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BC Riders Sweep National Downhill & Enduro Championships


Panorama, BC (July 29, 2019) – Panorama played host to a weekend of national championship Gravity titles, with the first ever Enduro national championships held on Saturday, followed by the Downhill championships on Sunday. British Columbia riders swept all the titles.

In the Enduro, Jennifer McHugh of Fernie, BC, won the Elite women’s title, 2.67 seconds ahead of former Downhill world champion Miranda Miller. The men’s title went to Remi Gauvin out of Squamish, BC, 45.75 seconds ahead of Rhys Verner.

Vaea Verbeeck from Coldstream, BC, successfully defended her Elite women’s title, 5.21 seconds in front of Georgia Astle, with Miller in third. The men’s Elite title went to former Junior world champion Finn Iles of Whistler, BC, in a very tight race with Kirk McDowall and defending champion Magnus Manson, who both finished less than a second behind Iles. The Junior titles went to Seth Sherlock in the men and Madison Skrypnek in the women.

“We are thrilled to be hosted by beautiful Panorama Resort for our first ever combined Enduro and DH Gravity Championships weekend,” said Josh Peacock, Events Manager at Cycling Canada. “This is the first time that we crowned official Canadian Champions in the Enduro discipline, and there were fierce battles in both the Elite Men and Women’s categories for the titles. This was the third consecutive year that the DH Championships have been hosted at Panorama, and the organizers spiced it up with some course tweaks to keep riders on their toes. We saw fast racing for the coveted maple leaf sleeve across all categories.”

View Full Results of the 2019 Canadian Downhill and Enduro Championships.

Source: Cycling Canada