Barry Wicks laying pace for Kris Sneddon, BC Bike Race leaders after Stage 2

The BC Bike Race is in full swing, and Kona riders are leading the charge. Here’s the lowdown on where our riders sit, and who’s on their heals.

Stage 2: Cumberland
Competition is heating up in the BC Bike Race’s Epic Men’s Team of 2 category, where Kona riders Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks have a five minute lead over the second place South African DCM 1 Team – Branden Stewart and Max Knox. Not only are Stewart and Knox trying to close the gap with the leaders, but they are feeling the heat from the Rocky Mountain Factory Team of Marty Lazarski and Stefan Widmer, who are hovering just 42 seconds behind in the overall standings.

After two full stages complete, and five more to go, the overall standings are as follows:

Epic Team of 2 Men
1. Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks – Team Kona 6:07:15
2. Branden Stewart and Max Knox DCM1 6:12:22
3. Marty Lazarski and Stefan Widmer Rocky Mountain Factory Team 6:13:04
Epic Team of 2 Women
1. Brandi Helstermen & Cathy Zeglinski 8:09:20
2. Alana Heise and Kate Aardal 8:12:55
3. Colleen Little and Mary Shaughnessy 9:26:47
Epic Team of 2 Mixed
1. Geoff Kabush, Rocky Mountain-Maxxis and Catharine Pendrel Luna Pro Team 6:48:04
2. Jeff Neilson and Mical Dyck 7:01:52
3. Wendy Simms and Normon Thibault – Team KONA 7:17:13
Epic Solo Men
1. Chris Sheppard 6:01:30
2. Jason Sager 6:09:38
3. Colin Kerr 6:15:03
Epic Solo Women
1. Melanie McQuaid 7:33:18
2. Katy Curtis 7:57:1
3. Jennifer Schulz 8:02:05

For stage results, visit the BC Bike Race page. Check back here for mid-race Team Kona ride interviews.