Updated: 2021 Crusher in the Tushar Report & Results

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BEAVER, Utah (July 10, 2021) — The Crusher in the Tushar presented by the Creamery, a gravel event owned and produced by Life Time, welcomed a field of approximately 577 riders representing 26 states to Utah’s Tushar Mountains outside of Beaver, Utah on Saturday, July 10 for the tenth running of the state's premier gravel event.

Peter Stetina & Sofia Gomez-Villafañe, winners of the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time
Peter Stetina & Sofia Gomez-Villafañe, winners of the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time

This uniquely formatted gravel race traditionally starts in historic downtown Beaver, the birthplace of famed outlaw “Butch Cassidy” and finishes at Utah’s newest ski and Summer resort, Eagle Point. The Crusher has a 60/40 split of gravel to tarmac sectors and allows riders to explore the stunning backcountry of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest. Racers tackle 10,400’ of climbing over 69 miles on the Crusher course, which is one of the most challenging gravel races in the world, and the only one with a true mountain top finish.

“Our 10th running of the Crusher in the Tushar is a year late, but so much greater than I ever could have imagined it when I started back in 2010,” said Burke Swindlehurst, founder and event director of Crusher in the Tushar. “The way the event has grown without losing the challenge that I envisioned way back when. Now with Life Time’s support, I’m really making good on my vision of sharing the beauty of this special place, while also giving back to my hometown and community.”

Sofia Gomez-Villafañe takes the Women's Pro-Open win at the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time
Sofia Gomez-Villafañe takes the Women's Pro-Open win at the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time

In the women’s division, Sofia Gomez-Villafañe, 27, of Heber City, UT placed first with a finish time of 5:19:12. Maude Farrell, 29, of Mill Valley, CA secured second place with a finish time of 5:21:20. Lauren De Crescenzo, 30, of Atlanta, GA placed third in the division with a completion time of 5:30:28. Gomez-Villafañe will be representing her home country of Argentina in the cross-country mountain bike race at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Peter Stetina takes the Mens' Pro-Open win at the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time
Peter Stetina takes the Mens' Pro-Open win at the 2021 Crusher in the Tushar. Photo courtesy Life Time

For the men’s division, former Grand Tour road racer turned gravel privateer Peter Stetina, 33, of Santa Rosa, CA placed first with a finish time of 4:13:48. Zach Calton, 24, of Ogden, UT secured second place with a finish time of 4:22:27. Edward Anderson, 23, of Richmond, VA placed third in the division with a completion time of 4:25:28.

Swindlehurst goes on to say, “Congrats to the honchos who won today—Sofia and Peter—and everyone who tested their fitness and grit to crush the Crusher!”

Brief Results

Pro/Open Men

1 Peter Stetina Santa Rosa, CA, USA 04:13:48
2 Zach Calton Ogden, UT, USA 04:22:27
3 Edward Anderson Richmond, VA, USA 04:25:28
4 Eric Brunner Manitou Springs, CO, USA 04:27:54
5 Bryan Lewis Charlottesville, VA, USA 04:28:31
6 Nathan Spratt Salt Lake City, UT, USA 04:28:59
7 Stefano Barberi Reno, NV, USA 04:30:52
8 Kyle Trudeau Tucson, AZ, USA 04:33:05
9 Matt Jablonski Boulder, DC, USA 04:38:08
10 Jonathan Baker Nevada City, CA, USA 04:40:15

 

Pro/Open Women

1 Sofia Gomez-Villafañe Heber City, UT, USA 05:19:12
2 Maude Farrell Mill Valley, CA, USA 05:21:20
3 Lauren De Crescenzo Atlanta, GA, USA 05:30:28
4 Lindsey Stevenson Salt Lake City, UT, USA 05:31:32
5 Amity Rockwell San Francisco, CA, USA 05:32:35
6 Isabel King Santa Monica, CA, USA 05:35:30
7 Melisa Rollins Salt Lake City, UT, USA 05:42:36
8 Hanna Muegge Belmont, CA, USA 05:46:29
9 Sunny Gilbert Niwot, CO, USA 05:51:22
10 Hannah Shell Boulder, CO, USA 05:56:54

 

Full results can be found at Athlinks, here.

 

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