Australian Jared Graves was fastest on a very long day of racing in Whistler for Enduro World Series #4, Anne Caroline Chausson from France taking the women’s race. Kaz Yamamura headed up to Top of the World to catch the Stage 5 action; enjoy the photos below.
Black Tusk looms across the valley from Whistler peak’s Top of the World trail. Racers descended from the peak twice in the day’s riding.
Graves took second place Jerome Clementz by only 12 seconds over almost an hour of racing.. The winning bike? A Yeti SB66 with a Fox 34 up front.
Anne Caroline Chausson’s time of 55:24 bettered Tracy Moseley by over a minute.
Cedric Gracia looking garish as ever, 12th overall, 2:40 off pace.
Local Tyler Morland, SRAM’s MTB PR and Media Manager, in for a solid 18th. Fork looking pretty small there, anyone have guesses as to the setup?
Nicolas Quere on a very pink Commencal in 19th.
Whistler-based Dylan Wolsky of the Nomads took 26th. Teammate Chris Johnston in 8th, less than 30 seconds off Graves.
Iago Garay from Spain.
American Spencer Paxson on Kona.
Fabien Barel was issued a 5 minute penalty for shuttling in practice, turning what would have been a 3rd place effort into 49th.
On and on down the hill…
And off to the next event here at Crankworx!
Good run for Graves, and great to see the event go off so successfully here in Whistler. What are your thoughts on Fabien’s penalty?