(July 20th, 2013) PARK CITY, Utah- The North American Enduro Tour saw it's third stop this past weekend in Park City, Utah hosted by Canyons Resort and Bell Sports. The six stage race sent riders on three untimed transfers and three timed decents. After 17 miles of racing, Curtis Keene and Heather Irmiger take the wins in the Open Men's and Open Women's categories respectively!
(L) All riders were issued a timing chip for the day of racing. (R) Big names showed up for the Bell Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort. Brian Lopes and Curtis Keene chat before going head to head.
This guy has the right idea!
(L) Open Men's field starts the day of racing with a casual spin up the mountain. (R) Where's Waldo the enduro racer?
(L) Classic JHK style. Jeremey had a great day of racing finishing in 4th place. (R) No stranger to speed, Brian Lopes took home the second place finish.
Ross Schnell was out on the freshly released Trek Remedy 650b. Finishing in an uncommon 11th place after a crash. With the race being extremely tight, any crashes or mechanicals put you out of the running for the podium quickly.
Enduro racing ambassador Adam Craig had a great racing finishing 3rd less then two seconds behind Lopes.
(L) The courses at Canyons Resort had a wide variety of terrain. (R) Curtis Keene keeping it tight and fast on his way to the first place overall on the day in Open Men's.
(L) Long time shredder Mike West blazes through the turns of Lower Holly's (R) Mountain Flyer ambassador Jordan Carr took on the field of Open Men.
Heather Irmiger has been having a great summer of racing enduro around the US. She took another win here at Canyons Resort.
(L) No stranger to racing but new to enduro, Amanda Carey thought she would take a swing at the fastest growing form of bicycle racing. (R) Fresh off the plane from Europe and doing a World Enduro Tour, Kelli Emmett said she loves the US enduros as they are typically more pedally.
(L) Lower Holly's was a narrow and fast trail to race. (R) It wouldn't be US enduro without a llittle bit of painful pedaling.
(L) From World Cup XC to enduro, Krista Park has been having a great summer of racing so far. (R) Another look on the punching climb on Lower Holly's
The bikes of enduro racing are as unique as the riders the drive them.
(L) A little bit of blood and skin lose was seen on course. (R) Nick Van Dine blasting the wooden double at the top of stage six. Not only that, Nick raced on a hard tail!
(L) "High speed turns are just plain fun, why would you want to skip them?" -Curtis Kenne (R) Ryan Gardner drops into the steep turns of Insurgence.
SLC local Ana Rodriguez had a great day of racing finishing in a strong 7th in a field of top pros.
(L) Krista Park slicing through the dusty turns of Insurgence on stage six. (R) With racing wrapped up it is time to refuel! Brian Buell and Nate Hills enjoy the afternoon at Canyons Resort.
(L) Gather around! Results are in. (R) Open Women's winner Heather Irmiger enjoys a little bit of the spot light with some post race interviews.
All images by Devon Balet.
Full results here.