Scott Myller climbs Wednesday during a Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series event at Steamboat Ski Area. The event drew nearly 200 riders to attempt the course, which combined a grueling climb with a dangerous descent.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Scott Myller climbs Wednesday during a Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series event at Steamboat Ski Area. The event drew nearly 200 riders to attempt the course, which combined a grueling climb with a dangerous descent.

Grueling Town Challenge course tries cyclists in Steamboat

Ski Area race takes toll on large field Wednesday

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— The results say it was Brad Bingham and Tammy Jacques, but dirt-covered faces and fresh, ruby-red scars, a field of flat tires and the sirens of a local emergency rescue crew made it clear: The winner of Wednesday night’s Town Chal­­lenge race was Mount Werner.

Racer Simon Demby-Myers had to be evacuated by ambulance after an accident on the fast descent on the Zig Zag mountain bike trail, but many others put their pain on display with tired eyes and gritted teeth. Click here for more on Demby-Myers and his injury.

Wednesday’s Sunshine Loop Cross-Country mountain bike race at Steamboat Ski Area was a toughie.

“A course like this, sometimes people go too fast, and they’re riding on the edge. There were a lot of crashes and a lot of flats,” race director Gretchen Sehler said. “People liked the course. They thought it was pretty fun, or they thought it was a hard challenge, but that’s what made it good.”

Bingham won the men’s side of the race, which sent riders from the base of the ski area to the top via Valley View, then back down mostly on Zig Zag. He finished the daunting course in 1 hour, 17 seconds. Peter Kalmes wasn’t far behind, finishing in 1:01:18, and Barkley Robinson logged his highest finish of the season, crossing in third at 1:03.

Jacques finished in 1:10:44, besting Kelly Boniface, who was second in 1:14:09, for the first time in the three-race deep season. Kate Rench was third in 1:19:24.

“It was a really brutal climb, and coming down was rough because everyone was tired,” men’s expert racer D.J. Nudy said.

The race attracted another large crowd, drawing 195 cyclists.

Sunshine Loop Cross-Country results

Steamboat Ski Area

Wednesday

Pro/open

1 Brad Bingham 1:00:17

2 Peter Kalmes 1:01:18

3 Barkley Robinson 1:03:00

4 Craig Rench 1:03:19

5 Alex Pond 1:04:18

6 Trever Walz 1:05:00

7 Bo Randolph 1:08:02

8 Essam Welch 1:09:28

9 Adam Parke 1:12:02

10 Sam Chovan 1:13:49

11 Tim Nylen 1:14:41

12 Scott Tanner 1:15:22

13 Matt Eggen 1:21:47

Men’s expert 19 to 34

1 Brian Heit 1:17:27

2 Jeffery Gay 1:17:37

3 D. J. Nudy 1:19:00

4 Carter Miller 1:19:11

5 Paxton Jones 1:37:01

Men’s expert 35 to 49

1 Pat West 1:11:35

2 Jeff Snook 1:12:12

3 Jeremy MacGray 1:14:18

4 Ron Famiglietti 1:14:21

5 Matt Heydon 1:15:31

6 Michael Kirlan 1:15:41

7 David High 1:16:01

8 Billy Vanness 1:16:34

9 Rick Hodges 1:17:10

10 Scott Myller 1:17:16

11 Scott Kempers 1:18:11

12 Peter Boniface 1:18:28

13 Pj Wharton 1:18:51

14 Robin Craigen 1:20:04

15 Chris Arnis 1:21:49

16 Andreas Sauerberey 1:23:54

17 Derek Hodson 1:37:18

18 Daniel Foote 1:38:14

Men’s expert 50 and older

1 Kent Eriksen 1:15:50

2 Marc Sehler 1:16:05

3 Mike Loomis 1:18:44

4 Kris Hagenbuch 1:29:26

Men’s sport 19 to 29

1 Evan Weinman 1:16:04

2 Lee MacKe 1:25:01

3 Jon Winkelblech 1:27:52

4 Ben Beall 1:30:28

5 Alec Schaffer 1:54:07

6 Alan Bradley 2:15:00

Men’s sport 30 to 39

1 Christian Levan 1:18:48

2 Dimitri Brown 1:21:11

3 Eric Dose 1:23:59

4 Darren Robinson 1:26:53

5 Aaron Tisdale 1:29:35

6 Jeremy Schumacher 1:29:38

7 Antonio Jaranna 1:40:56

Men’s sport 40 to 49

1 Randy Nelson 1:25:46

2 Bob Kastor 1:28:13

3 Jay Willson 1:30:09

4 Walter Magill 1:30:46

5 Toby Leeson 1:32:26

6 Nate Cox 1:38:57

7 Jeff Olsen 1:45:24

8 Mike Aljanich 1:47:49

Men’s sport 50 and older

1 John Lamb 1:18:33

2 Chris Keiss 1:30:06

3 Boyd Bass 1:30:42

4 John Thrasher 1:30:43

5 Peter Daley 1:30:52

6 Rick Denney 1:37:48

7 Stephan Zittel 1:39:55

8 Joel Miller 2:05:36

Men’s novice 19 to 34

1 Mark Schroeder 1:22:10

2 Tim Zander 1:28:16

3 Murphy Roberts 1:30:53

4 Ben Schroeder 1:35:27

5 Eddie Rogers 1:36:16

6 Austin Watts 1:41:41

7 Jackson Ignattius 1:44:17

Men’s novice 35 to 49

1 Larry Lindeman 1:47:07

Women’s expert

1 Tammy Jacques 1:10:44

2 Kelly Boniface 1:14:09

3 Kate Rench 1:19:24

4 Katie Lindquist 1:21:02

5 Kathleen Fitzsimmons 1:26:46

6 Kate Chapman 1:27:31

7 Genevieve Kalmes 1:33:20

Women’s sport 19 to 29

1 Liana Gregory 1:31:30

2 Helen Brown 1:42:25

3 Brynna Vogt 1:54:30

4 Emily Fisken 1:56:57

Women’s sport 30 and older

1 Susie Jones 1:32:06

2 Nicole Lecoyer 1:37:17

3 Mary Ann Keiss 1:41:08

4 Patti Lindquist 1:45:02

5 Kelie Nelson 1:49:10

6 Krista Check-Hill 1:55:04

7 Elisha Colson 2:01:11

Women’s novice 19 to 34

1 Alison Lipman 27:43

2 Gretchen Coleman 28:43

3 Lindsey Smith 31:56

4 Emily Lawrence 33:37

5 Dana Hantel 40:33

Women’s novice 35 and older

1 Melanie McDaniel 35:44

2 Lane Malone 35:48

Youth male 13 to 15

1 Koby Vargas 21:19

2 Jett Seymour 22:48

3 Lars Hannah 22:48

4 Sam Schroeder 23:58

5 Rio Graab 25:27

6 Grant Andrews 25:41

7 Matthew White 26:59

8 Andrew Keiss 27:46

9 Sam Nelson 31:09

Youth female 13 to 15

1 Rachael Green 32:16

Children 6 and younger

1 Andrew Kempers 00:28

2 Sal Malone 00:32

3 Grady Piva 00:34

4 Jack Fox 00:36

5 Tomas Niedermeier 00:40

6 Primo Famiglietti 00:44

7 Audra Gowdy 00:47

8 Aklilu Foote 00:57

9 Jeremiah MacGray 01:01

10 Luca Martorano 01:09

11 Henry Magill 01:10

12 Scarlet Pepin 01:15

Children 7 and 8

1 Danial Kempers 01:17

2 Lilli Armstrong 01:25

3 Jackson Metzler 01:33

4 Coleman Bohmer 01:35

5 Wally Magill 01:36

6 Gunnar Gilbertson 01:37

7 Austin Ibarra 01:40

8 Logan Spiegel 01:51

9 Asher Lesyashen-Kirlin 01:55

10 Shea Pepin 01:57

11 Keegan Millen 02:00

12 Ellie Blair 02:02

13 Colin Kagan 02:06

14 Ely Cariveau 02:07

15 Niko Weber 02:07

16 Josephine Foote 02:29

17 Bridger Carlton 02:35

18 Sophia Gowdy 02:40

19 Noah Robinson 02:45

Children 9 and 10

1 Matthew Kempers 07:07

2 Dane Freckleton 07:10

3 Riley Hodges 07:15

4 Max Pinto 07:30

5 Zack Weber 07:42

6 Eliza Fox 08:14

7 Isabella MacGray 08:22

8 Anton Gorrell 08:31

9 Leo Chapman 18:12

Children 11 and 12

1 Chase Seymour 14:01

2 Zane Worrell 14:27

3 Trey Seymour 15:00

4 Elijah Varges 15:30

5 Kaden Mendonca 16:53

6 Matai Curzon 19:25

7 Kade Green 19:49

8 Brendan Andrews 21:02

Men’s singlespeed

1 Jon Freckleton 1:14:18

2 Ben Clark 1:19:49

3 Jp Pougiales 1:20:23

4 Anthony Urbick 1:25:36

Women’s singlespeed

1 Marla Bailey 1:38:17

— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or e-mail jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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