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Race Report: B-Maaxx Round 5 and Enduro Maaxx 2015

October 04, 2015

Maaxx-Enduro 2015


The Ski Bromont venue just experienced an exciting weekend of racing hosted by the Maaxx Events crew! The sun was up on Saturday afternoon while racers lined up at the start gate for the fifth and final round of the B-Maaxx downhill series. The course snaked through the Bike Park before taking riders towards the bottom of the #20. Then, if the downhill action wasn't enough, the first Enduro Maaxx took place on Sunday morning! It consisted of three stages that spanned across three different slopes, one of which featuring a trail freshly carved for this new event.

B-MAAXX Round 5

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015


The racing over the weekend kicked off with the last round of the B-Maaxx downhill series. The format brought on average close to 100 amateur riders to each race this season, making for some tight competition on every course. Many had even made the jump participating in the Quebec Cup series, proving that the confidence gained with B-Maaxx is helping riders progress between the tape.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

 

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

The fall light brings harsh shadows between the trees across the Eastern Townships.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

 

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

The next Casey Brown? There's always time for style during your race run!

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Audrée Vaillancourt (Trees/Kona) focused, on her way to first place! She came back swinging after a crazy fall at the Vallée du Parc Qc Champs a couple weekends back.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Sam Thibault (Banshee/Major Cycles) enjoying the track!

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

 

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

 

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015


Charging.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

 

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Phil Ricard (Lama Cycles/NS Bikes) kept himself close to the top step all season long and, with the cumulative points count looming overhead, he put the hammer down and took the win and the overall for the season!

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015


Podiums - B-Maaxx 5

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Women's.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Amateur.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Expert.

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015

Elite.

FULL RESULTS


Enduro Maaxx

Maaxx-Enduro 2015


Enduro has finally landed in Bromont! With such a huge cycling culture in the region and the ever growing presence of smaller travel bikes, it only makes sense to begin a series that caters to the fantastic all-mountain trails traced around the hill. Riders gathered at the base chair on Sunday morning for a briefing and some warm up climbs. The first climb put you 3/4 of the way up to the start on a fresh loamy track.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

 

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Start Times...

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Liam Rourke's bike check, complete with sticker bombed stanchions and aviators to say the least. He was more than ready for the occasion... #ENDURO #CaseKing

Maaxx-Enduro 2015


Up! Up! Up!

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Valérie Beauregard making her way through the new section of track.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

 

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Rachel Pageau put up a strong race, placing first at the end of the day.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

 

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

I mean, Halloween is around the corner...

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Some sections of the final stage were still being broken in. This tight corner kept trying to grab front tires! Rumor has it the photographer bit the dust making his way down the stage, camera gear and all.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

 

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Popping out of berms.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Phil Ricard (Lama Cycles/NS Bikes) has had a great season. He took the overall in the Quebec Cup series, stole the show as well for the B-Maaxx downhill series, and still had enough juice left to climb to the top of the podium after Sunday's three-stage race. What a machine!

Maaxx-Enduro 2015


Podiums - Enduro Maaxx

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Women's.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Amateur.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Expert.

Maaxx-Enduro 2015

Elite.

FULL RESULTS.

Full photo albums of both races are posted on the MAAXX EVENTS FACEBOOK page!

B-Maaxx Round 5 - 2015


We would like to give a big thanks to the participants, sponsors, Ski Bromont, Cycles Performance, and Major Cycles, volunteers, and anyone else who helped turn the B-Maaxx, and as of recent Enduro Maaxx, into an awesome series! We hope to see you again next year!




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