Whistler Canada Cup #6 Recap

It was back to Whistler for round #6 of the Canada Cup Series. This was my first Canada Cup 12 years ago in 2006 and I was won the U17 men’s category. I’ve dreamed of winning the Whistler round as an elite and finally that came true. It also marked the first win of the season for my program and all the supporters. 

The race course had some changes this year and it made the lap quite exciting. As usual, this course has more elevation than the majority of XC races at ~250 meters of climbing per lap. That means lots of descending though, which is right up my alley! Everything went well with good legs, pacing, headspace, and equipment; this allowed me to ride smart and at my own pace, which resulted in over a three minute lead by the end. I came up on Sandra Walter just before we were about to finish and said “Hey, do you want to finish together?” and she said “yes!”. Finishing with the leader of the other elite category is always rare and we took full advantage of crossing the line together. 

Congrats to all the strong riders by everyone out there. It’s a good day to just finish that race. Photos below are all from: Scott Robarts

My girlfriend Brittany jumped into the race for her first Canada Cup in quite some time and snagged 3rd in Elite women! 

Celebrating with elite women’s winner, Sandra Walter

Cooling down with young gun Cody Scott

2018 Elite men Provincial Champion

Elite men podium

Elite women women

Canada Cup | BC Champs XCO. June 23, 2018. Photo By: Scott Robarts

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