Race 2 of the Phat Wednesday Series presented by Kokanee was ran last night in Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Last week’s optional chainless race settled the score as to who could hold their speed the best. This week was all about the smooth berms and tight corners, with almost 250 racers coming out to conquer the Oriental Express course also referred to as the Angry Animals of Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Starting on Olympic ski run, racers followed Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey, Samurai Pizza Cat into Ho Chi Min. The sun was out and it was a great night for racing.
Claire Buchar the only female to break 4 minutes and take the win.
There were a few new faces on the podium this week along with some familiar ones. In the men’s field it was a very tight race at the top of the podium but at the end of the day Remy Metailler was the fastest man of the night with a time of 3:39.10. Just fractions of a second behind with a time of 3:39.48 in 2nd place was Dylan Wolsky. Rounding off the men’s podium was Denis Courchesne at 3:41.17. Claire Buchar led the women once again as the only female to sub 4 minutes, at 3:56.58. In the Master Male category, Shane Gayton claimed the top spot with a time of 3:46.24. The juniors were out in force tonight too, with our largest Junior Female showing and leading the way, Stephanie Denroche took top spot with a time of 4:45.94. And with an unbelievable win by 14 seconds, Finn Iles was once again at the top of the Junior Male Podium in 3:42.72.
Claiming the top spot on the podium by just a fraction of a second Remy Metailler
As usual, things wrapped up at the GLC with some Kokanees at the après, awards and draw prizes thanks to our sponsors. Next week, the renovations to the GLC should be finished and we will have more space for things to continue long into the night.
We have the 2nd PhaSt Friday Enduro this week on June 6th. A short, 3 stage Enduro in the bike park with lots of great prizes. Registration is open online whistlerblackcomb.com/bike
or visit Guest Services.
The Phat Wednesdays series presented by Kokanee continue next week. Trail will be announced Tuesday afternoon on the big sign at the bottom of the park and on our Facebook Group Phat Wednesdays
Dylan Woslky fresh off the plane from Enduro World Series in Scotland pedaling his way into second place
The less technical and pedally course had a few riders opting for little bikes. Rider: Ben Hoffman
Oliver Green making his way down Samurai Pizza Cat.
1. Remy Metailler
2. Dylan Wolsky
3. Denis Courchesne
1. Claire buchar
2. Lula Darquier
3. Christina Champpetta
1. Shane Gayton
2. Adam Billinghurst
3. Mathieu Hebert
1. Finn Isles
2. Brad Jansen
3. Bracken Camilleri
For full race results visit: whistlerblackcomb.com/bike
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Photo Credit: New Guy Photography
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