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Breck Epic 2013

Date range:
August 11-16, 2013

August 14, Stage 4:

Grant and Carey win stage 4 at Breck Epic

By:
Sydney Fox
Published:
August 15, 2013, 15:14 BST,
Updated:
August 15, 2013, 17:54 BST

Wells and Carey lead overall standings

Todd Wells and Alex Grant climb Discovery Ridge

Todd Wells and Alex Grant climb Discovery Ridge

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Once again, racers made it to the queen stage. With the most vertical over the most amount of miles, stage 4 was a punch in the gut after three hard days of racing. Luckily, much of the trail was fast rolling, giving racers a slight reprieve after days of loose, rocky climbs and descents.

For the first hour, the racing was tight and many were working in packs. Ninety minutes in, Alex Grant led a tight group of Todd Wells, Ben Sonntag, and Takei Kyosuke. Macky Franklin was close behind, followed by Michiel Van Aelbroeck and Nick Truitt. Soon after, the rest of the pack quickly filed in.

After three hours of racing, however, the top four pulled away significantly, and Sonntag led the group by a couple of seconds. Just two miles from the finish, Sonntag looked down to see his crank arm hanging by his left foot and with just a slight tug, his right foot was left holding his right crank arm and spindle. Luckily he came out of the debacle unscathed save for a couple of minutes lost on the lead group.

Alex Grant crossed the line first, to take his first stage win of this year's race.

At the finish line, there was talk of either having a better-than-expected day, or feeling quite flat. Cyldesdale overall leader, Scott Reid pedaled easier than normal through the backside of the race and came through the finish line fast and feeling good, while duo open men's leaders, Yuki Ikeda and Jeff Kerkove had opposite feelings on the state of their legs after the stage.

Women's race leader Amanda Carey came through the finish line solo and fast, but with Kate Aardal close on her wheel, as did singlespeed leader, Dax Massey, though he talked of having run a slightly larger gear than he would have liked. Carlos Vulgamott of Golden Bike Shop rolled through second for singlespeed, with Dan Durland in third.

Feeling good or not, after four days of pushing hard on the pedals, bikes began to feel the pressure. Jonathan Davis came through with a rear flat and a broken rear derailleur, which caused him to run the last six miles. He still finished an impressive third in the men's 40+ category. Gina and Phil Kelly finished their stage on the tandem, but came through with a cracked rear hub and a brake that wouldn't release. A couple of broken collarbones claimed riders, both due to rocky descents and mechanicals.

The racing became tighter in the coed duo category, with Natalie and Sean Raborn taking their second win of the race, and shortening their deficit to only 27 seconds. The pressure is on for Julie and Steven Kelly to hold their lead.

New this year is a second three day race, where competitors will race stages 4-6. Summit County local, Darren Cheek leads Doug Descheneaux by nearly two hours after day one.

On the enduro side, Franklin took the win in stage three by just tenths of a second over Truitt, while singlespeeder Massey took third. Truitt still retains the lead in the enduro segments.

Today was a day of family and friends, with fathers taking pictures with their daughters at the finish line, and friends gathering to chat rather than running off to recover. The camaraderie at the Breck Epic continues to shine each year, with competitors throwing each other chains and tool bags on course, and finish lines feeling more like a backyard barbecue than a race venue. These are the moments that keep people coming back each year.

On tap for stage 5 is a bucket list ride up and over the saddle between Peaks 8 and 9 on the Wheeler Trail. This is the Epic, however, so the stage doesn’t start with an easy spin up the ski area, but traverses across the bottom of Peak 9 to the backside of Peak 10, where racers will meet up with and begin their literal hike up the Wheeler trail, until they reach the summit where the ride becomes truly memorable. This is a stage not to be missed.

Stage 4 Results

Men open
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alex Grant 3:25:09  
2 Todd Wells 0:00:00  
3 Takei Kyosuke 0:02:39  
4 Ben Sonntag 0:05:31  
5 Macky Franklin 0:15:38  
6 Franc Vanderven 0:21:00  
7 Nick Truitt 0:24:03  
8 Cary Smith 0:24:09  
9 Drew Free 0:25:08  
10 Nick Gould 0:25:42  
11 James Meyer 0:26:10  
12 Ty Hansen 0:31:09  
13 Scott Leonard 0:31:58  
14 Jeff Ellis 0:31:59  
15 Brent Gorman 0:32:00  
16 Peter Butt 0:35:44  
17 Charlie Rundell 0:40:20  
18 Jason Hilimire 0:45:29  
19 Tim Berntson 0:46:29  
20 Derek Bissett 0:56:45  
21 Von Edwards 0:57:35  
22 Tim Lutz 0:57:43  
23 Ben Truitt 1:01:38  
24 Luke Sagur 1:02:55  
25 Jasen Thorpe 1:30:36  
26 Christopher Farney 1:37:44  
27 Peter Weybright 1:48:12  
28 Phillip Ball 1:49:24  
29 Chris Castilian 1:49:29  
30 Joey Roa 1:58:28  
31 Tim Kelton 2:39:46  
32 Davis McNeil 3:06:52  
Men singlespeed
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Dax Massey 4:06:54  
2 Carlos Vulgamott 0:08:28  
3 Dan Durland 0:11:05  
4 Jody Elovitz 0:16:52  
5 Tim Brezsnyak 0:18:44  
6 Vince Anderson 0:21:38  
7 Kurt Gensheimer 0:36:00  
8 Robin Dutton 0:38:22  
9 Tim Ahern 0:39:03  
10 Hans Hjelde 0:42:38  
11 David Benjes 0:44:01  
12 Kenny Jones 0:44:15  
13 Rich Dillen 0:45:21  
14 Christopher Latura 0:49:41  
15 John Odle 1:05:17  
Men 30+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Danish 3:54:17  
2 Raf De Bakker 0:00:44  
3 Jafar Tabaian 0:12:33  
4 Nesse ØYstein 0:16:02  
5 Jason Hilgers 0:20:18  
6 Dominik Hug 0:22:25  
7 Geir Ottar Kvernstuen 0:27:56  
8 Jeremy Trask 0:32:29  
9 Garren Watkins 0:33:08  
10 Daniel Miller 0:44:11  
11 Cory Bolen 0:44:16  
12 Felipe Borja 0:45:04  
13 Brian Barrett 0:49:13  
14 James Prentice 1:06:43  
15 Michael Cosgrove 1:07:38  
16 Aric Hartley 1:08:34  
17 Mark Freda 1:14:56  
18 Mike Reardon 1:16:21  
19 Benjamin Wiegand 1:30:13  
20 Glenn Harris 1:35:39  
21 David Dansby 1:40:34  
22 Andrew Rizzi 1:46:03  
23 Brett Merrington 2:13:39  
24 Ross McKegney 2:38:23  
25 Philip Thompson 2:39:40  
26 Allan Kwok 3:46:20  
Men 40+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jerry Long 4:05:36  
2 Michael Piker 0:09:14  
3 Jonathan Davis 0:09:39  
4 Chad Davis 0:10:41  
5 Jeff Cospolich 0:11:31  
6 Rob Shaver 0:13:06  
7 Shawn Lortie 0:17:03  
8 Brian Sells 0:20:29  
9 Trever Bushnell 0:25:56  
10 Bob Saffell 0:26:19  
11 Mike Driver 0:26:19  
12 Ray Warner 0:26:51  
13 Curt Wilhelm 0:28:58  
14 Jason Sumner 0:35:08  
15 Sean Hassinger 0:39:13  
16 Yuri Cook 0:40:23  
17 Chris McKillican 0:41:39  
18 Mike Riederer 0:42:09  
19 Lane Sanders 0:45:23  
20 Paul Rapinz 0:46:31  
21 Rich Brown 0:48:04  
22 Michael Berg 0:48:11  
23 Dean Etienne 0:51:31  
24 Peter Knoop 0:54:39  
25 Brad Newby 0:56:27  
26 Johnny Petrosky 0:56:51  
27 Nate McHugh 1:00:40  
28 Jason Potter 1:00:54  
29 Carlyle Naylor 1:01:58  
30 Menno Jongsma 1:14:13  
31 Brad Shield 1:15:09  
32 Marc Schwartz 1:18:46  
33 Lennie Moon 1:19:13  
34 Roger Ivey 1:21:19  
35 Mark Bartley 1:24:43  
36 David Buchler 1:26:07  
37 Patrick Morton 1:27:20  
38 Bill Brazier 1:29:18  
39 Joel Roberts 1:30:54  
40 Joel Doctor 1:31:05  
41 Matthew Sullivan 1:31:46  
42 Milan Skrecek 1:32:08  
43 Scott Liversedge 1:33:10  
44 Paul Dellorco 1:33:18  
45 Leslie Handy 1:46:20  
46 Samuel Turney 1:48:11  
47 Nolan Farhy 1:48:43  
48 David Meban 1:50:58  
49 Sergio Correa 1:56:14  
50 Alex Tibwitta 2:36:08  
51 Derek Chung 3:17:47  
52 Robert Reed 3:25:51  
53 Richard Lane 3:48:30  
Men 50+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Charlie Hayes 4:09:20  
2 Jeffery Frost 0:15:39  
3 Chris Grove 0:26:01  
4 Kevin English 0:29:51  
5 Rob Piper 0:49:13  
6 Greg McKennis 0:58:03  
7 Ron Sanborn 0:58:24  
8 Scott McCallum 1:01:28  
9 Matt Hanrahan 1:05:00  
10 Denis Hall 1:05:45  
11 Greg Schultejann 1:14:00  
12 Tetsuo Shimoda 1:20:10  
13 Eric Lovins 1:22:08  
14 David Kelnberger 1:29:31  
15 Jim Pittacora 1:40:15  
16 Dirk Long 1:41:27  
17 Mark Halwa 1:48:14  
18 Steve Cole 1:54:21  
19 Mark Leeper 2:07:25  
20 Ty Garber 2:17:56  
21 Garry Mcculloch 2:40:54  
Clydesdale men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Scott Reid 4:12:31  
2 Steven Thompson 0:44:44  
3 Eric Dejong 1:00:42  
4 Andrew Mclaren 1:16:17  
5 Peter Fobare 1:52:10  
6 Alex McPherson 2:25:13  
7 Moishe Lettvin 3:14:48  
Women open
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Amanda Carey 4:22:36  
2 Kate Aardal 0:00:15  
3 Kristin Aamodt 0:02:15  
4 Susan Haywood 0:09:46  
5 Lydia Tanner 0:39:49  
6 Sarka Ruzickova 0:57:09  
7 Alice Pirard 1:43:57  
8 Katherine Knight 2:23:45  
Women singlespeed
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrea Wilson 4:59:31  
2 Susan Sherman 1:31:43  
Women 30+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Paige Witherington 5:11:44  
2 Cathy Graham 0:30:31  
Women 40+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shannon Gibson 5:06:14  
2 Kristin Riley-Lazo 0:20:32  
3 Karen Holmes 0:24:59  
4 Heather Gilbert 0:27:20  
5 Tricia Davis 0:51:57  
6 Gill Smith 1:34:15  
Women 50+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christiane Bouchard 5:27:33  
2 Stephanie Landy 0:36:31  
3 Lori Halwa 1:11:09  
Duo men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yuki Ikeda & Jeff Kerkove 3:53:41  
2 Paul Fronhofer & Dan Fronhofer 0:38:15  
3 Kurtis Averill 0:39:12  
4 Jose Marie Eyzaguirre & Joaq Rodriguez 1:24:15  
Duo men 80+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Todd Meier & Matt Woodruff 4:09:26  
2 Kyle Boschen & Dean Cahow 0:48:36  
3 Stuart Walsworth & Jeff Wu 0:56:13  
4 Jay Averill & Stefan Mundt 1:33:29  
5 Brian Deason & Rodne Hill 1:51:07  
Duo men 100+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Eric Davis 4:35:58  
2 Rob Herceg & Rick Metzger 0:50:28  
Duo women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Laureen Coffelt & Timari Pruis 5:45:07  
2 Star Affolter & Grace Ragland 1:37:27  
Duo co-ed
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Natalie Raborn & Sean Raborn 4:53:46  
2 Julie Kelly & Steven Kelly 0:05:06  
3 Heather Rizzi & Kurt Mason 0:36:26  
4 Michele Bliss & John Bliss 0:51:45  
5 Phil Kelly & Gina Virzi-Kelly 1:16:21  

General classification after stage 4

Men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Wells 12:13:03
2Alex Grant 0:03:47
3Ben Sonntag 0:16:59
4Macky Franklin 0:55:13
5Franc Vanderven 1:15:58
6Cary Smith 1:30:44
7Drew Free 1:47:02
8Nick Gould 1:48:42
9Nick Truitt 1:54:44
10James Meyer 1:55:59
11Takei Kyosuke 2:02:08
12Brent Gorman 2:04:57
13Ty Hansen 2:09:12
14Peter Butt 2:11:49
15Scott Leonard 2:21:28
16Jeff Ellis 2:30:18
17Charlie Rundell 2:45:29
18Jason Hilimire 2:49:38
19Tim Berntson 2:57:13
20Tim Lutz 3:28:16
21Luke Sagur 4:00:54
22Von Edwards 4:04:31
23Ben Truitt 4:11:41
24Jasen Thorpe 5:31:20
25Christopher Farney 6:49:09
26Joey Roa 7:05:20
27Phillip Ball 7:10:56
28Chris Castilian 7:22:55
29Derek Bissett 7:36:11
30Peter Weybright 7:49:15
31Davis McNeil 9:14:20
32Tim Kelton 9:40:24
Men singlespeed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dax Massey 14:35:52
2Dan Durland 0:46:26
3Carlos Vulgamott 0:54:03
4Jody Elovitz 1:48:31
5Vince Anderson 2:22:39
6Tim Brezsnyak 2:25:37
7Robin Dutton 2:27:42
8Kurt Gensheimer 2:28:15
9Rich Dillen 2:33:11
10Kenny Jones 2:51:05
11David Benjes 2:56:18
12Hans Hjelde 3:31:17
13Tim Ahern 4:14:01
14John Odle 4:17:34
15Christopher Latura 4:26:44
Men 30+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Raf De Bakker 14:40:05
2Michael Danish 0:08:41
3Jafar Tabaian 0:21:50
4Nesse ØYstein 0:33:33
5Geir Ottar Kvernstuen 1:01:34
6Dominik Hug 1:03:57
7Brian Barrett 1:16:42
8Jason Hilgers 1:19:01
9Felipe Borja 1:25:18
10Jeremy Trask 1:29:38
11Garren Watkins 1:33:38
12Daniel Miller 2:23:36
13Cory Bolen 2:35:28
14Michael Cosgrove 3:29:07
15James Prentice 3:46:45
16Mike Reardon 4:00:03
17Mark Freda 4:11:21
18Aric Hartley 4:28:23
19Benjamin Wiegand 5:03:37
20Glenn Harris 5:05:39
21David Dansby 5:09:37
22Brett Merrington 6:46:48
23Ross McKegney 6:53:37
24Andrew Rizzi 7:08:12
25Philip Thompson 7:40:54
26Allan Kwok 13:38:55
Men 40+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Davis 14:54:15
2Jeff Cospolich 0:15:02
3Jerry Long 0:17:00
4Michael Piker 0:24:54
5Curt Wilhelm 0:29:22
6Chad Davis 0:36:01
7Rob Shaver 0:44:34
8Ray Warner 1:08:38
9Shawn Lortie 1:20:33
10Mike Driver 1:36:31
11Brian Sells 1:47:09
12Trever Bushnell 1:47:47
13Bob Saffell 1:48:06
14Sean Hassinger 2:06:02
15Paul Rapinz 2:18:38
16Peter Knoop 2:22:31
17Yuri Cook 2:25:39
18Jason Sumner 2:45:51
19Mike Riederer 2:53:26
20Chris McKillican 2:53:58
21Brad Newby 2:56:20
22Michael Berg 3:00:57
23Johnny Petrosky 3:07:51
24Rich Brown 3:09:32
25Dean Etienne 3:11:41
26Lane Sanders 3:17:58
27Carlyle Naylor 3:29:23
28Jason Potter 3:44:06
29Nate McHugh 3:49:05
30Marc Schwartz 4:27:03
31Lennie Moon 4:27:36
32David Buchler 4:31:00
33Menno Jongsma 4:38:17
34Matthew Sullivan 4:55:15
35Samuel Turney 4:57:34
36Brad Shield 5:00:51
37Joel Doctor 5:23:23
38Roger Ivey 5:23:52
39Scott Liversedge 5:41:43
40Paul Dellorco 5:42:55
41Bill Brazier 5:47:31
42Joel Roberts 5:49:47
43Mark Bartley 5:49:52
44Patrick Morton 5:59:20
45Leslie Handy 6:24:59
46Milan Skrecek 6:32:04
47David Meban 6:43:46
48Sergio Correa 7:05:25
49Nolan Farhy 7:23:03
50Alex Tibwitta 8:56:08
51Robert Reed 11:43:14
52Derek Chung 12:54:01
53Richard Lane 13:29:00
Men 50+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlie Hayes 15:00:48
2Jeffery Frost 0:44:58
3Chris Grove 1:53:02
4Kevin English 2:08:29
5Ron Sanborn 3:30:11
6Rob Piper 3:41:14
7Greg McKennis 3:58:46
8Tetsuo Shimoda 4:03:47
9Scott McCallum 4:07:55
10Denis Hall 4:11:08
11Matt Hanrahan 4:21:22
12Greg Schultejann 4:34:03
13David Kelnberger 5:08:58
14Jim Pittacora 5:23:06
15Eric Lovins 5:28:47
16Dirk Long 5:59:35
17Mark Halwa 6:18:10
18Steve Cole 6:38:59
19Mark Leeper 6:49:02
20Ty Garber 8:53:01
21Garry Mcculloch 9:33:47
Clydesdale
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Scott Reid 15:24:44
2Steven Thompson 2:12:44
3Andrew Mclaren 4:25:22
4Peter Fobare 4:34:53
5Eric Dejong 4:45:05
6Alex McPherson 9:04:48
7Moishe Lettvin 10:37:12
Women open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Carey 15:51:25
2Kate Aardal 0:04:49
3Susan Haywood 0:14:28
4Kristin Aamodt 0:54:18
5Alice Pirard 2:11:01
6Lydia Tanner 2:25:39
7Sarka Ruzickova 3:44:30
8Katherine Knight 8:27:12
Women singlespeed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Wilson 18:27:31
2Susan Sherman 4:58:25
Women 30+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paige Witherington 19:14:44
2Cathy Graham 2:16:33
Women 40+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shannon Gibson 18:05:20
2Kristin Riley-Lazo 2:00:15
3Heather Gilbert 2:15:18
4Karen Holmes 2:26:51
5Tricia Davis 3:36:18
6Gill Smith 5:39:40
Women 50+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christiane Bouchard 20:22:18
2Stephanie Landy 1:13:01
3Lori Halwa 2:49:33
Duo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yuki Ikeda & Jeff Kerkove 14:05:45
2Kurtis Averill 1:39:15
3Paul Fronhofer & Dan Fronhofer 2:29:36
4Jose Marie Eyzaguirre & Joaq Rodriguez 5:47:47
Duo men 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Meier & Matt Woodruff 15:17:47
2Kyle Boschen & Dean Cahow 2:29:16
3Jay Averill & Stefan Mundt 6:05:01
4Brian Deason & Rodne Hill 6:10:44
5Stuart Walsworth & Jeff Wu 6:42:23
Duo men 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eric Davis 17:07:03
2Rob Herceg & Rick Metzger 3:08:47
Duo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laureen Coffelt & Timari Pruis 21:24:38
2Star Affolter & Grace Ragland 4:22:10
Julie Kelly & Steven Kelly
Duo Co-ed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natalie Raborn & Sean Raborn 18:07:19
2Heather Rizzi & Kurt Mason 2:32:55
3Phil Kelly & Gina Virzi-Kelly 3:05:19
4Michele Bliss & John Bliss 3:15:43