Guthrie and Greaser wrap up wins at Singletrack 6

Six day stage race wraps up in Vernon, B.C after stops in Golden and Revelstoke

August 3rd, 2018 by | Posted in MTB | Tags: ,

Photos by John Gibson and Jean McAllister
Jena Greaser wins ST6 Open Women

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 wheelies to the win in ST6 Open men and Stage 6

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 celebrates as she crosses the final finish line to win ST6 Open Women

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 moving up a spot on the penultimate stage, Mical Dyck conceded the second to Nieuwold at Silverstar Bike Park

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.

Evan Guthrie won the ST6 Open Men’s category and the final stage of racing

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.

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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.

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: 

2018 Singletrack 6 off to a Golden start

 2018 Singletrack 6 Stage 2: Fresh trails meet classic descents

 2018 Singletrack 6 Stage 3: Gondola’s and grinds at Kicking Horse

 2018 Singletrack 6 gets stoked for Stage 4

 2018 Singletrack 6 Stage 5: Big climbs and Big Ed in Vernon