Posted by Editoress on 06/20/16
Last year's second, third and fourth place men's finishers improved each of their places by one in the 21st and final edition of the Squamish Test of Metal mountain bike race, with first-time winner and Squamish local Quinn Moberg standing atop the podium. Sandra Walter, of Coquitlam, B.C., who last won the Test in 2013, topped the women's field.
Traffic jam at start
Bit of a traffic jam heading up Jacks Trail.
Sandra Walter was out in front for the women all day.
Quinn Moberg sat in second place for most of the day and made his move heading to the line.
Craig Richie on Jacks Trail.
Some of the peloton needed all the help they could get to finish. Rocket pack anyone?
Business up front, party in the rear of this peloton
Jamie Sparling on S&M
Moberg won in a time of a 2:37:56, just 10 seconds ahead of Craig Richey of Smithers, B.,C., with Jamie Sparling of Squamish two minutes back in third. Richey had a small lead on Moberg with about 10 kilometres to go, but Moberg's local knowledge made the difference in the final singletrack section.
Walter, who won in 3:03:17, dominated the race and led the women's field from start to finish. Second place went to Jean Ann Berkenpas of Valemount, B.C., who was 5:29 in arrears, and finishing in third, eight minutes behind the winner, was Carey Mark of Nanaimo, B.C.
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