US CUP: Short Track

Sofia Gomez Villafane & Christopher Blevins Defeat Big Fields in Fayetteville

Pro women on the start line – Photo courtesy of US Cup on Twitter

Results – Pro Women

12025Sofia Gomez VillafaneFemale27HEBER CITYUT523:20.5404:40.5204:50.8004:43.0604:47.1604:19.0011
22015Erin HuckFemale40BOULDERCO523:21.2104:40.5704:50.5604:43.6704:46.3704:20.0422
32004Kelsey UrbanFemale23KENTFIELDCA523:21.7104:40.4004:50.3104:43.5904:47.0004:20.4133
42001Rose GrantFemale39COLUMBIA FALLSMT523:29.4204:41.1104:51.4604:42.0604:48.0704:26.7244
52013Lea DavisonFemale38SUNDERLANDVT523:38.2904:41.3004:51.2004:44.5004:46.3704:34.9255
62030Gwendalyn GibsonFemale22RAMONACA523:39.7704:42.7504:49.9904:43.3904:46.8404:36.8066
72018Hannah FinchampFemale26MILLCREEKUT523:41.2904:40.4704:50.4504:43.2204:47.8004:39.3577
82014Alexis SkardaFemale32GRAND JUNCTIONCO523:42.1304:41.9704:49.4404:43.6904:47.1004:39.9388
92005Haley BattenFemale23SANTA CRUZCA523:43.2704:40.4904:50.7104:42.9604:47.3604:41.7599
102024Madigan MunroFemale19BOULDERCO524:03.7704:40.2604:51.3804:45.7304:51.0504:55.351212
112021Ruby RyanFemale20GRAND JUNCTIONCO524:13.7904:41.1904:51.2804:43.4504:49.4505:08.421414
122022Natalie QuinnFemale20LOUISVILLECO524:28.8704:49.8804:47.8904:59.8404:57.7504:53.511010
132003Crystal AnthonyFemale41BENTONVILLEAR524:42.3304:43.3804:49.8504:55.6605:03.7605:09.681616
142016Michaela ThompsonFemale19DURANGOCO524:49.3704:43.9804:50.2204:56.9505:09.1305:09.091515
152009Ellen NobleFemale26BOULDERCO525:00.7204:49.6004:52.1505:13.0905:10.8804:55.001111
162019Haley RandelFemale19MILL VALLEYCA525:10.9704:43.4604:53.9405:17.5805:10.6205:05.371313
172002Lisa CordovaFemale34CHICOCA420:17.3205:01.6004:59.7905:02.2505:13.68
182012Paige EdwardsFemale19CAMASWA420:31.8004:53.3105:02.4505:18.2005:17.84
192028Gabrielle RichardsonFemale19RANCHO SANTA MARGARITACA420:37.3404:56.6005:04.6805:05.1005:30.96
202011Sydney NielsonFemale19HIGHLANDUT315:31.7704:56.2005:05.2405:30.33
212007Madelyn RobersonFemale19GARDENDALEAL315:45.8305:04.4505:17.4405:23.94
222032Madeline DepmanFemale26ROANOKEVA315:58.7805:13.5405:08.1805:37.06
232020Lauren LopezFemale19MISSION VIEJOCA211:14.7805:22.7305:52.05
242027Opal KoningFemale19BRECKENRIDGECO211:35.1605:28.2006:06.96
252017Catherine HarndenFemale29SOUTH LONDONDERRYVT212:31.2505:47.8006:43.45
2006Savilia BlunkFemale22DURANGOCO0

Pro Men

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21084L√ČAndre BouchardMale29ALMAQC625:12.1004:11.7004:13.8604:07.6904:23.6804:14.8904:00.2822
31024Keegan SwensonMale27PARK CITYUT625:12.4004:11.1004:14.2704:08.2504:23.9004:14.3304:00.5533
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131025Tobin OrtenbladMale27SANTA CRUZCA625:32.2404:18.2904:19.4804:11.6304:15.7104:12.3304:14.801515
141032Bradyn LangeMale22AUSTINTX625:34.5104:19.2204:16.9504:12.6804:18.3304:14.0504:13.281414
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161060Carson BeckettMale24BENTONKY625:40.4904:16.4404:14.3404:15.9704:16.9104:19.5604:17.271717
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181072Jerry DufourMale24BIRMINGHAMAL625:41.7704:18.2704:15.1604:13.7904:18.1804:17.7404:18.631919
191004Caleb SwartzMale22MADISONWI625:46.9404:17.9104:15.7904:13.7904:19.3004:18.3704:21.782121
201013Luke VrouwenvelderMale26CHARLOTTESVILLEVA625:48.4604:14.3504:12.5704:07.8204:25.0604:20.1304:28.533232
211075Cobe FreeburnMale20DURANGOCO625:49.5204:20.5704:16.0604:11.1304:18.0404:21.8404:21.882323
221046Alex WildMale29SAN JOSECA625:49.8804:21.9704:12.6804:12.2304:16.2704:24.2104:22.522525
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241081Torbjorn Andre RoedMale24GRAND JUNCTIONCO626:03.7804:18.9504:12.5204:12.1904:18.0404:42.1004:19.982020
251069Ryan WoodallMale36OCALAFL626:05.6304:25.3104:16.2604:23.6804:18.5704:24.0804:17.731818
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271154Samuel ElsonMale23HENDERSONNV626:10.2504:20.6004:16.6904:16.9204:27.5904:26.6704:21.782222
281028Ryan StandishMale28HEBER CITYUT626:13.3804:26.1004:22.2104:24.4004:21.5704:16.9804:22.122424
291051Kyan OlshoveMale19TRAVERSE CITYMI626:18.3404:36.2104:17.7004:20.5004:19.8204:21.0904:23.022626
301064Cody CuppMale27DURANGOCO626:23.5504:33.8804:17.5104:20.4804:23.3304:23.3504:25.003030
311070Sebastian Brenes MataMale21CARTAGOUNK626:24.2404:12.7804:17.5604:16.2504:42.8604:27.7604:27.033131
321014Pavel NelsonMale19TUCSONAZ626:26.2404:23.6004:14.8304:22.0004:28.9704:28.0604:28.783535
331021Calder WoodMale21ANACORTESWA626:27.6904:22.4904:24.8104:25.2404:23.3104:27.5204:24.322929
341073Sandy FlorenMale24BERKELEYCA626:38.4604:38.7904:16.7104:25.2304:24.6404:28.8304:24.262828
351063Andrew StrohmeyerMale19MOUNT AIRYMD626:45.5804:20.9704:20.6704:30.0104:27.5404:32.1304:34.264444
361015Nicholas F TabaresMale20DENVERCO626:51.4804:30.3304:20.5904:22.5204:23.8204:26.5404:47.685757
371019Zachary FernauMale19SHOW LOWAZ626:56.2604:35.8104:23.0504:25.3404:32.5704:30.8104:28.683434
381056Luke LampertiMale19SEBASTOPOLCA627:00.9504:21.5804:12.5804:19.4204:39.7204:41.6704:45.985656
391045Lars HallstromMale24BRIGHTONMI627:01.7604:40.5104:24.4004:21.9204:29.5904:31.4704:33.874040
401053Matt PikeMale24BOULDERCO627:02.4504:42.2004:21.5604:19.6204:28.0404:36.4304:34.604646
411031Simon LewisMale22FRANKLINTN627:04.2604:42.9104:23.1904:22.6504:28.4504:34.0004:33.063939
421037Brannan FixMale24FORT COLLINSCO627:05.4104:26.3004:15.7004:30.3004:33.4804:42.0804:37.555050
431011Jeremy NorrisMale23FORT COLLINSCO627:06.2704:42.3804:24.1904:24.1704:27.4604:34.1904:33.884141
441022Noah HayesMale21OAKLANDCA627:17.2404:41.9304:19.5304:26.3504:37.8904:37.4704:34.074242
451020Lucca TrapaniMale21GLENWOOD SPRINGSCO627:22.6004:36.4104:26.1804:32.5504:30.5804:37.4504:39.435353
461062Ian McDonaldMale19OAK HILLWV627:28.7004:29.4104:29.1804:36.1604:36.5404:42.9004:34.514545
471036Dylan FryerMale21SAN ANSELMOCA627:28.7604:18.5104:22.6204:41.6304:42.2004:45.2104:38.595252
481017Malaki CaldwellMale20EDMONDOK627:29.4704:38.3804:20.4004:29.2004:31.7005:01.1504:28.643333
491050Colton SacketMale21TROYTX627:34.9804:25.6404:30.2704:38.9504:41.1304:38.7904:40.205454
501079Olivier LavigueurMale36BENTONVILLEAR627:37.3104:42.8404:24.9904:32.4004:38.1704:42.2204:36.694848
511027William DowlingMale22DURANGOCO627:39.5204:41.4404:32.4704:35.5104:40.5804:38.7504:30.773737
521085Rob SanduskyMale24BENTONVILLEAR627:45.3804:37.8604:24.9104:35.2004:40.6904:42.6404:44.085555
531153Lucas StrainMale28BENTONVILLEAR627:45.4304:38.6004:24.6104:31.3204:36.3204:45.3004:49.285858
541034Zack VillarsMale22APPLE VALLEYCA627:52.3705:00.2904:34.0804:34.0804:36.8404:32.9504:34.144343
551007Paul FabianMale21PRESCOTTAZ627:54.2704:43.2004:25.5704:32.5704:42.9305:00.5204:29.483636
561077Lucas MiersMale19RENONV627:54.4304:43.7704:29.8804:39.1204:44.5904:39.4704:37.605151
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601026Justin McQuerryMale26AUSTINTX419:01.8604:31.9504:34.5004:49.1905:06.22
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Weekend Race Recap

Cactus Cup Phoenix, AZ March 12-14, 2021

The 2021 Race season was in full swing last weekend with The Cactus Cup stage race hosting most of the US’s 2021 Olympic hopefuls in Phoenix, AZ. The race format included a Time Trial, 40-mile XC race, and Enduro. Sofia Gomez Villafane (Clif Bar) who has spent the winter training in Tucson rode away with the overall after taking the lead in the 40-mile XC stage. The young Kelsey Urban had an impressive weekend with her consistency paying off for a 2nd overall. Erin Huck, Rose Grant, and Hannah Finchamp rounded out the women’s GC podium. The desert got the best of Savilla Blunk, winner of the TT, and Haley Batten, winner of the Enduro, who both ran into mechanical issues during the XC race costing them spots on the GC podium.

2021 Cactus cup women’s GC podium
  1. Sofia Gome Villafane 3:16:49
  2. Kelsey Urban 3:17:48
  3. Erin Huck 3:18:21
  4. Rose Grant 3:20:55
  5. Hannah Finchamp 3:20:58
  6. Ruth Holcomb 3:23:30
  7. Ruby Ryan 3:23:50
  8. Gwendalyn Gibson 3:27:09
  9. Amy Chandos 3:29:21
  10. Alisha Welsh 3:32:48
  11. Savilla Blunk
  12. Amanda Felder
  13. Haley Batten
  14. Lauren Lackman
  15. Caroline Mani
  16. Nikki Peterson

In the men’s race, Keegan Swenson (Santa Cruz) took the overall by only 18 seconds over Riley Amos. Cole Paton, Kyle Trudeau, and Daxton Mock wrapped up the GC top 5 with less than two-minutes separating first through fifth.

2021 Cactus Cup Men’s GC podium
  1. Keegan Swenson (Santa Cruz) 2:53:47
  2. Riley Amos 2:54:06
  3. Cole Paton 2:54:15
  4. Kyle Trudeau 2:55:30
  5. Daxton Mock 2:55:30
  6. Tobin Ortenblad 2:55:41
  7. Russell Finsterwald 2:56:02
  8. Alex Wild 2:57:07
  9. Tydeman Newman 2:59:49
  10. Paul Fabian 3:3494
  11. Bradyn Lange
  12. Pavel Nelson
  13. Matt Pike
  14. Todd Wells
  15. Cal Skilsky
  16. Jared Becker
  17. Tanner Thornton
  18. Lars Hallstrom
  19. Nicholas Taberes
  20. Keriran Eagen
  21. Troy Wells
  22. Guy Leshem
  23. Kellen Caldwell
  24. Brian Scarbrough
  25. Jimmy Smith
  26. Lance Abshire
  27. Andrew Clemence
  28. William Dowling
  29. Briand Gordon
  30. Justin Martin
  31. Eddie Anderson
  32. Zack Villars
  33. Vincent Davis
  34. Christopher Blevins
  35. Luke Lamperti
  36. Henry Nadell
  37. Jesus Vargas
  38. Scott Arnold

True Grit Epic St. George, UT

True Grit riders were met with epic conditions which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the race

This weekend was supposed to be the True Grit Epic which includes racer’s choice of a gravel ride, gravel race, or 100 or 50-mile mountain bike race on classic Southern Utah trails. Racers could also choose to participate in the Extreme Grit Gravel/MTB stage race that combines all three stages over three days. Sadly the weather had a different plan. Unseasonal cold, snow, and rain forced race promoters to cancel the mountain bike portion of the race.

Southeast Gravel: Gravel Battle of Sumter Forest Clinton, SC

Gravel Battle of Sumter Forest is the first race of a six race gravel series promoted by the popular Southeast Gravel. Liv Factory racer, Kaysee Armstrong bested Laura King by a mere 12 seconds over 75 miles of racing. Armstrong’s winning time was 3:24:38. Tere Casas, Marjie Bemis, and Elizabeth Mccalley completed the top-5.

  1. Kaysee Armstrong 3:24:38
  2. Laura King 3:24:51
  3. Tere Casas 3:35:54
  4. Marjie Bemis 3:36:04
  5. Elizabeth Mccalley 3:36:07
  6. Annie Rambotham 3:36:08
  7. Ava Sykes 3:38:22
  8. Kim Pettit 3:41:58
  9. Simone Berger 3:41:58
  10. Rhylee Wittrock 3:45:23
  11. Sierra Sims 3:45:27
  12. Katy Sorrell
  13. Madeline Pearce
  14. Hannah Dickson
  15. Nicole Mertz
  16. Alexi Costa
  17. Marni Sumbal
  18. Madison Kelly
  19. Alyssa Barrick
  20. Carey Lowery
  21. Genevieve Plum
  22. Cara King
  23. Hayley Barrick
  24. Nina Machnowski

Scott McGill took the men’s race followed by a sprint finish among Drew Dillman, Issac Bryant, Tim Coffey, and Michael Bissette. Former ProTour road racer, Bobby Julich, who was also in the sprint, placed 7th.

  1. Scott McGill 3:11:54
  2. Drew Dillman 3:12:00
  3. Issac Bryant 3:12:03
  4. Tim Coffey 3:12:07
  5. Michael Bissette 3:12:08
  6. Heath Dotson 3:12:09
  7. Bobby Julich 3:12:10
  8. Matt Moosa 3:12:19
  9. John Croom 3:12:27
  10. Parker Kyzer 3:13:55
  11. Ted King
  12. Kyle Tiesler
  13. Dalton Collins
  14. Elijah Johnson
  15. Conley Wilhelm
  16. Jaden Grimes
  17. James Carney
  18. Tyler Miranda
  19. Nick Bragg
  20. Bryan Glover
  21. Jonathan Patterson
  22. Ryan Johnson
  23. Eric Fotd
  24. Chris Tries
  25. Tyler Clark
  26. Zeb Ramsbotham
  27. Blake Adams
  28. Andrew Blackstock
  29. Mile Root
  30. Same Rideout
  31. Osias Lozano
  32. Brody McDonald
  33. Giovanni Vasta
  34. Erik Castillo
  35. Gabriel Kenne
  36. Nick Zambeck
  37. Keith Mullaly
  38. George Hincapie
  39. Greg Junge

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