Thursday, May 17, 2012

NW Cup Round 3 wrap up

Another race finished and on the books...Round 3 of the North West Cup this past weekend was definitely a success! 

The track this round was a little bit more my style...dry, fast and loose; much more Pemberton like for sure. 

Practices went great, and I got out my crashes early on:)  On day one we got in about 7 laps, and then another 4 or 5 on day two.  It was hard not to have a big smile on your face after each lap the course was so fun!  On day two I was able to get in a non-stop lap with the GoPro, and clocked a time of 3:10 cruising; I was pumped heading into race day!

NW Cup - Round 3 - Dry Hill, Port Angeles from Jaime Hill on Vimeo.
Practice day 2 - Pro course

At the end of practice on Saturday there was a long jump competition over the finish line jump, and all us Canadians present were stoked to see Dean Tennant take the win....there were some big distances covered for sure!

Dean for the long jump win!
I was pumped to get to rock some of my new Troy Lee Designs kits this race...big thanks to TLD and Summit Bike shop for getting everything organized.

On race day I felt confident and ready to rock, and I ended up seeding 4th, with fellow CCN teammate Danice Uyesugi in 3rd!  Bryden Rigeets, representing CCN in the pro men's cateogry, had a pretty decent run too and seeded 15th.

My race run, despite clipping a tree, went well and I was able to shave a few seconds off my seeding time and improved my standing to 3rd palce!  Unfortuantely Danice had a crash, but she was still able to ride her way to a 5th place podium finish.  Bryden improved his postion as well, coming in at 13th in the men's category.
Women's podium

Men's podium
It was a pretty amazing day overall for the Canadian contingent!  Holly Feniak won it for the women, with Miranda Miller on her heals in 2nd...all four Canadian women made podium!  In the Pro men Luke Stobel, not Canadian unfortunately, took top spot with Kirk McDowall in 2nd. Remi Gauvin ended up 3rd just behind Kirk and Dean Tennant rode his way to 4th.  Seven out of the top 10 spots went to Canadians in the Pro men's category...How awesome is that! 
Women's results

Men's results...go CANADA!
Congrats to all the racers on some fantastic racing!