Photos by T. Hynd.
Podium photos provided by FAR. Photo credit to Ryan McKenzie as watermarked.
Fernie Alpine Resort wrapped up it’s summer season by proudly hosting the Fernie Legendary Summer BC Cup Race over the long weekend. It was the final of the BC Cup Downhill Race Series plus a sanctioned Alberta Cup race. Benny Jacques took the Elite Women’s podium and Chris Kovarik won the Men’s Elite category. Dylan Siggers of Fernie won the over 19 (to 29) Men’s Citizen category.
The course was the highlight of many of the racers day with many commenting it was the hardest course of the entire race series. The top was very steep with roots and soft dirt on the corners making it easy to crash but also made for softer landings. The lower section was faster.
It was a brand new course, which followed a combination of trails including Bicycle Thief, the new steep connector trail called the Canadian, Canada Cup Downhill, Deer Trail and Rumplestumpskin. Ross Rosengrave designed the course and built it with the help of FAR employees like Aidan Jones. The resort team worked closely with SE Racing and Cycling BC to put on a great event for competitors and spectators. For final results, check www.thefreepress.ca.
|Fernie Alpine Resort – BC/AB Cup Downhill – Sept 1, 2013 – Final Results|
|19-29 Citizen Men|
|Junior Expert Men (17-18)|
|3||Brett Stevenson||Grande Prairie||3:16.23|
|Masters 40-49 Men|
|1||Colin Yarrow||North Vancouver||3:26.67|
|30+ Citizen Women|
|U19 Citizen Men|
|19-29 Citizen Women|
|1||Jenny Strong||North Vancouver||4:25.95|
|30+ Citizen Men|
|Masters 30+ Women|
|1||Keara Clark||North Vancouver||4:11.92|
|Maters 30-39 Men|
|Junior Women (15-18)|
|1||Jaide Foster||Sun Peaks||4:22.87|
|U17 Expert Men|
|1||Jack Almond||West Vancouver||3:06.66|
|3||Rhys Verner||Garibaldi Highlands||3:11.83|
|Masters 50+ Men|
|1||Michael Mooney||North Vancouver||3:59.96|
|3||Larry Corsiatto||Red Deer||4:45.06|
|U17 Sport Men|
|1||Jacob Max Scharf||Salmon Arm||3:11.32|
|Junior Sport Men (17-18)|
|1||Tom Cundiff||North Vancouver||3:18.52|
|1||Bernadine Jacques||North Vancouver||3:49.99|
|3||Nick Grimm||West Vancouver||2:57.14|