After three days and 130 kilometers of singletrack, racers were feeling the effects of time in the saddle. Blisters, arm pump, scratches, cuts and back aches were becoming regular occurrences. But that didn’t deter riders from taking on the 62 kilometer (39 miles), 1,758 meter (5,768 foot) course traveling from Earls Cove the Sechelt.

While day three was dominated by smoother singletrack, day four offered something a little different—including some of the race’s rowdiest trail, named VFR. It was on this final descent Geoff Kabush pushed past yesterday’s winner Karl Platt to take the win on the day and maintain the overall lead.