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August 12/08 10:32 am - Womenzworx: Lorraine Blancher Takes Top Spot

Posted by Editoress on 08/12/08

Lorraine Blancher Takes Top Spot At Womenzworx Gala Competition At Kokanee Crankworx

The second annual Womenzworx Gala Competition at Kokanee Crankworx took place in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today. The course included four main sections - a technical descent on In Deep; an air section on Schleyer; jumps on Crabapple; and two options for slopestyle, Dirt Merchant or the Boneyard.

Each rider passed through the judged sections and was awarded points based on five main criteria; style, fluidity, tricks, amplitude and creativity/originality. "We are very happy with this year's Gala, the event ran very smooth and the women shredded it," says Lisa Lefroy, professional mountain biker and Womenzworx co-founder. "It's such a great platform for an all-women's event and the women love riding together, I'm just so stoked."

In the Pro category - Lorraine Blancher (Revelstoke BC) took first place with a score of 30.0; Stephanie Mychka (Beverly, OR) took second with a score of 29.8; tied for third place was Clair Buchar (Whistler, BC) and Casey Brown (Revelstoke, BC) with a score of 27.5 and Kathy Pruitt (Santa Cruz, CA) took fourth place with a score of 27.3

"It's awesome to have an event for women based on the all-around riding of the athletes, not just one aspect of it," says Womenzworx winner Lorraine Blancher. "I'm not sure what to say except, I loved everything about the event and all the girls rode really well."

In the Amateur category - Eleanor Maxfield (Bristol, UK) took first place with a score of 22.0; Kjersten Lone (Victoria, BC) took second with a score of 20.8; Dawn Cashen (Calgary, AB) took third place with a score of 19.8; Nancy Beaudette (emberton, BC) took fourth place with a score of 19.5 and Kasi Stroshin (Whistler, BC) took fifth with a score of 19.0.


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