After missing the entire 2010 race season to shoulder surgery, Darrell Jamieson proved that he is all the way back.
Jamieson won the 30+ Cat 1 crown in dual slalom at the Wildflower Rush Mountain Bike Series Race in Crested Butte, Colorado. He also finished third in DH. The event took place June 24-26.
Jamieson posted the fastest qualifying time on Friday and defeated the 2010 National 4X champ. Even more remarkable, he had 15 or more years on all of the other racers in his category.
“I was pretty stoked,” Darrell said. “My time would have put me in the pro program. It was cool having the whole Yeti team cheering for me and having the Yeti World Cup team manager hand me a beer after my win.”
Darrell even got a few gate tips from World 4X Champ and event winner Jared Graves.
Following his Saturday win in dual slalom, Darrell placed third in the downhill competition on Sunday.
“I was just a couple of seconds from the win and was pretty happy with the result,” he said. “The course was true Colorado – fast and long, with lots of rocks and loose moondust.”
Coming off an outstanding performance at the Growlers Gulch 5,000 in May, Chase Jamieson was well-prepared for the Junior U-14 cross-country race. The course covered 10 miles, with riders starting at 8,900 feet and climbing to 11,000 before descending.
Bad luck struck when he flatted 10 minutes out of the gate – but he didn’t give up. He ran with his bike up the hills and rode out the descent and still managed to finish ahead of two other riders.
Darrell and Chase are both scheduled to be at this 2011 Growlers Gulch Super D on Saturday, September 17th. This will be a great opportunity to test your skills against theirs.