Tyrrell, Slack win 1st Baker City Classic
BAKER CITY — Team Oregon/Laurelwood Brewing’s Scott Gray and Ski Utah-MarketStar’s Alison Frye won the final stage of the 2012 Baker City Cycling Classic Sunday, while Leia Tyrrell (Sorella Forte/St Honoré Bakery) and Erik Slack (Volkswagen Boise) held onto their leads to take the overall crowns.
Frye finished the 101-mile course to the top of Dooley Mountain in five hours, eight minutes and 10 seconds, just 11 seconds faster than stage runner-up Anna Christiansen (Ironclad Performance Wear) and 22 seconds better than Team Redline’s Kari Studley. Lindsay Fox (Athlete’s Lounge) finished fourth, 37 seconds down, while Tyrrell crossed the line two seconds later for fifth, holding onto her overall lead by 57 seconds over Studely. Frye’s effort moved her into third overall. Jane Despas (Sydney Cycling Club), who started the day second overall, did not finish the final stage.
In the men’s race, Gray crossed the line on top of Dooley Mountain in four hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds. He climbed to a 15-second gap over stage runner-up Lang Reynolds, who won the overall last year. Team Mikes Bikes’ Stephen O’Mara was third, 39 seconds back. Slack crossed the line two seconds later for fourth and held onto his race lead by 50 seconds over Sam Krieg (ICE/Idaho Kidney Institute), his stage 1 breakaway partner. Daniel Vasichek (Northern Rockies Orthopedic), who finished fifth on the final stage, moved up to third overall, 3:45 behind the winner.
STAGE 4: Tour d’Horn Road Race
Sunday, July 1
1. Gray, Scott (Team Oregon/Laurelwood Brewing) 4:22:50
2. Reynolds, Lang (Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling) @:15
3. O’Mara, Stephen (Team Mike’s Bikes) @:39
4. Slack, Erik (Volkswagen Boise) @:41
5. Vasichek, Daniel (Northern Rockies Orthopedic) @1:00
1. Frye, Alison (Ski Utah-MarketStar) 5:08:10
2. Christiansen, Anna (Ironclad Performance Wear) @:11
3. Studley, Kari (Team Redline) @:22
4. Fox, Lindsay (Athletes Lounge Cycling Team) @:37
5. Tyrrell, Leia (Sorella Forte/St Honoré Bakery) @:39
1. Slack, Erik (Volkswagen Boise) 8:35:27
2. Krieg, Sam (ICE/Idaho Kidney Institute) @:50
3. Vasichek, Daniel (Northern Rockies Orthopedic) @3:45
4. Gray, Scott (Team Oregon/Laurelwood Brewing) @4:34
5. Warner, Paul () @4:45
1. Tyrrell, Leia (Sorella Forte/Honoré Bakery) 9:34:23
2. Studley, Kari (Team Redline) @:57
3. Frye, Alison (Ski Utah-MarketStar) @1:09
4. Christiansen, Anna (Ironclad Performance Wear0 @1:15
5. Fox, Lindsay (Athletes Lounge Cycling Team) @2:24
Complete OBRA results are HERE.