This past weekend was the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road in Grand Junction, Colorado. Like all Epic Rides events, the racing started off Friday night with the Pro Fat Tire Criterium. The racers battled through downtown Grand Junction to put on a show for the locals. Sunday's 43-mile loop featured just under 6,000 feet of climbing and both the men and women were out on course for over three hours. We often hear from professionals and amateurs that the Epic Ride's races are the most fun events of their summer, and it's easy to see why! We're excited to work with an organization that does so much for our sport.

Pro Women's Fat Tire Criterium Results

  1. Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team, Sierra Nevada, Shimano, Maxxis, Stans NoTubes, Orbea, Fox)
  2. Sofia Gomez Villafane (Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis)
  3. Kaysee Armstrong (LIV Cycling)
  4. Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale)
  5. Alexis Skarda (Sprintertainment, Towwhee, Kenda MTB)
  6. Hannah Finchamp (Clif Pro Team, Sierra Nevada, Shimano, Maxxis, Stans NoTubes, Orbea, Fox)
  7. Amy Chandos (CZracing)
  8. Crystal Anthony (LIV Cycling)
  9. Kelly Catale (Connect / Seven Cycles)
  10. Rose Grant (Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis)

Pro Men's Fat Tire Criterium Results

  1. Geoff Kabush (Yeti, Maxxis, Shimano, Fox, Stans NoTubes, GU)
  2. Payson Mcelveen (Orange Seal)
  3. Bryan Lewis (Cutaway, USA)
  4. Tristan Uhl (Giant Factory)
  5. Stephan Davoust (Giant Factory Off-Road)
  6. Jake Yackle (FSA, Shimano, Primal Wear, Orange Seal, Panaracer, KHS, Clif Bar, Kali Protectives)
  7. Brannan Fix (Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru)
  8. Garrett Gerchar (THG Ent.)
  9. Taylor Shelden (Tokyo Joes - Scott)
  10. Alec Pasqualina (SET Coaching/ Arlberg Sports/ Pivot Cycles)

Pro Women's Backcountry Results

  1. Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team, Sierra Nevada, Shimano, Maxxis, Stans NoTubes, Orbea, Fox), 3:46:00
  2. Alexis Skarda (Sprintertainment, Towwhee, Kenda MTB), 3:51;17
  3. Sofia Gomez Villafane (Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis), 3:55:11
  4. Evelyn Dong (Spry Cycles, Stan's NoTubes), 03:55:50
  5. Rose Grant (Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis), 3:58:09
  6. Kaysee Armstrong (LIV Cycling), 4:00:38
  7. Crystal Anthony (LIV Cycling), 4:03:48
  8. Hannah Finchamp (Clif Pro Team, Sierra Nevada, Shimano, Maxxis, Stans NoTubes, Orbea, Fox), 4:09:48
  9. Amy Beisel (Kenda tire/LEM helmets/ASSOS), 04:11:13
  10. Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale), 4:13:25

Pro Men's Backcountry Results

  1. Russell Finsterwald (Clif Pro Team, Sierra Nevada, Shimano, Maxxis, Stans NoTubes, Orbea, Fox), 03:10:03
  2. Geoff Kabush (Yeti, Maxxis, Shimano, Fox, Stans NoTubes, GU), 03:12:40
  3. Stephan Davoust (Giant Factory Off-Road), 03:14:10
  4. Ben Sonntag (Clif Pro Team), 03:15:18
  5. Fernando Riveros (CZ Racing), 03:15:30
  6. Ryan Standish (Summit Bike Club, Cannondale, Hyper Threads), 03:16:32
  7. Alex Grant (Cannondale, ENVE Composites, Hyperthreads, and Gear Rush), 03:17:01
  8. Nic Beechan (Trek-Shimano), 03:17:11
  9. Zach Calton (Summit National Team), 03:20:13
  10. Samuel Elson (Muddy Bikes Mn), 03:20:21

Full results for all races are available here.

Photos by Kenny Wehn.