Cory Brunelle (middle) celebrates after winning the 2014 Peel Out Outlaw Invitational — a race which brought together the top finishers from the past five years of Peel Out.

Cory Brunelle (middle) celebrates after winning the 2014 Peel Out Outlaw Invitational — a race which brought together the top finishers from the past five years of Peel Out.

Peel Out brings smiles despite slick weekend

Under restless skies the 2014 Peel Out Mountain Bike Festival was another smashing success.

Under restless skies the 2014 Peel Out Mountain Bike Festival was another smashing success.

Saturday, the Outlaw Invitational brought together the top five finishers from the past five years of Peel Out for a battle to the finish on Fox Mountain.

“The weather was fitting for the event,” said Justin Calof, executive director with the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. “A super steep course, almost no traction, and the tight sidehill may put this course one run above the last World Cup in Caires, Australia.”

Three classes — elite men, junior and open women — competed for the title.

The elite men’s division was won by Cory Brunelle in a time of two minutes and 22 seconds, however, first to last place was separated by just five seconds.

“It was greasy [out there],” Brunelle said, who’s won the last four Peel Outs. “Lots of rain, but just ran it out and slid around — went flat out.”

In the women’s class Britany Methot was the winner in two minutes and 55 seconds.

The junior division title was claimed by Sandy Thompson in two minutes and 32 seconds.

The following day, the Super Enduro took centre stage, beginning and ending in Boitanio Park.

Bryon Black was the winner, completing the three-stage race in 16 minutes and 26 seconds.

Black said, despite the rain, the weekend was a blast.

“There were smiles on everyone,” Black said.

“It [the Super Enduro] was a social ride so during the transfers [to other stages] everyone was riding with people they don’t normally ride with, so lots of conversation and a good time. Traction was actually pretty good. The weather really wasn’t that bad.”

Also planned for Sunday was a Boitanio Bike Park Jump Jam, however, the event will be rescheduled due to the rain.

On Sunday night, the Peel Out Party, featuring Drum and Bell Tower and Vancouver’s Redeye Empire, closed out the festival.

“It’s Peel Out weekend,” Brunelle said. “It is what it is — good stuff.”

2014 Peel Out Mountain Bike Festival Results (May 17-18)

The Outlaw DH – Elite Men’s Final

Name                            Time

Cory Brunelle                2:22

Brayden Methot            2:23

Jeremy Stowards          2:24

Cam Neufeld                 2:25

Mitchell Forbes              2:25

Sheldon Favell               2:27

The Outlaw DH – Open Women

Name                             Time

Britany Methot                2:54

Janelle Robichaud          3:13

Lexi Hamm                     3:14

Adele Gains                    3:25

The Outlaw DH – Junior Men (top 10)

Name                             Time

Sandy Thompson           2:32

Ty Feldinger                   2:41

Ben Lesley                     2:42

Aidan Myhre                   2:44

Dalton Anderson            2:44

Cole Feldinger               2:50

Harry Tudor                   2:53

Lane Bodor                   2:56

Cole Turner                   2:59

Mason Seaward            3:02

Peel Out Super Enduro Three-Stage Race Final Results (top 10)

Name                             Time

Bryon Black                   16:26

Mitchell Forbes              16:50

Cory Brunelle                 16:57

Jeremy Stowards           17:09

Dylan Schuetze              17:24

Chris Masters                 17:30

Paul Rohner                   17:37

Ryan Oliver                    17:46

Brayden Methot              18:06

Shawn Lewis                  18:27


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