After skipping 2020 due to the pandemic and cancellation of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, the second edition of UCI Utah Gran Fondo (aka Cache Gran Fondo) took place 11 July in the USA, albeit with a much smaller field than in 2019. 

On a new flat short UCI Worlds Qualifying race course of 76 miles, instead of a 104 miles, only 140 riders signed up to participate, previously the race had 600 riders when first run in 2019.  Conversely, over 1200 riders registered for this year’s non-competitive recreational Medio Fondo and Gran Fondo, highlighting the decades long uphill battle organisers face in building European style gran fondo events in the USA. 

As a reference point, UCI Gran Fondo Brisbane in Australia also took place on 11 July and had over 4000 riders competing in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifying race. 

The flat n’ fast Northern Utah course had some minor elevation bumps to overcome, but they were not difficult enough to significantly split the field, resulting in a large 23-up sprint after 75-miles of solid pack racing to decide the overall winner.

56 year-old veteran racer John Mansell from Colorado outwitted and outsprinted his younger rivals to earn victory, with Supe Dursteler and Taylor Edwards taking the lower podium steps.  All three finished in 3:00:51 with an average speed of 25.2mph. 

It was a great day for senior citizen racers as 56 year-old Californian Angela Patterson also claimed victory by pipping Cj Boyenger on the finish line in 3:08:30 to win the overall Women’s race, both completing the route with an average speed of 24.1mph. Shane Ellis took overall third 2 seconds later.

Some racers preferred the smaller field size with Utah native Maggie Evans commenting, “Had such an awesome time racing the @cachegranfondo this morning! 76 miles, 140 riders, perfect weather and challenging speeds. This was my first Gran Fondo and definitely the biggest race I’ve ever done, and I was super excited to win my age group and place 7th female overall!”

Below are raw results for the 76-mile competitive and non-competitive Medio Fondo. As the results are mixed, the organiser and UCI have yet to identify who earned a golden ticket to the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.  The event previosuly had issues with results and timing in 2019 also.

UCI GRAN FONDO UTAH 76 MILES  
1 Mansell, John 55-59 M 3:00:51
2 Dursteler, Supe 19-34 M 3:00:51
3 Edwards, Taylor 35-39 M 3:00:51
4 Benton, Caleb 40-44 M 3:00:51
5 Zimmerman, Craig 55-59 M 3:00:51
6 Edwards, James 60-64 M 3:00:51
7 Skinner, Taylor 19-34 M 3:00:51
8 Frost, Tim 19-34 M 3:00:51
9 Sarkisian, Vigen 55-59 M 3:00:51
10 Liddell, Thomas 40-44 M 3:00:52
11 Jansen, Curt 35-39 M 3:00:52
12 Metten, Tyler 19-34 M 3:00:52
13 giron, jonathan 19-34 M 3:00:52
14 Money, Brendan 19-34 M 3:00:52
15 Stanley, Ryan 40-44 M 3:00:52
16 Madsen, Chris 40-44 M 3:00:53
17 Creed, Jack 19-34 M 3:00:53
18 DeVries, Trevor 19-34 M 3:00:53
19 Woodward, Weston 40-44 M 3:00:53
20 Branstetter, John 40-44 M 3:00:53
21 Kelly, Dallin 19-34 M 3:00:53
22 SMITH, GEORGE 65-69 M 3:00:54
23 Kirkpatrick, Steven 19-34 M 3:01:11
24 Kimball, Crozier 19-34 M 3:03:25
25 Whelchel, Christopher 45-49 M 3:03:25
26 Vance, Matt 19-34 M 3:03:53
27 Lesher, David 45-49 M 3:05:26
28 Dustin, Kelly 40-44 M 3:07:25
29 Bracken, David 40-44 M 3:07:26
30 Likert, Mike 50-54 M 3:08:29
31 Loose, Michael 55-59 M 3:08:29
32 Campbell, Rich 45-49 M 3:08:29
33 Winsper, Paul 55-59 M 3:08:29
34 Patterson Angela 55-59 W 3:08:30
35 Boyenger, Cj 55-59 W 3:08:30
36 Parkinson, Rhett 19-34 M 3:08:30
37 Cancel, Jaime 40-44 M 3:08:30
38 Lopez, Michael 19-34 M 3:08:30
39 Adachi, Hideomi 50-54 M 3:08:30
40 Poulsen, Kevin 60-64 M 3:08:30
41 Jacobs, Jerry 60-64 M 3:08:30
42 Dodge, Benjamin 40-44 M 3:08:30
43 Oneill, Tim 55-59 M 3:08:31
44 Owens, Spencer 45-49 M 3:08:31
45 Yates, Kevin 50-54 M 3:08:31
46 Watts, Michael 40-44 M 3:08:31
47 HINDES, JOSHUA 19-34 M 3:08:31
48 Kalar, Denny 50-54 M 3:08:31
49 Frantz, Gary 60-64 M 3:08:32
50 Conger, Nathaniel 40-44 M 3:08:32
51 Houston, Mike 35-39 M 3:08:32
52 Ellis, Shane 45-49 W 3:08:32
53 Rayl, Kenneth 50-54 M 3:08:49
54 Foster, Jon 40-44 M 3:09:12
55 Ringel, Boyd 40-44 M 3:09:12
56 Donat, Trent 50-54 M 3:10:23
57 Page, Don 65-69 M 3:14:48
58 Lindsay, Jeff 60-64 M 3:17:58
59 Branstetter, Michael 35-39 M 3:18:03
60 EGGLESTON, KARIE 60-64 W 3:23:20
61 Lewis, Jodi 45-49 W 3:23:38
62 Ganowsky, mark 55-59 M 3:23:38
63 Douglass, Margaret 60-64 W 3:23:39
64 Evans, Maggie 40-44 W 3:23:39
65 Rogers, Stephen 55-59 M 3:25:18
66 Hunter, Jared U19 M 3:25:22
67 Murray, Steve 50-54 M 3:25:22
68 Raymond, Wes 65-69 M 3:25:22
69 Postel, Craig 35-39 M 3:25:23
70 Harper, Paul 55-59 M 3:25:23
71 Carmen, Mark 55-59 M 3:25:23
72 Johnson, Richard 50-54 M 3:25:23
73 Green, Glenda 40-44 W 3:25:23
74 Butler, David 19-34 M 3:25:23
75 Marx, Lindsay 35-39 W 3:25:24
76 Green, Brandon 40-44 M 3:25:24
77 Rogers, Dan 55-59 M 3:25:24
78 Marx, andrew 40-44 M 3:25:25
79 Fisher, Janalynn 19-34 W 3:25:26
80 Montrose, Mike 55-59 M 3:25:26
81 Delp, Sean 45-49 M 3:25:26
82 Collins, Blake 35-39 M 3:25:27
83 Campbell, Caleb U19 M 3:25:27
84 Blotter, James 50-54 M 3:25:28
85 Friedman, Brett 60-64 M 3:26:26
86 Lobell, Steven 55-59 M 3:26:26
87 Cruz-Vargas, Diego 19-34 M 3:26:29
88 Neuwirth, Volker 60-64 M 3:31:27
89 Smith, Bob 65-69 M 3:35:46
90 Millecam, Kent 50-54 M 3:35:48
91 Corry, Drew 45-49 M 3:35:48
92 Scheib, John 50-54 M 3:35:56
93 POSTEL, Tim 60-64 M 3:35:56
94 Jenson, Brian 45-49 M 3:35:56
95 Petersen, Brian 45-49 M 3:35:57
96 Kerns, Dan 60-64 M 3:35:57
97 Young, Stefanie 19-34 W 3:35:58
98 Crawford, alfred 70-74 M 3:36:09
99 Wilcox, Michael 55-59 M 3:36:10
100 NOVOA, FRANCISCO 65-69 M 3:36:12
101 Baird, Jim 60-64 M 3:36:12
102 Harris, Denzil 55-59 M 3:36:12
103 Adachi, Rika 45-49 W 3:36:12
104 Kelly, James 45-49 M 3:36:33
105 Urzagaste, Paul 19-34 M 3:37:18
106 Bratton, Larry 60-64 M 3:37:47
107 Granger, Mark 65-69 M 3:39:29
108 Lawson, Kim 40-44 W 3:41:47
109 Voymas, Ben 45-49 M 3:41:57
110 Grandstaff, Dave 35-39 M 3:42:30
111 Harper, Laci 35-39 W 3:42:32
112 Larson, Katie 45-49 W 3:42:34
113 Taylor, Troy 50-54 M 3:44:29
114 Heim, Marty 45-49 M 3:45:03
115 Glick, David 55-59 M 3:46:27
116 Hill, Broc 19-34 M 3:46:32
117 Huff, Brittany 19-34 W 3:46:32
118 dominguez, brooke 55-59 M 3:46:33
119 Timpson, Misti 50-54 W 3:46:37
120 Christie, Tommy 50-54 M 3:46:43
121 Lierd, Dylan 19-34 M 3:46:43
122 Ferguson, Turd 50-54 M 3:47:03
123 Smith, Donna 50-54 W 3:47:05
124 Miranda, Craig 40-44 M 3:48:09
125 Stuart, Julie 60-64 W 3:49:28
126 Stuart, Charles j 65-69 M 3:49:29
127 Epperson, Scott 50-54 M 3:50:01
128 Granger, Diane 60-64 W 3:51:34
129 Hanks, Scott 35-39 M 3:51:34
130 Hanks, Katie 35-39 W 3:51:35
131 Figgins, Trever 55-59 M 3:51:35
132 Gorton, Robb 50-54 M 3:51:56
133 Harris, Todd 55-59 M 3:51:57
134 Tippets, Nate 45-49 M 3:51:58
135 Delker, Ed 50-54 M 3:51:59
136 Hansen, Christian 40-44 M 3:52:00
137 Riggs, Darrick 50-54 M 3:54:25
138 Edwards, Ellie 19-34 W 3:54:26
139 Shelley, David 40-44 M 3:54:27
140 Curtis, Steve 75-79 M 3:54:47
141 Singleton, Grant 60-64 M 3:55:05
142 Cowley, Collin 60-64 M 3:55:08
143 Tate, Randy 45-49 M 3:55:46
144 Silianoff, Jim 55-59 M 3:57:28
145 Dille, Brett 35-39 M 3:57:34
146 Wunderli, Jed 55-59 M 3:57:42
147 Willis, David 45-49 M 3:57:47
148 Smith, Matt 50-54 M 3:59:41
149 Van Leeuwen, Steve 45-49 M 4:01:47
150 Heninger, Aaron 19-34 M 4:02:09
151 Wesche, Michael 45-49 M 4:02:11
152 Philippi, Kristy 50-54 W 4:02:16
153 Portillo, Erwin 19-34 M 4:02:17
154 Otis, John 40-44 M 4:02:25
155 Curtis, Nick 19-34 M 4:02:46
156 Garlick, Nathan 19-34 M 4:03:16
157 WESCHE, SCOTT 55-59 M 4:03:26
158 Carter, Brian 40-44 M 4:03:35
159 Barnes, Logan 19-34 M 4:06:59
160 BARNES, BRANDON 19-34 M 4:06:59
161 Morby, Colter 35-39 M 4:09:10
162 Lochhead, Michael 55-59 M 4:09:10
163 Flygare, Kurt 55-59 M 4:09:17
164 Scott, Nathan 55-59 M 4:09:31
165 Roushdi, Narda 70-74 W 4:09:56
166 Bills, Robert 50-54 M 4:12:09
167 Bracken, Bobby 55-59 M 4:12:09
168 Szoke, David 45-49 M 4:12:12
169 Pankow, Bernd 80+ M 4:12:13
170 Lucherini, Tyson 19-34 M 4:12:17
171 Campbell, Joshua 45-49 M 4:14:23
172 Norton, Sidney 50-54 M 4:14:45
173 Lamb, Curtis 50-54 M 4:14:51
174 Forrest, Ryan 19-34 M 4:16:57
175 Katz, Eugene 65-69 M 4:16:59
176 Wheeler, Phillip 45-49 M 4:17:02
177 Jasperson, Rachael 45-49 W 4:17:04
178 Steed, Marek 40-44 W 4:17:27
179 Greer, Douglas 55-59 M 4:19:47
180 Greer, Christopher 55-59 M 4:19:48
181 Ward, Nathan 35-39 M 4:20:37
182 Cheever, Spike 19-34 M 4:20:37
183 Lund, Wendy 55-59 W 4:20:54
184 Hendricks, Brian 35-39 M 4:22:23
185 Hawley, Eric 45-49 M 4:24:20
186 Gass, Jim 65-69 M 4:24:21
187 Sperry, Christina 45-49 W 4:24:21
188 Anderson, Bonnie 35-39 W 4:24:25
189 Swensen, Kara 45-49 W 4:24:25
190 DeCamp, Colby 35-39 M 4:24:57
191 DeCamp, Dennis 19-34 M 4:25:58
192 Smith, Jocelyn U19 W 4:26:00
193 Smith, Loren 40-44 M 4:26:00
194 Keller, Matt 40-44 M 4:26:03
195 DeCamp, Don 65-69 M 4:26:14
196 Slagle, Douglas 55-59 M 4:26:16
197 Colletti, McKenna 19-34 W 4:26:16
198 McPherson, Kelly 50-54 W 4:27:32
199 Vitale, Tim 65-69 M 4:28:10
200 Flygare, Annette 50-54 W 4:28:16
201 Thinnes, Trevor 35-39 M 4:28:16
202 Curtis, Curtis 55-59 M 4:28:21
203 Beardshall, Steve 40-44 M 4:29:18
204 Walston, Stephen 65-69 M 4:35:15
205 Merrill, Chris 50-54 M 4:35:40
206 Neuner, Austin 19-34 M 4:36:52
207 Astle, Sheldon 45-49 M 4:37:00
208 Aird, Jeff 35-39 M 4:37:01
209 Gerritsen, Tyler 45-49 M 4:37:05
210 Carter, Nathan 50-54 M 4:37:08
211 Carter, Mark 60-64 M 4:37:08
212 Hill, Andrew 19-34 M 4:37:36
213 Lyne, John 60-64 M 4:38:40
214 Donahoo, Connor 19-34 M 4:39:46
215 George, Abby 19-34 W 4:40:09
216 galloway, dwight 60-64 M 4:40:12
217 Veigel, Jake 45-49 M 4:42:51
218 Jackson, Joshua 19-34 M 4:42:52
219 Frandsen, Todd 35-39 M 4:43:42
220 Hopkins, Michael 40-44 M 4:48:14
221 Bingham, Brooklyn 19-34 W 4:50:12
222 Granger, Jessica 19-34 W 4:50:14
223 Kendrick, Jeff 50-54 M 4:50:15
224 Williams, Debra 60-64 W 4:50:15
225 Carter, Ashley 40-44 W 4:50:23
226 Greenwell, Andrea 40-44 W 4:50:23
227 Bingham, Danielle 55-59 W 4:50:23
228 Dixon, Michael 40-44 M 4:51:23
229 Stieb, Randy 55-59 M 4:52:05
230 Christiansen, John 50-54 M 4:52:18
231 Bybee, Jaden 19-34 M 4:52:18
232 Heywood, Hayden 19-34 M 4:52:18
233 Heywood, Kirt 19-34 M 4:52:18
234 DeMass, Ron 50-54 M 4:52:20
235 Gerritsen, Camille U19 W 4:53:13
236 Torres, Joanne 60-64 W 4:53:34
237 Flygare, Cami 40-44 W 4:54:33
238 Benson, Michelle 50-54 W 4:55:07
239 Bautista, Victor 55-59 M 4:56:13
240 Rogers, Randy 70-74 M 4:57:12
241 Ence, Bradford 35-39 M 4:57:26
242 Ence, Bradford 65-69 M 4:57:28
243 Martinez, Stephanie   4:57:37
244 Christensen, John 75-79 M 4:57:37
245 Eggleston, Tana 35-39 W 4:57:38
246 Walther, Guy 55-59 M 4:57:42
247 eggleston, Megan 35-39 W 4:57:42
248 McEwen, Matt 40-44 M 4:57:44
249 Prestwich, Matthew 50-54 M 4:59:26
250 Hilleman, Phyllis 60-64 W 4:59:27
251 Lindsay, Nancy 55-59 W 4:59:27
252 Buswell, Bradley 19-34 M 4:59:54
253 Lowder, William 35-39 M 4:59:58
254 Evans, Brandon 35-39 M 4:59:58
255 Mott, Steve 50-54 M 5:00:17
256 hoffmann, allen 65-69 M 5:00:29
257 Maughan, Wayne 65-69 M 5:01:28
258 Stephens, Ken 80+ M 5:01:29
259 Harmon, Joseph 55-59 M 5:02:06
260 wilson, stewart 70-74 M 5:04:00
261 latimer, bill 75-79 M 5:04:02
262 Nieman, Christian 19-34 M 5:05:00
263 Martinez, Derek 40-44 M 5:06:01
264 Holmstead, Randy 65-69 M 5:06:37
265 Shook, Jon 19-34 M 5:07:58
266 Ott, Arden 19-34 M 5:08:21
267 stolrow, manya 45-49 W 5:09:37
268 Arrington, Ann 50-54 W 5:09:37
269 Jacobson, Cheryl 60-64 W 5:09:37
270 Tippets, Gina 40-44 W 5:09:37
271 Larsen, Gordon 35-39 M 5:10:56
272 Manuirrirangi, Tannar 19-34 M 5:13:20
273 Nieman, Karl 50-54 M 5:16:17
274 Wright, Dianna 55-59 W 5:22:21
275 Park, Dennis 55-59 M 5:22:22
276 Longmore, Kathie 40-44 W 5:22:22
277 Kessinger, Katy 65-69 W 5:23:24
278 Chivers, Taylor 19-34 M 5:25:55
279 Melville, Brad 65-69 M 5:28:24
280 Merkley, David 65-69 M 5:28:24
281 Fabro, Duane 45-49 M 5:30:28
282 Fabro, Laura 45-49 W 5:30:33
283 Roper, Jared 45-49 M 5:30:44
284 Dawson, Gary 75-79 M 5:30:48
285 Harris, Kent 60-64 M 5:30:55
286 Smith, John 19-34 M 5:30:55
287 Sur, Jeannie 35-39 W 5:32:30
288 Shirley, Todd 55-59 M 5:35:21
289 Gelfand, Laura 55-59 W 5:35:22
290 Thomas, Holly 55-59 W 5:35:24
291 Hattaway, Patrick 60-64 M 5:36:32
292 Sharp, Jeffrey 55-59 M 5:36:57
293 Baer, Jacob 40-44 M 5:38:47
294 Harps, Jeff 40-44 M 5:38:47
295 Jayagondar, Suresh 35-39 M 5:39:05
296 Thomas, Caden 19-34 W 5:40:13
297 Thomas, Michelle 19-34 W 5:40:26
298 Jensen, Dana 50-54 W 5:40:46
299 McGregor, Jim 45-49 M 5:41:13
300 Lamm, Alexi 35-39 W 5:41:14
301 Soper, Eric 35-39 M 5:41:55
302 Soper, David 70-74 M 5:43:31
303 Acosta, Esteban 55-59 M 5:50:20
304 Allred, Heather 45-49 M 5:51:33
305 Allred, Charles 45-49 M 5:51:33
306 Shane, Douglas 55-59 M 5:53:22
307 Curtis, Michael 35-39 M 5:53:24
308 Bush, Justin 19-34 M 5:53:56
309 Jensen, Tyler U19 M 5:54:39
310 Jensen, Cortney 19-34 W 5:54:40
311 Jensen, Kylie 19-34 W 5:54:40
312 Hunter, Conner U19 M 5:54:41
313 Hunter, Korver U19 M 5:54:45
314 Jensen, Ellie U19 W 5:55:18
315 Hunter, Cody 45-49 M 5:55:22
316 Hunter, Carilee 40-44 W 5:55:22
317 Jensen, Melissa 40-44 W 5:55:35
318 Jensen, Allen 40-44 M 5:55:36
319 Baer, Mark 60-64 M 6:02:44
320 Simonds, Kate 19-34 W 6:04:10
321 Simonds, Julie 60-64 W 6:04:10
322 Porter, Aspen 19-34 W 6:06:58
323 Porter, Mike 50-54 M 6:07:02
324 Porter, Melissa 45-49 W 6:07:02
325 MOORE, Misti 50-54 W 6:08:20
326 MOORE, JEFF 50-54 M 6:08:20
327 Watters, Courtney 19-34 M 6:16:42
328 Watters, Duane 55-59 M 6:16:53
329 Hales, Mark 65-69 M 6:26:25
330 Gilbert, Jeff 45-49 M 6:27:47
331 Dameron, Steven 70-74 M 6:30:56
332 Nelson, Jennifer 50-54 W 6:30:56
333 DeLisle, Emily 45-49 W 7:01:01
334 Tufts, Matthew 19-34 M 7:52:30
335 Tufts, David 50-54 M 7:53:05
336 Griffin, Gary 55-59 M 8:36:31

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