Pros, newcomers and youngsters go head-to-head for the Frisco Roundup mountain bike race
JUNIOR BOYS 10 & UNDER
1. Jack Cronin — 25:04, Team Breck Sports Club
2. Nicholas Konecny — 25:48, Lincoln Park
3. Ethan NeJame Zeist — 29:00, Absolute Bikes
JUNIOR BOYS 11-12
1. Aidan Duffy — 24:16, Kidsport
2. Galen Grohusky — 24:23, Wilderness Sports
3. Riggs Gorby — 26:01, Absolute Bikes
JUNIOR GIRLS 13-15
1. Aislinn Wehrman — 39:05, Summit Velo Jr.
2. Paige Schlegel — 39:41
3. Opal Koning — 44:44, The Cycle Effect
JUNIOR GIRLS 16-18
1. Ruthie Boyd — 38:15, Summit Nordic
2. Makayla Martinez — 47:58, The Cycle Effect
3. Caroline Wilson — 51:11, The Cycle Effect
SPORT WOMEN 19-plus
1. Carrie Juskowiak — 1:08:01
2. Jennifer Cram — 1:17:44, Summit Velo
3. Joanne Cook — 1:18:30
SPORT MEN 19-34
1. Sebastian Sturges — 1:01:41, CSU
2. Jordy Lynch — 1:03:20
3. Daniel Arnold — 1:03:43, Breck Bike Guides
SPORT MEN 35-49
1. Jonathan Tashkin — 57:55
2. Gregory Moyer — 1:03:21
3. Adam Loomis — 1:04:26, Wilderness Sports
EXPERT WOMEN 19-plus
1. Elizabeth Winfield — 1:07:57, Wilderness Sports
2. Kristin Moyer — 1:10:58
3. Catherine Bywaters — 1:16:32, Summit Velo
EXPERT MEN 19-39
1. Thomas Konecny — 1:25:21, Wilderness Sports
2. Thomas Messerschmitt — 1:27:27, Avalanche Sports
3. Ryan Soderberg — 1:28:02
EXPERT MEN 40-49
1. Darron Cheek — 1:24:29, Wilderness Sports
2. Jeff Cospolich — 1:26:32, Wilderness Sports
3. Mike Goldberg — 1:28:22, Polar Bottle
You’d think mountain-biking season started two months ago.
At the Frisco Roundup on June 3, the first race in the long-standing Summit Mountain Challenge series, nearly 250 cyclists came from Summit County, Denver, Salida and just about every corner of Colorado for a few lightning-fast laps around the Frisco Peninsula.
The top finisher in the men’s pro division, Summit native Taylor Shelden, beat runner-up Nick Truitt by nearly four minutes with a time of 1:18:05. Sure, Shelden is part of the 5-Hour Energy team and has been training for months to tackle the upcoming road season — but, folks like Truitt and third-place finisher Mike Schilling still tackled the 19.8-mile course like it was a stroll through the park. So much for the winter that never ended.
On the women’s pro side, first place went to Becs Hodgetts with a time of 1:30:42. She was a solid six minutes ahead of second place, Sydney Fox, who nudged out third-place finisher Amy Freeman by barely a minute.
Not only was the Roundup the first race in the summer-long Mountain Challenge Series — it was also the first-ever race for about half of the middle school and high school students on The Cycle Effect, a local girls-only racing team that pairs in-need students with high-level coaches, led by local pro triathlete Jaime Brede. A few of the girls started off with a bang, including Makayla Martinez and Caroline Wilson. The pair placed second and third, respectively, in the Junior Girls 16-18 division.
And now, a select look at the remaining results.
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