On August 2, 2017

Downhill pros tackle Killington singletrack

By Evan Johnson

Dry weather meant fast times for mountain bikers competing in the Beast of the East Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) at the Killington Bike Park.

Competitors battled it out Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30 on the brand new Goat Skull trail at Ramshead Mountain.

The race also served as a final round of practice before racers head to Mont-Saint Anne World Cup next week.

Dakotah Norton, racing for Morpheus Bikes, dropped his seeding time by nearly seven seconds, securing a narrow win by just two seconds over Kirah MacKinnon to claim his first Pro GRT win in the men’s pro division.

Recent Norwegian National champ Frida Ronning dominated the women’s pro field by over 30 seconds.

Californian Steve Walton won the junior expert race, edging Vermonter Aidan Casner by just .4 seconds to claim his second Pro GRT win.

By Alex Klein

World class mountain bikers raced down the new Goat Skull trail at Ramshead Mountain at Killington Resort.

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