The Crusher in the Tushar presented by the Creamery, a gravel bicycle race owned and produced by Life Time, welcomed a field of 577 riders representing 26 states to Utah’s Tushar Mountains outside of Beaver, Utah today, July 10.
This uniquely formatted gravel race began in historic downtown Beaver, the birthplace of famed outlaw “Butch Cassidy” and finished at Utah’s newest ski and Summer resort, Eagle Point. Crusher has a 60/40 split of gravel to tarmac gravel sectors and brings riders to explore the stunning backcountry of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest. Racers tackled 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.
In the women’s division, Sofia Gomez Villafane, 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.
For the men’s division, 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.
Full results can be found at Athlinks.
CRUSHER IN THE TUSHAR STATS
* 577 total racers.
* Racers represented 26 states.
* The race was held on a 60/40 split of dirt and paved roads over a 69-mile long course that required racers to climb a total of 10,400ft.
* The youngest competitor was 16-year-old Hunter Hill from American Fork, UT, who finished the full course in 5 hours 14 minutes, and 27 seconds.
* The oldest competitor was 68-year-old Patricia Greenlee of Salt Lake City, UT who finished the full course in 8 hours 44 minutes, and 8 seconds.