Heber City, Utah—Clif Pro Team rider Hannah Finchamp won the Elite Women’s division while Felt Assos’ Robbie Squire took top spot on the podium of the Elite men’s category at the Intermountain Cup’s Wasatch 50 endurance MTB race on June 3, 2017. Junior Boys winner Henry Larson in the Wasatch 50 on June 3, 2017. Photo by Nate Gibby With the course starting just east of Utah Valley University’s Wasatch campus, the 21-mile loop featured approximately 1,700 of climbing per lap. With the majestic Mount Timpanogos looming to the west and the Jordanelle Reservoir to the north, the spectacular scenery was matched only by the stiff competition.
In the Elite Women’s division, Finchamp, edged out Meghan Sheridan (Bingham Cyclery, Peak Fasteners, W | Law) and KC Holley (Kuhl, Racers Cycle Service) by just over one minute after two laps and approximately 42 miles. “Hannah and I hung together over the first climb,” said Sheridan. “She kept almost 1 minute ahead of me the whole time, gaining little by little on the second climb. We were putting in a really good pace and then just hung on coming down this raging downhill—rocky, rubbly, cornering like crazy for miles. It was a great race.”
On men’s side, Squire seized the victory by almost pulling away from Justin Lindine (Targetraining, BikeReg.com/Cannondale, Joe’s Garage, Redline Factory, and most recently Apex/NBX/Trek) and Alex Grant) and Alex Grant (Cannondale/Gear Rush) by nearly 1:30 after approximately 42 miles.
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