“I felt really good while coming down – I was pedaling hard, I was hitting all of my lines,” said Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas, following his 2014 Crankworx Whistler Garbanzo DH win. “I just enjoyed it, and at the end the time showed that I did a good job.”
This was the Columbian rider’s second win of the epic descent, which drops 3,400 feet in 7 kilometers (4.35 miles). His first win was last year.
“I really enjoy riding it and I’m waiting every year to come back here and ride it again. It’s probably my favorite track in the whole world. It just has everything – rough fast sections, jumps, berms, steep sections…” he said. “I’m pretty happy to just come here and enjoy it and at the end of the day, winning it again is like the best satisfaction I can get.”
Following him in time was Nick Beer and Mark Wallace, respectively.
On the women’s side, Claire Buchar pounded the dirt for the win, followed by Casey Brown and Lorraine Truong.
“It’s crazy because we’re not as fast as the guys so we’re out there for longer, so we actually have to endure more. We’ve got the same weight bikes, so I think we’re tougher!” Buchar said.
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