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.