The Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized has seen local lad, Jesse Melamed take the win! After coming so close for a number of years now, Melamed secured his first EWS victory on home soil. It was tight, with both Sam and Jesse battling for the win right down to the final stage here in Whistler. Sam now leaves Whistler with an even bigger lead in the series overall, helped by the fact that his nearest competitors for the overall, Dailly and Callaghan, each finished weaker than they would have hoped, in seventh and thirteenth respectively.
In the women's race, Cecile Ravanel continues her absolute dominance, taking out the day by over one-minute on second place, Isabeau Courdurier and winning every stage in the process. Isabeau finished second on every stage with the exception of Stage 4, where she finished third. Katy Winton finished a strong third place, with consistent stages throughout the day, regularly rounding out the top three with exception to stages three and four.
1. Jesse Melamed: 43:52.16 2. Sam Hill: 44:07.01 (+0:14.85) 3. Mark Scott: 44:54.74 (+1:02.58 ) 4. Robin Wallner: 45:01.60 (+1:09.44) 5. Remi Gauvin: 45:11.12 (+1:18.96) 6. Adrien Dailly: 45:19.26 (+1:27.10) 7. Yoann Barelli: 45:23.98 (+1:31.82) 8. Jerome Clementz: 45:26.82 (+1:34.66) 9. Joseph Nation: 45:37.72 (+1:45.56) 10. Sam Blenkinsop: 45:37.82 (+1:45.66)