Originally posted by Canadian MTB on July 29, 2018
With canyon views and a riverside rollout, 2018’s edition of the Singletrack 6 mountain bike stage race headed out onto the trails of Golden, B.C. on Saturday.
The neutral rollout along the Columbia River was briefly interrupted by an early morning train crossing, giving riders an extra couple minutes to wake up or to calm the pre-race jitters on the opening day of the six day event put on by TransRockies Events.
Jena Greaser separated herself from the Open Women Solo category to win Stage 1.
Stage 1 of the 2018 Singletrack 6 traversed Golden’s CBT Mainline and Moonraker trail networks, featuring fast, flowing trails, along with plenty of climbing to separate the field. After 53 km of racing, and 1,500m of elevation gain, Justin Lindine, and Jena Greaser had established impressive leads in the Solo Men and Solo Women’s categories.
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Lindine looked strong in his return from a mid-season broken wrist and leads Chris Baddick and Evan Guthrie by two minutes after one stage of racing. Tomi Misser of Barcelona, a former World Cup downhill racer, leads the 40+ Men’s category, but with a time fast enough for second behind Lindine.