Winton takes 5th in Whistler

Katy Winton pushes through a testing EWS round

The one-day Enduro World Series Whistler is always a challenge for riders, with a completely full day of racing on tap. Katy Winton came into the Canadian round ranked third overall, and was looking to maintain her consistently high finishes. Ruaridh Cunningham and Pedro Burns arrived in Whistler looking to continue their progressive march up the rankings as well, with Ruaridh dangerously close to a top five in previous rounds.

It would be a hard fought event for all, with Katy finishing fifth, Ruaridh 17th, and Pedro 46th.

In the day’ prior to the event, a heavy over the bars crash put Katy’s race in danger, but she persisted, and made a solid race happen.

"Gave it everything I had over the weekend. After a huge crash in practice I some how managed to walk away with no broken bone but with a very beat up body. More crashing in the race meant for inconsistent stages. Getting 3rd on the final stage helped me climb from 9th to my eventual finish of 5th. Time to rest and recover!"

Ruaridh fought through a tough weekend as well.

“A challenging day of racing here in Whistler for EWS round 6. I had some issues on the first stage that cost me some time but from then on I was pretty consistent and rode clean. I wanted to finish a little higher than 17th but the pace up front was fast and the times were close as a result. All in all another consistent result and hold onto 12th in the overall going into the final 2 rounds.”

Pedro continues his steady climb up the rankings, finishing in 46th.