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5th TransRockies Challenge - NE - NE

Canada, August 6-12, 2006

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Race 6 - August 11 : Nipika Resort, BC To Invermere, BC

Bad weather turns easy to epic

By Paul Done/TransRockies Challenge

Winner on the day
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After riding over 300km in three long days in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, on paper, the mere 64km of stage six must have looked like a cakewalk. In true TransRockies style though, the first foul weather of the race and extremely rugged trail conditions made Stage 6 a slog of survival and toughness. Most teams ended up taking nearly as long to ride 64km today as they took to ride 108 the day before and several were completely undone by the seemingly endless mud and roots . . . though apparently the British and Irish riders felt very much at home . . .

Overnight, the formerly fine weather took a turn for the worse as the skies opened and the nearly 1000 people who make up the travelling TransRockies village were pounded with heavy rain. With a 20km starting loop around the trails of Nipika and then a singletrack climb up Bear Creek, the rain meant that the course was going to be much more difficult than it had looked the day before in the sunshine.

The early pattern of the racing was maintained as the top teams in the open men's category established an early lead through the trails of Nipika, but the race was thrown into chaos as top the five teams missed a turn and went well off course before finding their way back. By the time they were back on course, the sixth-placed Team Opus was in the lead which they held to the finish. Once again the race officials were called to make a decision and they restored the top five teams to their positions giving the win to Troy Misseghers and Eric Batty of Mountain Bike City who reclaimed second overall from the United Cycles duo of Evan Sherman and Tim Heemskerk.

South Africa's Neil Evans
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Andreas Hestler and Seamus McGrath of Team Rocky Mountain Business Objects/ Felt Racing rode a smart, defensive race to maintain their 10-minute lead in the overall standings. "That was rough!" said Hestler. "The climb up Bear Creek was a beast-it probably took us 90 minutes to hike the 10km uphill." Bear Creek lived up to its name as the local warden was onsite all day scaring off bears to ensure that the trail was the only beast that the riders would confront on this day.

The tough conditions produced a slew of changes throughout the standings. The Uncivil Servant had lost a half hour in the women's category the day before as marathon specialist Lesley Clements had torn ankle ligaments. Today, the climb up Bear Creek turned out to be too much and her partner Nikki Kassel rode across the line alone. In the process, the second-placed Team Barenaked/ Cannondale (Sue Butler/ Anna Vacca) assumed the overall lead heading into the final stage.

The Mens Masters category (80+ combined age) has been a competitive field throughout and the lead changed hands again on Friday with the Dutch duo of Theo Wouters and John Bullens (Otten Marathon Racing) retaking the lead by a slim two minutes following the fifth place finish of former leaders Davey Moore and Jon Gould of Team Tamarack. Likewise, the formerly untouchable leaders of the Open Mixed category Linda Wallenfels and David Harris (Team Health FX) suffered in the wet coming in third but holding onto their lead ahead of the day's winners Tricia Stevenson and Samuel Koeber of Team Cannondale/Land Rover.

A muddy Andreas Hestler
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Despite the tough conditions, the muddy faces which crossed the line in Invermere were nothing but smiles as only one more test faces them before the finish in Panorama Resort. It will be a tough one though as the riders climb nearly 1700 metres straight up to the top of Paradise Ridge which is still getting doused with rain this evening. At nearly 2500 metres it is the high point of this year's event and is followed by a high-speed descent down to Panorama. With an extra hour in bed thanks to the 9am start time, the first riders will be crossing their final 2006 TransRockies finish line around 12:30.

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Results

Open Men
 
1 Troy Misseghers (Can)/Eric Batty (Can) Mountain Bike City                      3.38.58
2 Andreas Hestler (Can)/Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Rocky Mountain Business                0.02
3 Tim Heemskerk (Ned)/Evan Sherman (Can) United Cycle Trek                          5.41
4 Stefan Widmer (Can)/Matt Green (Can) RMB 1                                       10.49
5 Mike Palmer (Can)/Martin Vale (Can) Aviawest-Vega                                17.58
6 Steven Gaffney (Can)/Shane Besler (Can) Opus                                     21.17
7 Normon Thibault (Can)/Stefan Jakobsen (Can) Frontrunners                         31.16
8 Ryan Draper (Can)/Hazen Simson (Can) Downer / Reboundcycle.co                    31.20
9 Brian Cimmiyotti (USA)/Daniel Cooley (USA) Scott's cycle and sports              49.38
10 Erik Bakke (USA)/Dallas Morris (Can) Wildcat Well Ops/Deadgo                    52.25
11 Pavel Richtr (Cze)/Lukas Klezl (Cze) programcycle USP                           53.47
12 Roger Hughes (GBr)/Brian Lewis (GBr) mtb wales.co.uk / Vie                      58.43
13 Troy Heithecker (USA)/Timothy Erickson (USA) Homeless But Free                1.05.50
14 Tobi Richli (Swi)/Michi Sigrist (Swi) Fulle Pulle                             1.08.28
15 Mark Spratt (GBr)/Sebastian Huckson (GBr) Lunar Power                         1.08.38
16 David Weik (USA)/Craig Pack (USA) It IZ What It IZ                            1.09.12
17 John Inglis (Can)/Lon Martin (Can) The Haywoods                               1.11.02
18 Craig Smith (GBr)/Alan Nizbet (GBr) The Hub In The Forest                     1.17.17
19 Rich Dillen (USA)/Josh Neely (USA) Team Bad Idea Racing                       1.19.04
20 Roger Brudermann (Swi)/Marco Dietiker (Swi) Sherpa Tensing Pedalerie          1.19.59
21 Mike Norton (Can)/Carson Bannon (Can) TRS                                     1.24.39
22 Jean-Franc Tremblay (Can)/Clement Rouleau (Can) Team Go Hard                  1.25.42
23 Shaun Michael Kuzio (Can)/Shelby Lefebvre (Can) Team Abitibi Consolidated     1.26.33
24 Paolo Gambetti (Ita)/Andrea Minguzzi (Ita) Velociraptor                       1.35.22
25 Michael Dougherty (Can)/Iain Radford (Can) The Inflatables                    1.35.48
26 Craig Douce (Aus)/Dale Bartrom (Can) rmoutlook.com                            1.39.38
27 Greg Shore (Can)/James Bruce (Can) Escape Artists                             1.41.09
28 Gary Brown (Can)/Fraser Ross (Can) CGI / Sitka                                1.41.10
29 Justin Mark (Can)/Robin Dutton (Can) Arrowsmith Bikes                         1.44.45
30 Phil Hoilett (Can)/Dave Brown (Can) Canmore Castlegar Conne                   1.46.18
31 Dustin Luton (USA)/Jon Tanklage (USA) Coates Cycos                            1.48.24
32 Christian Klose (Ger)/Alexander Klose (Ger) abbruch                           1.49.48
33 James Friesen (Can)/Jonathan Friesen (Can) Tinker Creek Farm Team             1.51.05
34 Gary Tee (GBr)/Huw George (GBr) Valley Riders UK                              1.53.35
35 Dan Charest (Can)/Tim Chala (Can) Sparwood Titans                             1.55.43
36 Gary Tait (Can)/Darren Keith (Can) Do North                                   1.57.00
37 Steve Schippanoski (Can)/Chris Scott (Can) Urge                               2.02.27
38 Trent Marshall (Can)/Jody Ponto (Can) keepin' it wheel                        2.12.04
39 Werner Van Vuuren (RSA)/Vaughn Walton (RSA) ZA/ Mediclinic                    2.13.16
40 Garry Christopher (GBr)/Jeff Cowie (GBr) Motorhouse                           2.14.56
41 Chris Baisch (RSA)/Colin Meyer (RSA) Morningside Cycles SA - F                2.15.30
42 Casper Van Oosten (Ned)/Francis Fahrni (Swi) TU/e Plastic People              2.21.50
43 Shane Dench (Can)/Tom Fransham (Can) Super Heavyweight Cham                   2.28.32
44 Noel Edwards (Can)/Colin Davis (Can) Couloir-Life Works                       2.28.53
45 Deryk Lyddiatt (Can)/James Galipeau (Can) Moose                               2.33.21
46 Edmund Therrien Jr (USA)/Martin Kovacs (Can) Team Tuckermen                   2.33.38
47 Grady Semmens (Can)/Tyler Semmens (Can) Semmens Bros. Racing                  2.33.53
48 Chris Scott (Can)/Trevor Beattie (Can) Hard Tail Pride                        2.39.22
49 Terry Eichinger (Can)/Glen Bos (Can) ikenbos                                  2.39.43
50 Jeff Dallin (Can)/Mark Coates (Can) Innovative Fitness                        2.40.31
51 Benoit Guizar (Mex)/Alain Guizar (Mex) Taco'Riendo Machin                     2.41.19
52 David Wagstaff (GBr)/Steve Kaye (GBr) Pactrac / Skinfit                       2.52.04
53 Guy Thomas (GBr)/Didier Nehr (Fra) Escargot                                          
54 Christopher Buckman (Can)/Grant Pellegrin (Can) The LuluLemon Heads           2.53.53
55 Tim Borys (Can)/Shea Tritter (Can) Synergy Racing                             2.54.33
56 Simon Newall (GBr)/Lee Walker (GBr) Stour Youth                               2.55.50
57 Trent Wiebe (Can)/Bob Bedier (Can) Team Lightweight                           2.56.27
58 Chris Peters (USA)/Dan Murphy (USA) Cannodale Bacon Brigade                   2.56.32
59 Nathan Blake (GBr)/Paul Crook (GBr) Gnarly Nutters                                   
60 Brian Tuffs (Can)/Dan Baumgarten (Can) Miazzurts                              3.02.29
61 Dan Higginson (GBr)/Barry Cox (GBr) Chasing Your Tail                         3.11.15
62 Will Larooi (Can)/Tim Thompson (Can) Team Matrix Video                        3.12.53
63 Steven Kotowich (Can)/Marc Gratton (Can) Prairie Sky                          3.30.34
64 Robert Hill (Can)/Joh O'shaughnessy (Can) Team CanadaHomeHealth               3.41.03
65 Christian Male (GBr)/Ian Gill (GBr) Golden Balls                              3.41.54
66 Eric Colberg (Can)/Tim Dekker (Can) Big E's Pressure Welding                  3.51.57
67 Carl Bachand (Can)/Daryl Goodfellow (Can) 2 R Max                             3.57.23
68 Greg Head (Can)/Troy Head (Can) Devon NRG                                     3.59.16
69 Simon Driscoll (GBr)/Andy Fletcher (GBr) Team Smoke Screen                    4.00.55
70 Gonzalo Robles Gil (Mex)/Gerardo Cano (Mex) Mucho Guano                       4.16.26
71 Sean Solon (Irl)/Mark Solon (Irl) Xtreme Paddies                              4.23.13
72 Jon Peters (Can)/Dan Peters (Can) John Fehr Insurance                         4.57.42
73 Lark Richardson (Can)/Ken Chorney (Can) Uncomfortably Numb                    5.04.23
74 Cameron Baty (Can)/Chris Law (Can) I should’ve just bought the                5.56.04
75 Fernando Garcia Vila (Spa)/Bart Bellver Manez (Spa) Cyclones Team             8.21.02
76 Heath Mccroy (Can)/Leighton Poidevin (Can) Soul Bro                                  
 
Open Mixed
 
1 Samuel Koerber (USA)/Tricia Stevenson (USA) *Cannondale/LandRover*             4.37.39
2 Louise Kobin (USA)/Eric Warkentin (USA) X-fusion                                  0.08
3 Lynda Wallenfels (USA)/David Harris (USA) Health-FX                               7.48
4 Hillary Harrison (USA)/Ryan Watts (Can) Crissi - Crystal Hotels                  14.31
5 David Frye (USA)/Beth Frye (USA) Frye Daze                                       18.38
6 Jessica Demars (Can)/Robert Blanchard (Can) Ride On                              24.48
7 Melanie Alexander (GBr)/Richard Holmes (GBr) Fancier Ride                        29.19
8 Katy Curtis (Can)/Anthony Salmon (GBr) 2 bikes & a Lobster Pot                   40.55
9 Blair Martin (NZl)/Heather Evans (NZl) Kiwi Flyers                               42.36
10 Nancy Lopez (Can)/Kobe Davis (Can) Big Country                                  44.19
11 Rowan Goeller (RSA)/Joanna Goeller (RSA) Scatterlings of Africa                 49.15
12 Cyd Fraser (Can)/Craig Bartlett (Can) Troubled Beavers                        1.02.15
13 Amy Guidinger (Can)/Brett Romanow (Can) Guidi-up                              1.15.31
14 Lisa Le Poole (Can)/Ryan Bowen (Can) Up the Creek                             1.17.16
15 Daniel P. Thauvette (Can)/Caroline T. Pinard (Can) Corazon - CBRS             1.17.42
16 Howard Lowe (GBr)/Fiona Patterson (GBr) Endure UK                             1.19.59
17 Ruth Mckean (Irl)/Roger Crippin (GBr) Flying Scots                            1.27.11
18 Glenn Meeth (USA)/Tanya Meeth (USA) Boogie Hips                               1.40.02
19 Luis Gutierrez (Mex)/Monica Gutierrez (Mex) Mexi-CAN                          1.42.36
20 Chuck Fortier (Can)/Cathy Ross (Can) Cops For Cancer                          1.48.39
21 Joanne Mcleod (RSA)/Justin Mcleod (RSA) Team McLeod                           1.49.10
22 Eric Geerts (Bel)/Bren Van Calsteren (Bel) Bike - it                          1.53.33
23 Amy Kerdok (USA)/Keith Berkoben (USA) Higher Education                        2.14.20
24 Michael Solon (Irl)/Benedicte Maillard (Fra) Xtreme Paddies 2                 3.24.32
25 Ian Bester (RSA)/Jonelle Bester (RSA) Team Metamorphosis                      3.43.10
 
Open Women
 
1 Sue Butler (USA)/Anna Vacca (USA) Bear Naked/Cannondale                        5.15.51
2 Michelle Newton (Can)/Alexandra Watson (Can) The Steed Sistas                    18.11
3 Truus Swaans (Ned)/Patrice Vercammen (Ned) Otten Marathon Racing Te            2.10.43
4 Marie-Jose Santerre (Can)/Lisa Bartlett (Can) Canmore Girlz                    3.18.41
5 Lesley Clements (Can)/Nikki Kassel (Can) Uncivil Servants                      6.44.09
 
100+
 
1 Randy Iddings (USA)/Dan Norton (USA) Ranarok/Greggs                            4.31.07
2 Bob Foster (NZl)/Steve Moffatt (NZl) Team Cannondale                              0.21
3 Peter Loetzner (Ger)/Herf Sonntagbauer (Aut) Team MTB-Bergstrasse                11.38
4 Thys Neser (RSA)/Brett Sachs (RSA) Oshkosh                                       46.24
5 Robert Champagne (Can)/Bill Benson (Can) Toyota Never Quit Team                  48.57
6 Malcolm Law (NZl)/Graeme Brown (NZl) Kiwi Connection                           1.52.21
7 David Collett (RSA)/Dennis Lawrie (RSA) GFP Cycopsyclists                      1.56.04
8 Jeff Brown (Can)/Philip Ng (Can) Radial Motion                                 2.39.53
9 Simon Parker (Aus)/Paul Bougourd (GBr) Climb and Punishment                    3.17.19
10 John Walton (Can)/Rick Beaupre (Can) 50/50                                    3.56.02
11 Kent Stuckert (Can)/Clive Burke (GBr) A Canuck and A Brit                     7.28.53
 
80+ Men
 
1 Theo Wouters (Ned)/John Bullens (Ned) Otten Marathon Racing Te                 4.16.00
2 Mike Edwards (Can)/Rich Hamilton (Can) AreaConnect.com / Differe                 11.22
3 Mike Cavaliere (Can)/Stan Magee (Can) Riders of Graymount                        12.26
4 Paul Newitt (Can)/Nels Guloien (Can) Team Pedal Kona                             16.54
5 Jon Gould (USA)/Davey Moore (USA) Team Tamarack/Scott US                         22.53
6 Derek Shiers (Can)/Dale Plant (USA) Kona/TiCycles                                24.22
7 Gary Hill (GBr)/Jack Peterson (GBr) UK NUMPLUMZ                                  27.54
8 Hans Swaans (Ned)/Jan Van Rooy (Ned) Joyb!Ke – Bth - Joybik                      30.37
9 Tim Butler (USA)/Hamish Gordon (Can) Team RACE                                   30.53
10 Eric Tremblay (Can)/Daniel Dube (Can) Team Saguenay                             31.47
11 Patrick West (USA)/Tim Murphy (USA) Chikookabra                                 31.57
12 Scott Thomson (Can)/Richard Fletcher (Can) Arrow Racing                         35.51
13 Lloyd Murray (Can)/Peter Spielmann (Ger) 1996: Met in Moab                      41.41
14 Paul Craig (Can)/Lucas Fennell (Can) Natural Earth Racin                        43.03
15 Philip Roadley (Can)/Cory Fielding (Can) Bikes & Beyond                         48.06
16 Mike Dannelley (USA)/Roch Frey (Can) American Interbanc                         48.28
17 George Oliver (Can)/Doug Burland (Can) fossil fuelers                           52.11
18 Andrew Haliburton (RSA)/Tony Cole (RSA) Durban Dynamite                         59.53
19 David Richardson (Can)/Douglas Richardson (Can) Brother, Where Art Thou?      1.02.01
20 John Miller (USA)/Paul Mcclintock (GBr) Nothumbrian Cheesehead                1.02.13
21 Jean - Michel Madec (Fra)/Daniel Glevarec (Fra) Poher Team                           
22 Rory Attridge (RSA)/Neil Evans (RSA) Davies Civils 2                          1.04.10
23 Ewen Macgregor (Aus)/Mark Cadle (GBr) Go Aussie!                              1.16.46
24 Ron Sadesky (Can)/Alain Parent (Can) Conglomerates                            1.16.56
25 Vince Haag (USA)/Brad Neumann (USA) The Bungalow Amoebas                      1.17.38
26 Trevor Pombert (Can)/Roger Clemens (Can) Team United Cycle                    1.18.04
27 Andy Klumb (USA)/Matt Thourot (USA) Hotel Whiskey                             1.22.50
28 Timothy Crum (USA)/Mike Hardenbergh (USA) Damn Dirty Apes                     1.29.57
29 James David (USA)/Steve Kutina (USA) Festering Testicles                      1.29.59
30 Ralf Madl (Ger)/Johannes Bizer (Ger) DEEP BLUE                                1.30.00
31 John Millon (USA)/Zdenek Fiebinger (Cze) Outspokin                            1.39.39
32 Andy Aufschnaiter (Can)/Richard Plamondon (Can) The Heli Ski Riders           1.41.42
33 Francisco Ramirez (Mex)/Mauricio Ortega (Mex) Mexicanisimo                    1.53.59
34 Simon Jongebloed (Aus)/Carl Wilkin (Aus) 2 Blokes From Adelaide               2.02.09
35 Kevin Clapperton (Can)/Richard Clapperton (Can) Wobbly Wheels                 2.11.19
36 Don Martin (Can)/Scott Burns (Can) The Extreme Team                           2.30.44
37 Edward Toole (USA)/Steven Frank (USA) Wannabees                               2.39.20
38 Chip Woodland (USA)/Brian Grossman (USA) Team Vail                            2.42.09
39 Dan Wray (Can)/Alex Blampied (GBr) Tail Gunners                               3.00.39
40 Tim Hudema (Can)/Reid Alan (Can) Team Missing Links                           3.05.01
41 Ray Perkins (GBr)/Marcus Childs (GBr) Thirty 2                                3.17.28
42 Ron Donaldson (Can)/Paul Allan (Can) Waterloo Flying Do                       3.28.15
43 Mike Hayes (Can)/Kevin Harris (Can) Team De'Nial                              3.30.11
44 Jim Seethram (Can)/Michael Kohlenberg (Can) United Cycle - Orissa             4.00.34
 
80+ Mixed
 
1 Margie Smith (Can)/Joey Cowen (Can) Wilson Mountain Sport/RB                   4.55.57
2 Tamara Goeppel (Can)/Thomas Tetz (Ger) Leki BikeXtreme                           14.53
3 Jeff Bandura (Can)/Jennifer Tabbernor (Can) BikeKootenayRockies.com              32.59
4 Jane Meeks (GBr)/Gary Baum (GBr) Eden Wheelers                                   54.35
5 Dj Brooks (USA)/Alina Mcmaster (Aus) Aroc 'in Roll 'in                           59.27
6 Dan Mccarthy (USA)/Kathleen Oot-Coffey (USA) b.i.k.e. Syracuse                 1.11.27
7 Gavin Mackintosh (RSA)/Rose Mackintosh (RSA) Makatini                          2.09.03
 
Unclassified
 
1 Don Shewan (Can)/David King (NZl) RGO Office Products                          4.49.03
2 Robert Trainer (Can)/Ronald Edwards (Can) A week of R and R.                     28.28
3 John Ramsden (Can)/Calindy Ramsden (Can) Dark Horse Racing                       44.56
4 David Hazlett (Can)/Bruce Thomson (Can) Gears Then Beers                         59.44
5 David Burwash (Can)/Julie Olson (USA) Sofa King Fun                                   
6 Gero Bankhaus (Ger)/Markus Szczabel (Ger) Never Give Up                        1.13.16
7 Jason Tuffs (USA)/Heather Fuhr (USA) Encinitas                                 1.18.32
8 Jeremy Davies (RSA)/Paddy Cresswell (RSA) Davies Civils 1                      1.19.39
9 Nicola Mann (Can)/Melanie Lewis (GBr) Ticycles/Avanti Racing                   1.23.50
10 Terrance Hook (Can)/Tony Taylor (Can) Team TNT Canada                         1.41.47
11 Keith Bontrager (USA)/Richard Latorraca (USA) Bontrager Wheelworks            1.47.46
12 Jackie Walker (Can)/Dan Wolfrom (Can) Big Dog                                 2.20.29
13 Geoffrey Lindsay (Can)/Patrick Murphy (Can) Newpark Mud Men                   2.24.51
14 Gert Du Plessis (RSA)/Hester Du Plessis (RSA) Boland                          2.38.11
15 Maarten Byl (Bel)/Monique Snieders (Ned) M & M                                2.38.50
16 Kevin Schmidt (Can)/Jeff Schmidt (Can) Mudlarks                               2.49.35
17 Brian Galvin (Irl)/Stephen Moore (Irl) workatheight.ie                        2.49.49
18 John Rozell (Can)/Dean Irvine (Can) Steed Cycles                              2.54.08
19 Philip Lett (Can)/Kem Akol (USA) Team BRJ Sportfire                           3.22.44
20 David Nelson (Can)/Jodi Janzen (Can) Pant Like A Pug                          3.37.52
21 Tim To (Can)/Don Reichert (Can) Team Genie Bicycles                           3.54.18
22 Tom Porter (Can)/Kevin Sweeney (Can) Back of the Pack                         4.15.31
23 Michael Kingston (Aus)/Gavin Burke (Aus) Aussie Battlers                      4.22.44
24 Caesar Cepeda (USA)/Lauren Cepeda (USA) Cleats and Cleavage                   7.10.57
25 Hector Jaime (Mex)/Jair Manjarrez (Mex) Viva Mexico!                                 
 
General classification after stage 6
 
Open Men
 
1 Andreas Hestler (Can)/Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Rocky Mountain Business            24.25.26
2 Troy Misseghers (Can)/Eric Batty (Can) Mountain Bike City                        10.25
3 Tim Heemskerk (Ned)/Evan Sherman (Can) United Cycle Trek                         12.29
4 Stefan Widmer (Can)/Matt Green (Can) RMB 1                                     1.35.53
5 Mike Palmer (Can)/Martin Vale (Can) Aviawest-Vega                              2.42.54
6 Steven Gaffney (Can)/Shane Besler (Can) Opus                                   3.11.18
7 Ryan Draper (Can)/Hazen Simson (Can) Downer / Reboundcycle.co                  4.18.58
8 Normon Thibault (Can)/Stefan Jakobsen (Can) Frontrunners                       4.51.12
9 Brian Cimmiyotti (USA)/Daniel Cooley (USA) Scott's cycle and sports            5.19.07
10 Mark Spratt (GBr)/Sebastian Huckson (GBr) Lunar Power                         6.17.58
11 Pavel Richtr (Cze)/Lukas Klezl (Cze) programcycle USP                         6.22.04
12 Justin Mark (Can)/Robin Dutton (Can) Arrowsmith Bikes                         6.53.38
13 Roger Hughes (GBr)/Brian Lewis (GBr) mtb wales.co.uk / Vie                    6.54.32
14 Troy Heithecker (USA)/Timothy Erickson (USA) Homeless But Free                7.19.45
15 Erik Bakke (USA)/Dallas Morris (Can) Wildcat Well Ops/Deadgo                  7.28.38
16 Dustin Luton (USA)/Jon Tanklage (USA) Coates Cycos                            7.33.42
17 Tobi Richli (Swi)/Michi Sigrist (Swi) Fulle Pulle                             7.35.49
18 Mike Norton (Can)/Carson Bannon (Can) TRS                                     8.26.49
19 Chris Peters (USA)/Dan Murphy (USA) Cannodale Bacon Brigade                   9.17.13
20 David Weik (USA)/Craig Pack (USA) It IZ What It IZ                           10.13.44
21 Shaun Michael Kuzio (Can)/Shelby Lefebvre (Can) Team Abitibi Consolidated    10.26.06
22 Paolo Gambetti (Ita)/Andrea Minguzzi (Ita) Velociraptor                      10.27.11
23 Roger Brudermann (Swi)/Marco Dietiker (Swi) Sherpa Tensing Pedalerie         10.49.27
24 John Inglis (Can)/Lon Martin (Can) The Haywoods                              10.58.30
25 Dan Charest (Can)/Tim Chala (Can) Sparwood Titans                            11.32.25
26 Michael Dougherty (Can)/Iain Radford (Can) The Inflatables                   11.45.51
27 Heath Mccroy (Can)/Leighton Poidevin (Can) Soul Bro                          11.54.08
28 Craig Smith (GBr)/Alan Nizbet (GBr) The Hub In The Forest                    12.01.38
29 Rich Dillen (USA)/Josh Neely (USA) Team Bad Idea Racing                      13.16.56
30 Gary Tait (Can)/Darren Keith (Can) Do North                                  13.28.40
31 Jean-Franc Tremblay (Can)/Clement Rouleau (Can) Team Go Hard                 13.29.44
32 Craig Douce (Aus)/Dale Bartrom (Can) rmoutlook.com                           13.47.09
33 Phil Hoilett (Can)/Dave Brown (Can) Canmore Castlegar Conne                  14.03.21
34 Nathan Blake (GBr)/Paul Crook (GBr) Gnarly Nutters                           14.16.36
35 Chris Baisch (RSA)/Colin Meyer (RSA) Morningside Cycles SA - F               14.45.12
36 Steve Schippanoski (Can)/Chris Scott (Can) Urge                              14.50.41
37 Greg Shore (Can)/James Bruce (Can) Escape Artists                            15.20.44
38 Noel Edwards (Can)/Colin Davis (Can) Couloir-Life Works                      15.32.51
39 Christian Klose (Ger)/Alexander Klose (Ger) abbruch                          15.59.37
40 Fernando Garcia Vila (Spa)/Bart Bellver Manez (Spa) Cyclones Team            15.59.52
41 Casper Van Oosten (Ned)/Francis Fahrni (Swi) TU/e Plastic People             16.13.27
42 Gary Tee (GBr)/Huw George (GBr) Valley Riders UK                             16.36.57
43 Tim Borys (Can)/Shea Tritter (Can) Synergy Racing                            16.40.52
44 James Friesen (Can)/Jonathan Friesen (Can) Tinker Creek Farm Team            16.43.33
45 Terry Eichinger (Can)/Glen Bos (Can) ikenbos                                 16.45.46
46 Trent Marshall (Can)/Jody Ponto (Can) keepin' it wheel                       16.49.56
47 Benoit Guizar (Mex)/Alain Guizar (Mex) Taco'Riendo Machin                    17.07.37
48 Trent Wiebe (Can)/Bob Bedier (Can) Team Lightweight                          17.09.02
49 Jeff Dallin (Can)/Mark Coates (Can) Innovative Fitness                       17.12.40
50 Garry Christopher (GBr)/Jeff Cowie (GBr) Motorhouse                          17.35.01
51 Guy Thomas (GBr)/Didier Nehr (Fra) Escargot                                  17.39.42
52 Werner Van Vuuren (RSA)/Vaughn Walton (RSA) ZA/ Mediclinic                   19.00.31
53 Brian Tuffs (Can)/Dan Baumgarten (Can) Miazzurts                             19.10.55
54 Shane Dench (Can)/Tom Fransham (Can) Super Heavyweight Cham                  19.18.10
55 Edmund Therrien Jr (USA)/Martin Kovacs (Can) Team Tuckermen                  19.55.41
56 Grady Semmens (Can)/Tyler Semmens (Can) Semmens Bros. Racing                 20.02.14
57 Deryk Lyddiatt (Can)/James Galipeau (Can) Moose                              20.09.38
58 Steven Kotowich (Can)/Marc Gratton (Can) Prairie Sky                         21.27.08
59 Dan Higginson (GBr)/Barry Cox (GBr) Chasing Your Tail                        21.54.57
60 Simon Newall (GBr)/Lee Walker (GBr) Stour Youth                              22.58.04
61 Jon Peters (Can)/Dan Peters (Can) John Fehr Insurance                        23.19.01
62 Gary Brown (Can)/Fraser Ross (Can) CGI / Sitka                               23.43.08
63 Chris Scott (Can)/Trevor Beattie (Can) Hard Tail Pride                       23.51.45
64 Gonzalo Robles Gil (Mex)/Gerardo Cano (Mex) Mucho Guano                      23.57.19
65 Christopher Buckman (Can)/Grant Pellegrin (Can) The LuluLemon Heads          24.01.52
66 David Wagstaff (GBr)/Steve Kaye (GBr) Pactrac / Skinfit                      24.41.00
67 Cameron Baty (Can)/Chris Law (Can) I should’ve just bought the               24.47.40
68 Christian Male (GBr)/Ian Gill (GBr) Golden Balls                             24.59.19
69 Greg Head (Can)/Troy Head (Can) Devon NRG                                    25.41.17
70 Robert Hill (Can)/Joh O'shaughnessy (Can) Team CanadaHomeHealth              25.58.43
71 Sean Solon (Irl)/Mark Solon (Irl) Xtreme Paddies                             27.29.48
72 Will Larooi (Can)/Tim Thompson (Can) Team Matrix Video                       27.43.57
73 Simon Driscoll (GBr)/Andy Fletcher (GBr) Team Smoke Screen                   27.56.32
74 Eric Colberg (Can)/Tim Dekker (Can) Big E's Pressure Welding                 27.58.48
75 Carl Bachand (Can)/Daryl Goodfellow (Can) 2 R Max                            29.50.50
76 Lark Richardson (Can)/Ken Chorney (Can) Uncomfortably Numb                   33.40.07
 
Open Mixed
 
1 Lynda Wallenfels (USA)/David Harris (USA) Health-FX                           29.50.39
2 Samuel Koerber (USA)/Tricia Stevenson (USA) *Cannondale/LandRover*               42.17
3 Louise Kobin (USA)/Eric Warkentin (USA) X-fusion                               2.04.07
4 Hillary Harrison (USA)/Ryan Watts (Can) Crissi - Crystal Hotels                2.37.10
5 David Frye (USA)/Beth Frye (USA) Frye Daze                                     3.08.35
6 Melanie Alexander (GBr)/Richard Holmes (GBr) Fancier Ride                      3.24.38
7 Nancy Lopez (Can)/Kobe Davis (Can) Big Country                                 5.15.26
8 Jessica Demars (Can)/Robert Blanchard (Can) Ride On                            6.08.59
9 Blair Martin (NZl)/Heather Evans (NZl) Kiwi Flyers                             6.39.03
10 Cyd Fraser (Can)/Craig Bartlett (Can) Troubled Beavers                        7.22.04
11 Ruth Mckean (Irl)/Roger Crippin (GBr) Flying Scots                            7.42.54
12 Daniel P. Thauvette (Can)/Caroline T. Pinard (Can) Corazon - CBRS             8.11.34
13 Katy Curtis (Can)/Anthony Salmon (GBr) 2 bikes & a Lobster Pot                9.06.07
14 Glenn Meeth (USA)/Tanya Meeth (USA) Boogie Hips                               9.09.43
15 Amy Guidinger (Can)/Brett Romanow (Can) Guidi-up                              9.42.04
16 Howard Lowe (GBr)/Fiona Patterson (GBr) Endure UK                            10.27.42
17 Rowan Goeller (RSA)/Joanna Goeller (RSA) Scatterlings of Africa              11.33.44
18 Luis Gutierrez (Mex)/Monica Gutierrez (Mex) Mexi-CAN                         11.59.52
19 Eric Geerts (Bel)/Bren Van Calsteren (Bel) Bike - it                         13.58.40
20 Lisa Le Poole (Can)/Ryan Bowen (Can) Up the Creek                            14.01.35
21 Joanne Mcleod (RSA)/Justin Mcleod (RSA) Team McLeod                          14.41.03
22 Chuck Fortier (Can)/Cathy Ross (Can) Cops For Cancer                         14.58.49
23 Amy Kerdok (USA)/Keith Berkoben (USA) Higher Education                       15.30.24
24 Michael Solon (Irl)/Benedicte Maillard (Fra) Xtreme Paddies 2                22.30.15
25 Ian Bester (RSA)/Jonelle Bester (RSA) Team Metamorphosis                     29.18.03
 
Open Women
 
1 Sue Butler (USA)/Anna Vacca (USA) Bear Naked/Cannondale                       33.38.26
2 Michelle Newton (Can)/Alexandra Watson (Can) The Steed Sistas                  5.02.00
3 Lesley Clements (Can)/Nikki Kassel (Can) Uncivil Servants                      6.20.43
4 Truus Swaans (Ned)/Patrice Vercammen (Ned) Otten Marathon Racing Te           13.04.26
5 Marie-Jose Santerre (Can)/Lisa Bartlett (Can) Canmore Girlz                   20.32.24
 
100+
 
1 Randy Iddings (USA)/Dan Norton (USA) Ranarok/Greggs                           30.29.40
2 Bob Foster (NZl)/Steve Moffatt (NZl) Team Cannondale                             57.44
3 Peter Loetzner (Ger)/Herf Sonntagbauer (Aut) Team MTB-Bergstrasse              1.25.02
4 Robert Champagne (Can)/Bill Benson (Can) Toyota Never Quit Team                7.07.35
5 Malcolm Law (NZl)/Graeme Brown (NZl) Kiwi Connection                           9.32.28
6 Thys Neser (RSA)/Brett Sachs (RSA) Oshkosh                                    11.38.33
7 Jeff Brown (Can)/Philip Ng (Can) Radial Motion                                12.40.39
8 David Collett (RSA)/Dennis Lawrie (RSA) GFP Cycopsyclists                     13.02.17
9 Simon Parker (Aus)/Paul Bougourd (GBr) Climb and Punishment                   20.16.18
10 John Walton (Can)/Rick Beaupre (Can) 50/50                                   24.07.07
11 Kent Stuckert (Can)/Clive Burke (GBr) A Canuck and A Brit                    33.39.28
 
80+ Men
 
1 Theo Wouters (Ned)/John Bullens (Ned) Otten Marathon Racing Te                28.32.45
2 Jon Gould (USA)/Davey Moore (USA) Team Tamarack/Scott US                          2.09
3 Mike Edwards (Can)/Rich Hamilton (Can) AreaConnect.com / Differe               1.11.11
4 Mike Cavaliere (Can)/Stan Magee (Can) Riders of Graymount                      1.32.48
5 Gary Hill (GBr)/Jack Peterson (GBr) UK NUMPLUMZ                                2.27.15
6 Paul Newitt (Can)/Nels Guloien (Can) Team Pedal Kona                           2.45.45
7 Derek Shiers (Can)/Dale Plant (USA) Kona/TiCycles                              3.27.23
8 Hans Swaans (Ned)/Jan Van Rooy (Ned) Joyb!Ke – Bth - Joybik                    3.46.44
9 Scott Thomson (Can)/Richard Fletcher (Can) Arrow Racing                        4.17.31
10 Tim Butler (USA)/Hamish Gordon (Can) Team RACE                                4.50.31
11 Patrick West (USA)/Tim Murphy (USA) Chikookabra                               5.11.18
12 Eric Tremblay (Can)/Daniel Dube (Can) Team Saguenay                           6.00.00
13 Mike Dannelley (USA)/Roch Frey (Can) American Interbanc                       6.21.30
14 Timothy Crum (USA)/Mike Hardenbergh (USA) Damn Dirty Apes                     6.23.00
15 John Millon (USA)/Zdenek Fiebinger (Cze) Outspokin                            6.23.03
16 Paul Craig (Can)/Lucas Fennell (Can) Natural Earth Racin                      6.33.35
17 Andy Klumb (USA)/Matt Thourot (USA) Hotel Whiskey                             6.53.10
18 George Oliver (Can)/Doug Burland (Can) fossil fuelers                         7.19.03
19 Lloyd Murray (Can)/Peter Spielmann (Ger) 1996: Met in Moab                    7.24.54
20 Philip Roadley (Can)/Cory Fielding (Can) Bikes & Beyond                       7.38.16
21 Andrew Haliburton (RSA)/Tony Cole (RSA) Durban Dynamite                       7.40.59
22 Rory Attridge (RSA)/Neil Evans (RSA) Davies Civils 2                          7.56.16
23 Ron Sadesky (Can)/Alain Parent (Can) Conglomerates                            8.10.12
24 Trevor Pombert (Can)/Roger Clemens (Can) Team United Cycle                    8.10.28
25 Jean - Michel Madec (Fra)/Daniel Glevarec (Fra) Poher Team                    8.33.00
26 David Richardson (Can)/Douglas Richardson (Can) Brother, Where Art Thou?      8.35.24
27 John Miller (USA)/Paul Mcclintock (GBr) Nothumbrian Cheesehead                8.40.20
28 Ewen Macgregor (Aus)/Mark Cadle (GBr) Go Aussie!                              9.41.26
29 Ralf Madl (Ger)/Johannes Bizer (Ger) DEEP BLUE                                9.54.51
30 Vince Haag (USA)/Brad Neumann (USA) The Bungalow Amoebas                     10.41.35
31 James David (USA)/Steve Kutina (USA) Festering Testicles                     10.58.21
32 Edward Toole (USA)/Steven Frank (USA) Wannabees                              11.41.04
33 Andy Aufschnaiter (Can)/Richard Plamondon (Can) The Heli Ski Riders          12.17.38
34 Don Martin (Can)/Scott Burns (Can) The Extreme Team                          14.41.21
35 Francisco Ramirez (Mex)/Mauricio Ortega (Mex) Mexicanisimo                   17.06.36
36 Ron Donaldson (Can)/Paul Allan (Can) Waterloo Flying Do                      17.16.53
37 Simon Jongebloed (Aus)/Carl Wilkin (Aus) 2 Blokes From Adelaide              17.28.31
38 Kevin Clapperton (Can)/Richard Clapperton (Can) Wobbly Wheels                17.41.52
39 Tim Hudema (Can)/Reid Alan (Can) Team Missing Links                          17.49.57
40 Chip Woodland (USA)/Brian Grossman (USA) Team Vail                           18.20.50
41 Dan Wray (Can)/Alex Blampied (GBr) Tail Gunners                              20.47.50
42 Mike Hayes (Can)/Kevin Harris (Can) Team De'Nial                             21.32.03
43 Jim Seethram (Can)/Michael Kohlenberg (Can) United Cycle - Orissa            25.06.40
44 Ray Perkins (GBr)/Marcus Childs (GBr) Thirty 2                               29.11.36
 
80+ Mixed
 
1 Margie Smith (Can)/Joey Cowen (Can) Wilson Mountain Sport/RB                  34.14.26
2 Tamara Goeppel (Can)/Thomas Tetz (Ger) Leki BikeXtreme                         1.53.18
3 Jeff Bandura (Can)/Jennifer Tabbernor (Can) BikeKootenayRockies.com            4.20.32
4 Jane Meeks (GBr)/Gary Baum (GBr) Eden Wheelers                                 6.30.45
5 Dj Brooks (USA)/Alina Mcmaster (Aus) Aroc 'in Roll 'in                         8.45.07
6 Dan Mccarthy (USA)/Kathleen Oot-Coffey (USA) b.i.k.e. Syracuse                10.20.50
7 Gavin Mackintosh (RSA)/Rose Mackintosh (RSA) Makatini                         12.08.10
 
Unclassified
 
1 Jason Tuffs (USA)/Heather Fuhr (USA) Encinitas                                34.50.05
2 Geoffrey Lindsay (Can)/Patrick Murphy (Can) Newpark Mud Men                      13.01
3 John Rozell (Can)/Dean Irvine (Can) Steed Cycles                               1.24.54
4 Nicola Mann (Can)/Melanie Lewis (GBr) Ticycles/Avanti Racing                   1.55.13
5 Robert Trainer (Can)/Ronald Edwards (Can) A week of R and R.                   2.51.10
6 John Ramsden (Can)/Calindy Ramsden (Can) Dark Horse Racing                     5.00.24
7 Don Shewan (Can)/David King (NZl) RGO Office Products                          7.03.14
8 Keith Bontrager (USA)/Richard Latorraca (USA) Bontrager Wheelworks             8.08.13
9 Brian Galvin (Irl)/Stephen Moore (Irl) workatheight.ie                        10.12.59
10 Terrance Hook (Can)/Tony Taylor (Can) Team TNT Canada                        10.22.03
11 Gero Bankhaus (Ger)/Markus Szczabel (Ger) Never Give Up                      10.43.30
12 Tim To (Can)/Don Reichert (Can) Team Genie Bicycles                          13.45.39
13 Jackie Walker (Can)/Dan Wolfrom (Can) Big Dog                                14.25.55
14 Philip Lett (Can)/Kem Akol (USA) Team BRJ Sportfire                          14.58.18
15 Michael Kingston (Aus)/Gavin Burke (Aus) Aussie Battlers                     15.43.57
16 David Burwash (Can)/Julie Olson (USA) Sofa King Fun                          16.36.56
17 Gert Du Plessis (RSA)/Hester Du Plessis (RSA) Boland                         17.33.07
18 Jeremy Davies (RSA)/Paddy Cresswell (RSA) Davies Civils 1                    19.14.05
19 Kevin Schmidt (Can)/Jeff Schmidt (Can) Mudlarks                              21.24.46
20 Tom Porter (Can)/Kevin Sweeney (Can) Back of the Pack                        21.27.45
21 David Hazlett (Can)/Bruce Thomson (Can) Gears Then Beers                     21.57.41
22 Maarten Byl (Bel)/Monique Snieders (Ned) M & M                               23.23.20
23 Caesar Cepeda (USA)/Lauren Cepeda (USA) Cleats and Cleavage                  25.14.23
24 David Nelson (Can)/Jodi Janzen (Can) Pant Like A Pug                         27.56.06
25 Hector Jaime (Mex)/Jair Manjarrez (Mex) Viva Mexico!                         32.07.32