Chris Rose reached VCHS Immortality today, joining the chosen few in Valhalla who have captured three consecutive Viking Helmet Championship Series titles.
If ever there was a display of raw ferocity, it came from Rose today. Bed-ridden with a demonic flu, Rose rose up from the throes of Death and managed an impressive second place in today’s race. By doing thus, he solidified his iron grip on the Viking Helmet, vanquishing the legion of contenders.
Rose was beaten today by Jim Kobak, who, riding high on his Ragnarok victory, relentlessly attacked his weakened opponent. Unfazed, Rose answered most of the attacks, before finally fading in the last two kilometers.
The slow corn snow and warm temperatures made competitors work hard right up to the end. Jayce Ashline finished third with a strong race. Charlie Mitchell came in fourth… racing yet another VHCS race on his bike.
VHCS FINALE: Official Results
When the dust settled, Rose remained atop the VHCS leader board. Rose won 10 of the 18 VHCS events, including overall victory in the Tour de Ski and the Peru National Championship. Rose finished with a commanding 4.7 point advantage over Jim Kobak. Steve Bailey slipped into third overall for the series.
2008-09 VHCS Final Standings!
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