Juarez defends his Butte 100 title in record time

In a race that organizers thought was going to be the fastest to date, the 2012 Butte 100 turned out to be just that. Tinker Juarez (Cannondale Factory Racing) defended his 2011 title by crushing his own previous course record by a whopping one hour and 14 minutes. On the women's side, Lisa Curry's 100-mile winning time was just minutes behind the overall record.

Juarez, despite coming off races in his previous two weekends, knew finishing times would be fast. "The course was ripping fast today," Juarez said after the race, "I thought what I did last year I should be able to beat. I knew I could get (my time) under nine hours." Juarez's came across the finish line in a time of 8:22:41.

Giving chase was Calgary's Jamie Lamb, who stayed within five minutes of the leader at each checkpoint. In the final 15 miles, Juarez stretched his lead to 14 minutes. Lamb finished in second place, with a time of 8:36:41 and Ben Parsons (Sportsman & Ski Haus) finished third at 8:46:07. Each of these podium times would have beat the previous course record of 9:36:59 set by Juarez in 2011.

"We knew times were going to be faster, but nothing like this," said Race Director Gina Evans, "these racers are animals."

The 50-mile races were dominated by Hammer Nutrition riders who swept the men's podium led by Adam Jensen with a winning time of 4:57:31. Rounding out the podium was Ben Ruffatto in second (5:33:04) and Tocatta Spearman in third (6:09:14). Hammer's Heidi Gaskill took the 50-mile woman's gold medal in 6:13:37 followed by Jenny Newton and Elie Meierbachtol (Team Hellgate Cyclery/Kent Bros).

Full Results

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Elite men 100-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tinker Juarez8:22:41
2Jamie Lamb0:14:00
3Ben Parsons0:23:26
4John Curry1:00:00
5Matt Butterfield1:44:18
6Miguel Arias1:46:47
7Alex Gallego1:51:22
8Brian Frykman1:54:47
9Bill Martin1:58:31
10Alex Hassman3:51:16
11Kevin Jacobsen4:03:07
12Mike Borduin4:08:58
13John Blaskovich4:09:45
14Tom Owen4:38:35
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Elite women 100-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Curry10:50:53
2Megan Lawson1:23:56
3Amy Frykman1:30:14
4Ali Bronsdon2:27:27
5Sarah Halvorson4:06:16
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Men open 100-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colin Chisholm10:26:30
2David Hoffman0:08:13
3Peter Lambros0:21:02
4John Doran0:49:25
5Dave Silk0:50:42
6Royce Cassidy0:58:18
7Warren Smith1:24:58
8David Thoma1:31:12
9Aaron Nelson1:31:46
10Josh Leighton1:41:26
11Mike Birnbaum1:41:49
12Steve Helm2:00:28
13Tyler Brummer2:22:35
14Rich Shattuck2:28:36
15Blake Votilla2:34:53
16Chris Luehder2:48:03
17Jesus Salazar2:56:33
18Andrew Plant3:04:54
19Dave Wilding3:15:00
20Brett Kulina3:18:27
21Erick Peterson3:38:04
22Jason Thorman3:43:15
23Robert Knapp4:09:30
24John Remien4:10:06
25James O'Loughlin4:19:24
26Paul Irby4:24:38
27Steve Edwards4:29:49
28Jason Lytle4:44:06
29Baldwin Goodell4:50:15
30Myke Hermsmeyer4:51:18
DNFTodd BroderickRow 30 - Cell 2
DNFNorm WilliamsonRow 31 - Cell 2
DNFShawn GleasonRow 32 - Cell 2
DNFScott RymanRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFMike WeberRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFDan WeldonRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFMatt MeirowskyRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFScott KrallmanRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFJosh FairchildsRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFTom ParkerRow 39 - Cell 2
DNFJason FrankRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFMatt PackhamRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFKoy HooverRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFRoss MillerRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFScott SymonRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFMichael CurtinRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony DibritoRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFIan FosterRow 47 - Cell 2
DNFMichael KauffmanRow 48 - Cell 2
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Women open 100-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amy Chiuchiolo11:49:15
2Zuzana Ecerova2:54:38
3Katie Nicoll3:01:57
DNFChrista BirkelaRow 3 - Cell 2
DNFJulie KubikRow 4 - Cell 2
DNFLindsy CampbellRow 5 - Cell 2
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Singlespeed men 100-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Sherwin10:30:24
2Travis Switzer3:12:59
3Steve Apple4:47:06
DNFCraig ChristophersonRow 3 - Cell 2
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Elite men 50-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Jensen4:57:31
2Ben Ruffatto0:35:33
3Tocatta Spearman1:11:43
4Shaun Radley1:14:21
DNFJohn FioreRow 4 - Cell 2
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Elite women 50-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heidi Gaskill6:13:43
2Jenny Newton0:16:54
3Elie Meierbachtol1:06:01
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Open men 50-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Cross5:30:08
2Doug Shryock0:06:23
3Justin Doll0:12:52
4Toby Meierbachtol0:13:47
5Dylan Johnson0:21:48
6Travis Howard0:31:16
7Solon Linton0:33:52
8Selden Daume0:36:08
9Mark Brooke0:44:48
10Trent Baker0:49:40
11Mike Giuliani0:50:44
12Ray Derenburger0:53:54
13Bill Simmel0:54:06
14Robert Gillespie1:00:39
15Chad Devall1:03:11
16Mike Carey1:03:49
17Scott Lenaburg1:05:14
18Mike Rossi1:10:10
19Eric Peterman1:13:26
20Johnathan Bardsley1:14:40
21Ben Haggett1:15:17
22Chad Dexter1:17:08
23Justin Bigart1:20:09
24Mike Mccormick1:34:25
25Dan Gager1:36:18
26Edward Stalling1:37:24
27Evan Zamore1:40:30
28Jesse Doll1:41:01
29Chad Yurko1:41:09
30Chris Bruha1:42:18
31Nick Silverman1:45:01
32Jeff Braun1:45:58
33Dane Evans1:48:40
34Russell Parker1:50:40
35Ed Van Aelstyn1:50:44
36Larry Stayner1:52:53
37Boz Boswell1:54:09
38Robert Roll1:54:37
39Matt Barnes1:55:07
40Mitch Stimac1:59:39
41Chris Mcintosh2:04:25
42James Jensen2:07:21
43Kevin Shuttlesworth2:08:30
44Matt Radlowski2:09:27
45Rob Curtis2:09:52
46Shawn Skinner2:11:51
47Dame Mcdonough2:12:05
48Jamie Veis2:12:06
49Andrew Frank2:13:27
50Lincoln Jamrog2:17:13
51Sean Macnee2:19:50
52Garrett Carlson2:20:35
53Martin Johnson2:22:34
54Steven Sommerfeldt2:23:47
55Aldrich Fisher2:27:03
56Mike Warren2:27:18
57Charles Schuster2:28:57
58Ed Warner2:31:52
59Scott Ulrichs2:36:26
60Daniel Bridge2:48:37
61Jesse Woodward2:49:30
62Doug Fletcher2:51:16
63Scott Dehlendorf2:52:36
64Derek Moore2:55:13
65John Klingbeil2:55:16
66John Coulthard3:00:32
67Brett Woelber3:02:03
68Mike Pfund3:04:55
69Paul Parson3:05:11
70Ryan Weishaar3:08:31
71Jim Brown3:13:44
72Tige Thorman3:14:04
73Peter (Pk) Kirwan3:16:13
74Matt Mckenna3:16:14
75Micah Bogage3:16:58
76Reed Watson3:17:21
77Chip Marvin3:17:48
78Fred Kellner3:18:36
79Michael Manhardt3:26:50
80Bob Mund3:27:42
81Mark Peterson3:32:03
82Karl Moser3:32:32
83Jared Murphy3:33:47
84Ryan Wilson3:42:48
85Zane Nelson3:43:38
86Alan Bridge4:00:28
87Mark Gilmore4:01:58
88Daniel Kaluza4:24:37
89Ryan Benner4:32:03
90Douglas Melius4:38:44
91Shane Waggoner4:45:54
92Maxwell Rule5:04:32
93Martin Carlson5:27:48
94Brandt Dennehy5:31:55
95Rocco Altobelli5:35:05
96Cory Horsens5:49:02
97Tedd Weldon6:01:32
98Bob Davis6:02:04
99Aaron Davis6:08:11
100Charlie Mitchell6:10:58
101Roger Dibrito6:18:52
102Chad Godbout6:35:01
103Jason Miller6:39:19
104Eric Lapham7:19:04
DNFGregg CummingsRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFDoug BrahamRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFJoel MclennanRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFDan MartinRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFMike DaileyRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFMike FurlongRow 109 - Cell 2
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Open women 50-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jamie Terry7:19:53
2Katie Reese0:04:01
3Debra Morrell0:06:57
4Kellie Carim0:09:23
5Aidan Myhre0:24:44
6Karla Wagner0:39:11
7Katie Davis0:47:33
8Jennifer Bardsley0:51:52
9Erin Reis0:54:51
10Mary Dean1:19:37
11Carley Squires1:24:07
12Wendy Brooke1:24:30
13Andrea Thompson1:27:03
14Maer Seibert2:10:27
15Brita Schneller2:12:14
16Maura Deshaw2:24:08
17Anne Tyler3:34:53
18Andrea Evans3:34:54
19Heather Mcadams3:45:29
20Sarah Weldon4:11:44
21Emily Herndon4:18:07
22Deanna Horsens4:29:01
23Megan Godbout4:44:19
24Andrea Stanley5:37:27
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Singlespeed men 50-miler
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Pagel6:17:08
2Blase Reardon0:49:24
3Eddie Joy1:02:37
4Brian Thompson2:39:20
5Thomas Rau2:52:34

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