Miller sets new record in Whiskey 50

On a perfect 70-degree Fahrenheit day in Arizona, Nate Miller (Honey Stinger) won the Whiskey 50 Proof in a time of 3:19:13. Not only was he first overall finisher but also won the men's singlespeed division. Kenny Wehn (NoTubes) was first "geared" finisher in the men's open division and second overall finisher. His time of 3:21:51 also broke the old record. That makes two wins in a row for Wehn at the Whiskey 50.

Angie Kell from Phoenix, Arizona won the women's open in a time of 4:17:42. Karen Tremaine was not far behind finishing in 4:19:59 to win the women's singlespeed category.

The story of the day was the prowess of the singlespeed riders. They took first, third, fifth, sixth, and tenth in the men's race. While the singlespeed riders had lighter bikes, they were unable to pedal on some of the long descents. Nate Miller, who also won at the Sea Otter Classic last week, chose a 34-10 gear ratio for the race today. Surprisingly, he moved into the lead by passing Wehn on the descent after the climb out of Skull Valley.

The 50-mile course was as diverse as anyone could dream up. It started with a six-mile climb on pavement that blew the race into pieces. Once they hit dirt, the riders were rewarded with shade and some of the best singletrack anywhere. They had to climb up switchbacks to clear ridges before finally moving onto the fire road descent into Skull Valley. After the aid station in Skull Valley, the riders had to climb back up the descent they had just come down. Riders had to be vigilant as there was to-way traffic for those 10 miles. Most of the last 10 miles were downhill again as riders returned to Prescott.

All finishers were rewarded with a commemorative drink glass from Whiskey Row. Following the finish, racers joined their families on the lawn of the town square and listened to live music.

Tomorrow, the pros race on the same course. Based on the finishing times today and the fantastic course conditions, they should be finishing close to the three hour mark.

Cyclingnews will be on course to bring you results, race reports, and photos.

The following video is provided by race promoter Epic Rides.

Full Results

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Whiskey 50 Men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenneth Wehn3:21:51
2Ryan Petry0:01:03
3Lance Runyan0:08:38
4John Beck0:09:50
5Brian Meyer0:11:33
6Link King0:11:54
7Michael Carroll0:12:40
8Von Edwards0:14:45
9Kimo Seymour0:14:46
10Rob Hyldahl0:14:47
11Dain Zaffke0:16:44
12Keith Collins0:17:57
13Dennis BarrettRow 12 - Cell 2
14Matthew Mcgee0:19:24
15Guy Mcdermott0:19:26
16Bryce Phinney0:19:33
17Adam Kollgaard0:20:17
18Todd Shaffer0:20:51
19Shawn Brick0:21:06
20Paul Tocco0:22:04
21Dan Maher0:22:14
22Chris Jenkins0:22:23
23Todd Purdin0:23:15
24Derek Eysenbach0:23:23
25Ben Jones0:23:38
26Riley Post0:24:43
27Steve Koller0:24:45
28Brandon Newcomer0:25:36
29Phl Martin0:26:42
30Joshua Jacquot0:27:14
31Paul Broaderip0:27:19
32Jonathan Pettit0:29:15
33Al Senft0:29:25
34Steven Thompson0:29:49
35Jason Michalak0:29:57
36Gaige Sippy0:30:32
37Alex Strickland0:30:39
38Andrew Laskowski0:30:58
39Richard Biocca0:31:44
40Erik Keniston0:31:55
41Michael Krall0:33:43
42Nathan Lowrie0:34:27
43Dustin Phillips0:35:10
44Benji Kozuch0:36:02
45Trevor Bailey0:36:30
46Channing Morrison0:38:06
47Gerrit Mack0:39:50
48Brett Ebben0:40:09
49Kyle Shour0:40:47
50Alexander Leonard0:42:55
51Chris Fusselman0:43:04
52Rob DolmanRow 51 - Cell 2
53Christian Little0:43:27
54Rick BucherRow 53 - Cell 2
55Richard Fiske0:43:41
56Dominic Petrocelli0:43:51
57Sam Gross0:44:23
58James Rowan0:44:34
59Steven Garrett0:44:43
60Jason Welborn0:45:14
61Charlie Roach0:46:14
62Sam Beveridge0:46:54
63Tim Maddux0:47:10
64Philip Wilson0:48:14
65Benjamin EvertonRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jeff Snook0:48:47
67Craig Baumann0:49:14
68Parmenides Orpinel0:49:15
69Joe Susco0:49:53
70Otley Smith0:50:47
71John Shumaker0:51:02
72Mike Monticello0:51:04
73Scott Countryman0:51:21
74Jared Nelson0:53:13
75Alan Brown0:53:23
76Ben Clark0:53:51
77Scott Rake0:54:28
78Ezra Colman0:56:09
79Jashua Lavietes0:56:15
80Thomas Faeh0:56:47
81Brandon Frazier0:56:53
82Jeff Westcott0:57:00
83Zach FullerRow 82 - Cell 2
84Timothy RisleyRow 83 - Cell 2
85David Mandley0:57:04
86Adam Cornette0:57:22
87Dana Alia0:57:25
88Rich O'Neil0:58:25
89Charles Strickler0:58:40
90Rob Bergstrom0:58:49
91Brad Scott0:58:54
92Matt Rozar0:59:33
93Ryan Clickner0:59:36
94Marco Sifuentes1:00:48
95Matthewliljenquist Matthew1:00:56
96Nathan HeapsRow 95 - Cell 2
97Ryan Hammerel1:01:01
98Ryan Wayne1:01:22
99Alonso Moya1:02:25
100Scott Dean1:02:27
101Roberto Gonzalez1:04:10
102Ryan Hayles1:04:14
103Ben Swenka1:05:13
104Michael Rodini1:05:21
105Abiel Lopez1:06:26
106Barret Fishner1:08:16
107Roy Johnson1:08:17
108Preston Riveras1:08:37
109Sean Hulburt1:08:38
110Chad Haynes1:08:42
111Ron Williams1:09:02
112Nathan Preston1:09:08
113James Winebrenner1:09:09
114Chad Lusk1:09:45
115Nate Mchugh1:10:07
116Stephen Waits1:10:11
117Bud Heintz1:11:06
118Brad Jezek1:11:17
119Nate Rees1:11:23
120Clint Sparks1:11:26
121Jared Heimbigner1:12:52
122Andy Jasper1:12:53
123Philip Thomas1:12:54
124Brian Murphy1:12:59
125Matt Maienza1:13:06
126Charles Hess1:13:47
127Terry Schmidtknecht1:15:04
128Brian Coffman1:15:26
129Karl Stummer1:15:55
130Brad Hendron1:16:07
131David Rimron1:17:12
132Casey Skidmore1:17:38
133Mike Sparks1:17:43
134Adam Mermel1:17:58
135David Croteau1:18:42
136Jared Gustafson1:19:00
137Max Schoenberger1:19:23
138Reed Malvick1:22:25
139Paul Nelson1:22:26
140Brandon Johnson1:22:29
141Bob Meneely1:22:38
142Norris Hanna1:23:20
143Chad Gorman1:23:37
144Wayne Thayer1:23:53
145Mike Vakula1:24:15
146James Blank1:26:41
147Kevin Mchugh1:27:03
148Jared Jorde1:27:15
149Matthias Wolf1:27:54
150Ryan Hill1:28:17
151Tom Kavanaugh1:29:17
152Michael Puchowicz1:29:27
153Travis Jones1:29:51
154Steve Ford1:30:06
155Christopher Weber1:30:37
156Eric Hatfield1:30:53
157Kevin LarochelleRow 156 - Cell 2
158Jon Gorman1:30:58
159Chris Branson1:31:06
160John Ferguson1:31:35
161Julius Charlie1:32:06
162Eliseo Alonzo1:32:32
163John Smey1:32:42
164Matthew Holland1:33:47
165Tony Doran1:34:42
166Gordon Smith1:34:54
167Kevin Stcyr1:34:55
168Jeff Getzlaff1:35:23
169Matthew Braselton1:36:33
170John Sellingwr1:36:34
171Jim SipeRow 170 - Cell 2
172Bill Moor1:36:45
173Brian Barton1:38:17
174Sean Stephenson1:39:57
175Parker Christiansen1:40:03
176Richard Kubista1:42:01
177Steve Delong1:43:06
178Gonzalo Reyes1:43:38
179Michael Pierquet1:46:05
180Gail Strom1:46:21
181David Jackson1:47:00
182Fergus Breck1:47:02
183Shawn Gregore1:47:44
184Ed Fryatt1:48:17
185Brian Kleinman1:49:08
186Mykyta Yurtyn1:49:19
187Scott Wilkey1:49:32
188Paul GrubeRow 187 - Cell 2
189Manny Chavez1:49:55
190Matthew Johnson1:50:03
191Paul Dellorco1:50:37
192Andrew Bellino1:51:13
193Brandon Gough1:54:15
194Scott Wortendyke1:54:51
195Michael Sowers1:58:41
196Scott Reading1:59:19
197Brandon Brizzolara1:59:38
198Matthew Wilkins1:59:55
199Adam Hudson2:00:08
200Todd Matyas2:00:31
201Nathan Andrews2:00:34
202Zach Macdonald2:00:45
203Chris Muller2:00:56
204Chris Neal2:02:38
205Chris Barr2:02:46
206Steve Lovejoy2:02:47
207Matt Mullet2:06:39
208Andrew Suter2:07:59
209Dave Bourland2:08:15
210Jason Meador2:08:57
211Guillermo De La Vega2:08:58
212Lance Larson2:09:56
213Brice Minukeh2:10:25
214Greg Kilroy2:10:54
215Mike MysseRow 214 - Cell 2
216Steve Charnon2:11:07
217Patrick Black2:11:14
218Kent Voss2:12:02
219Harlan Smith2:16:09
220David Sweinhagen2:17:33
221Jeremy Cox2:18:41
222Tom Carr2:19:37
223Irfan Khan2:20:03
224Steve Kutina2:20:26
225Scott Harvey2:20:59
226Mike Rice2:22:29
227Steve Lingwall2:22:38
228Kevin Boyce2:28:38
229Kevin Brown2:30:21
230Brian Kennedy2:31:40
231Brandon Ebert2:32:12
232Robert Neifert2:32:29
233Mickey Taylor2:36:26
234Eric Sullivan2:39:54
235Ian Murphy2:40:35
236Paul Gregory2:41:07
237Jon Colavito2:41:13
238Dennis Kozura2:41:46
239Dave Grossman2:43:30
240Michael Rex Schumacher2:45:33
241Dave Leedy2:46:48
242Craig Wagenaar2:50:10
243Craig Bengtson2:50:34
244Chris Hummel2:51:41
245Brian Strand2:54:17
246David Sherak2:55:23
247Chris Peters3:11:13
248Matt Bovinette3:14:02
249Thomas Touchstone3:20:19
250Stephen Knecht3:21:15
251Micheal Browne3:21:16
252John Beck3:21:19
253Kyle Gandy3:24:30
254Matt Hilbert3:25:10
255Nick Wright3:27:01
256Ron Duncan3:27:46
257Dano Quezada3:35:03
258Umberto Santoni3:35:27
259James Akers3:36:22
260George Toro3:41:41
261Benjamin Wendorf3:43:59
262Dave Coons3:46:58
263Rohit Bery3:47:08
264Martin Debono3:48:49
265Joshua Simpson3:56:02
266Noe Gomez4:03:01
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Whiskey 50 Women open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Angie Kell4:17:42
2Beth Utley0:03:10
3Crystal Petrocelli0:07:05
4Katie Ellis0:09:28
5Brianne Marshall0:10:20
6Windy Marks0:16:48
7Lajuan Kelley0:34:53
8La Kelly0:36:30
9Kristin Walters0:38:21
10Lisa Le Poole0:46:11
11Terrin Lane0:46:34
12Phoebe Donovan0:49:37
13Kimberly Ridgeway0:50:28
14Patti Schmidt-iverson0:51:52
15Miche;;e Jackman1:00:49
16Carlyn Hakola1:05:55
17Deedee Johnson1:08:21
18Veronique Pardee1:10:04
19Heather Brecke1:15:18
20Janell Batt1:21:20
21Tricia Davis1:24:30
22Vickie Nelson1:25:22
23Ann Sudoh1:32:11
24Wilhelmina Zuckerman1:34:33
25Maraya Morse1:38:39
26Tina Stocking1:39:21
27Kathy Boltz1:40:56
28Lisa Locati1:43:49
29Patricia Rake2:06:23
30Julie Bass2:08:46
31Carolina Chavez2:09:56
32Donna Trigilio2:22:22
33Kristen Osborn2:25:11
34Beth Ross2:28:30
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Whiskey 50 Singlespeed men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Miller3:19:13
2Cameron Brenneman0:02:42
3Marcus Hayward0:04:59
4Kyle Reedy0:09:32
5Michael Melley0:12:53
6Dan Naef0:15:24
7Josh Krattiger0:16:10
8Eric Walecki0:18:45
9Kurt Gensheimer0:19:42
10Jonathan Falkowski0:21:06
11James Upshaw0:22:15
12Mike Hileman0:22:32
13Richard Hurst0:24:06
14David Ochs0:26:29
15Yuri Hauswald0:27:37
16Hunter Keating0:30:04
17Daryl Roberts0:31:26
18Jim Tryonas0:32:49
19Coley King0:33:07
20Dejay Birtch0:34:38
21Jason Firsty0:34:43
22Tom Ament0:37:12
23Shawn Gregory0:38:18
24Neil Becwar0:38:27
25Lane Sanders0:40:26
26Keith Ashmore0:41:45
27Tim Hull0:43:18
28Mike Haas0:44:17
29Nino Filippinetti0:47:34
30Rich Maines0:48:01
31Adam Kroger0:48:59
32Anthony Deckoff-jones0:49:14
33Jake Kirkpatrick0:50:21
34Zach Stanford0:51:58
35Chad Cheeney0:53:23
36Simon Zmyslinski0:56:17
37Nathan Cain0:57:07
38Eric Olson0:59:22
39Steve Larson0:59:55
40James Bailey1:00:57
41Andrew Dickinson1:01:42
42Brandon Bogardus1:01:52
43Fuzzy John Mylne1:02:53
44Steve Reynolds1:03:40
45Logan Goff1:04:04
46Leonard Goodell1:05:59
47Mark Eikenberry1:06:17
48Jory Henry1:07:38
49Matt Killeen1:08:06
50Bryan Kramer1:11:15
51Alex Hamory1:11:59
52Robert Tobin1:12:44
53Mark Odenwald1:14:39
54Scott Junker1:15:19
55Timothy Wise1:17:04
56Justin Fundalinski1:18:05
57Clint Ball1:18:44
58Heith Masters1:19:11
59Tiago reis1:19:50
60Thomas Arnold1:20:00
61Zac Mendenhall1:20:01
62John Day1:21:21
63Benjamin Molina1:27:51
64George Kemp1:31:52
65James Simmons1:34:19
66Mike Hanna1:34:24
67Raymond Harris1:38:04
68Alex Christensen1:39:40
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