The 2017 Crusher in the Tushar lived up to its reputation as a challenging gravel race with some heat and hail mixed in with the 69 miles of lung-seared ascents and sketchy fire road downhills.

In the Women’s race, Crusher newcomer Janel Holcomb put her mark on the race by winning by an impressive eight-minute margin over 2016 winner Mindy McCutcheon. Breanne Nalder took third, and Amanda Nauman’s sleeper pick Larissa Connors finished in 4th, just 1:30 off a podium spot.

On the Men’s side two-time winner Robbie Squires came in as the man to beat, and he barely escaped a strong challenge from Todd Wells to get the three-peat. After winning the last two Crushers by 8 and 12 minutes, Squire was taken down to the wire by Wells and eked out a 15-second win. Keegan Swanson took third, and cyclocross star Jamey Driscoll finished fourth.

Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for more coverage of the 2017 Crusher in the Tushar.

(Full results from racemine.com)

2017 Crusher in the Tushar Results - Pro Women

PlaceNameTimeAgeCityStateTeam Name
1JANEL HOLCOMB05:00:4238SAN DIEGOCAMAVIC
2MELINDA MCCUTCHEON05:08:5833SALT LAKE CITYUTDNA COTTON SOX
3BREANNE NALDER05:11:2132MURRAYUTPLAN7 DS
4LARISSA CONNORS05:12:5331SILVERADOCATEAM TWENTY20/FELT
5JEN LUEBKE05:19:1031BENDORDNA CYCLING
6MINDY CARUSO05:20:3444ALBUQUERQUENMNERO VELOCE/MICHAEL THOMAS COFFEE
7CHASE EDWARDS05:30:2532FLAGSTAFFAZFLAGSTAFF BIKE REVOLUTION
8SOFIA GOMEZ VILLAFANE05:43:2323PARK CITYUTASSOS/ PIVOT
9LAUREN THOMPSON05:48:1630ALBUQUERQUENMHIGH DESERT BICYCLES
10AMY THORNQUIST05:50:3144SANDYUTKUHL
11ANNE PERRY06:09:4443DRAPERUTCANYON BICYCLES SHIMANO
12MEGHAN SHERIDAN06:43:0538SALT LAKE CITYUTBINGHAM'S CYCLERY PEAK FASTENERS

2017 Crusher in the Tushar Results - Pro Men

PlaceNameTimeAgeCityStateTeam Name
1ROBERT SQUIRE04:13:3927SALT LAKE CITYUTFELT- ASSOS
2TODD WELLS04:13:5441DURANGOCOTODD WELLS
3KEEGAN SWENSON04:19:5323HEBER CITYUTCANNONDALE 3ROX RACING
4JAMES DRISCOLL04:25:1830PARK CITYUTDNA CYCLING
5LEROY POPOWSKI04:29:0642COLORADO SPRINGSCOJUWI
6DREW MILLER04:32:1549FLAGSTAFFAZ
7ROTEM ISHAY04:33:4030DURANGOCO
8BENJAMIN BLAUGRUND04:34:1544BOULDERCOJUWI SOLAR
9RYAN STEERS04:35:2532OAK PARKCAPEDALERS FORK/10 SPEED COFFEE
10ANDY DORAIS04:37:1636SALT LAKE CITYUTCONTENDER BICYCLES
11ALLEN KRUGHOFF04:38:0733BOULDERCOSPECIALIZED
12MATT LIETO04:45:5739BENDORTHE ENDURANCE COLLABORATIVE
13SPENCER POWLISON04:47:0633BOULDERCO
14MENSO DE JONG04:47:2928SANTA BARBARACACLIF BAR CYCLING
15JOSH WHITNEY04:48:2036SALT LAKE CITYUTEVOL RACING
16THOMAS TURNER04:48:3035CANTONGATEAM JAMIS
17JAKE WELLS04:48:4839AVONCOTOKYO JOES
18ALEX GRANT04:50:2236SALT LAKE CITYUTCANNONDALE/GEAR RUSH
19ANDREW FREE04:50:2237DRAPERUT
20JASON SIEGLE04:51:0938SOLVANGCASDG MUSCLE MONSTER
21AARON CAMPBELL04:54:2741FARMINGTONUTBOUNTIFUL BICYCLE RACING P/B OKLAND
22NEIL SHIRLEY04:57:1338NEWHALLCA
23JEFF BENDER05:00:3327SALT LAKE CITYUTKULH
24DEREK EDWARDS05:01:1834LAYTONUTZANCONATO RACING
25CHRISTOPHER STUART05:02:4233PARK CITYUTSTORM CYCLES PARK CITY
26NICO TOUTENHOOFD05:06:0248BOULDERCOJUWI AMERICAS
27RYAN TRAVELSTEAD05:07:0634ALBUQUERQUENMNERO VELOCE
28AL MCWILLIAMS05:07:4737ANN ARBORMI3T / Q + M
29DAVID SHEEK05:08:3441LAGUNA HILLSCASDG - MUSCLE MONSTER
30MICHAEL MARTIN05:10:1148BOULDERCOJUWI
31JORGE ESPINOZA05:15:1743BOULDERCOJUWI SOLAR
32MARK CURRIE05:18:1622OGDENUTENVE COMPOSITES
33RICHARD KNUTSON05:20:0237TUCSONAZSALTAIR CROSS FEVER
34DEAN G BUZBEE05:23:1962ALBUQUERQUENM
35JAMES STOUT05:28:5130SAN DIEGOCACRANK CYCLING
36MICHAEL VANDERBERG05:34:2739FLAGSTAFFAZFLAGSTAFF BICYCLE REVOLUTION
37KENNETH O'DONNELL05:36:0441DENVERCON/A
38WESTON LUZADDER05:39:4627PARK CITYUTSRAM
39ALAN ADAMS05:42:2237BOZEMANMTTHE CYCLING HOUSE
40IGNACIO RIVERA DE ROSALES05:43:1637TUCSONAZEL GRUPO CYCLING
41GEOFFREY MONTAGUE05:46:1935PROVOUTCANNONDALE / ONYX
42A.J. TURNER05:52:1327OGDENUTENVE
43SPENCER MAUGHAN05:58:2027PROVOUTSBR CYCLES
44RACER GIBSON07:12:1844WEST MOUNTAINUTRACER'S CYCLE SERVICE
45SHAWN CRANWELL07:15:4945FERGUSAZ
46DAVID ZABRISKIE00:00:0038WESTLAKE VILLAGECADZ-NUTS