Men's Top Three: The 2015 Inspiration 100 men's field was stacked, with all prior winners going head-to-head. Andrew Thompson became the first repeat champion of the Inspiration 100, only two years removed from riding his first gravel century at the 2013 race. Adam Bergman placed second for the second time, the first being the 2013 race. Charlie Schad made it back to the podium, after just missing it last year, by placing third.
|Adam Bergman (2nd), Andrew Thompson (1st), Charlie Schad (3rd)|
|Julia Jenkins (2nd), Debbie Peterson (1st)|
Single Speed Champion: Todd Hale keeps showing up, and he keeps dominating the course on one f###### gear. This is Todd's third year in a row winning the single-speed class. I think Todd's bike is motivated by the fear that Todd will break it over his knee if it displeases Todd. Do not cross Todd!
|Todd is actually a really nice guy.|
DFL Honorable Mention: Baleigh Rasmussen entered the Inspiration 100 the Wednesday before the race. Baleigh Rasmussen finished assembling his bike for the Inspiration 100, his first gravel century, at 11:00 p.m. the night before the race. Baleigh Rasmussen had not ridden more than 30 miles at a time prior to taking the line at the Inspiration 100. Baleigh Rasmussen was 15 years-old when he pedaled away at the start of the race but he crossed the finish line, almost 11 hours later, a man. Mozel tov, Baleigh!
|Yes, we did give a photo of beer-drinking cyclists to a 15 year old.|
Congratulations to everyone who took on the course. This is the full list of finishers.
|Garcia, Jesus M. Gonzalez||6:18|
*Todd Shanafelt finished some version of the course in around 7 hours. He got mixed up in the last 25 miles, and was very forthcoming about it as soon as he crossed the line.