It’s a small and select group of athletes.  Here are your Grand Depart winners since the inception of the race in 2008.
(*) – Year with a re-route, race records could not be made.
(R) – Rookie
(SS) – Single Speed

2008
Men: Matthew Lee – 19:12:00 Women: Mary Collier – 29:17:37  

2009
Men: Matthew Lee – 17:23:45 Women: Jill Homer – 24:07:24  

2010
Men: Matthew Lee – 17:16:10 Women: Cricket Butler – 26:09:36  

2011*
Men: Kurt Refsnider – 15:20:51 Women: Caroline Soong – 22:09:59  

2012
Men: Ollie Whalley (R) – 16:02:54 Women: Eszter Horanyi – 19:03:35  

2013*
Men: Mike Hall – 14:11:55 Women: Sara Dallman – 22:19:05

2014
Men:
Jefe Branham – 16:02:39 Women: Alice Drobna (SS) – 22:06:36  
Related Articles:
Jefe Branham: Tour Divide – Masochism at it’s Best

2015
Men:
Josh Kato – 14:11:37 Woman: Lael Wilcox – 17:01:51
Related Articles: 
Josh Kato: 9 Months Post Tour Divide Record
 Lael Wilcox: The Queen of the Tour Divide

2016
Men:
Mike Hall – 13:12:51 Woman: Jackie Bernardi – 19:21:41
Related Articles
Article: Mike Hall Tour Divide Champion

2017*
Men: ??? Woman: ???

Noteable ITT’s:

Jay Petervary – 2011 – 17:09:01 
Jay Petervary – 2012 – 15:16:04
Billy Rice – 2013 – Yo-Yo (NoBo & SoBo) 44:42:00
Lael Wilcox – 2015  – 15:10:59 

Current Records:

Men’s: Mike Hall – 2016 – 13:16:04 Women’s: Lael Wilcox – 2015 – 15:10:59

5 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Rice

    Thanks for sharing these historical rides!!!

  2. Bruce Boysen

    Seriously? Not even a mention of the singlespeed or fixed gear records?

  3. Second the comment from Bruce.

    Also, as Mike will say- his wasn’t a full completion due to the fires in NM last year.

  4. Jackie Gammon

    Not sure that I understand this, how does JP have the record if he actually didn’t win the race? Did he ride outside of the official race?

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