BC Champs Whistler

Conditions at this race compared to 12 months ago were quite different. The rain during the week and cool temperatures really made riding a lot more bearable than riding in 36 degree heat.

 

Day 1: Practice and Seeding

The course was slightly different this year, with the top section going on Upper Whistler DH and cutting across a new cut grass section out in the open under the chairlift to Lower Whistler DH. After that, it was the same as last year but continuing on with a sprint to lower Canadian open to finish right above the village.

Lift lines were long all weekend, even when you have plate priority. Typical Whistler!

Lift lines were long all weekend, even when you have plate priority. Typical Whistler!

Conditions were a little bit slippery on Saturday, but as the day went on and the sun peeked out, it started to dry out. Everybody seemed to be enjoying the course and the tricky rock face on Upper Whistler DH wasn’t as big of an concern anymore.

Sprint into the finish line

Sprint into the finish line

 

The course was in great condition for seeding and riders finally got a chance to see how they stacked up against the competition.

Day 2: Race Day

IMG_9458The course was now even dryer and faster. Riders were only able to get one, maybe two runs in due to 1 minute practice intervals to keep the course moving along, but that was all that was needed.

Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

Everybody was impressed at how the race went this year, with last years race needing a lot of improvement. Thank you to all the marshals, volunteers and race organizers to all the awesome work and improvements for 2016!

Blake Bunting taking another BC Champs title

Blake Bunting taking another Jr. Men BC Champs title.

Adam Woodhouse takes first place in Sr. Men

Adam Woodhouse takes first place in Sr. Men.

Stephanie Denroche with the BC Champs Jersey

Stephanie Denroche with the BC Champs Jersey in Jr. Women.

C4 Results

Stephanie Denroche 1st (Jr. Women)

Blake Bunting 1st (Jr. Expert Men)

Adam Woodhouse 1st (Sr. Men)

Joseph Witwicki 5th (U17 Men)

Caleb Harapnuik 6th (Jr. Expert Men)

Jacob Stefiuk 12th (Jr. Expert Men)

Levi Harapnuik 18th (Pro Men)

Michele Bianchi DNF (Mechanical)

 

Photos by Dwayne Harapnuik

Words by Levi Harapnuik

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