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Contest narrows at BC Bike Race

The fifth day of the 2009 BC Bike Race saw riders tackle a 47-kilometer trek along British Columbia's Sunshine Coast from the town of Sechelt to the ferry landing at Langdale. The day's primary feature was a 45-minute descent on the famed Highway 102 South trail, which plunged down nearly 2000 vertical feet, and took most riders the better part of an hour to navigate.

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By Fred Dreier

An epic race wouldn't be complete without a river crossing or two.

An epic race wouldn’t be complete without a river crossing or two.

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The fifth day of the 2009 BC Bike Race saw riders tackle a 47-kilometer trek along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast from the town of Sechelt to the ferry landing at Langdale. The day’s primary feature was a 45-minute descent on the famed Highway 102 South trail, which plunged down nearly 2000 vertical feet, and took most riders the better part of an hour to navigate.

The Kona duo of Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon continued to chip away at the overall advantage of Canadians Seamus McGrath and Chris Sheppard (Jamis-Santa Cruz). After the two teams rode together for the majority of the day, Kona won its third stage of the 2009 race, but only managed to gain two seconds back. McGrath and Sheppard, who won stages one and three, now lead by just 53 seconds.

The Luna’s Catherine Pendrel and Katerina Nash continued to dominate the women’s race, and the two took their fifth stage victory ahead of Alison Sydor and Lea Davison (Rocky Mountain). The Luna’s rode across the line with their teammate Georgia Gould and her BC Bike Race partner Ryan Trebon (Kona), who currently lead the mixed category.

With two days remaining, the race headed to the town of Squamish for the sixth stage, which runs on trails used by the popular Test of Metal cross-country race. The 2009 BC Bike Race concludes on Saturday, July 4 in Whistler.

BC Bike Race Stage 4

Sechelt – Langdale

Open Men
1. Kona (Barry Wicks, Kris Sneddon), 2:37:47
2. Jamis-Santa Cruz (Seamus McGrath, Chris Sheppard), 2:37:49
3. DCM Chrome (Brandon Stewart, Max Knox), 2:44:09
4. Trek Racing (Chris Eatough, Jeff Schalk), 2:51:34
5. Monavie-Cannondale (Matt Shriver, Ben Sonntag), 2:53:49

Open Women
1. Luna (Katerina Nash, Catherine Pendrel), 305:22
2. Rocky Mountain (Alison Sydor, Lea Davison), 3:12:52
3. Oak Bay (Lisa Ludwig, Dawn Anderson), 3:32:43
4. Lambert (Mireile Montminy, France Lacroix), 4-06:13
5. Blonde leading the Blonde (Carolyn Van Vurst, Shelly Allen), 4-28:31

GC After six stages
Men

1. Jamis-Santa Cruz, 13:56:42
2. Kona, 13:57:35
3. DCM Chrome, 14:32:46

Women
1. Luna, 16:25:18
2. Rocky Mountain, 17:05:05
3. Oak Bay, 18:58:57

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