Catherine Johnson, of Boulder, races along River Road on Friday afternoon during the time trial of the Steamboat Springs Stage Race. The event kicked off Friday and continues through Monday.

Photo by John F. Russell

Catherine Johnson, of Boulder, races along River Road on Friday afternoon during the time trial of the Steamboat Springs Stage Race. The event kicked off Friday and continues through Monday.

Steamboat Springs Stage Race takes off

Annual event opens Friday, continues through Monday


— The third annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race opened Friday with what seemed like a short 6.5-mile jaunt up River Road. 

But with headwinds and crosswinds playing a role in the Aspire Performance Individual Time Trial, the course proved tougher than most thought. 

In the SM Pro 1-2 division, Golden’s Chris Carr was the top finisher in 16 minutes, 31.97 seconds. He’ll have a one-second lead over Daniel Harm when Saturday’s second stage begins.

Steamboat’s Barkley Robinson finished 32nd, almost three minutes back. 

In the SM 5565+ field, Kim Workman won in 17:19.70. Steamboat’s Kent Eriksen is 2:13 seconds back. 

Chris Phenicie won the SM 35+ division in 17:09.78. Jon Cariveau, of Steamboat, is 2:01 back. 

In the SM 4 division, Steamboat’s Sam Chovan took the lead, finishing in 17:52.09. He has an eight-second lead on John Klish. 

Evan Weinman, of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, crossed the finish first in the Junior 15-18 category, registering a 17:26. He’ll have a one-second lead on Jake Carson. 

In the SW 1-2, SW 3 and SW 35+ field, Lafayette’s Kasey Clark is in first after finishing in 19:13.75. Steamboat’s Amy Charity is in fifth, 34 seconds behind.

Michael Hagen leads the SM 45+ field after finishing in 17:45.81. 

Pueblo’s Carla Flores leads the SW4, SW 45+, SW55+ division after finishing in 21:43.62. Steamboat’s Katie Lindquist is 1:28 back, and Jody Gale is 2:06 back. 

In the SM 35+, 4, SM 45+ 4 category, Derke Teuscher finished first in 18:16.47. Steamboat’s Ryan Kerin is 2:26 back. 

In the SM 3 category, Jeff Chmielewski finished first in 17:05.12. Steamboat’s Trevor Walz is 1:01 back. 

The four-day stage race continues Saturday with the new Wildhorse Criterium at Trailhead Lodge. The venue at the base of Steamboat Ski Area features a 1.4-mile loop with technical turns and one climb. It is spectator-friendly. Races begin at 7:30 a.m.


rhys jones 5 years, 7 months ago

Move the Air Show to Hayden too. They have a real airport, and the cows won't mind the obnoxious noise. Hayden wants an identity anyway. There it is.



Steve Lewis 5 years, 7 months ago

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All three descriptions fit. But would a curmudgeon shy from ownership of his opinion as yvb anonymously does? And curmudgeons generally try to keep to themselves. With so many daily posts by yvb, could you expand your self-concept to something that includes LOUD?

loud adj 1. high in volume of sound 2. expressing something forcefully and frequently 3. shockingly bright in color or bold in design 4. noisy, coarse, and offensive

adv in a loud way

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Steve Lewis 5 years, 7 months ago

They will close my street for one of these races. No problem. I look forward to watching the racing every year. Its great!

Go Sam!


mtroach 5 years, 7 months ago

Yvb the race is not private anyone is welcome to participate. Get training for next years event. Hahahaa


Zed 5 years, 7 months ago

Lot of great racing out there, glad to see it.

I did not see a hazard created by the bikers friday and I did not see anything in the blotter about it? This biker doomsday talk is looney, it is a freaking bicycle and you are in a 200+hp truck/suv, possibly delayed few minutes....


Cory Prager 5 years, 7 months ago

Great job with the Stage Race super fun to watch today. More Cycling events in Steamboat !


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