Saturday April 14, 2018
Stage 5 is the Industry Nine’s Land of the Waterfall route.
This final stage shuttles racers by bus to a remote start. From there riders start the long steep climb up to Farlow’s Gap. Then starts the technical decent down Farlow and Daniel’s Ridge, crossing several waterfalls along the way. Racers get a much needed break at Davidson River and then the grueling seven mile climb to Bracken Mountain begins. Bracken Mountain is the final Enduro section and includes fast flow sections, switchbacks and even some climbing. Riders then finish at the Brevard Music Center to celebrate.
Dylan Johnson wins stage five but is unable to gain enough to move up to the podium. Travis Livermon wins the Pisgah Stage Race, Tristan Cowie a close 2nd just 5 minutes back and Kerry Werner hangs on for 3rd.
The top five finishers in the Men’s open are:
|Rank||First Name||Last Name||Team Name||Stage 5 Time||Total Time|
|3||KERRY||WERNER||Kona Endurance Team||02:05:48.195||11:23:22.490|
|5||DYLAN||JOHNSON||Leska MTB Racing||02:02:01.091||11:31:54.422|
In the Women’s Division Jena Greaser seals up the win for the overall title. Ada Xinxo finishes 2nd about 20 minutes back from Jena. Jen Nielson comes in 3rd with a total time of 15hrs.
The top five finishers in the Women’s open are:
|Division: OPEN WOMEN|
|Rank||First Name||Last Name||State/Country||Team Name||Stage 5 Time||Total Time|
|2||ADA||XINXO||SPAIN||Trideporte / Tracks Ibiza||02:37:28.600||14:22:46.266|
|3||JEN||NIELSON||SC||I9 SouthPaw Cycles Liv||02:44:15.022||15:00:43.499|
|4||JEN||TOOPS||OH||Pearl Izumi/Pivot Cycles||02:47:53.208||15:25:44.563|
Watch the Stage 5 video recap: