Pisgah Stage Race Stages 3&4 Results and Video

With 4 of 5stages completed, the Pisgah Stage Race is far from over. In the Open Men’s race, Thomas Turner (Jamis) and Jeremiah Bishop (Topeak-Ergon) have been battling all week. Turner snuck ahead to take his second stage win on Stage 3, but Bishop came roaring back today, taking the Queen Stage and bringing himself within 2 minutes of the GC lead with one day remaining.

On the women’s side, Sara Sheets (Oscar Blues) looks to have a stranglehold on the GC, though today it was Kaysee Armstrong (Kona) who took the stage win by a commanding 25 minutes. If she can put in a similar performance tomorrow, Armstrong could well take overall.

Stage 5 will see riders tackle some of the toughest descents of the week, including Farlow Gap and Daniel Ridge. With some much on the line in the GC, riders will no doubt have to take some risks on the final day if they want to claim the overall Pisgah Stage Race title.

Check out results through Stage 4 and the Land of Sky Media highlight video below.

Open Men Results Through 4 Stages:

1 THOMAS TURNER  1:59:08.2  2:26:51.4  2:44:09.4  2:41:27.0 9:51:36 Team Jamis
2 JEREMIAH BISHOP  2:05:08.1  2:25:46.6  2:44:45.5  2:37:46.8 9:53:27 Team Topeak Ergon
3 CORY RIMMER  2:09:54.7  2:34:37.9  2:57:30.7  2:57:52.4 10:39:56 Kona Bikes / Nox Composites / Provision Sports Medicine
4 DAVID FORKNER  2:03:25.1  2:43:48.7  3:02:15.3  2:58:24.7 10:47:54 Team CTS
5 ERIC INGALSBE  2:22:17.3  2:55:12.5  3:09:36.2  3:13:00.6 11:40:07 The Bike Shop
6 WILLIAM HARRISON  2:04:33.8  2:41:37.4  3:10:27.3  3:46:22.8 11:43:01 Clemmons Bicycle Racing
7 ANDRE LANDRY  2:17:42.9  2:56:19.8  3:09:33.8  3:21:43.3 11:45:20 mikes bike shop
8 MATTHEW KESECKER  2:35:21.0  3:23:07.8  3:37:56.2  3:38:28.1 13:14:53 CAMBO / Hammer Nutrition
9 BRENT CROMWELL  2:46:45.9  3:39:08.6  3:42:57.7  3:42:44.9 13:51:37 N/A
10 CURTIS HOYT  2:58:53.5  4:01:50.9  3:49:48.4  3:47:00.2 14:37:33 Slippery Sasquatch Racing

Open Women Results Through 4 Stages:

1 SARA SHEETS  2:27:32.4  3:11:51.7  3:36:02.9  3:40:48.2 12:56:15 Oskar Blues
2 KAYSEE ARMSTRONG  2:29:55.0  3:28:50.6  3:46:21.5  3:25:57.3 13:11:04 Kona/ Provision Sports & Medicine
3 ALLY STACHER  2:26:34.4  3:26:30.9  3:39:33.4  3:49:46.2 13:22:25 Ally’s Bar
4 VIVIANE FAVERY-COSTA  2:42:29.8  3:36:42.5  3:59:17.3  4:03:53.7 14:22:23 Specialized Women Brasil / Pedal Urbano
5 HEATHER DAVIS  3:14:32.7  4:31:53.1  4:49:21.1  5:17:15.2 17:53:02 Ally’s Bar
-6 CATHY ZEGLINSKI  2:38:12.2  3:34:14.8  3:53:11.0 DNS Team Whistler / Scott

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Bishop, Sheets Take Stage 2 in Pisgah – Video Highlights

After suffering from a slow leak caused by a valve stem issue on Stage 1, Jeremiah Bishop (Topeak-Ergon) came roaring back to take Stage 2 of the Pisgah Stage race. Though he started the day with a six minute deficit to overnight GC leader Thomas Turner (Jamis), Bishop was determined to ride aggressively and put Turner under pressure. He did that today and pulled back just over a minute, but he still has some work to do to take home another Pisgah Stage Race crown. Ally Stacher (Ally’s Bar) relinquished her GC lead, as Sara Sheets (Oscar Blues) mastered the mud and took a big win on Stage 2. Sheets now leads Stacher by over 10 minutes.

Full results here. Check out the video highlights from Stage 2 below.

Pisgah Stage Race Stage 1 Video Highlights

Ally Stacher (Ally’s Bar) and Thomas Turner (Jamis) took the wins on day one of the Pisgah Stage Race yesterday. Stacher, a former pro road racer who switched to mountain bike racing this season, was unfazed by the wet conditions and cruised to the win. In the men’s race, Turner spent most of the day dueling with Jeremiah Bishop (Topeak-Ergon). The two spent much of the day together, before Turner got a small gap on the final gravel climb which he held down the Cove Creek trail descent to the finish.

Full Results Here.

Check out the video highlights from Land of Sky Media below.