Teammates Chris Sheppard and Seamus McGrath took the win on stage one of the BC Bike Race yesterday. The duo finished over a minute ahead of Kona team riders Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon. "We rolled off the front 20 minutes in," Shep said. "Frickin' gnarly singletrack. Shamoe [Seamus] guided me down a trail that was rooty death." The BC Bike Race travels from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Whistler, BC, in seven arduous stages.
Sheppard is racing aboard a Santa Cruz Blur Carbon, outfitted with WTB ExiWolf tires and Silverado saddle. McGrath utilized a lightweight, prototype Jamis hardtail and Silverado saddle. The Kona duo of Wicks and Sneddon are also riding WTB Silverado saddles. Sheppard and McGrath will have to battle for six more days to retain the leaders jerseys.
Follow the race at bcbikerace.com.