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Aspen’s Max Taam Takes First Place; Lance Armstrong Races in the Inaugural Four-Mountain Event
(August 29, 2011) Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.– Max Taam of Aspen, Colo. took home first place in the inaugural Power of Four Mountain Bike Race this Sunday, August 28, with a time of 3 hours, 57 minutes, and 54 seconds.
Leipheimer Hangs on to 11 Second Advantage to Win the Inaugural 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in the Mile-High City
Daniel Oss of Liquigas-Cannondale Wins the Final Stage of the Race and Garmin-Cervelo Took the Overall Team Win
(August 28, 2011) DENVER, Colo. – After seven challenging days of racing through the Colorado Rockies, Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Team RadioShack was crowned the first-ever champion of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in front of a monumental crowd in downtown Denver.
Elia Viviani of Liquigas-Cannondale Breaks into Breckenridge to Win Second Consecutive Stage of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Leipheimer Retains the Overall Lead Heading into the Final Day of Racing
(August 27, 2011) BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. – Tour de France second-place finisher Andy Schleck (NED) of Team Leopard-Trek attempted to win his first-ever American race, but came 500 meters short as the riders sprinted into Breckenridge for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 5 finish where Elia Viviani (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale crossed the line first to take his second consecutive stage win.
Leipheimer Retains the Overall Lead with Two Decisive Days of Racing to Go
(August 26, 2011) STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO. – Clear blue skies and remarkable crowds welcomed the riders to the Stage 4 finish in Steamboat Springs, as 22-year-old Elia Viviani (ITA) took a strong lead-out from teammate Daniel Oss of Liquigas-Cannondale and outsprinted the field to take the win.
Team Radio Shack’s Levi Leipheimer Clinches Overall Lead with Dramatic Time Trial Victory in Vail
(August 25, 2011) VAIL, Colo. – In a race against time, Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Team RadioShack, a time trial specialist, came out on top after completing the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge individual time trial in 25 minutes and 47.08 seconds to take the stage and re-claim the overall lead.
George Hincapie of BMC Racing Team Overpowers Climbers to Take Stage 2 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Tejay Van Garderen Takes the Overall Lead with a Powerful attack at Top of Independence Pass
(August 24, 2011) ASPEN, Colo. – At more than 130 miles, Stage 2, the epic Queen Stage of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, pushed riders beyond the pain cave on the route from Gunnison, Colo., to Aspen.
Riders hit the dusty trail at Boggy Draw
(AUG. 13, 2011) DOLORES, Colo— Dolores, Colorado: it’s the kind of place where horseback is still a preferred method for getting around town.
Leipheimer in Yellow After a Very Long Hard Day
(August 23, 2011) CRESTED BUTTE, Colo - Team Radio Shack’s Levi Leipheimer shattered a large field of GC contenders on the final, arduous climb to the finish on Mt. Crested Butte, winning the 99.3 mile stage and grabbing the yellow leaders jersey in his trademark, calculated style.
Easton's new 685mm wide XC Handlebar Tips the scales at the Same Weight as Bars much Narrower
Review by: Travis Scheefer
Easton recognized that cross-country riders and racers are learning from the all mountain crowd and going with even wider handlebars for more control and comfort. However, added material usually means more weight and racers are notorious for counting grams in an effort to keep their bikes as light as possible. How about a bar with added width at the same weight?
Ramirez and Looney claim first solo victories with stellar high altitude performances.
(August 14-19, 2011) BRECKENRIDGE, Colo.—In its third year running, the Breck Epic provided another epic mountain bike alpine adventure of a race for all who were tough enough to take it on.
Kelli Emmett and Ross Schnell Take Titles at Inaugural Trestle Bike Park All Mountain Enduro
(Aug 19-21,2011) Winter Park, Colo- All mountain racers flocked from throughout the country to test their skills at the inaugural Trestle Enduro in Winter Park, Colo. A five-stage gravity based all mountain race, the Trestle Enduro is a test of riders skills and fitness against the clock over a variety of terrain.
World Class Bicycle Racing comes to Colorado with the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
(Aug 22, 2011) Colorado Springs, Co.-Day 1 of the US Pro Challenge kicked off under sunny skies and warm temps as some of the fastest guys on bikes tackled the short 5.2 mile Prologue that started in the Garden of the Gods and finished in downtown Colorado Springs. Patrick Gretsch of Columbia Highroad took the win with Christian Vande Velde of Garmin Cervelo just 2 seconds behind. The mostly downhill course kept the times fairly close, so here's a visual feast of the days action.
Looking for a challege that consists of little more than you and the trail? Well the Colorado Endurance Series is a great way to do that.
Easily accessible from most places on the Front Range of Colorado, Nederland provides some epic high country singletrack. A great way to test yourself late in the Summer, this race provides about 75 miles of singltrack and dirt roads with about 13k feet of climbing.
Winter Park, Colo.
“In 2009, Ross Schnell approached me with a vision of an event concept that didn’t exist in North America – an event that would change the paradigm for major bike events. The goal of the event would be to focus on races that could determine the best all-around trail rider in North America. The races also needed to focus on the fun of racing mountain bikes. Ross was tired of everybody talking about these races and nobody actually promoting one. In 2011, the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro will be a reality!”
– BOB Holme, Trestle Bike Park Manager and GM of Crankworx Colorado
Helmet cams are all the rage, giving viewers a first hand look at cool trails and locations around the globe.
Cateye has taken this technology one step further, adding a GPS system to its new Inou camera. This technology allows users to map rides and embed video and still shots into particular segments. Sharing your adventure has never been easier. Bill Peck gives us a quick look at the Inou and the interactive website designed for the camera.
Think You're a Good Trail Rider?
Haul your ego and your six-inch travel bike up to Winter Park this coming weekend and put you're money on it at the Trestle Park Enduro. Fastest amateur racer takes home a new Trek Remedy.
Specialized Takes Double Victories with Redemption for Wells and a New Women’s Record for Rusch.
(August 13, 2011) LEADVILLE, Colo.—Loving life at 10,000 feet is the town motto for Leadville residents, and also the mantra for the Leadville Trail 100’s new champions Todd Wells and Rebecca Rusch.
Levi Leipheimer may have won the race, but Gobernacion Deportes Antioquias stole the show. Added to the start list late in the proceedings, no one was sure what to expect of the team from Columbia. Featured rider Oscar Sevilla raced a constistantly hard race, but it was Sergio Henao who took home the biggest prize, finishing in front of Leipheimer on the final day at Snow Bird ski area. 171 km and 3000 mteres of climbing on Sunday left the field shattered and scattered across the roads of northern Utah.
Leipheimer Maintains Control
(August 14, 2012) - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - Levi Leipheimer holds onto the overall race lead after a high paced circuit race around the Capitol Hill area of Salt Lake City. Temperatures in the mid nineties played a role nearly as important as that of the riders. Fast paced racing shattered the field into two major groups with the largest time gap between he two being 2:45 seconds.
Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) turned 23 yesterday. To celebrate he finished 6 seconds ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack) to win the stage 3 Chrono at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele Utah.
Image: Strung out in the Wind by Chrstopher See
Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefits/Optum Health) goes for broke, wins stage.
New Women's Record for Horanyi
Images by Chris Miller and Jordan Carr
On August 1, 2011 68 anxious cyclists departed from the Indian Creek Trailhead just west of Denver, Colo. Packed for the worst while hoping for the best: Riders were in for an epic singletrack journey of a lifetime.
(Augutst 9, 2011) SALT LAKE CITY, Ut - Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefits/Optum Health) - currently 30th overall after the Prologue at 4'27" 22 secs back - maxes out during the 1.25 mile prologue in Park City, Utah. Prolgues may be short but they can jurt like hell. Anthony is a contender for Best Climber here at Utah.
Snowmass Mountain Blasted with Full Weekend of Racing.
(August 6 and 7, 2011) SNOWMASS, Colo.—The Mountain States Cup took over Snowmass Village with its 8th stop of the series.
Mike Herlinger, Owner and Designer of Club Ride Apparel gives Mountain Flyer Magazine a look at some of the companies 2011 clothing line. For more info check them out at www.clubrideapparel.com
Crested Butte Arts Festival Embraces the Art of Cycling
ART of Summer – Crested Butte Style
You may think that since this is the 39th year of the Crested Butte Arts Festival (CBAF) there is nothing new for you to experience – but you couldn’t be more wrong! The CBAF continues to expand its programming and explore new and creative ways to engage more segments of the community as well as draw different demographics to town.
Magelky and Reeves wrangle wins in the Laramie Range.
(July 30, 2011) Laramie Wy.-Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted racers for this years Enduro, with hundreds of racers tackling the 72 mile course that winds its way through the Laramie Range in Southeastern Wyoming. This is some awesome terrain that travels through more than a few different types of riding from windswept double track, to loose technical granite, to hard pack goodness through the woods. With 8600 ft. of climbing and generally fast trail conditions the winning times were blazingly fast.
Switch Technology: A bold move forward (and back)
As far as I can tell, Yeti’s design team built the new six-inch travel SB66 for nobody but themselves.
Cam McCaul enjoys victory walk from Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle.
(July 30 and 31, 2011) WINTER PARK, Colo.—The big news of Crankworx Colorado was Cam McCaul’s flawless slopestyle finals run which included a no-handed front flip to take the overall slopestyle victory.
Brian Lopes Double’s up on Gravity wins and Cam McCaul Qualifies First in Slopestyle.
(July 28 and 29, 2011) WINTER PARK, Colo.—The fifth annual Crankworx Colorado festival got underway with a long list of prestigious athletes pursuing a cash purse totaling over $36,000 dollars.
New Iron-Man-Like qualifier series for Leadville Proves Popular - Even for the Likes of Armstrong
by Jason Sumner
(July 31, 2011) CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. - Take the Ironman model and give it a mountain biking twist and you have the new-for-2011 Leadville Qualifying Series, which concluded Sunday at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in the Colorado Rockies.