Fernie, BC - Fernie Alpine Resort wrapped up it’s summer season by proudly hosting the Fernie Legendary Summer BC Cup Race over the long Labor Day weekend. It was the final of the BC Cup Downhill Race Series plus a sanctioned Alberta Cup race. Benny Jacques took the Elite Women’s podium and Chris Kovarik won the Men’s Elite category. Dylan Siggers of Fernie won the over 19 (to 29) Men’s Citizen category.
The course was the highlight of many of the racers day with many commenting it was the hardest course of the entire race series. The top was very steep with roots and soft dirt on the corners making it easy to crash but also made for softer landings. The lower section was faster. Check out the gnarly race course in the video below.
It was a brand new course, which followed a combination of trails including Bicycle Thief, the new steep connector trail called the Canadian, Canada Cup Downhill, Deer Trail and Rumplestumpskin. Ross Rosengrave designed the course and built it with the help of FAR employees like Aidan Jones. The resort team worked closely with SE Racing and Cycling BC to put on a great event for competitors and spectators.
Fernie Alpine Resort - BC/AB Cup Downhill - Sept 1, 2013 - Final Results
1 Bernadine Jacques North Vancouver 3:49.99
2 Tara Mowat Vancouver 3:55.08
3 Veronika Voracek Brackendale 4:02.21
1 Chris Kovarik Whistler 2:51.24
2 Dean Tennant Saanichton 2:56.14
3 Nick Grimm West Vancouver 2:57.14
Chris Kovarik and Claire Buchar won the overall for the Legendary Summer Series which included Silver Star, Golden and Fernie. After breaking three ribs Claire completed her mandatory practice laps and race run!
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Photos provided by Fernie Alpine Resort