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Winter Park Mountain Bike Series: Mathers and Freeman win the hillclimb

Michael Mathers (Rocky Mountain Racing) and Judy Freeman (Tough Girl/Contessa) won the opening event of the Winter Park Mountain Bike Series this weekend, a tough hillclimb up a ski resort access road with more than 2,000 feet of climbing and a finish at over 11,000 feet elevation. Mathers won in 33:12, followed by single speeder Walt Wehner (WaltWorks/Fuentes Design) in 33:24 and Tokyo Joe’s rider Brady Kappius at 33:50. It was the first time in series' 16-year history that three riders eclipsed the 34-minute mark.[nid:77853]

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2008 Winter Park Mountain Bike Series: The pro men leave the start.

2008 Winter Park Mountain Bike Series: The pro men leave the start.

Photo: Cory Zentner

Michael Mathers (Rocky Mountain Racing) and Judy Freeman (Tough Girl/Contessa) won the opening event of the Winter Park Mountain Bike Series this weekend, a tough hillclimb up a ski resort access road with more than 2,000 feet of climbing and a finish at over 11,000 feet elevation.

Mathers won in 33:12, followed by single speeder Walt Wehner (WaltWorks/Fuentes Design) in 33:24 and Tokyo Joe’s rider Brady Kappius at 33:50. It was the first time in series’ 16-year history that three riders eclipsed the 34-minute mark.

2008 Winter Park Mountain Bike Series: Lance Bolton leads the Mens Sport pack

2008 Winter Park Mountain Bike Series: Lance Bolton leads the Mens Sport pack

Photo: Cory Zentner

Freeman won in 42:04, followed by WaltWorks/Fuentes Design rider Eszter Horanyi at 43:14 and Lisa Hudson (Feedback Sports) in 43:26.7

The series continues on Sunday, June 29, with a cross-country loop, where the riders will see a mix of climbing and descents on mostly singletrack trail. For more details, and full results from the hillclimb, visit www.epicsingletrack.com.

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Results

Women’s Pro results
1. JUDY FREEMAN TOUGH GIRL/CONTESSA in 42:04.8
2. ESZTER HORANYI WALTWORKS/FUENTES DESIGN in 43:13.4
3. LISA HUDSON FEEDBACK SPORTS in 43:26.7
4. LAUREN COSTANTINI SYCIP / SCHWALBE in 46:11.5
5. JOAN ORGELDINGER TURIN- POWERBAR in 47:44.4
6. HEATHER BAUMGARTNER COLORADO SINGLETRACK/YETI/ADVENTURE CYCLING in 48:33.8

Men’s Pro results
1. MICHAEL MATHERS ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACING in 33:12.0
2. JUSTIN WEHNER WALTWORKS/FUENTESDESIGN in 33:24.3
3. BRADEN KAPPIUS TOKYO JOES in 33:50.6
4. DOUG RYDEN PRO CYCLING BIKE SHOP in 34:03.9
5. MICAH JOSEPH BIKEPARTS.COM in 34:49.9
6. MIKE HOGAN CHIPOTLE / TITUS in 34:54.0
7. MATT SIMMONS PRO CYCLING in 36:02.3
8. SCOTT BILYEU MIX 1 in 36:09.4
9. JASON DONALD CHIPOTLE/ SLIPSTREAM in 36:12.7
10. NICK TRUITT PCL in 36:16.7
11. PETER HAILE CYCLOLGIST in 36:18.5
12. JOSH WIEGAND TEAM DEAN in 36:36.3
13. TYSON KAMAN FCCT in 36:37.0
14. JORDAN KAHLENBERG RMR / SCHWALBE / FOX in 36:46.0
15. HEATH GARVEY FORT COLLINS CYCLING TEAM in 36:54.6
16. BRAD BINGHAM MOOTS CYCLES in 36:57.6
17. JIMI KILLEN LOVELAND CYCLE’N FITNESS in 36:58.6
18. KENNY DEEMER GREEN MOUNTAIN SPORTS in 37:04.5
19. MIGUEL ARIAS WALT WORKS in 37:28.9
20. DAVE MUSCIANISI FUNK CYCLES in 37:41.8
21. BRUCE PATTEN TOKYO JOE’S in 37:48.0
22. STEPHEN OLIVER COMOTION SPORTS in 37:49.4
23. JAMIE MORGAN ERIKSEN CYCLES in 37:54.5
24. BRYAN MICKIEWICZ ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACING in 38:02.5
25. ARTHUR NELSEN TOKOYO JOES in 38:04.0
26. CHRIS PHENICIE GREEN MTN SPORTS VELO in 38:06.0
27. WARD BAKER ROCKY MOUNTS / IZZE RACING in 38:27.8
28. ANTHONY IANNACITO TEAM SINGLE TRACK FACTORY in 38:28.4
29. RYAN HAMILTON COMOTION in 38:44.7
30. DEREK HENDERSON ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACING in 39:15.4
31. RAMIN RAZAVI BCS in 39:26.2
32. GRIFF DUNCAN PHOENIX MULTI SPORT in 39:54.6
33. JEFF KERKOVE TOPEAK – ERGON in 40:03.2
34. PATRICK GALLEGOS PM RACING TEAM in 40:11.9
35. JEREMY TORRES DENVER, CO in 40:25.8
36. CHRIS JUNG WALTWORKS/FUENTESDESIGN in 40:36.8
37. TATE GRAVES BIKEPARTS.COM/PEAKCYCLES in 41:25.5
38. RON CHAVEZ DERBY BICYCLE CENTER in 41:57.3
39. GREG SCANLAN DIAMOND PEAK RACING in 43:01.8
40. BOB KIVA LETSON NETWORKS in 47:16.0