McCutcheon and Peterson Climb to Win in 2015 East Canyon-Echo Road Race – Report, Photos, Video, Results

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Mitchell Peterson wins the 2015 East Canyon Echo Road Race. Photo by Dave Iltis

By Dave Iltis

April 2015 – On a brilliant and breezy spring day, nearly 300 racers lined up at the Sports-Am East Canyon-Echo Road Race in Henefer, Utah on April 18, 2015. The beautiful 60 mile road race featured three ascents of Hogsback Summit – 2 from the east and one from the west along with a trip by East Canyon Reservoir and a traverse of Echo Canyon Road.

In the men’s Pro/1/2 race, an early break formed with the quintet of strong riders Jason Castor (FFKR/Contender), Cortlan Brown (Astellas), Jared Brewer (FFKR/Contender), Rob Smallman (Team Endurance 360), and Michael Wilcox (Canyon-Shimano). They rode to an early one minute lead, but were reeled back in on the back side of the course before the turnaround. The break would bode well for Canyon-Shimano. With seven riders in the field, they let the other teams work and thus remained relatively fresh for the finishing climb. Canyon set up their train in the town of Henefer, just before the climb. They strung it out, blowing riders off the back. Tim Mulvihill (FFKR/Contender) went to the front and reduced the lead group to six guys – Justin Griffin (FFKR/Contender), Mulvihill, Mitchell Peterson (Canyon-Shimano), Cameron Hoffman (Endurance 360), Ben Schmalz (Cicada Racing) and Cortlan Brown. When Peterson attacked when the road steepened, the group was reduced to three – Peterson, Griffin, and Brown.

Rob Smallman leads the break in the Men's Pro/1/2 race. Photo by Dave Iltis
Rob Smallman leads the break in the Men’s Pro/1/2 race. Photo by Dave Iltis

Peterson continued the attacks. Brown worked as well and attacked. Peterson countered.  Wary of Cortlan Brown’s sprint, Peterson put in a final attack with about 500 meters to go, shedding Brown and Griffin to take the win by five seconds. Griffin took second with Brown in third two seconds back. When asked about the race, Peterson said, “It went perfectly. The team raced really well. We didn’t have to do much work early. There were lots of attacks going. The team was in pretty much every move.”

In the women’s race, seven riders (of nine starters) stayed together until the East Canyon turnaround with two riders falling off. The remaining five – Mindy McCutcheon (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano), Jannalyn Luttrell (Harristone – Sun Valley Mortgage), Brook Mickelson (Team Red Rock), Mary Emerson and Megan Lowe (both of Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads) – stayed together until the final climb. McCutcheon went to the front and “I just drilled it as hard as my little legs could.”  McCutcheon dropped the riders one by one until about a kilometer to go when she dropped Mickelson to take the win  with Luttrell following in third place.

In the men’s 3-4 race, there was a break of five early on and stayed out until the turnaround. SBR Cycles rode well as a team. Nate Curtis (SBR) helped to reel the break in and pulled the group in to the final climb. Joe Stewart (SBR Cycles) and teammate Tanner Soelberg led the final climb, pulling away and soloing the last kilometer. Joergan Trepp (Cicada) and Soelberg rounded out the top three.

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The masters 45+ field in the 2015 East Canyon Echo Road Race. Photo by Dave Iltis

In the Masters 35+ race, Margaret Douglass followed Robyn Masters and Kelly Hunsaker (both of Ski Utah/Plan 7) on the final climb. Former Masters National Champion Douglass went with about 500 meters to go, “Sooner than I wanted. I led it out because it was time to go and I went. I just go intuitively.” When asked how she felt, she remarked, “A win always feels good because they are tough to get.” Hunsaker finished second and Masters third.

In the juniors race, Luke Heinrich and Jack Shuckra (both of FFKR/Contender) rode together over the fourteen mile course until a few hundred meters before the finish when Heinrich dropped Shuckra to take the win.

Other category winners included Masters 45+ Jeff Sargent (Ski Utah/Plan 7), Women’s 3-4 Ali Knutson (Harristone/Sun Valley Mortgage), Women’s Masters Margaret Douglass (Endurance 360), Men’s 4-5 Andrew Dorais, Men’s 3-4 Joe Stewart (SBR CYCLES-LHM FORD LINCOLN PRO), Masters 55+ Jerald Hunsaker (Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team), Men’s 35+ B Lucas Parker (Spider Bait Cycling),  and Men’s 35+ A Jared Kirby (Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team).

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The women’s masters and 3-4 fields in the 2015 East Canyon Echo Road Race. Photo by Dave Iltis

Complete Photo Gallery (Donations for photos accepted): http://www.gallery.cyclingutah.com/v/2015-bike-racing-photos/East+Canyon+Echo+Road+Race+4-18-2015/

East Canyon Video by Silverhawk Aerial Imaging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o45KGaOcx_s


Results:

East Canyon – Echo Road Race 2015
Place Bib First Last Team Time
0 0 Jr Men
1 461 Luke Heinrich FFKR – Contender Racing 1:12:05
2 462 Jack Shuckra FFKR – CONTENDER RACING. 1:12:26
0 0 Master 35+ As
1 127 Jared Kirby Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team 2:50:38
2 128 Dan Kadrmas Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team 2:51:28
3 130 Tyler Higley 3:00:43
0 0 Master 35+ B
1 358 Lucas Parker Spider Bait Cycling 2:50:56
2 361 Spencer Johnson Spider Bait 2:50:59
3 353 Daniel Thunell LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:51:33
4 383 Mark Smith Logan Race Club 2:51:39
5 356 Matthew Payne Domo 2:51:40
6 377 Zac Nelson X MEN 2:52:05
7 373 James Howton AFCU 2:52:05
8 369 Preston Edwards Infinite Cycles 2:52:07
9 395 Jeff Bybee 2:52:10
10 396 Brian Broadbent 2:52:13
11 390 Ellis Perkins CT velo 2:52:15
12 381 Matthew Nelson SaltCycle-Intelitechs 2:52:18
13 378 Rick Miller FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:52:40
14 366 mark esplin bountiful mazda 2:52:47
15 388 Bruce Hill Live Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:52:49
16 385 Eric Anderson Mt. Velo / Max Testa Training 2:53:02
17 371 Billy Rappleye Infinite Cycles 2:53:02
18 370 JUSTIN GREEN INFINITE 2:53:03
19 368 Todd Flitton Bikers Edge 2:53:13
20 376 Stephen Hester Mi Duole 2:53:16
21 394 Ron Niederhausir 2:53:22
22 391 Kenneth Mayes 2:53:38
23 397 Stephen Rogers 2:53:42
24 372 Troy Huebner Infinite Cycles 2:54:24
25 393 Todd Wansgard 2:54:27
26 386 Michael Johnson FFKR Contender 2:54:45
27 375 Ben Raybould 2:55:05
28 380 Jason Duran Infinite Cycles 2:55:11
29 354 Phillip Dahl 2:55:31
30 367 Moses Fernandez Canyon Bicycles Shimano 2:57:08
31 387 Derrick Warlaumont America First Credit Union 2:57:29
32 392 Mike Peterson 2:59:05
33 364 Wayne Butler Zanconato Racing 3:01:58
34 374 Brandon Pierce America First Credit Union/Bike 3:04:03
35 357 Ben Morris Copper Trends 3:04:59
36 398 Cody Cagle 3:08:36
37 382 Steve Kachocki SaltCycle-INTELITECHS Team 3:13:09
38 360 Jason Braithwaite Spider Bait Cycling 3:13:42
39 355 Gregg Weight Golden Spike Cycling 3:13:45
40 351 Marty Slack Ski Utah | Plan7 3:15:01
41 363 Aaron Branham Zanconato Racing 3:16:36
42 365 Billy Tenhagen 3:33:57
43 379 Ryan Borrowman 3:37:31
44 362 Ric Murri 3:46:20
0 0 Masters 55+
1 336 Jerald Hunsaker Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team 2:59:28
2 333 Paul Watson MiDuole, Barbacoa 2:59:50
3 338 Steven Benson Red Burro 3:00:12
4 331 Norman Frye Ski Utah|PLAN 7 3:00:12
5 330 Andres Maricq 3:00:15
6 332 Ravell Call Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team 3:00:17
7 337 S works bike Bountiful Mazda 3:00:57
8 329 Elton Reid FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 3:01:14
9 328 Brad Matlack 3:01:27
10 335 Robert Green America First Credit Union 3:01:49
11 334 Paul Scott Ski Utah|PLAN7 3:20:31
0 0 Men 3-4
1 60 Joseph Stewart SBR CYCLES-LHM FORD LINCOLN PRO 2:40:08
2 85 Joergen Trepp Cicada Racing Inc. P/B Mark Mil 2:40:12
3 61 Tanner Soelberg SBR Cycles 2:40:12
4 59 McKay Robinson LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:40:15
5 73 Samuel Dearden Ski Utah/Plan 7 2:40:17
6 53 Allan Mecham 2:40:19
7 87 Noah Putt FFKR – CONTENDER RACING. 2:40:22
8 54 joe luna america first/bikers edge 2:40:24
9 74 Preston Yardley 360 endurance 2:40:26
10 79 Troy Gorman Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:40:29
11 55 Michael Rollins TOSH 2:40:29
12 102 Trent Watkins Cicada Racing Inc 2:40:32
13 106 Dallas Zurcher Veracity Racing 2:40:51
14 97 Jesse Jensen LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:40:57
15 93 Michael Forsyth Cicada Racing inc. 2:40:59
16 69 Gary Hurst SaltCycle 2:41:04
17 91 Jon Larsen Millcreek Bicycles 2:41:07
18 82 Tyler Southard Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:41:12
19 78 Josh Foukas Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:41:22
20 103 Adam Meyer Hoback Sports 2:41:23
21 100 Kirk Campbell Cicada Racing Inc. 2:41:28
22 109 sage thorpe Intermountian liv well 2:41:34
23 88 Abraham Torres FFKR – CONTENDER RACING. 2:41:36
24 65 Shaun Johnson FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:41:38
25 110 Michael Kidby Garrett Capital 2:41:50
26 98 Erik Brockhoff TriSports Cycling/ Eclipse Raci 2:41:51
27 68 Mark Otterson Zanconato Racing 2:41:56
28 90 Elias Green LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:42:00
29 107 Chad Curtis Veracity Racing 2:42:01
30 56 Matthew Blango SaltCycle-INTELITECHS Racing Te 2:42:06
31 62 Matthew Draper LiVe Well P/B Bountiful Bicycle 2:42:14
32 72 Zack Butterfield Canyon Bicycles-Shimano 2:42:17
33 111 Zach Kastels 2:42:18
34 96 Jedd Cox TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:42:25
35 99 Austin Knutson SaltCycle-INTELITECHS 2:42:27
36 58 Derek Edwards Zanconato Racing 2:42:41
37 71 Robby Hansen Canyon Bicycles – Shimano 2:42:49
38 51 Weston Woodward Intermountain LiveWell 2:42:54
39 84 Connor Patten Ski Utah | PLAN7 Cycling Team 2:43:37
40 104 Ben Cook Cicada Racing, Inc. 2:43:41
41 86 alex lizarazo america first/bikers edge 2:44:01
42 101 Edward Kilbourn Cicada Racing inc 2:44:04
43 52 Paul Burger Intermountain Live Well 2:44:05
44 70 Dwaine Allgier Zanconato Racing 2:44:19
45 94 Christopher Thresher 2:44:30
46 92 nathan curtis SBR Cycles 2:47:00
47 63 James Ji Cicada Racing Inc 2:47:03
48 108 nathan steele cicada racing 2:47:19
49 80 Courtney Larsen Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:48:08
50 76 Josh Carter Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:48:09
51 64 S.Todd Wahl Cicada Racing Inc. 2:50:32
52 89 Brendan Money LiVeWell p/b Bountiful Bike 2:50:33
53 95 Tom Millar SaltCycle-INTELITECHS 3:00:59
54 112 Dustin Nielsen 3:01:17
55 67 Brandon Turley Fast Friday 3:05:33
56 113 Michael Conti 3:07:15
57 75 David Brinton Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:09:28
58 57 Matt Jorgenson SaltCycle-INTELITECHS 3:09:40
59 66 Daniel Sellers SaltCycle-Intelitechs 3:11:18
60 81 Brian Randall Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:11:23
61 83 Brooks Stevenson Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:13:49
62 77 Bryon Dangerfield Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:15:52
0 0 Men 4-5
1 301 Andrew Dorais 2:48:07
2 237 David Garrett America First Credit Union Cycl 2:48:14
3 227 Nathan Manwaring 2:48:41
4 255 Wil Gavato 2:49:02
5 261 Jacob Crockett FFKR – Contender Racing 2:49:05
6 274 Taylor Edwards Infinite Cycles 2:49:07
7 287 Jason Linder Intermountain Live Well 2:49:09
8 226 Greg Best 2:49:15
9 253 Darrin Tuckett OneSource.CARE 2:49:23
10 251 Bryan Hull 2:49:34
11 270 Skylar Patten Ski Utah | PLAN7 Cycling Team 2:49:38
12 239 John Wheeler Utah State University 2:49:39
13 267 Jacob Garrett Garrett Capital 2:49:46
14 257 Tyson Soelberg SBR Cycles 2:49:47
15 258 Tim Jaggi Cicada racing inc. 2:50:05
16 296 Taylor Benson SBR Cycles 2:50:06
17 259 Andy Compas Adobe Cycling 2:50:06
18 240 Andrew Robinson 2:50:07
19 247 Jason Olsen America First Credit Union Cycl 2:50:08
20 256 Shawn Hall OneSource.CARE 2:50:09
21 228 Nick Loyola 2:50:09
22 254 James Derrick Intermountain Live Well 2:50:10
23 242 Andrew Judkins OneSource.CARE 2:50:28
24 277 Daxton Kennington Intermountain LiveWell p/b Boun 2:50:44
25 281 Jason Woodland America First Credit Union 2:50:47
26 273 Kurt Hunsaker America First Credit Union 2:51:03
27 297 Jameson King SBR Cycles 2:51:07
28 263 Eric Draper Rapid Cycling Racing 2:51:51
29 232 owen ala 2:52:05
30 268 Alex Armstrong Canyon Bicycles Shimano 2:52:18
31 294 Mike Parkinson Utah State University 2:52:42
32 280 Drew DeMarco Canyon Bicycles Shimano 2:52:43
33 295 Evan Tayler 2:52:45
34 269 Lorenzo Roundy America First Credit Union 2:52:46
35 298 Bruce Deppe Ski Utah | Plan 7 2:53:17
36 248 Colt Flitton AFCU Cycling 2:53:58
37 293 Robert Chapman SBR Cycles 2:54:03
38 276 Nate Hansen Canyon Bicycles – Shimano 2:56:35
39 265 Lance Walker Garrett Capital Cycling 2:56:56
40 291 Ryan Christensen America First Credit Union 2:57:09
41 245 Stuart Anderson Mi Duole 2:57:11
42 283 Mike Smith SBR Cycles 2:57:34
43 279 Jared Weber Intermountain LiveWell p/b Boun 2:57:43
44 252 Trevin Wallin America First Credit Union Cycl 2:58:30
45 241 Carter Bailey Destination Homes Racing Team 2:59:25
46 284 Brant Beckstrand Intermountain LiveWell p/b Boun 3:00:29
47 278 Spencer Brown FFKR – Contender Racing 3:00:37
48 285 Anson Kirchner SaltCycle Intellitechs 3:00:55
49 243 Justin Brown AFCU/ Bikers Edge 3:02:35
50 300 barry bickmore lrc 3:05:28
51 299 Bryant Wood SBR 3:06:16
52 292 Christian Moreno SBR Cycles 3:06:38
53 266 Scott Lucas Intermountain LiveWell p/b Boun 3:06:49
54 264 Jason Mccloy Revolution 3:07:11
55 286 Nate Bench SBR 3:07:15
56 272 Goran Mehinovic 3:08:16
57 271 Ryan Woolston AtTask Canyon Bicycles 3:10:02
58 302 Jordan Meyer 3:10:45
59 262 Keith Facer Intermountain Live Well 3:13:08
60 249 James Hunter Elko Velo 3:16:51
61 235 Cody Johler 3:21:53
62 230 kelly callister 3:23:00
63 244 James Owen 3:26:14
64 260 Clain Udy America First Credit Union/Bike 3:26:36
65 289 Sheldon Furst 3:27:04
66 250 Benjamin Derieg FFKR – Contender Racing 3:39:28
67 275 Ian Allgier Zanconato Racing 3:48:07
68 246 Tyler Redd SBR 3:51:04
69 238 Scott Jennings Workfront-Canyon Bicycles 3:57:21
70 288 Casey Persinger 4:26:27
0 0 Men Pro 1-2-3
1 24 Mitchell Peterson Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 2:32:05
2 10 Justin Griffin FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:32:10
3 27 Cortlan Brown Astellas Cycling Team 2:32:12
4 5 Cameron Hoffman Team Endurance360 2:32:25
5 3 Ben Schmalz Cicada Racing Inc 2:32:28
6 11 Tim Mulvihill FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:32:28
7 26 Eric Ellis Unicity International 2:33:10
8 22 Pat Casey Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 2:33:10
9 9 Mark Flis FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:33:11
10 40 Jasen Castor FFKR Contender 2:33:13
11 7 Michael Hawley Live Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:33:14
12 42 Nathan Cisney 2:33:15
13 35 Trevor Brown Rock N Road Cyclery 2:33:16
14 1 Bonn Turkington Canyon Bicycles-Shimano 2:33:44
15 20 joe waters Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 2:33:46
16 2 Trevor Jackson SBR Cycles 2:33:52
17 34 Justin Healy Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:34:07
18 28 christopher putt Axeon Pro cycling 2:34:14
19 23 Jared Gilyard Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 2:34:18
20 18 Ira Sorensen Millcreek Bicycles 2:34:21
21 8 andrew kulmatiski logan race club 2:34:24
22 33 Will Hanson Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:34:33
23 19 Nathan Barnes Millcreek Bicycles 2:34:43
24 16 David Bagley Intermountain Live Well, P/B Bo 2:35:21
25 30 Steve Albrecht Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:35:24
26 38 Todd Hageman Cole Sport 2:35:44
27 13 Jared Brewer FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:36:52
28 37 Cody Haroldsen Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:37:26
29 21 Shelby Burton Canyon Bicycles- Shimano 2:37:26
30 36 kyle brown Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:38:04
31 12 Aaron Olsen FFKR – CONTENDER RACING 2:40:31
32 17 Ricky Bangerter LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 2:40:48
33 32 Eric Gardiner Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:52:45
34 41 Jason Hendrickson 2:52:46
35 39 David Harward Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:52:47
36 31 Thomas Fowler Ski Utah | PLAN7 2:52:48
DNF 14 Michael Ferrell Canyon Bicycles – Shimano
0 0 Women Masters
1 443 Margate Douglass Endurance 360 2:12:05
2 441 Kelly Hunsaker SkiUtah|PLAN7 2:12:06
3 437 Robynn Masters Ski Utah / Plan 7 2:12:08
4 427 Lorri Zenoni Infinite Cycles 2:12:22
5 433 Heidi Nielson Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:12:34
Women 3-4
1 426 Alison Knutson Harristone/Sun Valley Mortgage 2:12:06
2 428 Whitney Mentaberry 2:12:19
3 440 Dixie Robinson Power Up 2:12:23
4 430 Jeni Otterson Zanconato Racing 2:12:43
5 444 Kellie Oliver 2:12:48
6 439 Colleen Neider Harristone Sunvalley Mortgage 2:13:21
7 442 Heather Sells Harristone/Sun Valley Mortgage 2:13:50
8 431 Chandra Unsworth Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:20:19
9 438 Stephanie Brunnemann Adobe Cycling 2:31:55
10 432 Chelsea Wood Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:35:45
11 435 Ingrid Hansen Ingrid’s Piano 2:38:00
0 0 Women Pro 1-2-3
1 204 Mindy McCutcheon Canyon Bicycles 2:57:52
2 207 Brook Mickelson Team Red Rock 2:58:01
3 208 Jannalyn Luttrell 2:58:50
4 201 Mary Emerson Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:59:12
5 203 Megan Lowe Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 2:59:23
6 205 Alison Frye Ski Utah|PLAN 7 3:07:11
7 206 Marci Kimball Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:07:31
8 202 Ellie Hirshberg Team TOSH p/b Hyperthreads 3:11:09
DNF 209 Shirley Leyclsman
0 0 Masters 45+
1 193 Jeff Sargent Ski Utah/Plan 7 2:50:00
2 188 Christoph Heinrich Cicada Racing Inc. 2:50:04
3 194 Mark Schaefer Maddog Racing/Microseal p/b. GQ 2:50:04
4 196 Ian Skurnik 2:50:05
5 199 Brent Cannon Colesport 2:50:07
6 502 Mark Zimbelman 2:50:07
7 192 David Sharp Mi Duole 2:50:08
8 187 Scott Allen canyon bicycles 2:50:18
9 184 Mark Todd Canyon Bicycles – Shimano 2:50:28
10 501 A Heather 2:50:38
11 195 Donald Armstrong MADDOG Racing p/b Microseal/Gq6 2:50:38
12 197 Chris Hard Cicada Racing Inc. p/b Mark Mil 2:50:40
13 505 Bruce Bilodeau Canyon Bicycles 2:51:04
14 190 Andrew Lock Millcreek Bicycles 2:51:05
15 178 Sylvain Harton 2:51:32
16 200 Trent Donat 2:51:45
17 503 Scott Mathewson 2:51:46
18 191 Eric Larson Canyons Bicycle 2:51:46
19 182 Alan Griffey LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle 3:04:08
20 504 Kevin Smith 3:07:09
21 185 Michael Loveland Road Respect 3:07:39
22 176 Ty Loyola 3:08:16
23 189 Scott Patten Ski Utah – Marketstar Cycling T 3:21:34
24 177 Kip Merritt 3:26:23

 

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