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Bostrom Wins 6-Hours on Lance’s Ranch

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Nov. 15, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM EDT

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Ben Bostrom and Shontell Gauthier cruised to victory at the inaugural Mellow Johnny’s 6-Hour mountain bike race on Lance Armstrong’s Juan Pelota Ranch outside of Dripping Springs, Texas.

Utilizing a LeMans style start the men got underway with ranch owner and seven-time Tour de France Champion Armstrong taking an early lead. He was joined by professional motorcycle racer Bostrom (Sho Air-Specialized) and Yuki Saito (Topeak-Ergon) during the first lap. The trio managed to separate themselves from chasers and came through the start/finish on lap one separated by about 5 seconds each.

During lap two Bostrom was able to extend his lead to 30 seconds over the chasing Armstrong, who by then had separated himself from Saito. By the beginning of lap four Bostrom’s lead was 2 minutes over Armstrong. When Bostrom rolled through the start-finish area for the start of lap five it was Saito that was in second place, and word came that Armstrong had pulled out with knee issues related to a recent increase in his running mileage.

With Armstrong out, Bostrom kept the cruise control on and turned out 11 steady laps to win during the 6 hours.

“I got in late [Friday] night due to some flight delays so [Saturday] was the first time I saw the course, but I loved it,” Bostrom said. “The singletrack was a lot like I train on at home [Malibu, California], but with less climbing.”

Local rider Tristan Uhl (Austin-Tricyclist) completed 10 laps and finished second. It was an impressive charge in the final laps by who Uhl moved from the fourth and fifth place positions he held much of the day. Saito finished third.

Women’s Open

In the Women’s Open it was a two-person race between Shontell Gauthier (Colavita/Baci) and Alex Robinette (RGM Advisors) who both fought through physical and mechanical issues throughout the race. Robinette, who started the race suffering from badly bruised ribs from a training crash earlier in the week, took the lead on lap one over Gauthier, only suffer a twisted chain on lap two that lost her the lead.

Gauthier took over and never relinquished the lead to complete eight laps, while Robinette was able to repair her chain and ride back into second place finishing 8:16 behind Gauthier. Third place went to Sara Krause (Bicycle Sport Shop).

Men’s Solo Open

1 4 BOSTROM, Benjamin 36 SPECIALIZED 11 6:33:20.321.2

2 26 UHL, Tristan 22 AUSTIN TRI CYCLIST 10 6:14:52.111.2

3 23 SAITO, Yuki 31 TOPEAK-ERGON 10 6:15:29.941.2

4 18 MUNOZ, Jorge 27 Golds Gym Laredo/Sage Cycles 9 5:48:16.731.3

5 21 ROBINETTE, Robbie 46 Mellow Johnnys 9 5:56:42.921.3

6 16 MCKINNEY, Elliot 36 VELOCITY BIKE SHOP 9 5:59:14.181.3

7 19 OTTO, Dwayne 44 BICYCLES PLUS 9 6:01:25.711.3

8 10 GAUBERT, Adam 37 AUSTIN TX 9 6:18:44.611.2

9 32 YANTIS, Luke 29 TEAM BICYCLE SPORT SHOP 9 6:29:02.811.2

10 34 ORR, Johnathon 33 MELLOW JOHNNYS 9 6:31:09.021.2

11 14 KOTWICKI, Dan 40 TREK 29ERCREW.COM / SRAM XX 9 6:32:26.401.2

12 8 DE BOISBLANC, Joshua 28 PIRATE RACE PRODUCTIONS 9 6:36:04.541.2

13 17 METOYER, Russell 37 VELOSSIMO RACING 9 6:42:44.671.1

14 29 WEIS, Rich 39 29ER CREW/OAKLEY 8 5:43:52.801.3

15 7 CALLAND, Justin 27 CYCLE PROGRESSION 8 6:00:31.941.3

16 2 ALLAN, Paul 41 BIKELAND DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORY T… 8 6:08:30.731.2

17 25 TORRINI, Antonio 42 TEAM HAMMERHEAD BICYCLES 8 6:15:20.121.2

18 22 RUSSELL, John 36 CYCLE PROGRESSION 8 6:26:56.461.2

19 11 GONZALEZ, Domingo 34 OZONE BIKES 8 6:40:13.801.1

20 1 ABBEY, Taylor 26 PIRATE RACE PRODUCTIONS 7 5:56:47.011.3

21 12 HATTAWAY, John-matthew 26 TEXAS PRO-HEALTH 7 6:03:50.481.3

22 35 SZYNAL, Matt 1 LIVE MEDIUM 7 6:43:09.151.1

23 9 DELPERO, Derek 36 PIRATE RACE PRODUCTIONS 5 3:51:11.832.0

24 5 ARMSTRONG, Lance 39 RADIOSHACK 4 2:17:20.613.3

25 27 VASQUEZ, Alex 37 TEXAS PRO-HEALTH 4 3:15:14.142.3 26 33 HONGKHAM, Ed 34 LAOCOMOTION 4 5:42:45.381.3

Solo Women’s Open

1 181 GAUTHIER, Shontell 42 COLAVITA/BACI PRO CYCLING TEAM 8 5:55:27.931.3

2 187 ROBINETTE, Alex 41 RGM 8 6:03:43.031.3

3 183 KRAUSE, Sara 33 BICYCLE SPORT SHOP 8 6:19:48.551.2

4 188 SHERWIN, Kate 31 AUSTIN FLYERS WOMENS CYCLING 8 6:28:12.711.2

5 189 STEELE, Melinda 41 AUSTIN TX 7 6:06:04.271.2

6 182 HATTAWAY, Kathleen 25 TEXAS PRO-HEALTH 6 6:28:59.131.2

7 184 PIERSON, Bernice 38 SAN ANTONIO ADVENTURE RACERS 6 6:56:02.711.1

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