Photos by John Gibson and Jean McAllister
Silver Star bike resort wrapped up a big week of racing Singletrack 6 with the resorts new XC “epic,” Beowulf. Like it’s namesake, the trail is long, and destined to be a classic.
Evan Guthrie and Jena Greaser wrapped up titles in the Open Men and Open Women’s categories on Thursday. While Greaser led from Stage 1 in Golden, B.C., Guthrie moved past Justin Lindine to claim his victory in the six day stage race.
Jena Greaser cemented her Singletrack 6 title with another dominant performance on the final day of racing, further extending her lead in the overall standings. Greaser again won the timed descent section as well as taking the stage victory. She leaves Vernon with both titles, beating Elyse Nieuwold in the GC and Mical Dyck in the timed descent overall.
Behind Greaser, Brittany Webster and Kristien Achten finished second and third in the final stage of Singletrack 6 racing. Webster ends the race just off the podium in fourth overall, with Achten not far behind.
After battling it out through three towns and many more kilometres of trail, Elyse Nieuwold and Mical Dyck switched places again on the final day of racing. Nieuwold, perhaps buoyed by the announcement she’d been named to Canada’s team for mountain bike world championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland this September, recovered from mechanical misfortune a day earlier to reclaim the second spot on the Singletrack 6 Open Women’s podium. Dyck finishes third, and second overall in the timed descent category.
After taking over the race lead from Justine Lindine when Singletrack 6 visited Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Evan Guthrie worked hard to extend his lead nearly every stage that followed. Guthrie won the timed descent and the final stage of racing at Silver Star Bike Park, clinching his overall title in both categories.
Lindine ends the race and the final stage in second place. Alex McGuinnis finished third at Silver Star, but Chris Baddick narrowly beat McGuinnis for the final overall podium position.
Silver Star Mtn. Resort was the site of Stage 6
The Timed Descent volunteers battled bugs and sun to make everything run smooth.
Start of Stage 6 set off right from the ski hills villiage
Elyse Nieuwold smiles in second at 2018 Singletrack 6
Mical Dyck, 3rd overall, and her dad David Dyck both completed Singletrack 6
Brittany Webster was second behind Greaser in the final stage of racing
Rebecca Beaumont was second in the timed descent
Carter Nieuwesteeg and Alex McGuinnis
Tomi Misser wins the ST6 40+ Mens category
Carey Mark wins ST6 40+ Women
Christoph Listmann and Anthes Michael were the winners in Men's 80+ Team category
Shelley Peachell celebrates the final finish line and 3rd in 40+ women
Samantha Salter and Meghan Molnar - second in the Open Women's Team
Chris Johnston was second in the timed descent
The Whistler Crew
The Santa Cruz Crew
Peter Findlay wins ST6 50+ Men
Simon Andre and Nadine Sapin won the Mixed team category
Christian Gauvin and Philippe Lebeault - 2nd in Men's 80+ Team category
Peter Nilges and Max Schumann
Mimmo Futia won Stage 6 of the 50+ Men and was second overall in the category
Simon Dove - 4th in 40+ Men
Travis Hauck put his finishers belt buckle to quick use.
Emiliano Garayar and Pascual Fandos Gomez
Mathieu Belanger Barrette - 9th in Open Men
Did you miss what happened in the first five days of racing at 2018 Singletrack 6? Look back through scenic stages in Golden, Revelstoke and Vernon below: