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It was a hot Stage 5 and we're still alive! The Planet Foods/Honey Stinger sponsor day was the perfect fit for the stage as it was a stinger and we needed a lot of gels. Flat tires, cow dogging, rattlesnakes and a grizzly?


We moved on to RevelSTOKE today for stage 4 and met up with some new riders that joined in for the last 3 days the "ST3 Monashees".


I've done a enough of these multi day stage races now to know that Day 3 hurts. You go hard the first 2 days and your body gets mad at you and then you try and go hard on day 3 and your body doesn't want you to. Thankfully this years day 3 took us into a super long descent after a quick dry heaving climb at 7500 feet in the alpine.


Well, that was fun! A shorter day with an amazing climb and an insane rip down an old DH track, mountain biking, that's what is happening at Singletrack 6 right now.


Day 1 started off at 8 AM sharp with a cool temperature and a hot field of racers. The RCMP police escort lead out came to a quick halt as the morning train crossed the main road ahead of the field en route to the ski hill road climb.



For the 2nd time in his career, Neko Mulally will be wearing the US National Flag on his left sleeve as the reigning US National Champion, a title he collected yesterday at the Snowshoe resort in West Virginia. With reigning National Champion and team-mate Arron Gwin out with his thumb injury, Neko was determined to keep the title in the YT Mob family, and set the tone early with a strong qualifying run in slippery conditions.


As the EWS heads into the last half of the 2018 season, it’s back to Italy for La Thuile Enduro World Series #5.


Morning temps for the burly 56 km final stage of BC Bike Race in Squamish were expected to be in the mid 20s soaring to the low 30s in the afternoon. Some of BCBR's 90 Mexican participants might consider it a chilly spring day. On the coast we call it hot. Perennially a people's choice favorite, the Squamish course was about to serve up a veritable smorgasbord of sumptuous singletrack.


A male rider racing in the top 30 and flying a foreign flag stops midway down Dale's to adjust his seat height with an allan key. Wrong! You're obviously not from around here boy. It's day 6.


Specialized’s Hannah Barnes has ridden in stage races from the Andes to southern France. Some are simply a series of soul crushing climbs followed by equally soul crushing gravel road descents. Lumps of coal when you were expecting diamonds. Not the BC Bike Race. Yes the climbs are tough, but at the top of each ascent lies a diamond - a tasty ribbon of singletrack to sink the knobby tires into.


 

"After that trail, if there's one game I'll never play again it's Frogger," said an American rider, between laboured breaths. He was in the middle of a multinational chain of BC Bike Racers that included a Chilean, Frenchman, Guatemalan and a Canadian. Forty kilometers into a 62-km day, climbs like the Sechelt classic Frogger can feel like salt on an open wound. That's when camaraderie is forged on the trail though - the unspoken language of mutual, dig-deep suffering.



Geoff Kabush felt right at home in Cumberland, riding to a comfortable first place finish on Day 2 of the 2018 BC Bike Race, while riders from 40 countries got up close and personal with the roots and rocks of this Vancouver Island town's techy trails.


Expectations were high as racers from a record 40 different nations gathered in North Vancouver on a hot summer day for the launch of the 12th edition of the BC Bike Race. From seasoned pros to first time racers, road warriors to single track aficionados, the legend and global appeal of this seven-day stage mountain bike race continues to grow.


The fourth round of the Enduro World Series, Black Hole Festival Petzen Jamnica, threw up all the drama you’d expect from a race taking place across two different countries at the midway point of the season.