Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Albright spins to White Knob win

Mountain biking in Mackay

Ketchum?s Whit Albright grabbed the Pro Men?s victory by nearly three minutes in the 20th annual White Knob Challenge mountain bike race Aug. 7 in Mackay. And Georgia Gould of Ketchum won Pro Women.

Albright (1.16:30) won the long-est-running mountain bike race in the Northwest. It included a nine-mile ascent featuring 2,300 feet in eleva-tion gain plus a second climb for Pro and Expert racers. Gould was the leading woman in 1.29:50.

Placing 3-4 in Pro Men were Lars-Erik Johnson (1.19.10) and Billy Olson (1.20.50). In Expert Men, local racers placing 2-4-6 were Troy Ques-nel (1.19.50), Moses Mexia (1.21.20) and Sam Young (1.35.20).

Corey Bellinger (1.26.50) cap-tured the Junior Men?s 15-16 class.

Danny Albright (1.23.30) was second and Rob Webb (1.26.0) placed fifth in Expert Men 30-39. Dave Bell (1.31.50) finished fourth in Expert Men 40-49. In Sport Men 40-49, Kyle Kunz (1.38.0) was second, Jim Santa (1.45.30) placed 10th and Deeder Petersen (2.06.20) ended up 13th.

In Singlespeeds, Dusty LaBarr (1.24.50) ended up second.

The two-day event sponsored by Intermountain Orthopaedics and Lost River Cycling also included head-to-head sprints Saturday afternoon in Tourist Park and short track races for 20-minute and 25-minute time peri-ods Sunday morning.

Overall winners including cross-country, sprints and short track were Chad LePak, Henry Harper, Ryan Butterfield, Natasha Cowie, Stacey Scanlan and Jesse Taysom. Georgia Gould was third in Pro Women.

Next up: The Intermountain Or-thopaedics Idaho State Road Race Championships Saturday, Aug. 28 west of Boise. Visit for more details.

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