The climbing didn’t count
July 24, 2012
Competitors in six different categories raced for a share of over $12,000 in cash and prizes Saturday in the Wasatch Enduro mountain-bike race at Canyons Resort, in which racers were timed only on the downhill legs.
Mary Moncorgé claimed victory in the pro women division with a blazing time of 24:22.8. Wendy Palmer came in second with a total time of 24:30.1 and Alisha Gibson finished third in 24:58.3.
Aaron Bradford crushed the three stages to win the pro men’s title in a combined time of 20:20.3. Nate Hills finished second in 20:47.3 and Kyle Mears third with a 21:33.2. Well-known Park City racer Keegan Swenson finished 8th in 22:05.6.
In the amateur women category, Ileana Anderson won with a time of 26:12.2 followed by Christin Van Dine and Carly Clifton. Jeff Thornton grabbed the title in the amateur men 40+ category with a time of 22:43.3; Scott Robinson came in second with Scott Crabill in third. Among the amateur men 30-39, Ben Craner won in 22:12.7, Joe Hanrahan came in second and Kris Baughman in third. Noah Singer came first among the amateur men under 30 with a time of 23:26.9, Elliot Doe came in second and Chris Kading was third.