Another night of beer league downhill racing was wrapped up last night with the Phat Wednesday Series presented by Kokanee. Race 3, had a turnout of over 220 racers on a tight and technical course though there were a few complaints of too much pedaling. The so called pedally course included Upper Angry Pirate -> Crabapple Turns -> EZ Does It -> Shady Acres -> Del Boca Vista -> EZ Does It. A whole lot of tech and yes a little bit of pedaling.
Jordan Palacio negotiating the awkward roots on Upper Angry Pirate
In the open male category Remy Metailler continued his streak from last week taking the top spot and fastest man of the night with a time of 3:17.46. Zander Geddes 3:18.83 and Denis Courchesne 3:19.40 rounded out the men’s podium. Claire Buchar continued to dominate the open women’s field making it three from three in the series. Buchar put in a solid 10 seconds on the rest of the women’s category with at time of 3:23.28. In the old man masters category the trends continued with Shane Gayton taking the win for the second week in a row with a time of 3:23.92. Taking 1st place in the Junior Male category for the first was Bracken Camilleri with a time of 3:22.57.
Here's Remy Metailler's winning race run from last night.
Race après and awards were held on the BRAND NEW patio at the GLC. Lots of draw prizes were given out thanks to all of our bike park sponsors and some ice cold Kokanees were enjoyed.
From the flat corners on Crabapple to the tight berms of Angry Pirate, cornering skills were put to the test.
We race again next week, June 18th before taking a 1 week break for the new series, Phat Kidz
. Course will be announced Tuesday at 4:00pm on the big sign at the bottom of the park and on facebook group Phat Wednesdays
Don’t miss our last PhaSt Friday Enduro
(June 13th) before extended play starts 7 days a week. Register now at Guest Services or online
Sarah Leishman heads into Shady Acres on her way to 3rd place in open women
Christina Chappetta on Crabapple turns
Some of the racers got a little distracted by a bear on course
Others kept their focus even when faced with a stare down from an intimidating bear
A strong field of Juniors raced tonight with 18 on course these guys are the future of the sportOpen Men
1. Remy Metailler
2. Zander Geddes
3. Denis CourchesneOpen Women
1. Claire Buchar
2. Katrina Strand
3. Sarah LeishmanMaster Men
1. Shane Gayton
2. Chris Dewar
3. Andrew Gunn
1. Bracken Camilleri
2. Finn Iles
3. Alex AugerJunior Women
1. Sephanie Denroche
For full race results visit: whistlerblackcomb.com/bike
. For more race photos please click here
Photo Credit: New Guy Photography
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