A few of hours ago, Kyle Peterson rolled into Antelope Wells, New Mexico, completing the 2023 Tour Divide and becoming the first singlespeeder to cross the finish line this year. Find details and photos here…

Photos by Eddie Clark

At 5:28 a.m. local time this morning, 33-year-old Kyle Peterson from Jackson, Wyoming, arrived at Antelope Wells to finish his 2023 Tour Divide and take the first-place podium spot in the singlespeed category. Kyle finished the race in 16 days, 22 hours, and 28 minutes (16:22:28).

  • Kyle Peterson 2023 Tour Divide Singlespeed Winner
  • Kyle Peterson 2023 Tour Divide Singlespeed Winner

Kyle rode through the night and came within three hours of the fastest singlespeed time from last year’s event. That was from Andrew Strempke, who happened to be running the same 32 x 16T gearing that Kyle had on his Salsa Ti Timberjack. If you want to learn more about Kyle’s rig, you can find it in the roundup here. Congrats, Kyle!

  • Rigs of the 2023 Tour Divide
  • Kyle Peterson 2023 Tour Divide Singlespeed Winner

For those unaware, the longstanding singlespeed record on the Tour Divide is held by Chris Plesko, who set a time of 15 days, 8 hours, and 1 minute back in 2016.

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