Singletrack 6 - Day 4, Kimberley, BC

Jul 27, 2016 at 7:25
by Nick Verde  

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

The day began with the riders heading up the road to the ski area before hitting the dirt for a proper warm-up, as well as ticking off the biggest climb of the day. It was just Kimberley’s finest dirt offerings from there on out. Once at the ski area, there was a bit more climbing on the hill before the course entered Kimberley’s extensive singletrack trail network with a challenging bit of rocky climbing through Moe’s Canyon, and on into the handcrafted Magic Line singletrack.

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

After a series of fast descents and shorter climbs, riders found themselves at the top of the timed descent. With over 300m of descending over 5km, the descent promised to be one of the longest and thrilling timed descents of the week. Starting off with the signature “Thunder Turkey” and leading into “Shapeshifter” and “Hoodoo View”, riders hit the lowest point on the course, requiring a hard effort on the 2nd biggest climb of the day to repay the gravity gods for their 300m offering. From there another moderate descent and climb took the riders onto the town pathway system, and back into the town for a Platzl finish.

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Distance: 36 km

Elevation Gain: 1250m*

Timed Descent: 6km, 400m descending

Aid/CP: 14.5km, 27.5km

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Photo credit Jean McAllister John Gibson of Gibson Pictures

Stage 4 Results:

Open Women
Sonya Looney - Kelowna, CAN - 2:20:45.2 - GC: 9:32:46.7 (1)
Kate Aardal - Calgary, CAN - 2:22:23.5 - GC: 9:42:43.9 (2)
Marlee Dixon - Breckenridge, USA - 2:23:02.5 - GC: 10:02:06.1 (3)
Jodie Willet - Coorparoo, AUS - 2:26:39.8 - GC: 10:05:04.5 (5)
Kathryn McInerney - Kelowna, CAN - 2:28:35.3 - GC: 10:04:38.0 (4)

Open Men
Mathieu Belanger-Barrette - Quebec, CAN - 1:59:50.0 - GC: 8:15:49.0 (1)
Andreas Hartmann - Bad Reichenhall, GER - 2:00:44.4 - GC: 8:17:25.5 (2)
Patrick Chartrand - Ste-Marguerite-Du-Lac-Masson, CAN - 2:03:20.0 - GC: 8:33:44.2 (Cool
Marc-Andre Daigle - Montreal, CAN - 2:03:20.0 - GC: 8:29:24.9 (4)
Vincent Lombardi - Anthony, FRA - 2:04:09.7 - GC: 8:31:18.2 (6)

-Timed descent-

Open Women
Wendy Simms - Nanaimo, CAN - GC: 0:40:35.2 (2)
Kate Aardal - Calgary, CAN - GC: 0:40:15.2 (1)
Carmen Labbe - Montreal, CAN - GC: 0:41:19.6 (5)
Sonya Looney - Kelowna, CAN - GC: 0:41:11.8 (4)
Jodie Willett - Coorparoo, AUS - GC: 0:41:58.2 (6)

Open Men
Peter watson - Kelowna, CAN - GC: 0:33:34.9 (1)
Chris Benson - West Hawk Lake, CAN - GC: 0:35:13.8 (3)
Darcy Wilkinson - Wodonga, AUS - 0:36:13.5 (6)
Dustin Andrews - Calgary, CAN - GC: 0:35:01.4 (2)
Rotem Ishay - Durango, USA - GC: 0:35:58.9 (5)


MENTIONS: @nverdeick99

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2 Comments

  • + 8
 I dont care who won, because the guy in the last shot wearing baggies is first in our hearts
  • + 1
 No doubt... Do they actually think it makes them faster?

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