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2006 General Result

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc result

Rang Nation Mushers NB stages
Accumulated times Difference/1st
1 France Jacques Philip 10 01 16:55:59  
2 USA (Alaska) Ken Anderson 10 01 17:40:27 00:44:28
3 USA Timothy Hunt 10 01 22:11:11 05:15:12
4 USA (Alaska) Gwen Holdmann 10 01 22:11:18 05:15:19
5 USA (Alaska) Tasha Marie Stielstra 10 01 22:32:05 05:36:06
6 France Daniel Juillaguet 10 02 00:03:13 07:07:14
7 Germany Thomas Hoffmann 10 02 00:13:29 07:17:30
8 France Jean-Philippe Pontier 10 02 00:17:44 07:21:45
9 France Benoît Bar 10 02 02:39:11 09:43:12
10 Swiss Pierre-Antoine Heritier 10 02 02:50:35 09:54:36
11 Spain Miquel-Angel Martinez 10 02 05:38:55 12:42:56
12 Italy Giancarlo Cattaneo 9 02 02:49:44  
13 Sweden Petter Karlsson 9 02 04:09:10  
14 Quebec Caroline Morin 9 02 13:25:42  
15 France Magali Philip 9 02 20:51:05  

 

Scratched mushers

Rank Nation Mushers Stages Comments
DNF Switzerland Emil Inauen   Injury
DNF France Jean-Marc Tatu   Quit
DNF Great Britain Nicholas Akers   Quit
Nicholas AKERS

Nicholas
AKERS

United Kingdom United Kingdom [49 years old]

Finisher :

Sponsors : Culpeppers Forever Living Products Masters Complete Dog Foods Intervet Passport Scheme Our Promise

Prize list :

Biography :
Nick Evans first started running sled dogs in 1984 at the age of 15 years old, for a lady who owned two Siberian Huskies called Dobchek and Bambi. After a couple of years learning the basics, Nick went on to run his first two Greenland dogs (Eskimo dogs) called Maud and Bruno.

After several years of running in the UK, the dogs retired at the ripe old age of eleven, and eventually their eventful lives came to an end. This of course was heartbreaking, and Nick then decided to focus on his career and said that he would never again go through the pain of losing your "best friends".

Ken ANDERSON

Ken
ANDERSON

United States United States [47 years old]

Finisher : 2005

Sponsors : Redpaw, Queo media, Northern Outfitter's, Dogbooties

Prize list :
LGO 2006 (2)
Iditarod 2003 (5), 2007 (7), 2008 (4), 2010 (4)

Biography :
Born and raised in Minnesota, I was exposed to mushing as a small child with my parent's recreational team of Alaskan Malamutes. I've always loved the north country.
As a youngster I always dreamed of moving north and having my own team of sled dogs. I made a promise to myself that someday I would run the Iditarod. I moved to Alaska in 1993 to volunteer for the Iditarod and wound up working for famous racers such as Susan Butcher and Jeff King. Today we own about 80 dogs. I saw my dream come true in 1999, finishing my first Iditarod in 26th place.

Benoît BAR

Benoît
BAR

France France [58 years old]

Finisher : 2006, 2005

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Biography :

Giancarlo CATTANEO

Giancarlo
CATTANEO

Italy Italy [53 years old]

Finisher :

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Biography :

Gwen HOLDMANN

Gwen
HOLDMANN

United States United States [47 years old]

Finisher : 2006

Sponsors : Redpaw Queo media Northern Outfitter's Dogbooties

Prize list :
* 1st place 2003 Wyoming Stage Stop
* 2nd place 2003 Atta Boy 300 Stage Race
* 3rd place 2003 Mid-Distance World Cup
* 1st place Shishmaref Spring Carnival Open Class Sprint Race (first woman ever to win)
* 2001 Iditarod Finisher
* 1998 Yukon Quest Finisher

Biography :
As a child growing up in the midwest I was always a dog lover. I constantly brought home stray dogs. As a teenager we took a family vacation to Alaska where I saw my first sled dog team in action at Denali Park. I was fascinated. The day after graduating from college in 1994 I headed to Alaska to follow my dream and have lived here ever since. In 1998 I finished the Yukon Quest and finished the Iditarod in 2001, becoming one of only a handful of women to ever finish both races. I am now more focused on my career as organizational director of ACEP, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power and raising my twins Leif and Marais.

Timothy HUNT

Timothy
HUNT

United States United States [54 years old]

Finisher : 2008, 2006, 2005

Sponsors :

Prize list :
Iditarod 2009 (52)
LGO 2008 (9)
LGO 2006 (3)
LGO 2005 (8)

Biography :
Tim has been a race veterinarian at the Iditarod and other races. His mushing experience made him travel a lot through the US. He has already run LGO three times. He is also an Iditarod veteran.

Emil INAUEN

Emil
INAUEN

Switzerland Switzerland [47 years old]

Finisher : 2010, 2008, 2005

Sponsors : Swiss Natural, Virbac, Energizer, GLA-WEL, Scurion, Simex Trading, Lowa, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, Trade Net

Prize list :
Yukon Quest 300 2003 (8)
Finnmarkslopet 500 2005 (5) Rookie of the year
LGO 2005 (6)
LGO 2008 (2)
LGO 2010 CHAMPION

Biography :
A former steep skier and climber, Emil has fallen in love with sleddogs during a trip in Canada. Originally coming from Switzerland, he has moved his kennel to Norway in 2009 to improve his level. Emil is also the builder of the sleds of the world famous BEWE brand. Emil hold the record of most stages won on La Grande OdysséeSavoie Mont Blanc and is the reigning champion.

Petter KARLSSON

Petter
KARLSSON

Sweden Sweden [43 years old]

Finisher : 2010, 2009, 2008

Sponsors : STORUMAN ENERGI AB - SNOTROLL - EUKANUBA - SLUSSFORS TRANSPORT & SERVICE

Prize list :
LGO 2008 1st
Amundsen Race 2008 9th
LGO 2009 5th
Femundlopet 600 17th

Biography :
Petter runs a farm in the summer and a sleddog tour business in the winter. He develops a special breeding for La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc. His dogs are a mix of alaskan huskies and shorthaired pointers. La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is his main goal of the season.

Miquel-Angel MARTINEZ

Miquel-Angel
MARTINEZ

Spain Spain [67 years old]

Finisher : 2006, 2005, 2012

Sponsors : Alipac - Royal Canin - Buff - Bioiberica - Charpova esports - Mutiwatch - Nordica.com

Prize list :
LGO 2012 (12)
LGO 2006 (11)
LGO 2005 (13)
Trophée Haute Maurienne 2011 (4)
Trophée Haute Maurienne 2008 (3)
Trophée Haute Maurienne 2007 (8)
Finnmarkslopet 1000 2011 (10)
Finnmarkslopet 1000 2007 (21)
Finnmarkslopet 1000 2006 (15)
Finnmarkslopet 1000 2005 (19)
Finnmarkslopet 500 2004 (20)
Finnmarkslopet 500 2003 (18)


Biography :
Miquel has already run La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc in 2005 and 2006 and the Trophée Haute Maurienne Vanoise 2007, 2008 and 2010. He is back to LGO this year to run the Arctic Alps Cup.

Caroline MORIN

Caroline
MORIN

Canada Canada [53 years old]

Finisher : 2008

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Biography :

Jacques PHILIP

Jacques
PHILIP

United States United States [63 years old]

Finisher : 2006, 2005

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Biography :

Magali PHILIP

Magali
PHILIP

United States United States [49 years old]

Finisher :

Sponsors : Royal Canin

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Biography :

Tasha Marie STIELSTRA

Tasha Marie
STIELSTRA

United States United States [44 years old]

Finisher : 2006

Sponsors : dogbooties.com ND Industries Bayshore Veterinary Hospital Outfitter Harbor Springs Superior Graphics Great Lakes Geoscience Resha Sled Dog Equipment LCITW Northern Outfitters A.L. Mitchell & Associates, Accounting Services

Prize list :
La Grande Odysssee 2006, 5th place, Orange Award
UP 200 2007, 7th place
UP 200 2006, 1st place, Humanitarian Award
UP 200 2005, 2nd place, (by the infamous "26 seconds")

Biography :
Instead of teaching elementary students, Tasha now teaches sled dogs! Ed finally talked Tasha into racing about 5 years ago. She has since completed La Grande Odyssée in France, and has won Marquette's UP 200. Tasha now takes care of all our "business" and spends most of her time training the young dogs, running with the puppies, and making sure the sled dog world keeps turning!

Jean-Marc TATU

Jean-Marc
TATU

France France [48 years old]

Finisher : 2008, 2013

Sponsors :

Prize list :
La Grande Odyssée 2013 (17)
La Grande Odyssée 2008 (18)
Trophy Grande Odyssée 2007 (10)

Biography :
Jean-Marc lives in Vendée on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. He trains his alskan-huskies on the long sand beaches.