Monday, August 18, 2008
The TransRockies Mountain Bike Race finished up over the weekend, ending in style with one of the toughest stages in the history of the event. The race featured seven stages through various parts of British Columbia, beginning and ending each day at a different mountain resort, as the 300 riders challenge themselves on some of the most demanding mountain bike trails in North America.
The final results can be found here (in .PDF format). There are a variety of classifications, but Canadian rider Les Davidson took first place in the General Classification for the 100+ riders, besting his next closes rival, Pierre Loubser, by more than 2 hours.
You can read more about the race, including stage by stage results and reports, at the Official Site. You'll also find an online store with cool TransRockies swag, photo galleries of past races, and more general information about the event.
I also found it very cool that the race is barely over, and registration for next year's TransRockies is already open. If you're interested in riding though, you'll need to hurry. They cap the number of riders at 300 and the race fills up fast.