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Gibraltar Challenge

Noted on the 100 mile course elevation profile as “HC” (which means a climb beyond categorization), Gibraltar road is known by locals as the “Santa Barbara Alpe d’Huez” as it is very similar to the famous Tour de France climb.

The Gibraltar Challenge is a time trial up Gibraltar Road where riders gain over 3,000ft. in only 7 miles.  Time splits are recorded and awards are presented at the finish line awards ceremony.

Awards
We have 3 categories of awards, Overall, Age Group and Team.

Overall: 1st place male and female winners of the time trial will receive free entry to next year’s event along with their awards, and of course massive bragging rights!

Age Group: 1st and 2nd place awards, both male and female will be presented in the following age categories:

  • Under 18
  • 19-30
  • 31-45
  • 46-60
  • 61 and older

Team: The 1st and 2nd place teams will receive awards.

Rules

  • To be eligible for the overall male and female awards, you must complete the entire course within the following times:
    Male: under 6:30
    Female: under 7:45
  • To be eligible for the age group awards, you must complete the entire course.
  • To be eligible for the Team awards, 10 (or more) team members must complete the entire course.  Your team’s top 5 fastest times in the time trial will be used to calculate your team’s time.

 

Watch this video from the 2016 Amgen Tour of California Gibraltar Climb.

Check out Global Cycling Network’s video on Gibraltar Road, one of their Epic Climbs series.

 

Gibraltar Challenge Leaderboard

100 Miles Gibraltar

Female

Place Name Age Time Year
1 Kristabel Doebel-Hickok 24 40:46 2013
2 Drea Schettler 37 41:44 2014
3 Drea Schettler 39 43:52 2016
4 Annie O’donnell 28 45:17 2013
5 Adrienne Smith 34 46:09 2014

 

Male

Place Name Age Time Year
1 Marco Arocha 38 34:49 2016
2 Chris Braden 24 35:19 2015
3 Brandon Baker 24 35:22 2016
4 Kieran Hook 18 36:53 2016
5 Robert Lozoya 23 37:11 2014

 

100K Gibraltar

Female

Place Name Age Time Year
1 Patti Iverson 45 51:49 2016
2 Cindy Abrami 48 51:55 2016
3 Alaina McGrath 30 52:36 2016
4 Chris Latham 45 57:32 2016
5 Lisa Blake 36 57:42 2016

 

Male

Place Name Age Time Year
1 Steve Shlens 46 44:12 2016
2 Caleb Classen 15 46:13 2016
3 John Bresee 47 46:36 2016
4 Thomas Wood 39 47:54 2016
5 Rick Hubbard 51 48:10 2016

 

Team Results 

2016 team results are calculated by the total time of the 5 fastest Gibraltar Challenge riders out of the 10 (or more) riders on any team who complete the entire course.

2016 Team Results listed below:

100 Mile Team

Place Name
1 Fastrack 2016
2 Echelon Santa Barbara

 

There were no eligible team winners for the 100k Team Challenge.