Stage Four: Sunshine Coast’s Ripping Ridge Ride
Jason Sager (Jamis) is making a contest out of the BC Bike Race, finishing stage four less than five second behind Chris Sheppard (Rocky Mountain) in the Solo Men’s category.
Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks (Kona Bikes) continue pulling away from the pack.
Sheppard won Wednesday’s stage four in 3:11:12, with Sager crossing the line at 3:14:35. Sheppard leads the overall Solo at 11:43:19, with Sager 11 minutes 42 seconds behind in second. Colin Kerr is in third about 30 minutes off the lead.
Kerr, however, is in a battle for his podium spot with fourth-place Ben Thompson, who is 6 minutes 43 seconds back with three stages yet to come.
Meanwhile, in the women’s Team of 2 category, Alana Heise and Kate Aardal have taken over first place from Brandi Heistermen and Cathy Zeglinski.
Stage 4 results
Epic Team of 2 Men: Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks, Team Kona 3:14:25
Epic Team of 2 Women: Brandi Heistermen and Cathy Zeglinski, Team Northlands Medical Clinic 4:27:49
Epic Team of 2 Mixed: Geoff Kabush, Rocky Mountain-Maxxis and Catharine Pendrel, Luna Pro Team 3:41:06
Epic Solo Men: Chris Sheppard, Rocky Mountain 3:11:12
Epic Solo Women: Melanie McQuaid, Specialized 3:56:34
Epic Team of 2 Men
1. Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks, Team Kona 11:53:19
2. Marty Lazarski and Stefan Widmer 12:19:38
3. Branden Stewart and Max Knox 12:20:27
Epic Team of 2 Women
1. Alana Heise and Kate Aardal 16:05:03
2. Brandi Heistermen and Cathy Zeglinski 16:07:32
3. Colleen Little and Mary Shaughnessy 19:04:23
Epic Team of 2 Mixed
1. Geoff Kabush and Catharine Pendrel 13:21:04
2. Jeff Neilson and Mical Dyck 13:48:06
3. Wendy Simms and Normon Thibault (Kona Bikes) 14:13:52
Epic Solo Men
1. Chris Sheppard 11:43:19
2. Jason Sager 11:53:44
3. Colin Kerr 12:14:15
4. Ben Thompson 12:20:41
Epic Solo Women
1. Melanie McQuaid 14:32:29
2. Katy Curtis 15:38:40
3. Ingrid Rolles 15:41:29
4. Jennifer Schulz 15:44:07