It’s Shimano day at the BC Bike Race in Squamish, the mountain biking capital of British Columbia. Racers have been treated to the hat-trick of unforgettable trails, a DJ and sunshine. At the finish line wood-fired pizza, BBQ and a beer garden are keeping everyone fueled and pumped after another incredible day on the trails.
Neil Kindree (Specialized/ EMD Serono) took his second stage of the week and held on to the Golden Fleece by stacking time on his lead. Chris Sheppard (Rocky Mountain Factory Team) pushed the pace early and separated himself from the field with only Kindree matching the efforts of Sheppard. Both rode together till the end when Kindree was able to kick it to earn a few extra seconds on Sheppard. Cory Wallace (Kona) finished third. Early race leader Barry Wicks fell off pace and dropped back to 4th in the overall.
Wendy Simms (Kona) wins another stage while Melinda Jackson of Australia gets a 2nd place. Separated by two minute gaps, Alex Robinette and Hanna Thorne slid across the line with giant smiles.
Mens Solo Epic
1. Neil Kindree Canada
2. Chris Sheppard US
3. Cory Wallace (Kona Bikes) Canada
4. Matt Hadely Canada
5. Guido Thaler Austria
Women’s Solo Epic Finish
1. Wendy Simms (Kona Bikes) Canada
2. Melinda Jackson Australia
3. Alex Robinette US
4. Hanna Thorne: New Zealand
5. Fanny Paquette Canada