Rebecca’s Private Idaho QSR Stage 2 Time Trial Results

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Winners Sarah Max (Women), Griffin Easter (Men), Sam Hansen (Non-binary) and Thiago Costa (Men Para Cyclist) come out victorious in today’s time-trial climb to the top of Dollarhide

KETCHUM, Idaho (September 1, 2023) — Kicking off day two of the Queen’s Stage Race, over 100 riders gathered outside the Limelight Hotel for a 20-mile neutral ride to the base of the famed Dollarhide climb. Once at the base, riders lined up for a staggered-start to the four-and-a-half-mile time-trial ascent.

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After the individual race against the clock, riders reconvened at the top to cheer on their fellow competitors and enjoy the 20 neutral miles back down to town, with some stopping for a refresh in the Warm Springs Creek hot springs.

Photo courtesy Rebecca’s Private Idaho

The pros showed up ready for action but it was Sarah Max and Griffin Easter who set the winning times for today’s race.

Women: Sarah Max
Men: Griffin Easter
Non-Binary: Thiago Costa
Men Para-Cycling: Sam Hansen

Photo courtesy Rebecca’s Private Idaho

Rebecca Rusch, founder of the event, discussed the magic of this particular day, “This stage of QSR is the essence of the best bike ride in the world. It’s untimed for the first 20 miles, then it’s a super hard uphill time trial—which is the race of truth. It’s you against yourself, but the support between the riders today was incredible. There were so many riders cheering each other on during the grueling climb and then it’s a massive community ride home with a chance to hop in the hot springs on the way. That’s how I designed this day and how I have always envisioned it.”

Photo courtesy Rebecca’s Private Idaho

The notorious event, which celebrates its 11th year, features both a four-day stage race (three of four stages of the Queen’s Stage Race are timed) and a single-day, multi-distance race. To build on the inclusion momentum of past years, the Non-Binary and Para Cycling categories are back and once again thriving. Recognizing these new categories aligns with RPI’s vision of creating a cycling event that welcomes anyone who wants to experience riding in the beautiful Wood River Valley area.

The Dollarhide time trial was the second event of the four-day Queen’s Stage Race (QSR).

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