Californian AJ Haiby took the win at the Pikes Peak World Cup event in Colorado today in record breaking fashion in an almost perfect run down the famous mountain. He posted a track record 2:09:708 run in the final to beat Canadians Riley Harris, Brendan Davidson and Alex Hannigan in a tightly fought final.

Open podium Pikes Peak 2015
Open podium Pikes Peak 2015

In a stacked 64 bracket Junior rider Alex Charleson backed up his qualifying time for a win in the consolation final over Micah Green, Dillon Stephens, and fellow Junior Keenan Macartney. Alex also took down Australian Tyron Knight in the Junior final to show some serious form leading into the backend of the World Cup season. In a 6 man Junior final Knox Heslop took third from Greg Gaproski with micro grom Jasper Ohlson taking 5th and Ethan Vinograd in 6th.

Juniors podium Pikes Peak 2015
Juniors podium Pikes Peak 2015

In the Womens early favorite Emily Pross took a heavy crash on the push and was eliminated before Rachel Bruskoff marched through the heats herself holding a rib injury to take the Pike Peaks World Cup Crown. The women skated ferociously all weekend with Loryn Roberson claiming second and Paloma Dorado taking third.

With the team from Riviera Skateboards and Resource Distribution behind Pikes this year the organisation really stepped up a level and with riders laying down 8 runs on Qualification day the records started tumbling on race day with 4 riders scraping inside the track record before AJ Haiby simply obliterated it in the final.

Womens podium @ Pikes Peak 2015
Womens podium @ Pikes Peak 2015

Reputation means nothing on this high altitude mountain as multiple former and current world champions found out throughout the bracket. With such a smoothly run event and competition of such high intensity the Pikes Peak World Cup is an event and an experience you really do not want to miss.

For results of all the racing brackets point your browser at the following links:
Opens 64 Finals
Opens 32 Repecharge
Juniors 24 Finals

Full Qualification results to come in the coming days.

Riders approaching @ Pikes Peak 2015
Riders approaching @ Pikes Peak 2015

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David Robertson

This post was written by David Robertson

Been racing, organising events, managing associations and federations, and been working in the industry since 2003. Along with Colin Beck and Haggy Strom I was a foundation member of ASRA and spent 7 years as the Vice President before becoming a Director of the IDF. I am one of the chief organisers of the Newtons Nation and Mt Keira World cups along with many smaller grassroots events. I am also the Owner of Basement Skate in Sydney, Australia.
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