McCutcheon and Booth Tops at 2015 Sugarhouse Criterium

Mindy McCutcheon beat Breanne Nalder in a two-up sprint to take the wom- en's Pro/1/2/3 win in the 2015 Sugarhouse Criterium. Photo by Dave Iltis
Mindy McCutcheon beat Breanne Nalder in a two-up sprint to take the wom-
en’s Pro/1/2/3 win in the 2015 Sugarhouse Criterium. Photo by Dave Iltis

By Dave Iltis

Bike races have been held in Sugarhouse Park since the 1950’s or earlier. The course is a classic circuit/criterium course that challenges cyclists with 2 hills high speeds, and usually a bit of wind. This year’s Sugarhouse Criterium presented by Team Tosh Cycling had a solid turnout despite the rain throughout May and that it coincided with Memorial Day weekend.

In the Women’s Pro/1/2/3 race, DNA Cycling p/b K4 Racing had six of the fifteen riders in the field and looked to control the race. The field rode hard throughout the race, and there were plenty of attacks early on. DNA launched Kirsten Kotval early, and when she was reeled in, off went Junior National Champion Katie Clouse. The field reeled each of these early attacks back until DNA’s Breanne Nalder went taking Mindy McCutcheon (Canyon Bicycles/Shimano) with her. McCutcheon had kept a watchful eye, and, “when I saw Bree go, I kind of thought this is the one that will stick because I know that if Bree and I get in a break together we’re super strong and we can work together and make it work.”

On the last lap, McCutcheon said, “I knew that going into the last lap that Bree would try to not work as hard. She’s a really good climber and so I knew she’d attack me on the two little climbs.” McCutcheon has a better sprint than Nalder, and so when the two were still together at the end it was all McCutcheon. She described the finish, “Coming up the final climb, I was trying to suck her wheel a little bit then about half way up the last climb I punched it.”

Gabrielle Pilote Fortin, the Current Canadian U23 National Road Champion, (DNA) rounded out the podium for third.

In the Pro/1/2 Men’s race, a field of 40 plus riders started with attacks from the gun. Here and there breaks of 4 or 5 would get away for a short spell, but everything was reeled back by the strong field. Later in the race, World Cup Nordic Combined skier and bike racer Taylor Fletcher (Cole Sport) took a turn animating the field as did 35-39 Masters Criterium Champion Darren Goff (Intermountain LiveWell).

On the last lap, however, it was all Ski Utah/Plan 7. Dave Harward and Eric Gardiner took over at the bottom of the first hill with Mike Booth around 10-15 riders back. Harward said, “I just decided it was time to get it rolling,”

Mike Booth celebrates after winning the Pro/1/2 Men's race. The field sprint was contested by 41 riders. Photo by Dave Iltis
Mike Booth celebrates after winning the Pro/1/2 Men’s race. The field sprint
was contested by 41 riders. Photo by Dave Iltis

coming through the S-Turns. “We went up around the corner just full gas and I went full gas along the top. My head was spinning but they kept saying they were behind me.” Booth said “We were going across single file, just blazing speed. Dave Harward was leading out. There was a crash that happened right behind me. Someone spilled a water bottle. I heard guys hit the curb but I didn’t even look. It was just chaos. We came down the hill and somebody ran over a duck or something. It was just chaos into the sprint. The group just bunched up at the bottom of the hill and I just had a perfect line on the inside.” Booth took that perfect line and accelerated, passing the last rider at the top of the hill and held it to the line for the win. Young speedster Justin Griffin (FFKR/Contender) stayed on Booth’s wheel to finish second. LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle had their own leadout train on the right side of the final hill. Michael Hawley and Bryce Olsen finished 3rd and 4th respectively, with Trevor Jackson of SBR Cycles rounding out the podium in 5th.

In the Men’s 3-4 field, Jace Heger (Rapid Cycling Racing, St. George) won the field sprint to take to the win. “You’re nubbing everyone’s elbows and handlebars trying to get yourself in position for the sprint.” He described his last lap, “There started to be a little leadout from the SBR team. I’m up here by myself. I don’t have any teammates and I just went with them and once we rounded the last corner it was a free for all.” Heger took the win, followed by Jon Larsen (Millcreek), and Evan Clouse.

The Sugarhouse Criterium was also the Utah State Championship for Juniors and Masters. State Championships were awarded to Jase Hoover (Canyon Bicycles/Shimano) in the Junior Men’s 15-17 field, Ryder Jordin (Canyon Bicycles/Shimano) in the Junior Men’s 10-14, and Kira Crowell in the Junior Women’s 10-14 field.

In the Masters, championships were awarded to Mike Underhill (Millcreek Bicycles) in the Men’s 35-44, Christoph Heinrich (Cicada Racing Inc. p/b Mark Miller Subaru) in the Men’s 45-54, Joseph Brubaker (Ski Utah/Plan 7) in the Men’s 55-59, Dirk Cowley (FFKR/Contender) in the Men’s 60-64, and Ken Louder (FFKR/Contender) in the Men’s 64-99. In the Masters women, titles were awarded to Alison Knutson (Harristone/Sun Valley Mortgage Cycling Team) in the 35-44 field and Mary Emerson (Team Tosh p/b Hyperthreads) in the 45-99 field.

2015 Sugarhouse Criterium Results:

CAT 1/2/3/4 60-64 1 Dirk Cowley 0:42:13
2 Jerald Hunsaker 0:42:13
3 Ravell Call 0:42:13
4 Elton Reid 0:42:13
5 Greg Wolfer 0:42:13
64-99 1 Ken Louder 0:42:13
2 Dwight Hibdon 0:42:13
3 gary simmons 0:42:13
4 Henry Ebell 0:42:13
F CAT 1/2/3/4 35-44 1 Alison Knutson 0:36:25
2 Marci Kimball 0:36:25
3 Rachel Cieslewicz 0:36:25
4 Colleen Neider 0:36:25
45-99 1 Mary Emerson 0:36:27
2 Shanin Miller 0:36:27
3 Heidi Roundy 0:36:27
4 karen christoffersen 0:36:27
5 Alison Frye 0:36:27
6 Kelly Hunsaker 0:36:27
7 Robinn Masters 0:36:27
8 Lori Harward 0:36:27
CAT 1/2/3/4/5 14-Oct 1 Kira Crowell 0:30:12
2 Skylar Sheppard 0:30:12
CAT 3/4 1 Jamie Bangerter 0:36:25
2 Karissa Lamb 0:36:25
3 Joan Meiners 0:36:25
4 Jeni Otterson 0:36:25
5 Chandra Unsworth 0:36:25
6 Heather Sells 0:36:25
7 maria oblad 0:36:25
8 Annette Bowman 0:36:25
9 Kelly McPherson 0:36:25
CAT Pro 1/2/3 1 Mindy McCutcheon 0:43:09
2 Breanne Nalder 0:43:09
3 Gabrielle Pilote Fortin 0:43:09
4 Kat Carr 0:43:09
5 Catherine Kim 0:43:09
6 Katie Clouse 0:43:09
7 Jillian Gardner 0:43:09
8 Joan Meiner 0:43:09
9 Kirsten Kotval 0:43:09
10 Chantel olsen 0:43:09
11 Mary Emerson 0:43:09
12 Ali Knutson 0:43:09
13 Marci Kimball 0:43:09
14 Kelly Hunsaker 0:43:09
15 Alison Frye 0:43:09
M CAT 1/2/3/4 45-54 1 Christoph Heinrich 0:43:51
2 Michael Raemisch 0:43:51
3 Kyle Brown 0:43:51
4 Dennis Porter 0:43:51
5 Scott Allen 0:43:51
6 Robert Chapman 0:43:51
7 Dan Kadrmas 0:43:51
8 Trent Donatt 0:43:51
9 Jeff Rasch 0:43:51
10 Joshua Udall 0:43:51
11 Jason Dunlap 0:43:51
12 Scott Mathewson 0:43:51
13 Guy Roundy 0:43:51
14 Andrew Lock 0:43:51
15 Todd Taft 0:43:51
16 Scott Patten 0:43:51
17 Art O’Connor 0:43:51
18 Ernie Sanchez 0:43:51
19 Eric Yelsa 0:43:51
20 John McKone 0:43:51
21 Greg Sironen 0:43:51
22 Eric Thompson 0:43:51
23 Alex Kim 0:43:51
24 Eric Martin 0:43:51
25 Terry Stone 0:43:51
26 Dave Benson 0:43:51
27 Mark Miller 0:43:51
28 Steve Meek 0:43:51
29 Edward Kilbourn 0:43:51
30 David Harward 0:43:51
31 Shane Dunleavy 0:43:51
32 Richard Mendez 0:43:51
33 Jeff Sargent 0:43:51
34 Marty Slack 0:43:51
35 Chuck Collins 0:43:51
55-59 1 Joseph Brubaker 0:44:13
2 Bob Walker 0:44:13
3 John Lauck 0:44:13
4 Darrell Davis 0:44:13
5 Jeff Clawson 0:44:13
6 Bubba Gleason 0:44:13
CAT 1/2/3/4/5 14-Oct 1 Ryder Jordin 0:30:12
2 Ian Frederick 0:30:12
3 Luke Heinrich 0:30:12
4 Viggo Moore 0:30:12
5 Jack Shuckra 0:30:12
6 Ryan Mauser 0:30:12
7 Leyton Sheppard 0:30:12
8 Sebastian Sheppard 0:30:12
9 Jason Mccloy 0:30:12
15-17 1 Jase Hoover 0:30:12
2 Nate Hansen 0:30:12
3 Van Higley 0:30:12
35-44 1 Mike Underhill 0:37:37
2 Will Hanson 0:37:37
3 Darren Goff 0:37:37
4 Manny Cypers 0:37:37
5 Ben Rabner 0:37:37
6 Tyler Servoss 0:37:37
7 Andrew Love 0:37:37
8 Richard Knutson 0:37:37
9 Gavin Storie 0:37:37
10 Gary Hurst 0:37:37
11 Jeff Racsh 0:37:37
12 Jared Kirby 0:37:37
13 Ira Sorensen 0:37:37
14 Bill Gowski 0:37:37
15 Andrew Leon 0:37:37
16 Matthew Draper 0:37:37
17 kent carlsen 0:37:37
18 Perry Hall 0:37:37
19 Cam Candelaria 0:37:37
20 Bryon Dangerfield 0:37:37
21 Tyler Higley 0:37:37
22 Chris Hull 0:37:37
23 Paul Burger 0:37:37
24 James Ji 0:37:37
25 Steve Albrecht 0:37:37
26 Jason Hendrickson 0:37:37
27 Dustin Nielsen 0:37:37
28 Andre Gonzalez 0:37:37
29 Justin Healy 0:37:37
30 Scott Buccambuso 0:37:37
31 Casey Nielsen 0:37:37
32 brendan quirk 0:37:37
CAT 3/4 1 Jace Heger 0:50:29
2 Jon Larsen 0:50:29
3 Evan Clouse 0:50:29
4 nathan curtis 0:50:29
5 Andre Szlendak 0:50:29
6 Gary Hurst 0:50:29
7 Elias Green 0:50:29
8 Trent Watkins 0:50:29
9 Jeremy ward 0:50:29
10 Connor Patten 0:50:29
11 Thomas Fowler 0:50:29
12 Bruce Deppe 0:50:29
13 Michael Rollins 0:50:29
14 Matthew Turner 0:50:29
15 Joseph Stewart 0:50:29
16 Ben Cook 0:50:29
17 Daniel Sellers 0:50:29
18 Spencer Storey 0:50:29
19 joe luna 0:50:29
20 Matthew Blango 0:50:29
21 Robinson McKay 0:50:29
22 Dustin Layton 0:50:29
23 S.Todd Wahl 0:50:29
24 Kyle Wilhelm 0:50:29
25 Samuel Dearden 0:50:29
26 Matt Boureus 0:50:29
27 Jeff Hogg 0:50:29
28 Taylor Benson 0:50:29
29 Tanner Soelberg 0:50:29
30 Todd Anderson 0:50:29
31 Zack Butterfield 0:50:29
32 Ernesto Jimerze 0:50:29
33 C Lowe 0:50:29
34 Mike Pratt 0:50:29
35 Jedd Cox 0:50:29
36 0:50:29
997 James Ji 0:50:29
CAT 4/5 1 Taylor Edwarda 0:32:54
2 Brendan Williams 0:32:54
3 Nathan Manwaring 0:32:54
4 Saiden Maestas 0:32:54
5 Ernesto Jimenez 0:32:54
6 Jason Mccloy 0:32:54
7 Bruce Deppe 0:32:54
8 Brant Beckstrand 0:32:54
9 Quincy Thomas 0:32:54
10 James Finklea 0:32:54
11 Matthew Lerdahl 0:32:54
12 Billy Rappleye 0:32:54
13 Grant Simonds 0:32:54
14 Chris Eppley 0:32:54
15 Scott Dunn 0:32:54
16 Michael Ward 0:32:54
17 Ryan Mauser 0:32:54
18 Jasper Good 0:32:54
19 Kyle Wilhelm 0:32:54
20 Evan Tayler 0:32:54
21 Demetrius Leach 0:32:54
22 Skylar Patten 0:32:54
23 Nate Hansen 0:32:54
24 Clair Crowther 0:32:54
25 Darrin Tuckett 0:32:54
26 Adam Loomis 0:32:54
27 Jason Olsen 0:32:54
28 Jeff Goddard 0:32:54
29 Taylor Benson 0:32:54
30 Jeremy ward 0:32:54
31 TJ Stone 0:32:54
32 Benjamin Berend 0:32:54
33 Mark Otterson 0:32:54
34 Leyton Sheppard 0:32:54
35 Cody Jacobs 0:32:54
36 Nate Bench 0:32:54
37 Spencer Storey 0:32:54
38 Andrew Judkins 0:32:54
39 Jim Sawka 0:32:54
40 Matthew Blango 0:32:54
41 Jacob Crockett 0:32:54
42 Lee Schultz 0:32:54
43 Drew Van Boerum 0:32:54
44 Nicholas Brown 0:32:54
45 James Howton 0:32:54
46 Mike Smith 0:32:54
47 Rick Finlanyson 0:32:54
48 Preston Edwards 0:32:54
49 Kenneth Mayes 0:32:54
50 James Derrick 0:32:54
51 Benjamin Derieg 0:32:54
52 Ryan Finlayson 0:32:54
53 Nolan Finlayson 0:32:54
54 Todd Anderson 0:32:54
55 Justin Haaga 0:32:54
56 James Lechtenberg 0:32:54
57 Bryan Hull 0:32:54
58 Tyson Soelberg 0:32:54
59 Michael Johnson 0:32:54
35-99 1 Nolan Finlayson 0:31:30
2 Matthew Nelson 0:31:30
3 Daniel Thunell 0:31:30
4 Stephen Rogers 0:31:30
5 Micheal Ward 0:31:30
6 Jacob Crockett 0:31:30
7 Justin Belliveau 0:31:30
8 Preston Edwards 0:31:30
9 Jim Sawka 0:31:30
10 Kevin Gibson 0:31:30
11 Wes Raymond 0:31:30
12 Chris Marchini 0:31:30
13 Mike Cannon 0:31:30
14 Tim Hanson 0:31:30
15 Phillip Dahl 0:31:30
16 Billy Rappleye 0:31:30
17 Drew Van Boerum 0:31:30
18 Kenneth Mayes 0:31:30
19 Robert Haight 0:31:30
20 Scott Johnston 0:31:30
21 Jason Duran 0:31:30
22 James Howton 0:31:30
23 Kevin Zollinger 0:31:30
24 Michael Johnson 0:31:30
25 Patrick Morton 0:31:30
26 Rick Finlayson 0:31:30
27 Ryan Finlayson 0:31:30
28 James Finklea 0:31:30
29 Steve Perry 0:31:30
CAT Pro 1/2/3 1 Booth Mike 1:00:25
2 Justin Griffin 1:00:25
3 Michael Hawley 1:00:25
4 Bryce Olsen 1:00:25
5 Trevor Jackson 1:00:25
6 Michael Wilcox 1:00:25
7 Branson Yantes 1:00:25
8 brent cannon 1:00:25
9 Trevor Brown 1:00:25
10 Eric Gardiner 1:00:25
11 Luke Ramseth 1:00:25
12 Ira Sorensen 1:00:25
13 nathan steele 1:00:25
14 Taylor fletcher 1:00:25
15 Ryan Barrett 1:00:25
16 josh whitney 1:00:25
17 Jason Castor 1:00:25
18 Todd Hagman 1:00:25
19 Pat Casey 1:00:25
20 Will Hanson 1:00:25
21 Shelby Burton 1:00:25
22 Jared Brewer 1:00:25
23 Rodney Smith 1:00:25
24 Kyle Brown 1:00:25
25 Justin Healy 1:00:25
26 Eric Ellis 1:00:25
27 Brad Hogan 1:00:25
28 Darren Goff 1:00:25
29 Thomas Fowler 1:00:25
30 Eric Gibbons 1:00:25
31 joe waters 1:00:25
32 Tyler Higley 1:00:25
33 Kevin Willbanks 1:00:25
34 Eric Thompson 1:00:25
35 Tom Gosselin 1:00:25
36 Mitchell Peterson 1:00:25
37 Darrell Davis 1:00:25
38 Aaron Olsen 1:00:25
39 David Harward 1:00:25
40 Cody Rohovit 1:00:25
41 Andre Gonzalez 1:00:25
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