Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

Caileigh Koppang wins second straight Phat Wednesdays race

Koppang has yet to miss a podium on one of Whistler's favourite local circuits
Whistler mountain biker Caileigh Koppang in action.

Caileigh Koppang hasn't been racing for very long, but if the last few weeks are any indication, she could be a force on the regional circuit for years to come.

The 14-year-old Whistlerite won her second consecutive Phat Wednesdays race on June 14 in a time of three minutes, 23.70 seconds, fastest among girls aged 10-16. Ruby Wells claimed second (3:24.60) and Arleigh Kemp crossed the line in third (3:27.50). Meanwhile, Mhairi Smart's podium streak ended at three, as she fell to fourth place this time around (3:28.80). 

In the boys' age 14-16 category, Mateo Quist of Squamish emerged on top (2:59.30). Not far behind were runner-up Ignacio Rojo (3:01.20) and third-place rider Mason Cruickshanks (3:05.80). 

Meanwhile, Rebecca Beaton is back in action after winning another provincials banner with her teammates at Pemberton Secondary School (PSS). The Spud Valley native prevailed in the girls' age 17-and-up event (3:31.30) in a razor-close finish ahead of Emily Wright (3:31.40) and Julia Long (3:31.80). 

A Spaniard crashed the party in the boys' 17-and-up contest. Alvaro Prada swooped in for gold (2:54.30), forcing Canadians Zac Eaton (2:54.70) and Braedyn Kozman (2:55.40) to settle for silver and bronze respectively.

Full results are available online.