Race Recap: Norco Canadian Enduro Championships presented by LTP Sports // Panorama Mountain Resort
This weekend we turned the party up to twelve with a combined DH and Enduro Canadian Championship festival extravaganza. Panorama Mountain was our gracious host and the proximity to Invermere meant that there was no lack of things to-do whether up at the Resort or in Town. We received a very warm welcome from the Panorama Trail Crew and Jose “The Legend” Letelier!
What makes this race special is that it was the first time in the history of enduro racing in Canada that Cycling Canada sanctioned an Elite National Champion. Here at the Canadian Enduro Series we’ve always been at the forefront of the enduro scene in Canada. We started the Canadian National Enduro Series and held the first Canadian Enduro Championship back 2016 and have been pioneering Enduro in Canada ever since. The Enduro community is like none other, our riders mean the world to us and without their support, dedication and commitment to the series the scene would definitely not be the same. Thank you to the riders, you are a true family of absolute shredders!
When you think of what it means to be #PureCanada
– everything Panorama comes to mind. Steep, exposed, rugged mountains create a dramatic and very Canadian backdrop for a race full of equal drama. Riders pedalled just over 45kms and descended more than 4,500m and at the end of the day it was Jennifer McHugh taking the Womens Pro Category and Remi Gauvin for the men. In the U21 Category, we had Norco Canadian Enduro Team rider Evan Wall sweeping the day and fellow Norco rider Julia Long for the women.
This weekend we achieved brilliance and I owe a lot of thanks to a lot of people, especially the riders. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this unreal community and I’m so glad that we’ve been able to bring so many firsts to the Enduro community in Canada! Get ready for 2020!
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Norco Canadian Enduro SeriesTRAIL LOVE
Panorama holds a spot near and dear to my heart. For one, its where a few of my best friends (Jose and Jay) spend countless hours exploring, the bike park crew here is LEGIT and the riding is untouched! Panoramas’ team is full of hardcore mountain bikers and it shows in their trails, service and willingness to create exceptional experiences and think outside of the box!
In preparation for this week their trail crew put in a month of trail work constructing a DH course and preparing the trails at the resort for our arrival. What gets even better is that they also worked with Jose “The Legend”, Simon and Jay Balabas to help build some bridges on the Hopeful trail and add some length to the firehall trail!
I simply can’t say thank-you enough – teamwork truly does make the dreamwork. If you haven’t ridden in Panorama or Inveremere you need to make this a stop on your next road trip for sure!
Jose Letelier | Jason Simpson | Amy Green | Jay Balabas | Invermere Panorama Tourism | Rachael S. | Zee Germans | Tom Bradshaw | James McConville | Lucas Hall | Cam from the Inside Line
SMITH THRILLS AND SPILLS - Timed Descent
At every event, we pick a stage that is full of wild thrills and tremendous spills. This year our buddy Mike Coulter is on course armed with $75.00 cash to make someone's day a little better, so follow along on Instagram for the video from this stage, and be sure if you see Mike Coulter to spin a yarn and tell him about your Thrills and Spills.
These events are more than just racing, it's about having an adventure with your crew and in some cases, winning some sweet, sweet, prizing! If you're looking for results, you can find them here
. Be sure to check out all the photos from the event here
- with more photos available on Roots and Rain. Big thanks to James Cattanach, Scott Robarts, and Peter Wojnar for collecting all the media this weekend.
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