Today’s final stage of the Trans-Sylvania Epic concreted the GC with agreements on the trail and a festive last ride with beer hand ups under tepid skies on picture perfect single-track.
The open men’s class raced to secure their overall spot on some of the best trail conditions the world has to offer. Kona’s Barry Wicks took an early flyer on the initial technical sections but was caught early by GC leader Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale), second place GC Jason Sager (Jamis) and Justin Lindine (’s Garage/Scott.) The trio worked together and in the end it was Lindine who took the final stage victory as Bishop, who rolled across in second, claimed his second overall TSE title with Sager in second and Kona’s Kris Sneddon in third overall.