Mount Evans Hill Climb

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Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb
Race details
Date July
Region Mount Evans, Colorado, USA
English name Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb
Nickname(s) Mt. Evans Hillclimb
Discipline Road race
Type One-day race
History
First edition 1962 (1962)
Editions 49
First winner Stuart Baillie and Adolph Weller (tie)
Most wins  Scott Moninger (USA) (6 times)

The Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb or Mount Evans Hill Climb is a bicycle race situated on Mount Evans near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Begun in 1962, the race has been held forty-one times excepting three cancellations. In 1981 it was renamed in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23. The race is 27.4 miles (44.1 kilometers) in length.

The race takes place on the highest paved road in the United States, starting at an altitude of 7,540 feet (2,298 meters) and terminating at 14,130 feet (4,306 meters), 130 feet (39 meters) below Mount Evans' summit.[1] Due to the altitude, the event is sometimes marked by inclement weather.

Over the years, the race has attracted significant professional riders. Riders come from all over the United States and in the past the race has had riders from France, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia compete. The age range of the participants is from nine to eighty-five years. The race is also supported by volunteers from the Colorado cycling community who help marshal, drive support, officiate and work the picnic. The event includes categories for all levels of racing and encourages riders of all abilities. Between six hundred and a thousand riders compete each year in a number of categories.

Course records[edit]

Bob Cook held the course record from 1975-1980. The first three years he held the record he was a junior. The present men's record is held by Tom Danielson, set in 2004 with a time of 1:41:20. The women's course record is held by Jeannie Longo of France at 1:59:19.

Canceled Years[edit]

The race was canceled three times: twice due to snow and once when the race director was in Atlanta at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

List of men's winners[edit]

The winner of the men's race are:[2]

Year Name Time
1962 Stuart Baillie/Adolph Weller 2:28[note 1]
1963 Stuart Baillie 2:24[note 1]
1964 Stuart Baillie 2:08:07[note 1]
1965 Michael Hiltner 2:09:55
1966 Stuart Baillie 2:14
1967 [note 2] [note 2]
1968 Mike Dennis N/A
1969 Stan Justice 2:19:23
1970 Kalman Halasi 2:22:49
1971 Kalman Halasi 2:14:35
1972 Bob Poling 2:11:41
1973 Jack Janelle 2:05:32[note 1]
1974 Jack Janelle 2:05:09[note 1]
1975 Bob Cook 2:02:55[note 1]
1976 Bob Cook 1:57:50[note 1]
1977 Bob Cook 1:55:43[note 1]
1978 Bob Cook 1:54:27[note 1]
1979 [note 3] [note 3]
1980 Bob Cook 1:54:55
1981 Alexi Grewal 1:57:36 1st Memorial Year
1982 Don Spence 1:58:12
1983 Todd Gogulski 1:53:43[note 1]
1984 Alexi Grewal 1:47:51[note 1]
1985 Ned Overend 1:49:53
1986 Ned Overend 1:49:22
1987 Todd Gogulski 1:54:07
1988 Tom Resh 1:51:56
1989 [note 3] [note 3]
1990 Alexi Grewal 1:46:29[note 1]
1991 Mike Engleman 1:51:41[note 1]
1992 Mike Engleman 1:45:30
1993 Mike Engleman 1:56:57
1994 Mike Engleman 1:50:35
1995 Mike Engleman 1:46:32
1996 [note 4] [note 4]
1997 Jonathan Vaughters/PED win 1:53:54 [note 5]
1998 Scott Moninger 1:52:16
1999 Jonathan Vaughters
2000 Scott Moninger 1:49:42
2001 Scott Moninger 1:46:56
2002 Scott Moninger 1:50:20
2003 Jonathan Vaughters/PED win 1:49:29
2004 Tom Danielson/PED win 1:41:20[note 6]
2005 Scott Moninger 1:52:50
2006 Scott Moninger 1:49:52
2007 Tom Danielson/PED win 1:43:04
2008 Kevin Nicol 1:53:21
2009 Tom Danielson/PED win 1:42:09
2010 Peter Stetina 1:50:20
2011 LeRoy Popowski 1:57:36
2012 LeRoy Popowski 1:51:02
2013 Christopher Carr 1:57:16
2014 Fortunato Ferrara 1:51:22

Race notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m New record time
  2. ^ a b Race was held, but no results are available.
  3. ^ a b c d Race not held (snow).
  4. ^ a b Race not held (organizer at 1996 Olympic Games).
  5. ^ Mat Anand, a Canadian National Team member was the first across the line, but was relegated to second place for ‘hooking’ Jonathan Vaughters in the final sprint.
  6. ^ Current Record

List of women's winners[edit]

Year Name Time
2014 Mara Abbot 2:14:12
2013 Annie Toth 2:19:30
2012 Tammy Jacques-Grewal 2:08:08
2011 Tammy Jacques-Grewal 2:13:24
2010 Tammy Jacques-Grewal 2:15:07
2009 Jennifer Slawta 2:15:58
2008 Jeannie Longo 2:10:10
2007 Michelle Steiner 2:22:04
2006 Mara Abbott 2:11:55
2005 Mara Abbott 2:20:10
2004 Ann Trombley 2:19:03
2003 Allison Lusby 2:09:29
2002 Kimberly Bruckner 2:05:31
2001 Karen Bockel 2:22:15
2000 Kimberly Bruckner 2:09:00
1999 Emily Robbins 2:09:58
1998 Jeannie Longo 1:59:19 [note 1]
1997 Julie Hudetz 2:18:22
1996 [note 2] [note 2]
1995 Linda Jackson 2:13:28 [note 1]
1994 Eve Stephenson 2:25:43
1993 Jan Bolland 2:32:21
1992 Linda Brenneman 2:15;24
1991 Darien Raistrick 2:23:10
1990 Darien Raistrick 2:13:59 [note 1]
1989 [note 3] [note 3]
1988 Darien Raistrick 2:19:46
1987 Vanessa Brines 2:26:03
1986 Catherine Porter 2:22:58
1985 Barb Dolan 2:15:58 [note 1]
1984 Denise Yamagishi 2:23:45 [note 1]
1983 Ann Chernoff 2:24:37 [note 1]
1982 Jan DeYoung 2:28:33 [note 1]
1981 Martha Stafford 2:29:54 [note 1]
1980 Margaret Nettles 2:41:10 [note 1]
1979 [note 3] [note 3]
1978 Margaret Nettles 1:18:44 [note 4]
1977 [note 5] [note 5]
1976 Robin Deily 2:44:58 [note 1]

Race notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j New record time
  2. ^ a b Race not held (organizer at 1996 Olympic Games).
  3. ^ a b c d Race not held (snow).
  4. ^ Race finished at Echo Lake.
  5. ^ a b Race was held, but no results are available.

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