2015 Pierre’s Hole 50k, 100k and 100 Mile Race Results

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(Alta, WY –August 17, 2015) As August comes around, it’s hard to tell what the weather will be like for the most challenging mountain bike race of the summer. Friday rolled in with a large storm and parted ways to great trail conditions for Saturday’s race. The trails dried out and made for some of the best racing conditions in years. With over 300 athletes registered from 24 different states as far as Alaska and two international riders from Canada, this was the largest year for the Pierre’s Hole 50/100 MTB Race.

With iconic views from 38 Special to the Aspen Groves on Perma-Grin, riders were impressed with the challenging course in the Tetons. Elevation profiles included climbs of 3,600- to 11,400-vertical-feet. The challenge of the 50k, 100k, and 100 mile race was set and matched by some of the best mountain bike racers in the nation. In the 100 mile Open Men’s division, there were 26 competitors, of which 20 men completed the race. Josh Tostado was the winner with a time of 8:14:16.

“The Pierre’s Hole 100 has become one of my must-do races; it’s got great riding, a very chill atmosphere, and definitely the best scenery of any 100 in the country,” said Josh Tostado.

Second place winner of the 100 mile Men’s Open Jamie Lamb has not raced the course since 2012, and since then, Grand Targhee has added over 10 miles of singletrack that was incorporated into the course, including the most recent addition of Jolly Green Giants. More singletrack planned to be added for 2016 includes the newly built trail Action Jackson that was dedicated at Pierre’s Hole in memorial of AJ Linnell, the reigning 2014 single speed winner at Grand Targhee.

“I last raced Pierre’s Hole in 2012 and was stoked with the many improvements to the course; that it’s a 3-lap format is only a bonus when the majority is now such great singletrack,” said Jamie Lamb.

Christy Olsen won top honors in the 100 mile Open Women’s division with a time of 9:22:27.

“The race organizers do an outstanding job of putting this race together. The course, the aid stations and the after party couldn’t have been better,” said Christy Olsen.

A big thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors: Smith Optics, Snake River Brewing, Mountain Khakis, Ogden Made, Club Ride Apparel, Hammer Nutrition, Kenda Tires USA, Kate’s Real Food, Lauf Forks, Habitat, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Peaked Sports, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, and the NUE Series.