2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the event and featured a new technical single track section that traversed over lava fields. After a few days of rain, the normally dry and dusty tracks were in prime condition. Gordon completed the 27-mile course aboard her Pique Advanced in 1:49:15, securing the victory by two minutes.
“I was excited to race, and a bit nervous in front of the hometown crowd,” said Gordon, who calls Bend, Oregon home. “There is a lot of pressure when I race at home, but also so much great energy.”
With just under 1500ft of climbing, Sisters Stampede served as a warm up for next week’s Lost and Found Gravel Grinder, with over 100 miles and 8,100ft of elevation gain. She will head to the start line again for this race on June 1st.