History: On two wheels
“Mayfield, Doyle, Chamberlin, Petrick, Smathers win races” applauded The Aspen Times in 1986. “While a lot of attention was focused on the category I & II racers during last weekend’s Snowmass Stage Race, there were some strong contests in the other categories of which there were five; cat 4, cat 3, women, juniors and veterans. … The veterans, as with all other stages but the Is & IIs, raced a 48-mile road race to Ashcroft and Maroon Bells, then rode a time trial up Suicide Hill, and finished Sunday with a road circuit race around the Snowmass Golf Course. Finishing first overall in the Vets was Ed Chamberlin (1:53:33) of Grand Junction, who finished less than a minute ahead of his Aspen Velo Club teammate Biege Jones. … Aspenite Tim Petrick took top honors in the category 3 event (2:45:05) … Michael Doyle of Winter Park won category 4 division with a time of 2:34:23 … Before missing the start of the final stage of the race, Leslie Shank, a competitor in the Coors Classic, had first place sewn up. Her error, however, gave the overall victory to Mindy Mayfield of Detroit with a time of 2:51:18. … Junior (under 18) John Smathers from Boulder took first place in the juniors with a time of 3:00:33, five seconds ahead of second place finisher Peter Stubenrouch, also of Boulder.” The USA Pro Cycle Challenge retuns to Aspen on Aug. 18 and 19. Pictured is Tim Petrick of Aspen working hard for his win in Category 3.
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