Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1

May 26, 2016 at 11:27
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  

And we're off! The lifts started spinning under a week ago and we already have the first race of the season under our belts. If you were here for opening weekend, you know that the conditions were nothing short of fantastic. A little bit of rain this week has kept things tacky and the weather god's gifted us some prime conditions for last night. In classic Phat Wednesday style, we kicked the season off with a bomber of a course down B-Line. Lets get into it, shall we?

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Downhill mountain bike enthusiasts gearing up for a blistering blast down B-Line.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Let's give it up for the staff and volunteers behind this amazing event! Don't forget that they are usually thirsty at the GLC apres...

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Comin' in hot to the first race of the season!

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
The Karver reaffirmed his namesake last night.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Bike Park athlete and beard enthusiast, Tristan Merrick, with his eyes on the prize.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Full gas.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
One of the races where trail bikes are not out of the question...although your hands may beg to differ.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
But if you're Yoann Barelli, no bike is out of the question.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Two thumbs up from the little man.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
B-Line is fun no matter what ability level you're at.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
"Ya I spent countless hours over the off-season trying to acquire this plate number." - fictional quote

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
"Oh deer, these riders are f@%king flying!"

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
The Holy Grail: Garibaldi Lift Co. Apres.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
The fastest ladies down the mountain last night.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
Very very very fast dudes.

RESULTS

MALE GROM (13 and under)
1. Jackson Goldstone,3:39.258
2. Seth Sherlock, 3:45.014
3. Finn Finestone, 3:48.918

JUNIOR MALE (14-17)
1. Nick Knapton, 3:38.244
2. Lucas Cruz, 3:38.491
3. Jessie Mcauley, 3:40.844

JUNIOR FEMALE (17 and under)
1. Bailey Goldstone, 4:07.225
2. Jaya Guibert, 4:24.951

FEMALE OPEN (18+)
1. Claire Buchar, 3:46.319
2. Caz Rands, 3:49.919
3. Christina Chapetta, 3:50.480

MASTER MALE (30-39)
1. Jon Moon, 3:34.700
2. Richard J Belford, 3:34.916
3. Adam Dagg, 3:35.097

VETERAN MALE (40+)
1. David Stratton, 3:40.711
2. Adin Daneker, 3:41.012
3. Don Sutton, 3:43.582

MALE OPEN (18+)
1. Chris Kovarik, 3:29.422
2. Matthew Wight, 3:30.820
3. Kevin Clark, 3:32.013

Click here for full results.

IMages for Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 1 2016
See you next week!

All photos provided by Clint Trahan / @ClintTrahan

Whistler Mountain Bike Park mountain biking trails
#RideNowSleepLater / @WhistlerMountainBikePark

SLEEP LATER
Must Read This Week






16 Comments

  • + 10
 Hehe that's me washing out in the 3rd pic...doh! (Placed 24th in chainless)
  • + 1
 Meant to up prop ya ...sweet pic
  • + 1
 @StanMarsh: Don't worry, I got cha.
  • + 1
 Sick pick!
  • + 10
 Yoann Barelli, only 29 seconds back on a cross bike. That is pretty damn impressive.
  • + 14
 I think I probably could have done better without having a double flat tire and finishing on the rear rim hahahaha !!!
I'LL BE BACK Smile
  • + 7
 Definitely gonna enter one of these next time I'm over. Probs finish last but I just want to say I did it Big Grin
  • + 4
 Jackson Goldstone 3:39 !!!!!!! This boy is awesome. !!!!!!
  • + 0
 Wtf, doesn't seem legit
  • - 1
 7 seconds faster than the top woman, Claire Buchar? Either crazy, crazy crazy fast or maybe a shorter course?
  • + 1
 @adrock-whistler: - If you look at results some had chain and some are chainless. Same course though.
  • + 1
 @adrock-whistler: From the results looks like she went chainless, but still, that kid is fast...
  • + 2
 @FlavienB: All the cool kids go chainless on the b-line race—including Kovarik. You don't need pedals to be fast, the game is "don't touch the brakes."
  • + 1
 @adrock-whistler:

Buchar was chainless, Goldstone was not.
  • + 1
 This is odd. I can see this article when browsing PB on Android phone. No luck finding it on the front page when on PC. Why is that?
  • + 3
 Yeeeeeeeww!!!

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2017. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.041093
Mobile Version of Website