Armstrong wins in Snowmass

Reeves fastest in women's race

Just weeks after finishing third in the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's / Livestrong) raced to a win off-road at the Blast the Mass cross country in Snowmass, Colorado.

Armstrong proved again that his fitness and technical skills apply in the dirt, too, as he beat runner-up and accomplished endurance racer Jay Henry (Tokyo Joe's) by three minutes and eight seconds. Len Zanni (Honey Stinger / Trek) was third.  Armstrong took off in the opening kilometer and he remained off the front solo for the duration.

Racing offroad at altitude may be just the preparation needed for Armstrong, who is expected to race the Leadville 100 on August 15, when he will take on many-time winner Dave Wiens (Topeak Ergon).

In the women's race, Gretchen Reeves (Tokyo Joes) won the race ahead of Jennifer Gersbach (Dales Pale Ale Spot Brand) by 1:57. Kay Sherwood (Tokyo Joe's) was third, nearly 16 minutes behind the winner.

Elite men

 

1Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's / Livestrong)1:51:18 
2Jay Henry (Tokyo Joes)0:03:08 
3Len Zanni (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:05:58 
4Peter Stetina (Tokyo Joe's)0:07:59 
5Travis Scheefer (CB Builders/Brick Over Pizza)0:10:21 
6Mike West (Maverick)0:10:28 
7Barkley Robinson (BMC / Orange Peel)0:12:22 
8Spencer Powlison (Mafia Racing)0:14:27 
9Kalan Beisel (ProCycling/CTS)0:15:10 
10Colin Osborn (Team Bikeparts.com)0:15:22 
11Matthew Beaton (Tokyo Joes)0:15:31 
12Nick Truitt (PCL Construction/Yeti Cycles/Wheatridge)0:15:57 
13Jan Koles (Mafia Racing)0:16:00 
14Jeffrey Irwin (CB Builders / Brick Oven)0:16:44 
15Benjamin Portilla (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:17:50 
16David Olson (Quarq / Two Wheeler Dealer)0:17:58 
17Brad Bingham (Moots Cycles)0:18:39 
18Anthony Iannacito (Rocky Mountain Racing)0:18:44 
19Robert Sousa (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:19:36 
20Chris Brandt (Team Dirt)0:21:17 
21Kevin Kane (Cannondale Factory Racing)0:21:34 
22Max Taam (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:22:05 
23Mike Friedberg (Giant)0:22:32 
24Jordan Williford (Bach Builders)0:22:51 
25Jason Young (Feedback Sports)0:23:06 
26Richard Knapp (Breck Velo)0:23:53 
27Nate Bird (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:27:11 
28Joe Schneider (3D Racing)0:30:56 
DNFGriff Duncan (Phoenix Multi-sport)  
DNFArt Nelsen (Tokyo Joes / Vandessal)  
DNFAdam Parke (Orange Peel)  
DNFMatt Wiebe (Team Colorado Singletrack)  
Elite women
1Gretchen Reeves (Tokyo Joes)2:07:54 
2Jennifer Gersbach (Dales Pale Ale Spot Brand)0:01:57 
3Kay Sherwood (Tokyo Joes)0:15:58 
4Judy Freeman (Tough Girl / Scott)0:19:19 
5Melissa Marts (Tough Girl / SCOTT)0:20:11 
DNFMelody Serra (OES / BikeSource)  
DNFSonya Bugbee (YetiBeti)  
Men - Open - Singlespeed Men
1Brian Riepe (Mountain Flyer/Dales Pale Ale)1:53:43 
2Chad Melis (Dales Pale Ale Spot Brand)0:02:03 
3Matt Hayes (Privateer!)0:12:29 
4Troy Walch (Poison Spider Bicycles)0:22:07 
5Tim Wanner (VeloNews)0:25:06 
6Robin Guillaume0:27:25 
7Ben Clark (SSWSC Cycling)0:28:31 
Men - Cat 3 - Junior - 1-14
1Hudson Mcnamee (Basalt Bik & Ski)1:01:05 
2Skyler Taylor (Above Category Racing)0:00:17 
3Christopher Blevins0:02:49 
4Joe Christiansen0:06:53 
5Koby Vargas (SSWSC)0:13:38 
6Cassidy Bailey (SMBA)0:23:54 
7River Weiss0:25:40 
8Jim Vanderbeek (Steamboat Springs Gravity Team)0:25:41 
9Jett Seymour (MOOTS / Honey Stinger / SSWSC)0:27:33 
10Jacob Templin0:30:11 
11Niklas Schelling (SMBA)0:37:06 
DNFMax Bass (The Hub of Aspen)  
Men - Cat 3 - Senior - 19-29
1Nelson Ballard1:14:26 
2Chris Caputo (Team Kozos)0:18:05 
3Bobby Fay0:20:57 
Men - Cat 3 - Master - 30-39
1Scott Robson (Team Evergreen Racing)1:16:35 
2Jeremy Templin0:07:32 
3Matt Donnelly0:11:29 
4David Bailey0:11:34 
Men - Cat 3 - Master - 40-99
1Stephen Luck1:26:09 
2Dennis Keller0:02:46 
3Ian Jardine (Rudy Project / 661)0:08:49 
DNFSimon Koles  
DNFAlejandro Rojas  
Men - Cat 2 - Junior - 15-18
1Keegan Swirbul (Basalt Bike and Ski)1:13:09 
2Christian Shanley (Vail Mountain Bike Camps)0:03:51 
3Elliott Saslow0:04:13 
4T. Quade Jander (Team Colorado Singletrack)0:05:05 
5Drake Uriguen (Singletrack Bike Shop)0:10:00 
6Nick Thorpe (NRC / KONA)0:18:55 
7Dane Dixson (Moots/Honey Stinger/Smartwool)0:19:09 
8Alec Schaffer (SSWSC)0:47:30 
Men - Cat 2 - Senior - 19-29
1Gibb Kentz2:02:33 
2Michael Shea (Basalt Bike & Ski)0:04:26 
3Sam Chovan (Moots / SSWSC)0:05:03 
4Russell Harding0:10:22 
5Samuel O'keefe (C3-Sollay.com)0:16:29 
6Eric Rubottom (Yetis Grind)0:17:41 
7Bruce Failing (Zteam)0:23:37 
8Sam Mawseonawte0:28:26 
9Ryan Potvin0:34:15 
DNFMike Dahl (Mafia Racing)  
DNFDale Hentzell (OWA)  
Men - Cat 2 - Master - 30-39
1Ian Anderson (Honey Stinger/Trek)2:02:37 
2Dominic Garcia0:02:07 
3Ryan Schultz (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:16:04 
4Brian Mccall0:16:40 
5Jon Brickner (Winter Park Winery)0:19:12 
6Kelly Crownhart0:20:27 
7Derek Darling0:21:16 
8Kent Bumgarner0:22:49 
9Jeffrey Smith (Team Colorado Singletrack)0:28:12 
10Christopher Taylor (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:32:07 
11Jon Casson (SSWSC Cycling Team/Turner Bikes/Dragon O)0:45:39 
12Rob Bordan (The Hub of Aspen)0:50:54 
DNFBrandon Mcnellis (Durango Wheel Club)  
DNFJason Michalak (EPC)  
Men - Cat 2 - Master - 40-49
1Gregory Albrecht2:11:57 
2Simon Marsh0:03:56 
3Cary Dunn (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:04:18 
4Paul Raemer0:12:19 
5Tiziano Gortan0:14:07 
6Alex Mintling (Remodelvail.com)0:22:47 
7John Ryan0:29:11 
8Matt Lydens0:29:19 
9Phillip Juarros0:31:10 
10Jan Schelling0:32:25 
11Scott Mcphail0:46:21 
12Larry Collins (BeeCee Racing)0:53:12 
13Stephen Wallace0:54:07 
14Sam Holmes0:59:58 
15Christian Dicker (Foothills Hocky Association)1:03:36 
16Dean Hill (Aspen Bike Rentals and Tours)1:08:58 
17Michael Cook (The Next Level)1:27:10 
Men - Cat 2 - Master - 50+
1Mark Hogan2:24:46 
2Steven Como (Green Mountain Sports Velo)0:01:22 
3John Seymour0:04:27 
4Larry Grossman (Mountain Pedaler)0:07:58 
5James Brokamp0:31:14 
DNFDavid Strouse (COMotion Sports / Yeti)  
Men - Cat 1 - Junior - 15-18
1Bryce Gordon (Honey Stinger / Trek)2:02:38 
2Gino Pastore (Durango Devo)0:05:06 
3Taylor Schmidt (Optimize Endurance Services / BikeSource)0:34:20 
DNFSkyler Trujillo (Niner Bikes)  
Men - Cat 1 - Senior - 19-29
1Chris Baddick (University of Bath)1:52:48 
2Shad Schreiner (360 Racing)0:02:43 
3Peter Kalmes (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:04:27 
4Colin Jenkins (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:08:12 
5Peter O'donnell (Flanders / MBRC)0:16:00 
6Campbell Levy (Studio 1 Dental)0:18:02 
7Tim Curry (CB Builders / Brick Oven)0:28:30 
8Brett Billings0:40:45 
DNFChris Butler (COMotion Sports / Yeti)  
DNFJason Holbrook (PCL Construction)  
Men - Cat 1 - Master - 30-39
1Ezekiel Hersh (Ellsworth / No Tubes / Hammer)1:53:44 
2Jason Lapointe (Basalt Bike and Ski)0:01:40 
3Joel Mischke (Basalt Bike & Ski)0:06:45 
4Jake Lueckel (Bicycle Village)0:08:19 
5Casey Hill (Mafia Racing)0:11:17 
6Joshua Cullen (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:11:56 
7Brett Lindstrom (Mafia Racing)0:13:05 
8Ron Chavez (Team Body Sync)0:15:09 
9Derek Eilers (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:17:02 
10Dan Dunbar (Feedback Sports)0:17:33 
11Mike Armstrong (Basalt Bike and Ski)0:21:27 
12Sampson Bruesewitz (Optimize Endurance Services / BikeSource)0:25:38 
13Eric Lawrence0:48:19 
14James Annibella0:58:28 
DNFNick Thelen (Feedback Sports)  
DNFJason Trujillo (Black Sheep / New Belgium)  
Men - Cat 1 - Master - 40-49
1Michael Scanlon (Basalt Bike)1:58:26 
2Joseph Cooper (Twin Peaks Cycling Team)0:00:12 
3Todd Smith (Breck Velo)0:00:33 
4Charlie Eckart (ESC/Basalt Bike & Ski)0:01:22 
5Butch Peterson (Superhumanmag.com)0:05:01 
6Mark Roebke0:05:56 
7Douglas Meegan (Team Colorado Singletrack)0:07:41 
8Erik Skarvan (Sun Dog Athletics/MOOTS/Ajax Bike/Powerb)0:12:56 
9Barry Wiebe (Team Colorado Singletrack)0:16:10 
10Darron Cheek (A Racers Edge)0:16:47 
11Greg Gorrell (Feedback Sports)0:24:23 
12Rodrigo Gil Moreno De Mora (Diamond Peak Racing)0:27:47 
13Bonifacio Sandoval (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:29:14 
14Mike Driver0:31:00 
15Timothy Barnes (Mafia Racing)0:38:03 
16Keevin Sharp (Sharps Motorsports)0:44:49 
DNFDouglas Hudson (Feedback Sports)  
DNFWade Wilderman (Team Totally Wired)  
DNFJoseph Burtoni (GT Dirt Coalition)  
DNFThomas Meiser  
Men - Cat 1 - Master - 50-99
1Kevin Willson (Hub of Aspen/Woody Creek Tavern)2:00:53 
2Russ Fay (Folsom Breakouts)0:09:01 
3Robert Stanley0:09:49 
4Mark Soderberg (Green Mountain Sports)0:10:47 
5Keith Sanders (Chipotle / Titus)0:11:42 
6Robert Stumpus0:16:33 
Women - Cat 3 - Junior - 1-14
1Kaylee Blevins (Durango Devo)1:15:07 
2Hailey Swirbul0:09:41 
Women - Cat 3 - Senior - 19-29
1Kathryn Chinn2:15:39 
Women - Cat 3 - Master - 40-99
1Karen Bloomfield2:06:09 
Women - Cat 2 - Senior - 19-29
1Katie Sodergren1:26:21 
2Kelly Emich (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:02:42 
3Genevieve Dice0:03:31 
4Sarah Dixson (Moots / Honey Stinger/Smartwool)0:09:32 
5Evelyn Calhoun (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:11:08 
6Marzena Matecki0:43:28 
Women - Cat 2 - Master - 30-39
1Monica Green (COMotion Sports / Yeti)1:34:41 
2Talitha Vogt (Damas)0:01:11 
3Anne Cheeney (Durango Devo)0:08:06 
DNFMarjorie Conrad (COMotion Sports / Yeti)  
Women - Cat 2 - Master - 40-99
1Heather Cunningham1:23:45 
2Rose Alford (Honey Stinger / Trek)0:02:29 
3Cindy Klyn (Quintesse / BWCT)0:39:20 
4Lynne Mcdade0:41:15 
Women - Cat 1 - Junior - 15-18
1Linnea Dixson (Moots / Honey Stinger / Smartwool)1:19:33 
2Ellie Atkins (Tokyo Joes Junior)0:06:42 
3Meghan Kane (Tough Girl / SCOTT)0:07:33 
Women - Cat 1 - Senior - 19-29
1Sarah Rawley (YetiBeti)2:38:49 
2Lauren Ziedonis (Basalt Bike and Ski / Columbine Landscap)0:16:48 
DNFSage Wilderman (Team Totally Wired)  
Women - Cat 1 - Master - 30-39
1Megan Taylor (COMotion Sports / Yeti)2:30:13 
2Jaime Brede (Copper Mtn./High Country Racing Team)0:03:06 
3Melanie Long (Mafia Racing)0:04:09 
4Sarka Ruzickova (YetiBeti)0:05:43 
5Catherine Chalecki (COMotion Sports / Yeti)0:31:37 
6Lynn Bush (Tough Girl / SCOTT)0:31:39 
Women - Cat 1 - Master - 40-99
1Anne Gonzales (Basalt Bike & Ski)2:14:59 
2Pam Seidler (Basalt Bike and Ski)0:20:32 
3Jacqueline Wood (Chipotle / Titus)0:31:09 
4Kathryn Judson (Innovative Office / Christian Cycling)0:42:05 

 

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