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Results, video, photos: 2019 Breck Epic Stage 5, Wheeler

BRECKENRIDGE — It was a glorious grind of a morning for Breck Epic mountain bike racers above the Tenmile Range’s tree line Thursday, as riders tackled the daunting Wheeler stage under sunny bluebird skies. And once they crested the 12,408-foot Wheeler Pass, Summit Endurance Academy youth mountain bikers were there to greet them with bacon and candy — a reward for the arduous climb and fuel for the intimidating descent.

After 24 miles and 5,227 feet of total climbing, professional cyclist Keegan Swenson, of Park City, won his fifth consecutive stage as part of the six-day race. He finished ahead of the stage’s runner-up, Luis Mejia. Mejia’s Stage 5 finish helped to propel him into the top three of the UCI men’s race, about 50 seconds ahead of fourth place overall rider Nash Dory.

Video by Antonio Olivero / aolivero@summitdaily.com

Swenson’s time of 02:36:33.61 for the stage was about a half-minute faster than Mejia’s. After battling for a top three stage time earlier in the week, Dory earned that spot on Stage 5 by edging Russell Finsterwald by under two seconds.

Swenson is just one day away from taking home the $30,000 prize purse as part of the Epic’s Union Cycliste Internationale elite men’s racing division. Mejia entered Day 5 in sixth place overall, 20 minutes back of Swenson but fewer than two minutes back of the top three positions. Swenson’s overall time of 12:18:23.65 entering Day 5 was more than 11 minutes ahead of runner-up Russell Finsterwald.

In the UCI elite pro women’s division, Katerina Nash, of the Czech Republic, won her fifth stage in five days. Nash entered Day 5 more than seven minutes ahead of her CLIF pro team teammate Hannah Finchamp. At the conclusion of Stage 5, Nash (03:23:16.87) and Finchamp (03:27:49.56) again finished 1-2, joined in the top three by Laetiita Roux (03:29:48.44). Roux entered the day in eighth place, more than an hour behind the top three positions.

Breckenridge local Nathan De Graaf makes it to the top of Wheeler Pass as he rides this year’s Breck Epic in honor of his late friend and fellow Breck local Eric Dube.Read the full story of Nathan’s inspiration to race for Eric here: https://t.co/w1XYQqdXdP#SendItForEric #BreckEpic #ExploreSummit

Posted by Summit Daily News on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Stage 5, Thursday
Wheeler
24 miles, 5,227-foot elevation gain
Total time followed by Stage 5 time

Union Cycliste Internationale men
1. Keegan Swenson, 14:54:57.26, 02:36:33.61
2. Russell Finsterwald, 15:09:21.58, 02:39:56.53
3. Luis Mejia, 15:15:40.37, 02:37:01.30

Union Cycliste Internationale women
1. Katerina Nash, 18:42:17.94, 03:23:16.87
2. Hannah Finchamp, 18:54:06.84, 03:27:49.56
3. Evelyn Dong, 19:24:08.96, 03:33:04.66

Six-day solo men 19+ pro-1
1. Juan Cordova, 17:43:42.21, 03:09:37.95
2. Wes Rassmussen, 17:46:34.46, 03:15:09.89
3. Pablo Cruz, 18:06:14.07, 03:24:47.63

Six-day solo women 19+ pro-1
1. Jenna Downey, 23:28:02.39, 04:20:44.45
2. Ro Mayberry, 24:27:19.60, 04:56:57.69
3. Romany McNamara, 26:51:43.43, 05:25:02.57

Six-day solo singlespeed men open
1. Jorge Brito, 18:35:41.35, 03:12:26.83
2. Dahn Pahrs, 20:08:38.22, 03:46:05.22
3. Mark Nesline, 20:48:24.32, 03:35:11.69

Six-day solo singlespeed women open
1. Colleen O’Neil, 26:56:38.15
2. Jessica Nelson, 29:33:28.33, 05:57:43.01

Six-day solo men 30+ category 1
1. Daniel Munoz, 18:07:31.02, 03:09:32.91
2. Ciro Zarate, 18:17:34.02, 03:22:57.59
3. Jarad Christianson, 18:35:38.22, 03:23:17.67

Six-day solo men 40+ category 1
1. Felix Camire, 18:00:28.72, 03:10:28.45
2. Simon Dove, 18:09:09.83, 03:15:15.59
3. Ryan Dahl, 18:15:32.21, 03:33:15.57

Six-day solo men 50+ cateogry 1
1. Matt Woodruff, 19:19:18.94, 03:33:15.23
2. Lorenzo Milesi, 20:18:59.35, 03:44:04.19
3. Peter Davis, 21:35:38.61, 04:24:58.94

Six-day solo men 19+ category 2-3
1. Connor Dilger, 19:54:33.30, 03:44:19.42
2. Austin Kuithe, 21:53:48.52, 04:12:16.13
3. John Rauen, 23:46:33.03, 03:55:33.88

Six-day solo men 30+ category 2-3
1. Bernardo Vintimilla, 18:58:51.90, 03:08:35.12
2. Fausto Molina, 19:05:58.24, 03:19:28.46
3. Diego Reyes, 19:15:27.31, 03:27:08.25

Six-day solo men 40+ category 2-3
1. Kris Hendricks, 19:20:45.29, 03:30:57.83
2. Juan Diego Mejia Vallejo, 20:07:01.17, 04:04:18.35
3. Tim Peeters, 21:06:21.28, 04:01:38.73

Six-day solo men 50+ category 2-3
1. Troy Mayr, 21:29:25.19, 04:00:40.77
2. George Gresham, 23:14:35.97, 04:20:32.37
3. Jeff Sympson, 23:33:10.29, 04:23:43.05

Six-day solo men 60+ category 1-2-3
1. Russ Asleson, 22:12:04.42, 04:09:21.10
2. Kevin Malone, 24:11:30.93, 04:43:45.65
3. Larry DeWitt, 24:32:06.59, 04:57:12.42

Six-day solo clydesdale open
1. Christian Hon, 23:01:10.08, 04:11:35.30
2. Arthur Elmer, 23:15:12.62, 03:52:23.93
3. Ryan Knoche, 23:30:33.93, 04:18:08.86

Six-day solo women 19+ category 2-3
1. Gabriela Loaiza, 27:12:29.07, 05:05:06.99
2. Janelle Brown, 27:27:37.30, 04:55:31.43
3. Beth Steen, 29:54:08.92, 06:25:31.32

Six-day solo women 40+ category 1-2-3
1. Tracy Paradise, 22:55:43.43, 04:31:28.10
2. Shelley Peachell, 23:16:10.33, 04:18:10.57
3. Echo Rowe, 24:43:52.65, 04:58:20.18

Six-day solo women 50+ category 1-2-3
1. Tamara Tabeek, 26:01:27.31, 04:54:59.77
2. Heidi Coulter, 26:51:53.58, 05:01:15.50
3. Kim Bear, 28:30:30.25, 05:03:36.42

Wheeler. Stage 5.Let the hurt begin. #breckepic

Posted by Breck Epic on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Six-day duo open men pro 1-2-3
1. Nunez-Garrett, 19:48:08.67, 03:43:20.56
2. Barnett-Quattlebaum, 20:26:53.76, 03:57:17.35
3. Rider-Kettrick, 20:35:20.58, 03:36:46.89

Six-day duo men 80+ pro 1-2-3
1. Stefko-Porter, 19:35:57.62, 03:36:01.75
2. Lofgren-Diehl, 20:07:00.81
3. De Bakker-Houben, 20:49:51.71, 03:59:08.07

Six-day duo men 100+ pro 1-2-3
1. Bruderer-Alejandro Sanchez, 23:26:22.07, 04:19:27.71
2. Campbell-Thebeau, 23:46:53.30, 04:22:00.59
3. Finnoff-Finnoff, 24:51:37.09, 04:13:21.31

Six-day duo coed pro 1-2-3
1. Franco-Carrington, 23:12:48.70, 04:30:12.03
2. Ibanez-Rodriguez, 25:20:36.29, 04:38:18.16
3. Stockton-Scholtz, 25:46:54.30, 04:57:39.89

Six-day duo open women pro 1-2-3
1. Coffelt-Pruis, 31:13:25.39, 05:40:15.86
2. Hibbitts-Graziosi, 31:40:29.02, 06:54:48.12

Six-day duo relay
1. Melley-Melley, 23:01:12.99, 03:45:34.74
2. Zander-Zander, 23:22:27.29, 04:01:56.91
3. Arlinghaus-Arlinghaus, 24:55:31.22, 04:03:07.05

Tandem
1. Davis-Davis, 22:30:32.59, 04:03:53.12
2. Gomez-Gomez, 35:55:37.82, 06:44:13.56

Three-day 4-6 solo open men pro 1-2-3
1. Peter Tonn, 07:11:15.57, 03:21:56.83
2. Jorge Coto, 07:17:30.91, 03:24:28.42
3. Andrew Ordelheide, 09:29:47.81, 04:26:36.99

Three-day 4-6 solo open women pro 1-2-3
1. Angela Prra, 07:49:08.28, 03:43:53.37
2. Bethany Hancock, 09:57:46.11, 04:40:16.40
3. Stephanie Brunnemann, 10:47:59.33, 05:24:17.38

Three-day 4-6 solo men 40+ pro 1-2-3
1. Felipe Castro, 07:09:15.07, 03:24:01.23
2. Andres Gamboa, 07:40:16.59, 03:39:38.74
3. Alfredo Peralta, 07:48:14.40, 03:43:58.19

Three-day 4-6 solo men 50+ pro 1-2-3
1. Vince Archer, 07:33:45.76, 03:28:50.03
2. Steve Mee, 08:04:22.00, 03:47:12.66
3. Dan Knight, 08:53:55.27, 04:12:04.66

Grand fondo
1. Dylan Harp, 12:06:57.39, 03:52:15.55
2. Jess Kruchoski, 15:22:17.89, 04:53:53.18
3. Colin Dixon, 16:02:18.51, 04:08:41.48

BRECK EPIC 2019: Rear-view mirror

Stage 1: Pennsylvania Creek

Stage 2: Colorado Trail

Stage 3: Guyot

Stage 4: Aqueduct

BRECK EPIC 2019: What’s to come
Friday, Aug. 16
Stage 6: Gold Dust
29.3 miles, 3,740-foot elevation gain


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