Butler, Sheppard win in the dirt at 22nd Mudslinger
BLODGETT — Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) rode away from the rest of the women at the 22nd Peak Sports Mudslinger Sunday, finishing more than 11 minutes ahead of her closest rival. Chris Sheppard (Rocky Mountain Bicycles) won his second race of the Oregon XC Series in another three-up battle with the boys in blue and orange.
Sheppard renewed his battle from Horning’s Hustle with Team S&M riders Sean Babcock and Erik Tonkin. Babcock finished more than a minute after Sheppard. Tonkin was third nearly two minutes behind.
Butler notched her first win of the 2010 Oregon XC Series after finishing second to Alice Pennington at Hornings Hustle. Butler Skipped last weekend’s Bear Spring’s Trap, which Pennington also won. Pennington missed the Mudslinger because she was in New Mexico this weekend at the Tour of the Gila with the Veloforma elite road squad.
1. Sheppard, Chris (Rocky Mountain Bikes) 01:39:34.45
2. Babcock, Sean (Team S&M) 01:40:44.78
3. Tonkin, Erik (Team S&M) 01:42:25.05
4. Thompson, Ben (Trek Mtn Co-Op) 01:43:33.78
5. Russell, Matt (www.evanplews.com/KENDAUSA) 01:48:13.22
1. Butler, Sue (River City Bicycles) 02:10:01.17
2. Palanuk, Shawna (Green Ridge/Infocus) 02:21:03.41
3. Bishop, Serena (Sunnyside Sports) 02:21:12.80
4. Hill, Heather (Life Cycle Bike Shop) 02:26:51.95
5. McDermid, Brooke (bicycleattorney.com) 02:37:05.19
Complete OBRA results for this race are HERE.