Race Report: EWS Whistler

Whistler! Always the venue we are looking forward the most during the season. Amazing trails, the incomparable vibe of the Whistler village during Crankworx, all the good buddies around… The perfect mix for an all-around good time on and also off the bikes! 

For this year Whistler’s EWS the race was surprisingly divided in two days. For the first day the racers would hit the famous Top of the World stage. A 20 minutes rip down the whole Whistler mountain… anything could happen! For Day 2 the riders would have 5 stages, 3 in the Bike Park, 1 up on Blackcomb and 1 across the Valley. 56,1 kilometers in total and 1396 meters of climbing and more than 4500 meters of descend!

Keegan really enjoyed the stages during training. The 6 stages would push the riders to the limit and would provide high doses of adrenaline.

Keegan wasn’t feeling at 100% this weekend. Stuck with a bad cough the days prior the race he had difficulties to breath during physical activity. Keegan started his race on S1 with a not so good run. The enormous stage would take on Keegan and he finished way out of his set target.

Day 2 was to forget. After only one stage that day, Keegan had to call it. The coughing got worst, and he had difficulties to breath. He was simply not in shape to attack the beast of Whistler EWS. For this level of racing you need to be at your fully best.

That’s it for the 2019 Camelbak Canadian Open Enduro! Keegan will rest for the next few days and hopefully will come back in strong shape for the rest of the Crankworx week!

Keegan now sits 17th in the EWS series standings.

It’s not time for Cranworx!

Photos by Boris Beyer