Results from the 2016 Gold Run Rush mountain bike race in Breckenridge
Keystone Uphill/Downhill TT
What: The third event of the Summit Mountain Challenge series, a dual time trial (aka enduro) with separate uphill and downhill stretches on the trails at Keystone Resort
When: Wednesday, July 13 at 5:15 p.m.
Where: River Run Village start at Keystone
Cost: $25 pre-register, $30 race day, $15 juniors
All SMC races have divisions for men, women, juniors and singlespeed, with multiple age brackets for each. An adult season pass for all series races (including the Fall Classic) is $175 before June 15 and buys a permanent number plate. A season pass without the Fall Classic is $125. A junior season pass (18 years and younger) is $100 through the MTB Junior League program. For more info on the series or to register for a race, see the Maverick Sports website at www.mavsports.com.
For results from the first event of the series, the Frisco Roundup on June 1, click here.
It actually felt like summer at the Gold Run Rush.
On June 15 — smack in the middle of the week — more than 150 junior and adult mountain bikers met in the Wellington neighborhood for the second race of the Summit Mountain Challenge Series. This one took riders on a tour of the dredge ponds and mining tails in the French Gulch area, with whipfast riding on B&B, Minnie Mine, Side Door and Gold Run Road in late-afternoon temps that were still reaching into the mid-‘70s.
In fewer words it was perfect biking weather — not too cold, not really too hot — but after 17-plus miles of riding just about everyone in the pro and expert divisions was feeling the actual burn of summer. Bring it on — it only lasts so long.
For the men, visiting pro Kristopher Ochs of the Tokyo Joe’s team put on a show with a time of 1:10:33 on the full course, beating locals Nick Truitt and Mike Schilling with Breck Bike Guides by nearly a minute.
On the women’s pro side, Breck Bike Guides had a podium sweep led by Amy Freeman with a blazing 1:18:55 for first place. She finished nearly three minutes ahead of teammate Sydney Fox and close to five minutes ahead of Christena Ward.
As a true neighborhood race, the adult divisions were almost overshadowed by the juniors. More than 60 riders from 6 to 18 years old came to the Rush, including local high school stars Slav Uglyar, Ruthie Boyd and Ezra Smith, the 16-year-old phenom who now races in the pro division and took fourth behind Ward with a 1:24:57 — slow for her, but still better than the majority of expert and singlespeed ladies.
For complete results, see the Gold Run Rush page at http://www.mavsports.com.
Pro men, open
1. Kristofer Ochs, Tokyo Joe’s — 1:10:33
2. Nick Truitt, Breck Bike Guides — 1:11:53
3. Mike Schilling, Breck Bike Guides — 1:11:58
Pro women, open
1. Amy Freeman, Breck Bike Guides — 1:18:55
2. Sydney Fox, Breck Bike Guides — 1:21:33
3. Christena Ward, 1:23:53 — Breck Bike Guides
Expert men, 40-49
1. Matt Powers, Avalanche Sports — 1:11:59
2. Jeff Cospolich, Wilderness Sports — 1:14:31
3. Daniel Lewis, HoneyStinger — 1:15:17
Expert and singlespeed women, combined
1. Powell Harper — 1:25:01
2. Kerri Willis, Naked Juice — 1:26:16
3. Kristin Schwarck, Wilderness Sports — 1:27:13
Singlespeed men, open
1. Will Lewis — 1:17:45
2. Ram Mikulas, Breck Bike Guides — 1:18:29
3. Mark Nelson, Mountain Pedler — 1:24:30
Sport men, overall
1. William Pomeroy, 35-49 division — 46:54
2. Langston McDowell, 35-49 division — 46:54
3. Adam Loomis, 35-49 division — 47:20
Sport women, overall
1. Stephanie Smith — 55:50
2. Courtney Shelden, Tokyo Joe’s — 57:49
3. Caitlin Miller, Bikers Without Borders — 58:54
Junior boys, 13-15
1. Oliver Trowbridge, Summit Velo Jr. — 32:24
2. Lasse Konecny, Apex Mountain Homes — 32:39
3. Cooper Orr, Apex Mountain Homes — 35:58
Junior girls, 13-15
1. Jazlyn Smith, Great Western Lodging — 36:55
2. Tai-lee Smith, Great Western Lodging — 37:32
3. Ashlyn Lewis, Mi Casa — 38:42
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