By Ryan Barrett – Held in near perfect conditions on May 2, 2015, the Antelope Island Road Race drew a record 360 participants across all categories. In the 73 mile, Men’s Pro 1-2 Category a large breakaway went on the first of two laps as the group began going out the ranch road. The field maintained a steady pace, but was unable to close on the break. As the breakaway neared the finish, several attacks were launched, notably by Mitchell Peterson (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano). Hoffman bided his time, however, and convincingly won the sprint atop the final climb in front of Branson Yates (LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle) and Cortlan Brown (Astellas Pro Cycling).
In the 43 mile Women’s Pro 1-3 event, a mishap towards the back of the peloton allowed a four rider group to go clear on the first lap of the island. This group worked well together through the out and back on the ranch road. As they approached the final climb, Mindy McCutcheon (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano) went to the front and pounded out a hard tempo, ultimately taking the win in front of Alison Frye (Ski Utah- Plan 7) and Shirley Leydsman (Red Rock Bicycles).
The event was also the Junior State Championship. Titles were won by Skylar Patten (Men's 15-16), Nate Hansen (Men's 17-18), Ian Frederick (Men's 13-14 as the top Utah finisher in 2nd place), and Kate Madorin (Women's 17-18), Viggo Moore (Men's 10-12), and Kylie Frederick (Women's 10-12 as top Utah finisher).