With its high peaks and seemingly endless supply of singletrack trails—from steep, rocky and aggressive, to flat-out fast and flowy—Whistler stands alone as an Enduro World Series venue. And it’s a favorite for the Giant Factory Off-Road Team. Each of the riders faced their own challenges at Round 7, overcoming crashes, injuries and the unforgiving Whistler terrain to find some high moments at the penultimate race of the 2017 Enduro World Series.
Mckay Vezina finished strong. Riding his Reign Advanced team bike and wearing the new Giant Line shoe, he posted a top-5 on the final stage. Josh Carlson struggled through a shoulder injury, but was happy to finish on his “home” course. And Rae Morrison, representing the Liv women's brand on her Hail team bike, rode consistently to finish 11th and hold her top-10 overall ranking with one race left to go.