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A wet and wild ride

Rain adds extra challenge to 67 km Test of Metal

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Whistler’s Tyler Allison, 13, was fourth in the 14-16 Men category racing against bigger and older riders. Sean Stanhope won that category in 3:31:57, followed by Matt Potma in 3:36:15. Maurie Kowalski finished third in 3:42:02.

Allison came in at 3:52:08. Closer to the ground, he appeared to be wearing more mud than other riders.

"I’m not as tired as I thought I would be, I’m just really stiff," he said of his first Test of Metal. "The downhill was really wet and rocky at the end of it, and people were standing all over fixing their bikes and flats. I rode most of it, but I had to walk a little bit because a lot of people were walking.

"No crashes, but my arms just got really tired, I couldn’t hold on."

He also had to do without water near the end after the lid of his water bottle popped open and filled up with mud.

"I ate so much dirt," he said.

Nicholas Geddes, who rides in Whistler with STORMBC, finished eighth in the category in 4:49:33.

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Results

14 to 16 Women

1. Katherine Short – 3:41:52

2. Jaclyn McClements – 4:49:27

3. Danielle Dornik – 5:02:27

17 to 19 Men

1. Chris Bates – 3:28:06

2. Brett Wileman – 3:50:59

3. Daniel MacKellar – 4:23:25

20 to 24 Men

1. Dustin Gordon

2. Nick Christensen

3. Chris Stenberg

20 to 24 Women

1. Leah Guloien – 3:53:05

2. Jen Segger – 4:14:34

25 to 29 Men

1. Christopher McCrum – 3:17:59

2. Trevor Jones – 3:40:24

3. Jamie Caskey – 3:47:25

4. Darcy Trevelyan – 3:48:27

5. Gary Robbins – 3:50:40

22. Devon Jones – 5:14:11

25 to 29 Women

1. Charlotte Klein – 4:10:51

2. Karen Stark – 4:47:30