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Gaze and Huck take Whiskey Fat Tire Criterium wins

Sam Gaze (Specialized) and Erin Huck (Scott 3Rox Racing) won the opening salvos of the Whisky Off Road Friday night, taking out the wins in the men's and women's fat tire criteriums. 

In the men's race, Todd Wells (SRAM-TLD) broke away early and was shortly joined by Gaze. The two worked well to hold off the peloton and Gaze won in a sprint finish. Wells was second and Geoff Kabush (Scott 3Rox Racing) finished third. Ninety pro men started the event.

Huck, the US champion, was the aggressor for most of the race but could not shake off a talented lead group. She won in a sprint finish over Kate Courtney (Specialized). Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) finished third. Stan's riders Chloe Woodruff and Rose Grant both crashed on final run into the finish. Both appeared not to be seriously hurt.

Brief Results

Pro Men Top 10
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Sam Gaze (Aus)
2Todd Wells (USA)
3Geoff Kabush (Can)
4Derek Zandstra (Can) Cannondale, CRCS, Stans Notubes
5Howard Grotts (USA)
6Brian Matter (USA)
7Benjamin Sonntag (Ger)
8Christoph Sauser (Swi)
9Payson Mcelveen (USA)
10Fernando Riveros Paez (Col) CZ Racing

Pro Women Top 10
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Erin Huck (USA)
2Kate Courtney (USA)
3Katerina Nash (Cze)
4Maghalie Rochette (Can)
5Serena Bishop Gordon (USA)
6Crystal Anthony (USA)
7Hannah Williams (USA)
8Chloe Woodruff (USA) Stan's NoTubes
9Lauren Mulwitz (USA)
10Evelyn Dong (USA)


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