Parsons, Schulz win Butte 100

Ben Parsons didn’t finish the 2014 Butte 100 mountain bike race as fast as he did last year.

The Kalispell rider, though, was faster than the competition, winning the race in 9 hours, 18 minutes, 17.78 seconds Saturday.

The race started an ended on Homestake Pass.

Parsons, 34, placed second last year. Tinker Juarez, who won the three previous years, didn’t compete this time around.

Matt Butterfield, 33, also of Kalispell, placed second at 9:47.06.52. Kiefer Hahn of Missoula was third at 10:12.20.05.

Canadian rider Jennifer Schulz, 39, won the women’s 100-mile race. She finished in 12:06:31.79. She was the only female race to complete the course.

In the 50-mile race, Justin Doll of Salt Lake City defended his title. Doll, 32, won with a time of 5:04:28.06. Lauren Kuennen, 24, of Bozeman won the women’s 50-mile race in 5:43:31.32.

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