It’s that time of the year again, when racers finish the long stretch down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. This year proved to be a bit different than most. An early re-route accompanied by some nasty weather really slowed the race down. Those that made it to Ovando were greeted by Kathy, our partner in crime with this article for the past 3 season. We thank Kathy for everything she does in Ovando and at Blackfoot Angler. For everyone that finished this beast of a race called the Tour Divide, congrats, it was a memorable edition and another great year to be on the bike.

All times are present as: days:hours:minutes and are based off Trackleaders.com finish times, these are unofficial results. If your photo is missing, please send an email to Neil@bikepacker.com.

Brian Lucido – 41 – California – 14:22:50 – 2017 first male finisher Josh Kato –  Washington – 15:07:36 – 2017 2nd place
Andrew Kulmatiski – 44 – Logan, Utah – 15:10:20 – Individual Time Trial (ITT)

Jay Petervary – 45 – Idaho – 16:08:33 –  (ITT)

Ben Steurbaut – 34 – Belgium – 16:13:28 – 2017 3rd place

Steve Halligan –  41 – Hanmer Springs, New Zealand – 17:14:01

Rob Davidson – 50 – Alexandra, New Zealand -18:10:53

Bernhard Oser – 51 – Zurich, Switzerland – 18:18:41

Nick Zylkowski – 31 – Seattle, Washington – 19:03:50

Ty Domin – 37 – Melbourne, Australia – 19:08:39

Thomas Hainisch – 44 – Bend, Oregon – 19:12:58

Pete Maindonald – 53 – Rotorua, New Zealand – 19:17:07

Nathan Mawkes – 40 – Auckland, New Zealand – 19:19:09

Peter Kraft Jr – 24 – Gainsville, Florida – 20:01:41p

Andrew Stauffer – 39 – Boise, Idaho – 20:06:35

Craig Fowler – 44 – Carbondale – 20:18:35

Miroslav Novak – 61 – Huntsville, Alabama – 20:18:58

David Langley – 47 – Sydney, Australia – 20:18:59


Brett Stepanik – 32 – Madison, Wisconsin – 21:15:57
Brett on the right. Brett is currently going for the triple crown this year. To finish it off, he will set off from Durango, Colorado in less than two weeks. Good luck BRETT!

Eddie O’Dea – 41 – Roswell, Georgia – 21:16:052017 Grand Depart Photo Journal
Karl Bjorklund – 25 – Molndal, Sweden – 22:02:50

Bryan Bergstedt – 60 – Bend, Oregon – 22:07:33

Mark Caminiti – 47 – Moab, Utah – 22:10:26

Tyler Ubinger –  38 – Madison, Wisconsin – 22:10:56

Heath Wade – 45 – Yass, Australia – 22:10:57

Mike Kauffman – 45 – Helena, Montana – 22:15:33

Jeremy Kershaw – 46 – Duluth, Minnesota – 22:15:44

Greg Thompson – 56 – Canmore, Alberta, Canada – 22:17:01 

Marketa Peggy Marvanova – 22 – Prague, Czech Republic – 22:18:04 – 2017 first female finisher
Adam Zaviska – 23 – Prague, Czech Republic – 22:18:06

Paul Lester – 52 – Cooma, Australia – 22:22:51

Timothy Nipper – 40 – The Colony, Texas – 23:04:48 

Roberto Gazzoli – 42 – Flero, Italy – 23:08:29

Alex Cohen – 40 – Canmore, Alberta, Canada – 24:03:49
Colleen O’Neil – 26 – Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania – 24:05:52

James MacPherson –  50 – London, England – 24:06:50 

Micah Cotton – 22 – Atlanta, Georgia – 24:19:37

Bradley Ryan – 28 – South Lake Tahoe, California – 25:01:51 

Muurtle Tuurtle (Tandem) – 106 – Alexandra, New Zealand – 25:07:37

Matthew Bohn – 51 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – 25:14: 15

Scott Lowry – 33 – Columbus, Ohio – 25:23:08

Jeff Sapp – 36 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 26:13:06

Kieth Mollet – 50 – North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – 26:21:39

Andrew Aaron – 32 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 27:02:40

Garrett Soldati – 36 – Sioux City, Iowa – 27:03:28
Garrett on the right.


Fay Cunningham – 53 – Manawatu, New Zealand – 27:03:30

Achim Dickmanns – 54 – Guentersen, Germany – 27:21:03

Christian Fritze – Alameda, California – 27:21:07 

Lynne Silvovsky –  Los Osos, California – 27:21:35 

Angela Paterna – 48 – Brevard, North Carolina – 27:23:08

Jim Reed – 57 – Duluth, Minnesota – 27:23:08

Jere Mohr – 39 – Duluth, Minnesota – 27:23:11

Richie Mattson – 60 – Saginaw, Minnesota – 27:23:15

Dana Rapp – 38 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 28:03:35

Alexis Guigue – 39 – Canmore, Alberta, Canada – 28:03:35

David Cordouan – 40 – Lile, France – 28:12:01
David on the right.


Bobby Smith – 51 – Winfield, Kansas – 28:12:35

Billy Chilton – 40 – Dallas, Texas – 28:18:38

Floris Spaander – 37 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – 28:20:46

Marty Johnson – 62 – Wichita, Kansas – 29:07:33

Leah Gruhn – 38 – Duluth, Minnesota – 29:10:11

Jill Simek – Anchorage, Alaska – 29:10:13

Massimo Fusi – 59 – Milan, Italy – 29:16:38 

Ko Saynourath – 40 – Wheat Ridge, Colorado – 29:19:24

Jerry Sharp – 60 – Derby, England – 29:21:25

Rick Ashton – 70 – Tallahasee, Florida – 30:07:07


Past Years:
2016 Faces of the Tour Divide

2015 Faces of the Tour Divide

2014 Faces of the Tour Divide

2 Comments

  1. Jana Novotná

    In the heart of Europe, trans the Czech Republic and Slovakia, there is the similar race. 1000 miles. 1619 km, without support. Today 10.7. 2017, the winner is in the finish. The race record was humiliated. Jiří Kašpar made it in 7 days 20 hours and 51 minutes. Marketa Peggy Marvanova, your first female finisher went this race twice, she won it in 2014.

  2. Well done all that finished this year

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