Dusty and sunny could easily describe the conditions of this weekend's race and the track offered a good variety of terrain from technical rock gardens to steep rooted chutes. This year the organisers wanted the course to be a little bit longer so they added few pedaling sections and a new steep wood section followed with some great machine-made new features that will stay for the Bike-Park this summer.
Forrest Riesco styling down this new drop in the new section of the Canada Cup Race course.
Our rider Julien Laramee (Team Xprezo/Majorcycles) made the trip out west as well as the rest of the Quebec DH Provincial Team.
Mark Wallace has had a busy race schedule this season. Back from a 4th place at the last iXS Downhill Cup in Val Di Sole, he was firing this weekend.
Main word on this new jump was "keep it low". Here's Remi Gauvin from Commencal/Perform-X showing how it's done.
Sam Thibault from Lama Cycles/NS Bikes with a time of 2:42:83 was the fastest in Saturday's Timed Runs. Stephan Malette (right) is the Manager of the Trail Crew here in Panorama. Asking for feedback from the riders is always a good thing especially from the fastest.
Julien Laramee rocking the new Prototype Downhill bike from Xprezo.
Kyle Sangers flying trough the first steep section on top of the course.In the end, Kyle Sangers from Commencal/Perform-X came down with the fastest time of the day (2:38:64). Followed by Sam Thibault ( 2:41:48 ) and Remi Gauvin ( 2:42:68 ). In the Elite Women, Danice Uyesugi from the Intense National Team took the win.
Elite Women Podium.
Elite Men Podium.
With his 2nd Place, Sam Thibault grabbed the Leader's jersey.Results - Top 10 Elite Men:
1 - Kyle Sangers - 2:38.64
2 - Samuel Thibault - 2:41.48
3 - Remi Gauvin - 2:42.68
4 - Mark Wallace - 2:43.47
5 - Kirk McDowall - 2:43.84
6 - McKay Vezina - 2:45.63
7 - Forrest Riesco - 2:46.21
8 - Nick Grimm - 2:47.67
9 - Dean Tennant - 2:47.94
10 - Hugo Langevin - 2:49.12
Watch out for next weekend as the Canadian National Championships will takes place in Sun Peaks, BC!
Thanks to everyone at Panorama Mountain Village
for this great event! See you next year!
Team Xprezo/Major Cycles - Thanks to all the companies who support us! Xprezo, Marzocchi, Spank Industries, Dakine, Renthal, Kenda Tires, Gamut USA, Obtainium Performance Products, Spy Optic, Stop Components, Feedback Sports, Velo Senso, HT Components, Giro & Whistler Performance Lubricants.