Fernie Alpine Resort hosts Legendary Summer BC Cup

Dylan Siggers of Fernie took first place in the Over 19 Men's Citizen category during the BC Cup Race Series finale at FAR today.

Dylan Siggers of Fernie took first place in the Over 19 Men's Citizen category during the BC Cup Race Series finale at FAR today.

Dylan Siggers of Fernie took first place in the Over 19 Men's Citizen category during the BC Cup Race Series finale at FAR today.

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
Place Name Hometown Time
19-29 Citizen Men
1 Dylan Siggers Fernie 3:18.02
2 Nathan Friesen Hinton 3:23.07
3 Scott Friebel Lethbridge 3:26.90
U15 Men
1 Pierson McKibbon Calgary 3:23.98
2 Damon Sedivy Kalispell 3:26.52
3 Joshua Fultz-Veinotte Canmore 3:29.21
Junior Expert Men (17-18)
1 Lee Jackson Squamish 3:06.74
2 Sebastian Lutz Nelson 3:09.75
3 Nik Dunn Fernie 3:11.04
Senior Women
1 Maria Darquier Whistler 3:53.14
2 Kristine Wiess Calgary 7:03.92
Senior Men
1 Christopher McDowell Calgary 3:12.51
2 André Volard Cranbrook 3:15.97
3 Brett Stevenson Grande Prairie 3:16.23
Masters 40-49 Men
1 Colin Yarrow North Vancouver 3:26.67
2 Richard Ratte Calgary 4:13.95
Open Hardtail
1 Harrison Duxbury-Sleep Gibsons 3:12.81
2 Cody MacArthur Cranbrook 3:32.13
3 Kyle Milino Calgary 4:08.34
30+ Citizen Women
1 Lucie Richer Fernie 3:49.87
2 Lindsey Kelly Fernie 4:18.06
U19 Citizen Men
1 Connor West Calgary 3:48.70
2 Trace Cook Nelson 3:49.74
3 Alex Silverthorne Calgary 4:10.26
19-29 Citizen Women
1 Jenny Strong North Vancouver 4:25.95
2 Aubrey Demchuk Lethbridge 5:04.15
30+ Citizen Men
1 Reg Mullet Calgary 3:12.11
2 Conrad Spring Fernie 3:24.10
3 Robert DeGrace Calgary 3:25.41
Masters 30+ Women
1 Keara Clark North Vancouver 4:11.92
Maters 30-39 Men
1 Nick Quinn Calgary 3:19.91
2 Vincent DeMelo Trail 3:21.69
3 Patrick Fagan Kimberley 3:22.45
Junior Women (15-18)
1 Jaide Foster Sun Peaks 4:22.87
U17 Expert Men
1 Jack Almond West Vancouver 3:06.66
2 Nic Rodgers Delta 3:11.12
3 Rhys Verner Garibaldi Highlands 3:11.83
Masters 50+ Men
1 Michael Mooney North Vancouver 3:59.96
2 Mark Cosslett Canmore 4:41.43
3 Larry Corsiatto Red Deer 4:45.06
U17 Sport Men
1 Jacob Max Scharf Salmon Arm 3:11.32
2 Alex Auger Whistler 3:25.53
3 Danny Spalding Calgary 3:27.89
Junior Sport Men (17-18)
1 Tom Cundiff North Vancouver 3:18.52
2 Arnau Mujet Squamish 3:19.10
3 Logan Johnson Calgary 3:32.40
Elite Women
1 Bernadine Jacques North Vancouver 3:49.99
2 Tara Mowat Vancouver 3:55.08
3 Veronika Voracek Brackendale 4:02.21
Elite Men
1 Chris Kovarik Whistler 2:51.24
2 Dean Tennant Saanichton 2:56.14
3 Nick Grimm West Vancouver 2:57.14