PowerSlave is a classic trail in Nelson, BC. It’s steep, technical, rooty and fast. And that’s when it’s dry. Today it rained. A lot.
Five stages kept riders on their toes, descending nearly 7000′ on the way from Power Slave to the Columbia Valley floor. Micro climates in the valleys kept some trails tinder dry, as other became treacherous icy root tests.
Kona rider Kris Sneddon used his coastal BC skills to pry a meager two second advantage out of Barry Wicks today, but Wicks still holds a slim advantage on GC on his perennial team mate.
Tomorrow brings on the final day, and promises the best stages of the week from the high alpine all the way back to the valley bottom. Barry and Kris hope to keep their bikes and bodies in tact as they continue their journey down the Enduro stage racing road.