Butte riders Bjorgum, Silk win 25 at Butte 100

Butte riders Bjorgum, Silk win 25 at Butte 100
Riders start the Sorini 25 race during the Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race Saturday at Homestake. (Bill Foley photo)

HOMESTAKE — Butte riders Karli Bjorgum and Will Silk were the overall winners of the 25-milre race Saturday at the 16th Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race.

The race started and finished near Homestake Lake.

Bjorgum, 38, took the women’s title, finishing the Sorini 25 in 3 hours, 2 minutes, 20.46 seconds. Silk, a 16-year-old Butte High student, finished the race in 2:20:39.39 to beat the second-place rider by 17 minutes. (Results)

Silk is a world-class junior speedskater.

Max Kluck of Butte is another world-class competitor in a winter sport. The cross country skier won the 100-mile race a year ago. On Saturday, the 17-year-old Butte High student placed second in the 50-mile race.

Kluck finished in 4:49:04.76. Chad Barentsen, 38, of Castle Rock, Colorado, won with a time of 4:41:10.95.

Christopher Mehlman, 22, of Boston was the overall men’s winner in the 100-mile race. He finished in 8:50:33.13.  Butte’s John “Bear” Stillwagon placed eighth overall, crossing in 10:38:52.01.

Missoula’s Ali Bronsdon, 38, won the women’s 11 in 11:51:39.91.

In all, 333 riders competed in the race. Hometowns of riders are not listed in results, however, making it impossible to properly recognize all of the local riders.



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