Cycle Solutons DH#4 Race Report presented by Commencal

News Race Coverage

So what would happen….. would we finally make it through a weekend of DH racing without rain? With Blue Mtn’s slick clay base it would turn into ice storm like conditions, so finger were crossed!! The rain gods held off and we had our 2nd largest race in the history of the sport!! Best of all we raised $623 for the Stephen Lewis Foundations (Aids in Africa) and PlanetAir (World highest quality carbon credits).



The race run proved to be more demanding that most thought, as there were plenty of broken parts and dirty jerseys at the end of race day.


Thanks to DanorDean for the pics

In this weekends biggest O-Cup category, Cadet, we had a super competitive field of weekend warrior bad moustache wearin teenagers battling it out to be the king of the largest field. Kyle Sangers J and J Cycle) took first with a time that stood as the best of the day for a long time, 2nd was Mack Thompson (Arrow Racing) and 3rd was Pat McCarter.

1. Kyle Sangers 2:21.068
2. Mack Thompson 2.28.406
3. Pat McCarter 2:30 .063

Junior Expert saw some of the fastest times of the hill, with the #2 and #3 times of the day!!! Rob Fraser ( pulled off a ripper of a run for first, Taylor Rowlands (Commencal) was just under 2 seconds behind for 2nd and

1. Rob Fraser 2:16.207
2. Taylor Rowlands Commencal 2:18.272
3. Andrew Gotuaco Primary 2:18.565

Thanks to DanorDean for the pics

The ladies saw a competitive field with nobody getting the easy win, Sheila Morris (cycle solutions) was able to pull out the win by 8 seconds over Kristen Courtney ( and Steph Adams completed the podium in 3rd.

1 Sheila Morris Cycle Solutions/Angry Johnny`s Racing 2:38.372
2 Kristen Courtney Princeton 2:49.813
3 Stephanie Adams Kamikaze Racing Hamilton 2:51.839

It was time for the Pro men and with some Quebec rippers in town, nobody knew who was going to take it. But it was Primary’s Drew Pautler who pulled off the fastest time of the day for 1st place, Zach (what the hell kinda time could I pull off on an actual DH bike )Tatem reeled in 2nd and Local ripper Ben Reasbeck (Kamikaze) took 3rd.

1. Drew Pautler Primary 2:16.104
2. Zach Tatem Trek Bike Store 2:19.915
3. Ben Reasbeck Kamikaze Racing 2:21.920

Don’t forget Provincial DH Champs Sept 12/13 at Camp Fortune

We can’t thank enough our amazing support staff, Lee Allen, Kris Somers (MC/DJ), Allan Hawley and his timing staff, First aid Pro Patrol and staff and ofcourse the amazing volunteers and sponsors: Bike Store, Commencal Bikes, Norco Performance Bikes , Kenda Tires, Titec Components, Ontario Cycling Association,, Privateer Racing, To Wheels, Industry Bike park, Harvey’s, E-13, Atomlab, FUNN, Gamut, Trident, Azonic and CIBC.

For all results and Ontario Cup DH/4X racing info go to


source: Peter Appleton,

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