Race Recap: Round #5 Camp Fortune, QC // MEC Canadian National Enduro Series presented by Intense Cycles
Canada's favourite enduro series took on Camp Fortune, QC this weekend in celebration of the Nation, we were only minuted from the countries Capital, and tackled what are likely some of the roughest trails east of the Rockies. Is this Quebec's gnarliest enduro!? Oh and Happy B-Day Canada!
The first stop of the Eastern rounds was definitely not what you'd expect. With temperatures reaching close to 45c with the humidex, some of the gnarliest rock gardens in Canada and a stellar course set by locals, it was a true showdown of who has the best bike handling skills, fitness, self-care and mechanics.
An absolute gem is the only way to describe the trails at Camp Fortune, this bustling little ski-hill was made famous in the DH days for its gnarly runs and it hasn't disappointed the most seasoned Westerner's wanting to compare and contrast it to "out-west". I truly consider Camp Fortune and the trails here world-class. They're so unique, each trail a masterpiece, from handcrafted rock berms to massive sculpted jump lines, there's something for everyone. On Thursday before the event, there were almost 300 riders that came out for a ride, nothing to do with the event, rather just another Thursday Social!
The trails and the community here at Camp Fortune are one-of-a-kind, they're breaking the mold and doing a helluva-good job!
As for the racing, Quebecois, Franck Kirscher took the big "W"; I always love seeing local dawgs absolutely crush the field, that was a solid ride for Franck. It was none other than fifteen year-p;d Milton McConville who came second overall on the day, a huge moment for the young grom, as this is his first podium of the series. Both were aptly suited to snag these titles!TRAIL LOVE
As I said, a massive shout out to Robb, Matt, Kieran, Matt W. and all the trail bosses, what a fantastic job you've done! I Also wanted to give big props to the crew at Camp Fortune for welcoming us to their mountain and town, it's a somewhat new thing to have the series out east, and we're slowly growing the scene, albeit, one flat-tire at a time.
For this weekend we're stoked to say we'll be giving back a combined total of just under $1000.00 to the trails at Camp Fortune, that's 10% of entries from Sunday's race and another 10% from MEC that goes straight back to shovels in dirt! Less admin = more fun!
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SMITH THRILLS AND SPILLS - Timed Descent
At every event, we pick a stage, and come up with a creative way for someone to win $100, we picked the man and woman who placed 13th on the shortest stage of the day!
We had an error on stage three, when two riders in the pro category (on separate occasions), crashed into the timing controller, as such, we went ahead and dropped the third stage for the Pro Men and Pro Women.You can find the full results here.
If you're looking for photos, we had the pleasure of having Gabe Rivett-CarnacVOLUNTEERING
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