2019 Crusher in the Tushar Gallery by Angie Harker

Cycling West presents a photo gallery by Angie Harker of the 2019 Crusher in the Tushar, held in Beaver, Utah on July 13, 2019.

[Editor's Note: All photos by Angie Harker. All captions by Steven Sheffield.]

Ryan "Turbo" Barrett and Rob Smallman getting ready to crush the field at the 2019 Crusher in the Tushar. Unfortunately, the Tushars ultimately crushed them. Photo: Angie Harker.
Ryan “Turbo” Barrett and Rob Smallman getting ready to crush the field at the 2019 Crusher in the Tushar. Unfortunately, the Tushars ultimately crushed them.
Photo: Angie Harker.
Race Announcer Bruce Bilodeau dons one of his many costumes for pre-race call-ups. Photo: Angie Harker.
Race Announcer Bruce Bilodeau dons one of his many costumes for pre-race call-ups. Photo: Angie Harker.
Utah favorites TJ Eisenhart and Jamey Driscoll having a little pre-race chat. Photo: Angie Harker.
Utah favorites TJ Eisenhart and Jamey Driscoll having a little pre-race chat. Photo: Angie Harker.
Tiffany Swindlehurst stands atop the podium with some of the many volunteers who make the Crusher a success every year. The volunteers are the true champions of this event. Photo: Angie Harker.
Tiffany Swindlehurst stands atop the podium with some of the many volunteers who make the Crusher a success every year. The volunteers are the true champions of this event.
Photo: Angie Harker.
Announcers Bruce Bilodeau and Ali Goulet do a great job keeping the crowd at the finish line entertained while waiting for the racers to come in. Photo: Angie Harker.
A young fan rings a cowbell at the finish line. Photo: Angie Harker.
A young fan rings a cowbell at the finish line. Photo: Angie Harker.
Erik Harrington, winner of the 40-44 age group and the first age grouper to finish. His time would have placed him 15th in the Pro/Open field. Photo: Angie Harker.
Erik Harrington, winner of the 40-44 age group and the first age grouper to finish. His time would have placed him 15th in the Pro/Open field. Photo: Angie Harker.
18-year old Andrew Conover pops a wheelie coming across the line to win the 29 and Under age group. Photo: Angie Harker.
18-year old Andrew Conover pops a wheelie coming across the line to win the 29 and Under age group. Photo: Angie Harker.
"I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!" Photo: Angie Harker.
“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!” Photo: Angie Harker.
Pro Men's Podium. Photo: Angie Harker.
Pro Men's Podium. Photo: Angie Harker.
Pro Women's Podium. Photo: Angie Harker.
Pro Women's Podium. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about the trophies. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about the goats. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's all about the post-finish Coca-Cola. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about the post-finish Coca-Cola. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about puppy kisses. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about puppy kisses. Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about a post-race nap ... Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes it's about a post-race nap … Photo: Angie Harker.
... or putting your legs up, and laughing with friends. Photo: Angie Harker.
… or putting your legs up, and laughing with friends. Photo: Angie Harker.
"Hey Bruce! Save some beer for the riders, okay?" Photo: Angie Harker.
“Hey Bruce! Save some beer for the riders, okay?” Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes, even when you're the last rider on the road like Josh McCarrel, it's about finishing your ninth consecutive Crusher in the Tushar ... Photo: Angie Harker.
Sometimes, even when you're the last rider on the road like Josh McCarrel, it's about finishing your ninth consecutive Crusher in the Tushar …
Photo: Angie Harker.
... and the hug waiting for you across the line. Congratulations Josh. You make us all proud. Photo: Angie Harker.
… and the hug waiting for you across the line. Congratulations Josh. You make us all proud. Photo: Angie Harker.
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2 Responses to "2019 Crusher in the Tushar Gallery by Angie Harker"

  1. Larry Brenize   July 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

    After seeing all these pics sure makes me want to fly out from Pa. and add another state in my bucket list of riding gravel in all 50 States. It has to be at least a 50 miler which this one has it covered.

  2. Elden Nelson   July 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    What a fantastic gallery. Thanks for making this available!

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