The weather has rolled in again, this time on Silver Star Mountain Resort. Temperatures teetering on freezing coupled with rains coming in sideways made this one of the hardest events to endure thus far. The venue for our third and final stop on the Crankworx BC tour will be host to 4 events in 4 days, starting with Dual Slalom. A course designed and built by Bas Van Steenbergen, it features tight corners, a fast rhythm section and grass turns to end it off. You have to be on your A-game to not miss a beat and make it to the next bracket.
Despite its great drainage, he top layer offered reduced traction and became harder to trust as runs got underway the course. Those who could keep a smooth and consistent run today were able to go the distance. The women's field kept it cool with no mishaps on track, with Casey Brown placing 3rd, Harriet Burbidge-Smith 2nd, Kialani Hines taking the win. The men's division had a bit more drama and upset as riders pushed their limits past the threshold, giving away their chances to advance. Joe Breeden takes another podium spot for 3rd place, Bas Van Steenbergen places 2nd, and Jackson Frew could seemingly do no wrong and outpaced Bas for 1st place on the day.
It all starts with the gate drop
Frankly it's amazing he was able to stand up from that crash and carry on
A few interruptions for course work were needed
1. Jackson FREW AUS
2. Bas VAN STEENBERGEN CAN
3. Joe BREEDEN GBR
4. Tomas SLAVIK CZE
5. George BRANNIGAN NZL
1. Kialani HINES USA
2. Harriet BURBIDGE-SMITH AUS
3. Casey BROWN CAN
4. Vaea VERBEECK CAN
5. Robin GOOMES NZL