Mike Barton and Elisa Otter (Mountain Moxie) took the win's at this year's Vermont 50 MTB Race. Barton upset pre-race favorite Ted King (Liquigas), setting a new course record in the process.
King thought he had the win in the bag, crossing the line first in a course record time of 3:59. However, Barton started in the second wave, 5 minutes behind King, and he charged across the line a mere 3 minutes later, for a time of 3:57. King was apparently unaware of the danger posed by Barton until late in the race - he upped his pace for the final miles in an attempt to keep Barton at bay, but, in his words, it was too little too late.
Otter was relatively unchallenged in the women's race and came through in a time of 4:46.
1. Mike Barton 3:57
2. Ted King 3:59
1. Elisa Otter 4:46
2. Brina Blanchard
Full results to come!