Singletrack 6 came to the Thompson Okanagan with its six stage race. The event is a mountain bike adventure aimed at showcasing the best riding in Salmon Arm, Silver Star, Vernon, Kelowna and two days in Penticton.
The first day in Penticton was the Smith Optics stage 5 on July 30 for a 35.3 kilometre ride that started and ended on Okanagan Lake Park and went onto Campbell Mountain.
The men’s open solo winner was Cory Wallace of Jasper, Alta., finishing in two hours, 16 minutes and 55 seconds. In second was Tristan Uhl of Austin, Tex., in 2:21:05 and in third was Severin Nowak of St. Ursen, SUI. The women’s open solo winner was Calgary’s Kate Aardal in 2:44:07. In second was Montreal’s Carmen Labbe in 3:15:51 and in third was Calgary’s Nicole Muzechka in 3:17:31.
The Bike Barn stage 6 on Friday is a 40.4-km distance along Three Blind Mice.
Awards are given to riders in XC categories team including: open Men, open women, open mixed, 80 and over men (combined age), 80 and over mixed (combined age) and 100 over open (combined age).
XC categories solo include: open men, open women, 40 and over men, 50 and over men, 40 and over women.
Awards are also given to teams for first to third place and solo as well as timed descent awards for first to third.