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2022 BC CUP Downhill Overall and Final Recap

The final race of the 2022 BC CUP Downhill mountain bike series came to a close on Sunday, September 18th at Coast Gravity Park in Sechelt, BC. After six rounds of racing that started in Whistler and traversed through BC’s marquee mountain destinations including stops at SilverStar, Fernie, Panorama, Mt.Washington, and Big White—the finale would be the series’ ultimate climax.

Fresh off a UCI World Cup win at Val di Sole in Italy and winning the World Cup Overall title as a second-year Junior, Sechelt’s own Gracey Hemstreet returned home to the Sunshine Coast to race in the final BC Cup of the season. To no surprise, Hemstreet won the UCI Junior Women’s race at Coast Gravity Park, close to four seconds ahead of Squamish’s Lucey Van Eesteren who finished in 2nd place. Powell River’s Sophia Ervington came in 3rd and Sophi Lawrence of Whistler came in 4th. With a 3rd place finish, Ervington earned enough points to jump ahead of series leader Eva Leikermoser, who did not race in the final, to win the overall BC Cup among UCI Junior Women. 

Also coming off the World Cup circuit, Tegan Cruz of Pemberton, BC, raced in his second BC Cup of the season and won the UCI Junior Expert Men’s race ahead of Zac Stratton, also of Pemberton, and Cole Stinson from Black Creek, Vancouver Island. None of the Junior Expert Men podium finishers would rack up enough points overall to catch Brock Hawes of Sun Peaks for the overall BC Cup win. 

Kelowna’s Brittany Gustafson took first place among the UCI Pro/Elite Women at Coast Gravity, followed by Lucy Schick from Gibsons and Emilie-Soleil Patterson from Rossland rounding out the top three on the day. The overall BC Cup for Pro/Elite Women would be awarded to Bailey Goldstone who podiumed in all four of the BC Cup races she competed in this season. 

The UCI Pro/Elite Men’s category would come down to the last race to determine the 2022 BC Cup overall winner as several riders were still within reach of the title heading into the final. The day would belong to Peter Knott from Garibaldi Highlands who took 1st place, followed by Heiko Krause of Smithers in 2nd and Garrett Macintosh of Calgary in 3rd. Adam Woodhouse of North Vancouver came into Coast Gravity as the series leader but an 8th place finish on the day would prove costly as Knott took the overall lead with the win leading to an overall BC Cup title for 2022.

The overall BC Cup winners in the adaptive mountain bike category (aMTB) were decided after the Panorama Race in July and they are Landon McGauley of Kamloops for the men and Amanda Timm from Canmore for the women.

View the results below:


Elite Women – 

  1. Brittany Gustafson | 
  2. Lucy Schick
  3. Emilie-Soleil Patterson
  4. Laurie Citynski
  5. Nicole Kennedy

Elite Men

  1. Peter Knott 
  2. Heiko Krause
  3. Garrett MacIntosh
  4. Raimundo Guzman
  5. March Cant

Junior Expert Women

  1. Gracey Hemstreet
  2. Lucy Van Eesteren
  3. Sophia Ervington
  4. Sophi Lawrence

Junior Expert Men

  1. Tegan Cruz
  2. Zac Stratton
  3. Cole Stinson
  4. Ethan Donohoe
  5. Liam McKnight



U15 Men Winner:

  1. Mateo Quist
  2. Mason Cruickshank
  3. Noah, Milner

 U15 Women Winner:

  1. Tayte Proulx-Royds
  2. Cameron Bragg
  3. Maggie Sutherland

 U17 Sport Men Winner:

  1. Stein Osbourne
  2. Lucas Ryall
  3. Ethan Spittel

 U17 Expert Men:

  1. Wyatt Harrington
  2. Lewis Allbon
  3. Jack Macleod

 U17 Women:

  1. Ruby Dinn
  2. Natasha Miller
  3. Quinzee Elsberg

 Junior Sport Men:

  1. Aven Elsberg
  2. Tanner Findlay
  3. Liam McKnight

 Master Men 35-44:

  1. Rafael Webber
  2. George Amos
  3. Dustin Adams

 Master Men 45-54:

  1. Kal Bragg
  2. James Stewart
  3. Kevin Fowlie

 Master Men 55+:

  1. Ian Rudd
  2. Donald Van Eesteren
  3. John Nihsner

Sport Elite Men:

  1. Elliot Smith
  2. Ondrej Vana
  3. Luke Patterson

 Expert Elite Men:

  1. Joshua Fultz-Vemotte
  2. Jordan Romaniuk
  3. Johannes Van-Geest

 UCI Junior Women:

  1. Sophia Ervington
  2. Eva Leikermoser
  3. Sophi Lawrence

 UCI Junior Expert Men:

  1. Brock Hawes
  2. Ethan Donohoe
  3. Logan Chapman

 UCI Pro/Elite Men:

  1. Peter Knott
  2. Adam Woodhouse
  3. Gabriel Neron

 UCI Pro/Elite Women:

  1. Bailey Goldstone
  2. Claire Buchar
  3. Amy Ertel

Thank you to everyone who came out to the races this year. Thank you to all the organizers, venues, officials, staff, and volunteers for putting on a fantastic series of events. It’s great to everyone in full force at the races once again. 

Learn more about the BC CUP Downhill Race Series.