Team Jamis / Santa Cruz wins stage six

Sheppard and McGrath extend yellow jersey lead

It didn't take long for the first men's duo team to cross the finish line at the end of stage six of the BC Bike Race. It wasn't a huge surprise when the current yellow-jersey wearing Jamis / Santa Cruz powerhouse team of Seamus McGrath and Chris Sheppard flew around the corner and into sight. They finished the day with a win in 2:44:03, with an overall time gap of close to eight minutes over the second place Team Kona's Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon, who came in at 2:50:50. The first two teams kept their top two places in the GC.

South Africans Brandon Stewart and Max Knox of DCM Chrome, held onto third overall. They finished in 2:52:15 for the day.

In the women's duo team category, Luna's Catharine Pendrel and Katerina Nash continued to dominate with their aggressive riding style. To take the top podium spot they posted a 3:13:39 for the day's stage. Rocky Mountain's Alison Sydor and Lea Davison maintained their tight grip on second place by posting a 3:21:28 finish for the day. Third place went to Oak Bay Bikes' Lisa Ludewig and Dawn Anderson who finished in 3:51:37.

The women's duo GC standings have stayed the same since stage one, and Luna looks likely to hold onto their jerseys for the duration.

Once again, in the women's solo category, North Vancouver's Megan Rose retained the yellow jersey for the sixth time this week after posting a stage winning time of 3:50:44.

Mixed duo team riders Georgia Gould and Ryan Trebon maintained a significant lead in their category with a quick time for the day, 3:10:08.

Just one stage remains in Whistler, but it's one that could still cause a shift in the GC for the men's duo category.

The usual contingent of riders was up by a solid 15% on day six as roughly 50 people joined in the race to follow the pack as they ripped out stage six's singletrack.

Results
Solo men classification after stage 6
1Colin Kerr17:44:55 
2Ruedi Schnyder0:31:03 
3Tony Hogg0:48:24 
4Kevin Calhoun1:15:47 
5Leighton Poidevin2:03:42 
Solo women classification after stage 6
1Megan Rose23:46:11 
2Tori Fahey6:10:43 
3Claire Garcia-Webb6:45:56 
4Kati Csak8:08:09 
Solo men 40+ classification after stage 6
1Roger Bartels19:20:05 
2Mark Sevenoff0:36:17 
3Ted Russo0:42:40 
4Gary Thacker2:29:56 
5Trevor Bushnell2:46:36 
Solo women 40+ classification after stage 6
1Lisa McBain28:28:18 
2Sarah Heine7:26:36 
3Lori Halwa9:23:09 
4Alice Caroline Voigts11:03:53 
Duo men team classification after stage 6
1Seamus McGrath & Chris Sheppard16:40:45 
2Barry Wicks & Kris Sneddon0:07:40 
3Brandon Stewart & Max Knox0:44:16 
4Chris Eatough & Jeff Schalk0:58:19 
5Matt Shriver & Benjamin Sontag1:24:17 
Duo women's team classification after stage 6
1Katerina Nash and Catharine Pendrel19:38:37 
2Alison Sydor & Lea Davison0:47:56 
3Lisa Ludwig & Dawn Anderson3:11:57 
4Mireille Montminy & France Lacroix6:47:27 
5Carolyn Van Vurst & Shelly Allen8:55:52 
Open mixed team classification after stage 6
1Ryan Trebon & Georgia Gould19:24:36 
2Jeff Neilson & Mical Dyck1:14:45 
3Sue Butler & Bryan Alders1:44:21 
4Sandra Walter & Steven Devantier2:03:16 
5Steve Martins & Kate Aardal2:32:46 
Veteran duo 80+ classification after stage 6
1Normon Thibault & Peter Stevenson20:09:37 
2Geoff Clark & Pat Doyle0:34:41 
3Matt Ohran & Tim Butler0:56:10 
4Dale Plant & Joe Brown1:18:56 
5Ian Parker & Bill Slater2:11:59 
Veteran duo 100+ classification after stage 6
1Francois Amyot & Daniel Auclair23:16:01 
2Jamie Emery & Robin Willard1:43:12 
3Gilles Morneau & Isabelle Cantin2:24:15 
4Ivor McMahen & Scott Gordon3:17:18 
5John Janisse & Mark Janisse4:10:38 
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