Cold and wet conditions greeted the hearty mountain bikers who saddled up for Wednesday’s fourth event of the 12th annual Wood River Cup short track racing series at Hailey’s Old Cutters Park.
Several of the racers were coming off solid rides in Saturday’s Knobby Tires Series Soldier Mountain cross-country race near Fairfield. Soldier women’s winner Jena Greaser, 27, of Ketchum also captured the Wood River Cup race.
Men’s B Flight winner Terry Duran, 54, of Hailey is one of the top Masters 50-and-over racers in the country. He podiumed at the USA Cycling Marathon and Cross-Country Nationals last year in addition to his Men’s 50-plus victory in the 22.5-mile Whit Henry Galena Grinder Memorial last June.
Greg Randolph, 41, of Hailey captured Wednesday’s 10-lap Men’s A Flight event by three seconds over John Reuter.
Class results in the mass-start events at Old Cutters Park on Wednesday evening:
June 19, men’s A top flight (10 laps): 1—Greg Randolph 39:05. 2—John Reuter 39:08. 3—Sam Young 39:50. 4—Terry Duran 39:57. 5—Scott Robinson 40:03. 6—Cameron Lloyd 40:32. 7—Mark Lovlien 40:34. 8—Adrian Montgomery 41:09. 9—Joel Brazil 41:26. 10—Matt McNeal 42:20. 11—Eric Rector 42:58. 12—Clint Lightner 43:06. Others: Herberth Corrales 40:21 (8 laps).
June 19, women’s top flight (6 laps); 1—Jena Greaser 26:02. 2—Megan Stevenson 26:36. 3—Janelle Conners 27:03. 4—Liv Jensen 28:04. 5—Simone Kastner 28:31. 6—Cameron King 30:46. 7—Wendy Rector 30:58. 8—Gretchen Flint 31:04. Others: Luma Randolph 26:32 (5 laps); Anja Jensen 29:16 (5 laps); Kaia Jensen 28:07 (4 laps); and Annika Lyons 28:21 (4 laps).
June 19, men’s B flight (6 laps): 1—Terry Duran 24:47. 2—Joel Zellers 26:29. 3—Josh Glick 26:44. 4—Nate Scales 26:48. 5—Hank Dart 26:49. 6—Jason Miller 27:08. 7—Zach Lowery 28:06. 8—Herberth Corrales 28:12. 9—Matt Balsley 28:42. Others: Dave Villemure 24:50 (5 laps); Leo Corrales 24:59 (5 laps); Jeff Lyons 25:26 (5 laps); Bass Sears 27:15 (5 laps); and Tom Frasure 29:11 (5 laps).
Final event of the five-week series presented by Road & Dirt and Powerhouse Bike Pub/Fit Studio of Hailey is Wednesday, June 26 at Rotarun Ski Area trailhead three miles west of Hailey. Registration starts at 5 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.