Men's C100 Results
- Jonathan Baker
- Nico Toutenhoofd
- Greg Krause
- Chris Legh
- Jonathan Baker
- Cameron Dye
Women Results And KoM are the same
- Julie Emmerman
- Jane Finsterwald
- Gwen Inglis
Full Results here
Published Photo Gallerys
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For immediate release
July 18, 2010
LYONS, Colorado — After nearly two years of planning by organizers — and countless hours of training by participants — Centurion Colorado presented by Cervélo propelled nearly 900 riders away from the startline in Lyons, and onto the scenic and sometimes grueling roads of Boulder County, Colorado on Sunday.
The inaugural event of Centurion Cycling’s three-race gran fondo-style series, Centurion Colorado included routes of 100, 50 and 25 miles, allowing racers, serious riders, casual enthusiasts and beginners to all take on this computer-chip timed new challenge.
Top results of the day in Colorado came from Boulder residents Jonathan Baker and Julie Emmerman, who won the men’s and women’s overall titles in the 100-mile affair that included two grueling climbs from the base of the Colorado’s Front Range foothills up to the aptly named Peak-to-Peak Highway. That meant nearly 9100 feet of climbing, a brutal test made tougher by temperatures that climbed into the mid-90s.
Baker stopped the clock in 4 hours, 28 minutes and 36 seconds. Emmerman was 55th overall, but first female, stopping the clock in 5:17:18. For their troubles each won a Centurion Cycling Pactimo winner’s jersey, a framed Centurion poster, and a pair of Mavic Wheels. It was well earned booty.
“Riding 100 miles in the heat on those climbs is tough,” said the 36-year-old Baker who works as a futures trader when he’s not on his bike. “But these are roads I’ve ridden countless times. It’s my backyard, so I know them like the back of my hand and I knew what to expect.”
Actually, Baker was caught slightly off guard early on when pro triathlete and Lyons resident Chris Legh took off alone, and at one point had a full six-minute lead. But Legh couldn’t make the move stick, and was reeled in during the second half of the race.
“I went away with a few other guys, but then all a sudden I was alone,” explained Legh. “I ended up doing about three hours by myself before I got caught. Then I exploded a little. I knew it was going to happen, but I still had an awesome time. It was a great event.”