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Bell Enduro Cup #3 - Sundance, Utah

Posted by: Shannon Boffeli |September 1, 2013 7:31 PM
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Bell Enduro Cup #3 - Sundance, Utah

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Alisha Gibson Take Enduro Cup Finale


The third and final stop of the Bell Enduro Cup took place Sunday, August 18 under the majestic backdrop of Mount Timpanogos at Sundance Resort in Utah. The course featured a wide variety of trails, from old-school kamikaze fire roads to off-camber rooty sections to flowy trails slaloming through the pines. The race demanded riders have the fitness to rip through the pedally sections while maintaining the focus and energy to shred the downhill course on the final timed stage. Riders raced not only to win the Sundance race, but also to take the overall Bell Enduro Cup series title.

In the Open Men's field, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Trek) sailed flawlessly through the four timed stages inching past second place rider Cody Butler (Go Ride) by slightly more than two seconds. JHK won the opening three stages until Butler dropped the hammer on the rugged stage 4, taking back over 10 seconds with a gutsy performance by the local speedster and bike shop mechanic. Horgan-Kobelski's advantage was too big to overcome. The Trek rider took the overall win with a time of 19:57.45. The win also confirmed his overall series ranking and earned him the Bell Enduro Cup Men's Championship title.

In the Women's Open competition, Alisha Gibson and Heather Irmiger (Trek) were neck and neck throughout the race. After the final stage, Gibson emerged as the Sundance race winner absolutely crushing the downhill section of the course. Gibson's total race time was 22:05.03. Irmiger, who has won the last two Bell Enduro Cup race stops, managed the highest women's rank in the series. Bell Enduro Cup series winners were awarded blown-glass charger plates made in the art studios at Sundance Resort.

"Sundance Resort was the perfect place to finish the inaugural season of the Bell Enduro Cup," said Event Director Dan Roper. "We have had a spectacular season with excellent athlete participation all summer long. We are already excited for next year."   

Riders and spectators also had the chance to enter a raffle which raised nearly $500 for the Redford Center. Raffle prizes were provided by Ergon, ENVE Composites, Oakley, Bell Helmets and Salomon. 

Bell Enduro Cup at Sundance Resort was the final stop of the 2013 series. Inspired by it's incredible success in 2012, the Wasatch Enduro has been expanded to the new Bell Enduro Cup. The 2013 Bell Enduro Cup featured stops in Moab and at Canyons Resort in addition to Sundance Resort.

 

Results

Open Men

1,

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski

Trek

19.57.45

2,

Cody Butler

Go Ride Bikes

19.59.90

3,

TJ Cowern

 

20.11.58

4,

Parker DeGray

Go Ride Bikes

20.15.96

5,

Nick Hadley

 

20.27.42

6,

Will McDonald

Cole Sports

20.44.35

7,

Eric Landis

 

20.53.54

8,

Dylan Cirulis

 

21.01.82

9,

Adam Looney

 

21.16.20

10,

Von Williams

Go Ride Bikes

21.16.93

11,

Shannon Boffeli

Epic Brewing/MTBRaceNews.com

22.02.64

12,

Ali Goulet

 

23.02.43

13,

Bjorn Eriksen

 

36.35.41


Open Women

1,

Alisha Gibson

 

22.05.03

2,

Heather Irmiger

Trek

22.09.82

3,

Ana Rodriguez

 

23.51.65

4,

Ilean Anderson

 

24.17.69

5,

Cait Dmitriew

 

24.19.48


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