Whistler! Always the venue we look forward to the most during the season. The amazing trails, the unique vibe of the Whistler Village during Crankworx, all of our friends nearby… The perfect mix for an all-around good time on and off the bikes!
This year, Whistler’s EWS race was notably divided into two days. On the first day, racers hit the famous Top of the World stage. A 20-minute rip down the whole Whistler Mountain … anything can happen! On Day 2, riders would have 5 stages, 3 in the Bike Park, 1 up on Blackcomb and 1 across the Valley. A total of 56.1 km and 1396 metres of climbing, and more than 4500 metres of descent!
Keegan really enjoyed the stages during training. The six stages would push the riders to the limit and produce high doses of adrenaline.
Keegan wasn’t feeling at 100% this weekend. Dealing with a bad cough a few days before the race, he had difficulty breathing during the race. Keegan started his race on S1 with a mediocre run. The enormous stage got the better of Keegan and he finished way out of his set target.
Day 2 was a day to be forgotten, after only one stage that day, Keegan had to call it quits. His cough got worse and he had difficulty breathing. He just wasn’t in any shape to attack the beast of Whistler EWS. When you’re racing at this level, you have to be at your best.
That’s it for the 2019 Camelbak Canadian Open Enduro! Keegan will rest for the next few days and will hopefully come back full force for the rest of the Crankworx week!