Kintner takes Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge
On the women’s side the win belonged to Jill Kintner, a top American dual slalom and downhill racer who seemed to know her way around the pump track. She bested the North Shore’s Micayla Gatto in the final by 1.82 seconds.
“My buddy down the street built a pump track in his backyard, and last year I probably spent a couple of hours a day placing around on the track,” she said.
“This was pretty tight. We didn’t know what the format was going to be until the riders’ meeting so it was the same for everybody, and I thought it was good. There was no room for error.”
Fionn Griffths of the U.K. edged out French rider Emmeline Ragot by just 0.09 seconds in the small final. Whistler riders Dawn Cashen and Rebecca McQueen also made it through the qualifier but didn’t get past the quarter-final.
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