Posted by Editoress on 07/19/05
Bear Mountain Madness
Report courtesy On The Edge Race Club
BC Cup #3, Mission BC was well attended by On The Edge Race Club [OTE] and local riders last weekend. With over 40 racers and family present the Sunshine Coast was well represented.
Friday afternoon we arrived to rain and muddy conditions. Saturday morning showers gave way to sunshine and Sunday was hot and sunny. The Cross Country race was Saturday, the Downhill on Sunday.
On Saturday, OTE U15 racers were on the course at 10 am. A grueling climb followed by a technical decent. The kids, including 12 year olds Nike Pike and Harrison Duxbury Sleep in their first race rode well with Sebastian Sleep age 13 placing a solid 4th.
At high noon the Pro and Expert show down was on. U17, Katherine Short placed 1st. She completed an additional lap to chase the pro women. Her time would have seen her place 5th pro women. Sean Stanhope was stung twice but recovered and placed a respectable 3rd. Jr. Chris Bates finished 3rd riding half the race with a broken peddle. Although sick, Pro, Matt Cottrell showed his mental toughness and finished the race. Its how you deal with off days that define you as a racer and individual.
We were thrilled to have Five U15 ladies join us. Not quite ready for the technical challenges of Bear Mountain they were there to observe and encourage racers. We heard them loud and proud as we lapped through. Their enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks ladies.
The Downhill was Sunday. Lots of locals present and some great results. Jr. Expert, Micayla Gatto [OTE] continued to dominate placing 1st. Her 1st place finish at Nationals in June will see her at the World Championships in Europe later this year. Local ripper Curtis Robinson had a great run placing 1st Jr. Sport.
All in all a great effort from the local talent. It has been a busy season so far. This weekend a well deserved break and then several OTE racers are of to eastern BC to take on the last 3 Canada Cup races before the BC Cup Finals at Mount Washington late August.
BC CUP #3 BEAR MTN July 16-17 2005
Sebastian Sleep 4th 45:25 [OTE]
Matt Brown 5th 46:49 [OTE]
Nike Pike 13th 1:12:52 [OTE]
Harrison Duxbury Sleep 14th 1:12:53 [OTE]
Jr. Expert women
Katherine Short 1st 1:37:12 [OTE]
Micayla Gatto 3rd 1:44:22 [OTE]
U 17 Sport Men
Jesse Horn 5th 45:33 [OTE]
James Law 8th 48:15 [OTE]
U 17 Expert men
Sean Stanhope 3rd 1: 22:02 [OTE]
Jr. Sport Men
Colwyn Sleep 1st 43:21 [Spin]
Jr. Expert Men
Chris Bates 3rd 2:07:18 [OTE]
Brett Wildeman 4th 2:13:29 [OTE]
Matt Cottrell 10th 2:42:39 [OTE]
40+ Expert Men
Bob Stanhope 7th 2:28:21 [OTE]
Scott Doucette 3rd 5:38
U17 Sport Men
Dylan Dunkerton 6th 4:43 [Spin]
U17 Expert Men
Riley Percheson 7th 4:25
Jr. Sport Men
Curtis Robinson 1st 4:18
Jared Devries DNF [OTE]
Jr Expert Women
Micayla Gatto 1st 4:57 [OTE]
Katherine Short 6th 5:38 [OTE]
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