2010 Steamboat Stage Race - Report

The 2010 Steamboat Springs Stage Race Comes to a Close with Ski & Bike Kare Criterium in Old Town Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (September 6, 2010) – The Steamboat Springs Stage Race, presented by
Moots, brought high-speed action to downtown Steamboat today with the Ski & Bike Kare Criterium. From
the Juniors to the Pros, racers maneuvered the .8-mile course counterclockwise bringing the second annual
Steamboat Springs Stage Race to an end. The course had only one short climb with a gradual downhill
providing all-day, non-stop, high-speed action under sunny skies and chilly temperatures. The criterium
included finishing time bonuses as well as mid-race time and cash bonuses.

Dirk Friel (Natural Grocers p/b XP Companies) of Boulder, CO, floored it to the finish for a four second
victory over Brad Winn (Primal Racing p/b 1st Bank) of Colorado Springs, CO. Trevor Conner (Chris
Cookies/Swan Cycles) from Ft. Collins, CO, finished third with the same time as Conner. Barkley Robinson
(Orange Peel), Steamboat’s hometown pro favorite, came across the line with second chase group, 35
seconds behind Friel.

French cycling superstar, Jeannie Longo (Vital Plus) was consistent for the fourth day in a row, finishing first
in the in the Women’s 1-2, SW 3, SW 35+ division 45-minute race, crossing the line with a smile and her left
hand high in the air. Megan Hottman (treads.com/DFT) and team mate Kasey Clark (treads.com/DFT) were
second and third with the same time of 45:05.

While exciting, and faced-paced, the Ski & Bike Kare Criterium results did nothing to effect the top three
positions in the Men’s Pro 1-2 General Classification. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Transitions) won the 2nd
Annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race with a total time of 6:09:53. Chris Baldwin (United Healthcare) was
second overall in the GC with a total time of 6:10:17 and Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) was third with a
time of 6:10:48.

Jeannie Longo (Vital Plus), Toni Bradshaw (Team VBF) and Megan Hottman (treads.com/DFT) kept the
Women’s 1-2, SW 3, SW 35+ GC, one, two and three again today. After 45 minutes of crit racing, Jeannie
Longo won the Steamboat Springs Stage Race with a time of 5:19:51. Toni Bradshaw was second in the GC
at 5:26:45 and Megan Hottman third at 5:32:52.

The 2010 Steamboat Springs Stage Race Continues with the Moots Road Race

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (September 5, 2010) – The 2nd annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race presented by Moots, continued today with the Moots Road Race. The course took athletes on an impressive tour of Routt County’s scenic and steep roads. Sunny skies prevailed today while significant winds picked up late in the morning becoming gusty and stronger throughout the day. Today’s road race included time bonuses boosting racers finishing first, second and third in their categories, by 30, 20 and 10 seconds respectively.

After 70 miles and more then 3,600 feet of climbing, Peter Stetina (Garmin-Transitions) crossed the uphill finish at 2:58:24 in the Men’s Pro 1-2. Chris Baldwin (United Healthcare) and Paul Esposti (BCV Scion p/b Stevinson Auto) finished second and third with the same time as Stetina. Steamboat’s Barkley Robinson (Orange Peel) finished 1:17 behind Stetina placing 22nd.

In the Women’s 1-2, SW 3, SW 35+ division, French and Olympic Champion Jeannie Longo (Vital Plus) was victorious for a third day in row finishing the 55-mile course in 2:37:11, Toni Bradshaw (Team VBF) was second 1:52 behind Longo, and Andrea Koening (Pro Design Cycling) finished third at 2:44:52.

The top eleven Pro Men 1-2 GC continues unchanged from yesterday including Peter Stetina (Garmin- Transitions) in first position with an overall time of 5:09:55, Chris Baldwin (United Healthcare) second at 5:10:19, and Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) third with a total time of 5:10:50.

Jeannie Longo (Vital plus) continues to lead the Women’s 1-2, SW 3, SW 35+ GC overall at 4:35:22. Toni Bradshaw (Team VBF) is now second with a time of 4:41:33, and Megan Hottman (treads.com/DFT) has moved from second to third, 12:40 behind Longo.

Steamboat’s Amy Charity (Steamboat Velo) won the stage for the second day in a row, moving into first in the Women’s SW 4, SW 45+, SW 55+ GC GC with a total time of 4:39:27. Linnea Dixson (Moots/SSWSC) finished fifth today and is now fourth overall, 11:10 behind Charity.

Nordic Combined Olympic Silver Medalist Todd Lodwick (SSWSC) rode strong in today’s SM 3 division finishing eleventh, 45 seconds behind the stage winner. Lodwick is now 24th in the SM 3 GC.

Skier/cyclists Brett Denney (US Nordic Combined/Honey Stinger) and Taylor Fletcher (US Nordic Combined) finished first and second in the SM 4 category this afternoon. They maintain their first and second GC positions, separated by only 57 seconds heading into tomorrow criterium.

Steamboat’s up and coming racers Alec Schaffer (SSWSC/Moots) and Ben Berend (SSWC/Moots) are in second and third place in the Junior Men 15-18 GC.

The Steamboat Springs Stage Race concludes tomorrow with the Ski & Bike Kare Criterium in old town Steamboat. The Junior division will start at 7:30 am. Categories will race the .8 mile loop throughout the day with the Men’s Pro 1-2 group starting last at 2:40 pm and racing for 60 minutes.

2010 Steamboat Springs Stage Race Heats up with the Marabou Ranch Circuit

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (September 4, 2010) – The 2nd annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race presented by Moots, continued today with the Marabou Ranch Circuit Race. Athletes raced the four and a half mile course under sunny skies through scenic Marabou Ranch climbing close to 500 vertical feet per lap. Today’s circuit included time bonuses helping boost racers finishing first, second and third in their categories, by 30, 20 and 10 seconds respectively.


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Chris Baldwin (United Healthcare), of Boulder CO, took top honors this afternoon, in the Men’s Pro 1-2 division completing 10 laps in 2:00:02. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Transitions) and Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) finished second and third with the same time. Steamboat’s Barkley Robinson (Orange Peel) finished fourteenth at 2:09:06.

French Olympic and World Champion Jeannie Longo (Vital Plus) finished eight laps in 1:45:12, a full 2:24 in front of Megan Hottman (Treads.com/DFT) and Amy Gray-Smith (Pro Design p/b Porche/BikeSour).

The Pro Men 1-2 individual General Classification after stage 1 has Peter Stetina (Garmin-Transitions) in first with an overall time of 2:12:01, Chris Baldwin (United Healthcare) in second at 2:12:15, and Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) third at 2:12:21.

In the Women’s 1-2, SW 3, SW 35+ GC overall, Jeanne Longo (Vital Plus) is 3:17 ahead of Megan Hottman (Treads.com/DFT) and 3:46 in front of Amy Gray-Smith (Pro Design p/b Porche/BikeSour).

The US Nordic Combined Team members continued to ride strong today. Brett Denney (US Nordic Combined/Honey Stinger) and Taylor Fletcher (US Nordic Combined) raced to first and second in the SM 4 category. They hold first and second in the GC as well. Todd Lodwick (SSWSC) was 6:12 off the SM 3 leader in the circuit and is now 29th in the GC.

Tomorrow’s Moots Road Race features the scenic and rolling terrain of Routt County roads. The Pro 1-2, 3, and 35+, 35+_3 categories will race 70 miles, the juniors 22 miles, and all other categories 55 miles. The race concludes Monday with the Ski & Bike Kare Criterium in old town Steamboat.

Professional and amateur categories will complete for a $7500 cash purse, $750 criterium priems, plus additional daily merchandise prizes. All registered athletes who start the individual time trial are automatically entered to win a custom Moots road frame.

2010 Steamboat Springs Stage Race Underway with Aspire Time Trial

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (September 3, 2010) – The 2nd annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race presented by Moots, began this afternoon under bluebird skies alongside the Yampa River with the Aspire Time Trial. More than 350 racers started at 30 second intervals on the ten kilometer course, with the pro riders reaching speeds upwards of 30 mph.


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Peter Stetina (Garmin-Transitions), of Boulder CO, topped off the afternoon of racing, finishing first in the Men’s Pro 1-2 with a time of 12:19. Stetina was five seconds faster than Littleton’s Greg Krause (Groove Subaru). Team United Healthcare rider, Marc de Maar, finished third with a time of 12:29. Steamboat’s Barkley Robinson (Orange Peel) finished 32nd at 13:35, and Matthew Charity was 40th at 13:52.

Three US Nordic Combined Team members traded skis for bikes this afternoon. Todd Lodwick (SSWSC) was on the podium in the SM 3 category with a third place time of 13:35. Nordic Combined teammates Brett Denney and Taylor Fletcher finished 4th and 6th respectively in the SM 4 category.

Olympian and World Champion, Jeannie Longo (Vital Plus) took first place in the women’s SW 1-2, SW 3, and SW 35+ division with a time of 13:59. She was the only woman to ride the time trial course in less than fourteen minutes. Megan Hottman (Treads.com/DFT) finished 43 seconds after Longo. Angela des Cognets (Primal/Rocky Mountain Colavita) was third at 14:56. Steamboat’s Amy Charity (Steamboat Velo) rode to second place in the SW 4, SW 45+, SW 55+ division. Linnea Dixon (Moots/SSWSC) finished third, two seconds behind Charity.

Racing action continues Saturday at Marabou Ranch with the Marabou Ranch Circuit Race. Sunday’s Moots Road Race features the scenic and rolling terrain of Routt County roads. Monday’s Ski & Bike Kare Downtown Criterium brings the action to old town Steamboat.

Professional and amateur categories will complete for a $7500 cash purse, $750 criterium priems, plus additional daily merchandise prizes. All registered athletes who start the individual time trial are automatically entered to win a custom Moots road frame.

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