The Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof Pro XC went down yesterday in Prescott, Arizona. The men's race was an interesting one, with many riders plagued by flats early on. Fernando Paez lead the early part of the race, but then it came back together and Howie Grotts took the lead and never looked back, riding his own lonely race solo to the finish, taking it by several minutes. In the women's race Hometown favorite Chloe Woodruff lead Georgia Gould and Rose Grant in a fairly tight group for much of the race. There were a few small lead changes during the 50 miles, but neither of the other women could put any space between themselves and Chloe.Men's Results
1 Howard Grotts 03:04:25 Durango CO Men's Open Specialized
2 Derek Zandstra 03:06:10 Trenton ONTARIO Men's Open Scott, Shimano, CRCS DKI
3 Keegan Swenson 03:08:00 Park City UT Men's Open Sho-Air, Cannondale, Kenda
4 Fernando Riveros Paez 03:09:17 Colorado Springs CO Men's Open Raleigh, Clement, Shimano
5 Christoph Sauser 03:09:31 Yvorne NONUS Men's Open Specialized
6 Benjamin Sonntag 03:10:47 Durango CO Men's Open Clif Bar, Niner Bikes, SRAM
7 Todd Wells 03:12:38 Durango CO Men's Open Specialized, Clifbar, Oakley
8 Geoff Kabush 03:14:35 Oshawa BRITISH COLUMBIA Men's Open Scott, Shimano, CRCS DKI
9 Cameron Jette 03:14:36 Oshawa ONTARIO Men's Open Scott, Shimano, CRCS DKI
10 Spencer Paxson 03:14:53 Bellingham WA Men's Open Kona Bicycles, Shimano, Fox, Stages Cycling
Howard Crotts, Derek Zandstra, Keegan Swenson, Fernando Riveros Paez, Christoph Sauzer.
1 Chloe Woodruff 03:47:12 Prescott AZ Women's Open Stan's NoTubes, Niner Bikes, Clif Bar
2 Georgia Gould 03:47:25 Fort Collins CO Women's Open Luna, Orbea, Fox
3 Rose Grant 03:48:09 Kalispell MT Women's Open Stans
4 Katerina Nash 03:49:44 Emeryville CA Women's Open Luna, Orbea, Fox
5 Larissa Connors 03:56:14 Silverado CA Women's Open Sho Air Cyclery, Cannondale, Enve Composites
6 Maghalie Rochette 03:57:34 St-jerome QC, CANADA Women's Open Luna, Orbea, Fox
7 Serena Bishop Gordon 03:58:28 Bend OR Women's Open LIV|Giant CLIF Bar, Julbo
8 Mical Dyck 04:00:54 Victoria BC Women's Open Stan's NoTubes, Cannondale, Kenda
9 Amy Beisel 04:05:52 Gunnison CO Women's Open LIV / SRAM / OSMOnutrition
10 Evelyn Dong 04:05:53 Salt Lake City UT Women's Open Sho air/cannondale, crank brothers, smith optics
Chloe Woodruff, Georgia Gould, Rose Grant, Katerina Nash, Larissa Connors.
Complete Pro results can be found here for the men
, and here for the women
Keegan Swenson takes a turn at the front at feed station one before turning down the road to Skull Valley.
(Left) Howard Crotts shoulder checks looking to see if there's anyone in sight. (Right) As he entered the singletrack he was all by himself, not another rider as far as you could see.
Chloe Woodruff leads Georgia and Rose onto the singletrack at the top of the climb. At this point in the race you've been climbing for about 12 miles.
Prescott's own Chloe Woodruff, crossing the finish line first in the pouring rain.
For results from Saturdays amateur racing and more info on the event check out the Epic Rides website
.Complete event recap with photos coming soon