Joel Baty, Katerina Nash win second annual Donner Summit Time Trial
Joel Baty of Truckee captured the overall win while Katerina Nash finished runner-up and first among women in the second annual Donner Summit Time Trial on Sunday.
The Auburn Ski Club fundraiser challenged cyclists with a 1,200-foot climb in 3 miles up Old Highway 40 to the Sugar Bowl Academy. A total of 61 people finished the ride.
Baty posted a winning time of 15 minutes and 53 seconds, which eclipsed the winning time set by Alex Taylor in last year’s inaugural event, of 16:53. Nash, an elite member of the Tahoe LUNA Chix, also improved on her winning time from last year, as she posted a 16:45 compared to her 17:32 in 2009.
Nick Schaffner finished third on Sunday with a time of 17 minutes. He was followed by Jordan McElroy (17:05) in fourth and Stefan Benier (17:08) rounding out the top five. Kimball Pier finished second among women and 24th overall with a time of 20:09, and Debbie Hakansson was the third woman with a time of 20:36.
Art Sable of Tahoe Vista, at age 79, was the oldest participant. He finished in 29:37. Helga Sable, also competing in the 70-and-older division, finished in 33:43.
All 61 finishers raced the road bike category with the exception of JP Prince of Truckee, who posted a time of 25:39 riding a single-speed bike.