Posted by Editoress on 08/25/16
Canada's national domestic mountain bike series, the Canada Cup, concluded on August 19-20 in Whistler, BC. Both the Cross-country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) series had their final rounds in Whistler, during the Crankworx Festival.
Riders accumulated points from all four rounds of the DHI series to determine the champions of the season-long series. In the Women's series, it was a pair of Junior-aged riders who took the top two spots, with Skye Follas of Fergus, Ontario, winning the title with 375 points. Stephanie Denroche (Norco/C4/RaceFace) of Whistler, BC, finished second, ten points back. Georgia Astle of Whistler, BC, was third overall, with 330 points. Australian national champion and World Cup star Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR) won the final round, followed by former world champion Manon Carpenter (Madison Saracen) of Great Britain in second.
In the Men's series, Hugo Langevin (Cycles Performance) of Bromont, Quebec, took the overall title with 477 points, followed by Sidney Slotegraaf (Transition/Dunbar/OneUp/9.8 Components) of Squamish, BC, with 453 points. Junior-aged Adam Robbins (ESC North America/POC) was third overall, with 378 points. The final round was swept by Australian pros on site for Crankworx, led by Troy Brosnan (Specialized), with Jack Moir (Intense Factory Racing/SRAM) second and Mick Hannah (Polygon UR) third.
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