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!
Race Village shaped up nicely with many friends including Fox Suspension to offer support:
The skies were a bit darker on Saturday morning.
Conditions changed quickly. Also perfect!:
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:
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!
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.
Here are a few pictures from Miracle Moments. By Friday September 4 race pictures will be available by bib number on www.downhillmike.com
Here’s a cool video of the race by our friend Donnie Roberts:
What a great weekend of racing and riding. From the end of the day group rides:
To the pros taking the hot seat 5 times:
Men’s Pro 5 K DH podium:
Women’s Pro podium:
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 Authority, High Peaks Cyclery, e-Thirteen Components, 661, Tifosi 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.
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