EMMETT, ID - Joel Brazil of the Sun Valley squad won the 2013 Idaho State Road Race Championship (Masters A 45+) in what turned out to be a comfortable sprint after gapping the other leaders in the last few hundred meters.

Joel an three others got away from the main field on the main 1mi climb on the last lap, at which point there were 15 more miles remaining in the 60 mile races. With 3km to go, the only other sprinter in the break-away was dropped after he tried to attack to help Rick Greenawald (Team ICO). Joel held it till 200 meters to go and then it was an easy sprint to take the win. To add to the challenge of the race, the pack even encountered a live rattlesnake.