The 2017 Tour Divide takes place on Friday, June 9 at 8AM. Race the rooftop of North America by mountain bike via the 2,745 mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
UPDATE (Race Recap): 41 year old rookie, Brian Lucido, came in first place with an unofficial time of 14 days, 22 hours, and 50 minutes. Josh Kato finished second and now has a 1st and 2nd place finish to his name. Josh finished with an unofficial time of 15 days, 7 hours, and 36 minutes. And in 3rd was Andrew Kulmatiski with an unofficial time of 15 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes. In addition, Jay Petervary finished an ITT of the TD starting a couple days after the Grade Depart with an un-official time of 16:08:33.
Time-trial season on the Great Divide Route begins annually with Grand Départ, occurring on the 2nd Friday in June from both termini of the Route; the main Depart takes place in Bannf, Alberta. The goal of these Solstice common starts is for athletes to challenge the Route in situ, under similar weather conditions and maximum daylight. If one cannot make a grand départ, there is a season-long ITT-Divide format to contend. Tour Divide requires no entry fee or formal registration. There are no prizes for finishing. A toll-free phone number with voice mail is provided to all riders for field reporting. Voice messages are podcast on the Race Updates blog. Riders who carry SPOT GPS Messengers are tracked via the Live tracker.
For more on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, check out our guide, here. Also, check out a few other articles and resources tagged ‘Tour Divide’.
And track this year’s race here: