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Scott Enduro Cup: Deer Valley, Utah - Recap and Results

Aug 29, 2016
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The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria launched its final race of the season at a new location, Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT. The three stage race drew more than 230 athletes to the Wasatch backcountry for a challenging season finale. The results from the day awarded the top five of each category as well as the overall series champions. Utah local and World Cup racer Mitch Ropelato returned to his home mountain, finishing in first for the men’s pro/open and Angelica Ramirez completed an impressive Enduro Cup season in first for the women’s pro/open.

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Sleepy Hollow on Stage One at Deer Valley

The three stages were a true testament to the balanced rider, blending highly technical, rocky descents with flowy and fast terrain. The first stage was the most difficult of the day, if not the season, dropping down Deer Valley’s legendary NCS, formerly used in the NORBA DH. A more traditional Park City flow was felt on stages two and three going down Upper TG to Payroll, and stage three running Upper Aspen Slalom to Fire Swamp, for a fast and loose finish.

Ropelato, 24 of Ogden, UT, has had a busy season returning to the World Cup DH circuit. He set aside some time from his international travels to visit his home mountain, taking first with an impressive overall time of 12:54.747.

 The bottom of Fireswamp is probably one of my favorite trails at Deer Valley so I had a lot of fun on that one. It was definitely loose and rutty so it was a technical fun run for sure -MR

Walking away with a win—I am pretty excited about that,” said Ropelato after being chased around the base area and annihilated with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beer. “NCS is one of the gnarlier tracks. Especially with it being a former NORBA track from back in the day. So to be racing that on a trail bike is pretty rowdy. I was definitely white knuckling a couple of sections.

Chris Boice, 29 of Albuquerque, NM has been making the enduro rounds this season, finishing with an overall time of 13:04.279. Boice has run all of the SCOTT Enduro Cup stops, finishing first in Angel Fire and fourth place in Sun Valley, ID. He finished the season in first place overall, making him the men’s open/pro overall champion. Demetri Triantafillou, 20 of Salt Lake City, UT who rode the UCI MTB World Cup in Mont St. Anne, Canada earlier this month, beat Ropelato in stage one by two seconds, but lost his lead, ending the third stage with an overall time of 13:06.696 finishing the day in third place.

Pro Men s Podium MITCH ROPELATO 12 54.747 CHRIS BOICE 13 04.279 DEMETRI TRIANTAFILLOU 13 06.696 MACKY FRANKLIN 13 14.023 MASON BOND 13 15.820

Men's Pro/Open Top Five—
1) MITCH ROPELATO (12:54.747)
2) CHRIS BOICE (13:04.279)
3) DEMETRI TRIANTAFILLOU (13:06.696)
4) MACKY FRANKLIN (13:14.023)
5) MASON BOND (13:15.820)

Ramirez, 30 of Salt Lake City, UT, joined the women’s pro/open category finishing in first with an impressive lead and overall time of 15:32.789. Ileana Anderson, 29, a Deer Valley local and longtime Enduro Cup competitor ended at 15.52.682. Anderson’s second-place finish secured her as the overall champion of the 2016 series. After coming back from an injury she acquired at the Angel Fire stop, Teal Stetson-Lee, 30 of Reno, NV, finished in third place with 16:00.198.

The top 3 on the Pro Women s Podium

Women's Pro/Open Top Five—
1) ANGELICA RAMIREZ (15:32.789)
2) ILEANA ANDERSON (15:52.682)
3) TEAL STETSON-LEE (16:00.198 )
4) KRISTA RUST (16:09.423)
5) ARIELLE VERHAAREN (16:42.693)

Cowbells and hollers were heard around every corner as the event drew a significant number of local and visiting spectators. “It was cool to see all the locals come out and show support,” noted Anderson. “The crowd in Barney Rubble was perfect. Helped me push through some of those awkward moments and make it to the end.

A full list of results can be found here.

This section is one of the most memorable of the season, so we'll leave you with a lot of wide eyes as we plan for 2017.

Images for SCOTT Enduro Cup Deer Valley Results blog

Images for SCOTT Enduro Cup Deer Valley Results blog

Images for SCOTT Enduro Cup Deer Valley Results blog

Images for SCOTT Enduro Cup Deer Valley Results blog

Images for SCOTT Enduro Cup Deer Valley Results blog

Jason Hawkins races Stage Two of the SCOTT Enduro Cup at Deer Valley Resort in Park City UT on Aug. 28 2016

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Bond of Cedar Ridge CA has stayed solid throughout the season finishing in 4th place for the overall series and 5th place at Deer Valley

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Andrew Bird races Stage Two of the SCOTT Enduro Cup at Deer Valley Resort in Park City UT on Aug. 28 2016

Pete Anderson races Stage Two of the SCOTT Enduro Cup at Deer Valley Resort in Park City UT on Aug. 28 2016

Teal Stetson-Lee races Stage Two of the SCOTT Enduro Cup at Deer Valley Resort in Park City UT on Aug. 28 2016

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MENTIONS: @EnduroCup / @SCOTT-Sports




16 Comments

  • 1 0
 The very first picture: Did they rope off the drop there and force everyone to take the go-around? If there is where I think it is, there are two different drop options if you don't turn left.
  • 1 0
 No you could have hit the drop but it'd be really risky and didn't seem like a good line out.
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: With all of the trips to the hospital those drops have caused over the years, I was wondering if they would have just nixed them all together. If someone spent a bit of time buffing out the landing/line out, I could see saving a fair amount of time, but the risk:reward ratio still may not have been worth it.The run-in, drop itself, and line out are all sketchy AF. I mean I haven't hit it....yet.
  • 1 0
 @bluntaaronr: I don't blame you, haha. I doubt I'll ever hit it. gnar gnar
  • 3 0
 Jesus that course was fun! Transfer to the second stage sucked, but it was a damn fun day!
  • 3 0
 Trails look legit! And nice podium steeze-no supermans!
  • 2 0
 Those are some serious chunks.
  • 3 1
 Stage 1 was INSANE. Rest were an absolute blast
  • 1 1
 Tried to scroll back up on the iPad. Hit the red arrow instead. My bad.....
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if Mitch was running a coil on his Bronson? No pics showed his shock
  • 2 0
 he was
  • 2 0
 Another win for Slim!
  • 1 0
 Pretty tight times at the top!
  • 1 0
 Ropo went bleach-blond for this race...???
  • 1 0
 He did the hair right before crankworx whistler started.
  • 1 0
 Nice Shots!

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