season, U21 and U15 racers will be pushing hard to earn a spot on the 2016/2017 Osprey National Enduro Team. - Joel Harwood

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Development Team hopeful, Mateo, has been putting in results that could have in the Pro class, ready for the plot twist, he's still U15.

The After Party
The Canadian National Enduro has graciously picked up Central City Brewing and Red Racer Beer as a partner for the Canadian National Enduro, what a great partnership, riders were stoked to cross the finish line and be poured a cold frosty.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
   What's better than a Red Racer ISA on the Red Resort Patio?

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Puppies are a close second I guess..

OSPREY FASTEST AMATEURS
Osprey Packs is handing out a Raptor 14 and Raptor 10 hydration pack to the fastest amateur times at every race.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Congrats to Elliot for landing a 24:59 in the U15 category, it would've put him in 7th place in Pro Men's.

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Our fastest Amateur Women, showing off their Tracy Moseley inspired Raven 14 and Raven 10 hydration packs.

RESULTS
Full Results: Click Here
To view series results check them out on Roots and Rain

U15 Men
Pos No. Name Team Time
1st Elliot Jamieson | Fox Racing Shox / KORE | 00:24:59
2nd Mateo Massitti | 00:25:10
3rd Neve Abraham | Commencal/Fox Head | 00:25:31

U21
1st Felix Abraham | Commencal bikes, Fox He | 00:25:08
2nd Andreas Massitti | Knolly | 00:25:12
3rd Carter Krasny | Santa Cruz & Smith Optic | 00:25:13

21-29 Men
1st Harrison Smith | Jeff Pont's Mom | NOBL | 00:25:25
2nd reid pearce | 00:25:52
3rd Dune Casu | 00:26:02

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Harry always brightens up the room with his contagious smile and his soul shaking laughter, thanks for keeping it real Harry!

30-39 Men
1st Cesar Gairin | Orbea, 9Point8, adidas Sp | 00:24:29
2nd Kipp Fennell | 00:25:33
3rd anthony boussetta | endless biking | 00:25:48

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  How do you tell when a Fennell is on the podium? Beer!

40+ Men
1st frith murray | Revolution Cycles/Wife | 00:25:04
2nd Reg Mullett | Calgary Cycle, Race Face | 00:25:30
3rd Shane Kroeger | Derailed Enduro | 00:25:43

50+ Men
1st Rich Marshal | Derailed | 00:25:56
2nd Richard Mulligan | Radbike/Outside Bike | 00:28:55
3rd Mikael Sears | 00:35:08

U21 Women
1st Jennifer McTavish | Ryders Eyewear, Chroma | 00:31:43
2nd Robin Pollard | RMCC | 00:34:45
3rd Keeley Wentzel | 00:36:41
Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  Jenn McTavish, has been running a clean season, let's see if she holds onto it for Revelstoke and Sun Peaks

Open Women
1st Caroline Rousselle | Revolution Cycles | 00:31:33
2nd Alana Thomas | Outside Bike&Ski/Radbike | 00:31:35
3rd Jennifer Mchugh | 00:31:44

Pro Women
1st Katie Spittlehouse | Wreckless Racing | 00:30:34
2nd Julie Marshall | Derailed Endro Racing | 00:30:35
3rd Amanda Sin | 00:31:11

Pro Men
1st David Harder | Cube bikes, Nobl, NRG, O | 00:23:35
2nd Josh Solman | Revolution Cycles & Servi | 00:23:58
3rd Nick Quinn | 00:24:01

Short Course Men 21+
1st Jason Fisher | 00:10:16
2nd David Hall | 00:10:35
3rd Richard Miller | Rundle Mountain Cycle Cl | 00:12:09

Short Course Men U21
1st Ryder Eagleton | Seven Summits Gravity R | 00:09:51
2nd Jacob Baggott | Rundle Mountain Cycling | 00:10:05
3rd Blaise Swain | 00:10:22

Short Course Women 21+
1st Sharon Lapwood | 00:11:57
2nd Leanne Vecchio | Revolution Cycles | 00:12:13
3rd Ellen Ga | 00:14:53

Race Recap Rossland Osprey Canadian National EnduroPresented by NOBL Wheels
  The festivities wrapped up around 6:30pm, a little later than usual, but that's why we have long weekends! Thanks to all the volunteers who made this race possible, your support for the MTB community is selfless and deeply appreciated!


Revelstoke
In September we're heading to Revelstoke, for some very technical descents and long stages!
• Two days of racing
• Camping at Glacier House Resort - Very Limited supply!
• Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, has a special pacakage -Click Here
• Best trails in Revelstoke
• NO SHORT COURSE for this race!!!

A massive thank-you to this year's series sponsors and supporters
• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube!

WE NEED HELP!
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or injured riders to help out!
What you'll get:
• Jersey
• Lunch
• Post-race meal and drink
• Discount entry on any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog
Contact Diana: admin@bcenduro.com

Need Something?! More Information?
Website
Facebook
Instagram
• Athlete Inquires | athletes@bcenduro.com
• Volunteer Information | admin@bcenduro.com (Diana)
• All other inquiries | ted@bcenduro.com (Event Director)

SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release


MENTIONS: #NOBLWheels #OspreyPacks #CNEC #BCEnduro #BCES #BCEnduroSeries / @bcenduroseries / @NOBLWheels




7 Comments

  • 5 0
 Is that Dune or Jesus with that long, flowing hair and white kit? Can't tell!
  • 2 0
 I saw Dune in my toast this morning.
  • 3 0
 interesting I could have sworn they where stating FULLFACE MANDATORY for this race , I see lots of open face helmets .
  • 2 0
 Hey Mike, Full Face was only mandatory for U21, but we changed that on Saturday due to the heat.
  • 1 0
 man great video , looked like a killer race , how hot was it ? and looking forward to 2017 and hitting some bcenduro races again .
  • 3 0
 Yeah, Shred Moolay!
  • 1 0
 wow amazing coverage! great vid!

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