Whiteface 5 K DH Race Report

This picture was taken at 7:45 am Friday. The weather on Friday was sunny and high in the low 70′s. Perfect!

Someone wanted to get a good spot in race Village.

Someone wanted to get a good spot in race Village.

Race Village shaped up nicely with many friends including Fox Suspension to offer support:

race village

The skies were a bit darker on Saturday morning.

Conditions changed quickly. Also perfect!:

Saturday morning 7:45 am

Saturday morning 7:45 am

Saturday was open practice on the downhill course with dual slalom @ 2:30 pm.  Course conditions went from dry to very slick  quickly for both the dh practice and the ds competition.

Neko Mulally 1st, James Logan 2nd and Kyle Sangers 3rd:

ds podium

Men's pro dual slalom

Sunday turned out to be sunny with highs in the 60′s. Beautiful weather in the Adirondacks or anywhere. Once again just perfect! The course was still slick but was getting  faster as the day progressed.  Sunday’s pro seeding run provided for a busy hot seat. 1st to occupy the hot seat was Gavin Vaughan with a time of 8.14.66.  Then Jason Memmelaar replaced Gavin and was also the 1st one to finish in under 8 minutes.  Seasoned pro and all around nice guy Jurgen Beneke was next in the hot seat  followed by last years winner Geritt Beytagh, and finally this years 5  DH champion Neko Mulally came across the finish line in a blazing time of 7.48.15. way to go Neko!

Neko crossing the finish line into race village for the win
Neko crossing the finish line into race village for the win

All Sports Events did an amazing job with the timing. All in all there were  29 competitors in dual slalom, 41 timed pro seeding downhill runs, 161 timed downhill runs and an impressive 47 timed runs in the chainless downhill. Thanks again to All Sports Events. Results were being posted as classes fininshed by K.C. Brousseau. Great job K.C.

Must get the open hard tail results posted asap
Must get the open hard tail results posted asap

Here are a few pictures from Miracle Moments. By Friday September 4 race pictures will be available by bib number on www.downhillmike.com

Paul Adams
Paul Adams
Kevin Green
Kevin Green
Kevin Cockerham
Kevin Cockerham

Here’s a cool video of the race by our friend Donnie Roberts:

This video is over 13 minutes and shows the entire course top to bottom. Thanks again to Team Voncooper.
This video is over 13 minutes and shows the entire course top to bottom. Thanks again to Team Voncooper.

What a great weekend of racing and riding. From the end of the day group rides:

Friday 4:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm

To the pros taking the hot seat 5 times:

hot seat 1

hot seat 2

hot seat 4

Dawn Bourque takes the hot seat from Karen Eagan
Dawn Bourque takes the hot seat from Karen Eagan

hot seat 5

Men’s Pro  5 K DH podium:

Neko Mulally 1st place and a check for $2,000.00, Geritt Beytagh Morewood Bikes 2nd place and a check for $1,000.00 and Jurgen Beneke 3rd place and a check for $500.00
Neko Mulally Specialized Team America 1st place with a check for $2,000.00, Geritt Beytagh Morewood Bikes 2nd place with a check for $1,000.00 and Jurgen Beneke 3rd place with a check for $500.00. Jason Memmelaar 4th and local Heikki Hall 5th place.

Women’s Pro podium:

Dawn Bourque Rhino Bike Works 1st place with a check for $500.00, Karen Eagan form Sam Adams 2nd place with a check for $300.00 and Alexandra Lacroix 3rd place with a check for $200.00. 4th place pictured is Jennifer Wolf from Vixen racing (pictured) and 5th place goes to Srephanie Gobernat from Cutter's Bike Shop.
Dawn Bourque Rhino Bike Works 1st place with a check for $500.00, Karen Eagan from Sam Adams 2nd place with a check for $300.00 and Alexandra Lacroix 3rd place with a check for $200.00. 4th place is Jennifer Wolf from Vixen racing (pictured) and 5th place goes to Srephanie Gobernat from Cutter’s Bike Shop.

Full race results can be found on http://www.downhillmike.com under the 5 K DH Menu.

We would like to thank all of the supporting athletes and sponsors. With your combined support the 5 K DH is quickly becoming a must on racers calendars.
U.S.A. Cycling Pro GRT, Gravity East Series, Dan McDonald with DHD Promotions, The Olympic Regional Development AuthorityHigh Peaks Cyclery, e-Thirteen Components, 661Tifosi Optics, KHS Bicycles, Leep Off Cycles, Nema, MMR Racing, Giant Bicycles and our friends out west at All Mountain Cyclery.

The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park will be open 7 days a week until Labor Day (Monday September 7). After Labor Day we will be open Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s until October 18th.

See ya at The Face

Downhill Mike

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