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Cycle News 2016 Issue 16 April 26

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IN THE WIND P42 back in third. Sam Evans put his Yamaha into fourth place, his best test finish of the weekend with Michael rounding out the top five with a 5:34.44, 11-sec- onds back of Sipes and eight seconds behind Milner. Unfor- tunately, Sipes suffered a hand injury in the final enduro test and was not able to compete in the second day of racing. The time gaps between Milner and Michael's cross test and enduro test results set up the showdown for the rest of the weekend as Milner went on to win the one remaining cross test on day one as well as sweeping all three cross tests on day two. Trail Jester's team member and LOI leader Josh Toth took the second enduro test win of the weekend ahead of DuVall and Michael. Milner, dropped 15-seconds to Michael on that test, and then another 29 sec- onds on the final attempt at the enduro test for the first day of racing, ultimately giving Michael a 31-second advantage heading into the second day. With trail conditions becom- ing increasingly gnarly with more and more rocks becom- ing exposed, a few small trail changes were made for the second day of racing to try and slow down some of the faster sections of the course. The changes, however, did not yeild much difference in the results as overall leader Michael won two of the three enduro tests with DuVall, who started the day in third place overall, taking the other test win. After two days and 12 special tests, Michael took his first-ever Full Gas Sprint Enduro win with a total time of 1:33:17.838 ahead of Milner with a 1:34:01.806, DuVall rounded out the podium 20-seconds behind Milner. Toth finished the weekend fourth overall and the first LOI rider, SRT Off-Road's Cory Buttrick rounded out the top-five. "Congrats to Layne on the win," said Milner. "I had nothing for him in the enduro test, that's for sure." "I knew Milner was going to be good in the cross test and I felt really comfortable in the enduro test," Michael said. "You don't have a lot of weekends like that." In the Women's Pro class the storyline for the win was very similar to that of the men's pro race with BONZI/MPS Yamaha's Brooke Cosner taking all of the enduro test wins and RPM KTM's Rachel Gutish winning all of the weekend's cross tests. Thanks to the enduro test's longer times, it was Cosner who would eventually take the overall win, even with Gutish winning the overall for the second day. Shawn Davidson rounded out the podium ahead of Mandi Mas- tin and Nicole Bradford. Billy Schlag took the Open A win by just six seconds over Ar- gentinian Luciano Benavides to claim the top amateur spot with an impressive 11th overall. Peyton Whipkey dominated the Youth race to take both the youth overall as well as the 85cc 12-15 class win. CN Josh Toth was another ISDE qualifier.

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