Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

The Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is an annual American cycle racing event held in New Hampshire. The event raises money for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, which promotes appreciation of the environment.

Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb
Race details
DateAugust
RegionMt. Washington, New Hampshire, United States
DisciplineRoad race
TypeOne-day race
History
First edition1973 (1973)
Editions37
First winner John Allis (USA)
Most wins Tyler Hamilton (USA) (4 times)
 Marti Shea (USA) (4 times)
Most recent Barry Miller (USA)
 Aimee Vasse (USA)

BackgroundEdit

In August of each year, up to six hundred riders take part in the race which centers around a 7.6 mile (12.2 km) climb to the top of New Hampshire's Mount Washington—the highest peak in New England. The Mount Washington Auto Road has an average gradient of 12% and reaches gradients of up to 22%.

The race's most famous victor is Tyler Hamilton who got his fourth victory in the race in 2006 in a time of 52:21, beating out Ned Overend by 2:20. Jeannie Longo holds the women's record at 58:14, while Tom Danielson owns the men's record of 49:24.

In June 2011 race organizers announced that the times ridden by Tyler Hamilton of the United States and Genevieve Jeanson of Canada would no longer be considered official records. This decision followed the admissions by both athletes that during their professional racing careers they regularly used performance-enhancing drugs.

Past winnersEdit

Year Men Women
1973   John Allis 1:15:05 Unknown
1974   John Allis 1:01:39 Unknown
1975 Results unknown
1976 John Howard Barbara Amburgey
1977 Mike Hogan 58:24 Ester Salmi 1:02
1978   Martin Ernst Bruhn 1:03:21 Unknown
1979 Steve Pyle 1:01:29 Unknown
1980 Dale Stetina 0:57:41 Unknown
Results for 1981 and 1982 are unknown
1983 Gary Evans Unknown
1984   Chuck Canfield 1:03:45 Martha Tuttle 1:29:46
1985   Chuck Canfield 0:59:59 Martha Pitman 1:18:58
1986   Chuck Canfield 0:28:22 Kathy Swanson 0:31:52 (shortened due to weather)
1987 Dan Works 1:06:20 Kathy Swanson 1:23:12
1988 Dan Works 1:07:48 Debbie Jensen 1:21:31
1989 Tai Roulston 1:10:16 Megan Hayes 1:22:48
1990 Douglas Tanner 1:05:13 Kathy Swanson 1:19:25
1991   Andrew de Garmo 1:01:30 Mary Serreze 1:24:40
1992 Mike Nelson 1:02:47 Suzy West 1:16:17
1993   Joe Bucciaglia 1:02:33 Jodi Groesbeck 1:16:51
1994 Race cancelled due to weather
1995 Race cancelled due to weather
1996   Joe Bucciaglia 1:00:30 Marilyn Ruseckas 1:14:19
1997   Tyler Hamilton 0:51:56   Marilyn Ruseckas 1:11:38
1998   Robert Dapice 0:59:19   Dorrie Martell 1:11:56
1999   Tyler Hamilton 0:50:21   Geneviève Jeanson 1:01:57
2000   Tim Johnson 0:55:46   Jeannie Longo 0:58:14 (record)
2001   Tim Johnson 0:53:31   Karen Bockel 1:09:20
2002   Tom Danielson 0:49:24 (record)   Geneviève Jeanson 0:54:02 (record invalidated in 2011)
2003   Tom Danielson 0:51:05   Geneviève Jeanson 0:59:58
2004   Justin England 0:58:50   Aimee Vasse 1:10:44
2005   Tyler Hamilton 0:51:11   Aimee Vasse 1:12:38
2006   Tyler Hamilton 0:52:21   Aimee Vasse 1:08:31
2007 Race cancelled due to weather
2008   Phillip Gaimon 0:54:57   Flavia Lepene 1:08:52
2009   Phillip Gaimon 0:54:37   Sue Schlatter 1:07:43
2010   Nico Toutenhoofd 0:57:26   Marti Shea 1:05:42
2011   Ned Overend 0:55:03   Marti Shea 1:04:12
2012   Cameron Cogburn 0:52:28   Marti Shea 1:03:14
2013   Cameron Cogburn 0:50:48   Silke Wunderwald 1:09:56
2014   John Kronborg Ebsen 0:52:53   Marti Shea 1:06:01
2015   Eneas Freyre 0:53:00   Véronique Fortin 1:05:58
2016   Eneas Freyre 0:52:10   Victoria DiSavino 1:07:32
2017   Phillip Gaimon 0:52:10   Aimee Vasse 1:07:32
2018   Barry Miller 0:53:34   Aimee Vasse 1:04:05

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Coordinates: 44°16′52.9″N 71°16′36.5″W / 44.281361°N 71.276806°W / 44.281361; -71.276806