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Garbanzo DH Results and Photos

3400 Feet of Descending at Crankworx

August 14th, 2013

With dust flying and spectators heckling, racers took to the hill for the Garbanzo DH at Crankworx this afternoon. On the menu: 3400 feet of descending from the bike park’s upper lift down to the village. Our interns were out on course enjoying the scene up at Garbo, and came out with a few shots below…

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You can tell a Whistler local by his lack of sleeves. Crowd partially amping up for Hecklers Rock.

The top time of 12:28:24 was laid down by Colombian Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas – proof that this race is not for the weak in hand. Coming in 2nd was gloveless Sam Blenkinsop 7 seconds back of Gutierrez Villegas, and in 3rd local World Cup racer Remi Gauvin, 20 seconds back.

On the women’s side, Emmeline Ragot was hot off a win at Mont-Sainte-Anne and carried through for a 14:19:83 run, with Claire Buchar and Casey Brown 19 and 43 seconds back respectively.

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Women’s winner Emmeline Ragot.

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Canadian young gun Mark Wallace up top. 8th place finish.

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Gutierrez Villegas charging. Photo Bryn Scott / Crankworx

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Basking in Whistler Village glory. Photo Blake Jorgenson / Crankworx

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Yeah, that’ll happen.

Full results can be found at Crankworx HERE.


Steve Smith didn’t defend his title at Garbo, but Gutierrez Villegas bested last year’s time by five seconds… we demand a rematch!