Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

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Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

No clear favorite for road race, King of the Mountain
A sprint to the finish line during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race in 2016 ended with a photo finish between Payson McElveen, far right, and Bejamin Sonntag, far left. Both could contend again in 2019.
Always a threat in his hometown, Durango’s Rotem Ishay finished third in the 2017 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike men’s pro race.
Ben Sonntag will look to win a King of the Mountain crown this weekend at the IHBC with his combined results in the road race and mountain bike race.
Ned Overend of Durango flies down Coal Bank Pass during the 2013 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro road race. Nobody knows the IHBC road race better than Overend, who has done every race since 1982.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

A sprint to the finish line during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race in 2016 ended with a photo finish between Payson McElveen, far right, and Bejamin Sonntag, far left. Both could contend again in 2019.
Always a threat in his hometown, Durango’s Rotem Ishay finished third in the 2017 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike men’s pro race.
Ben Sonntag will look to win a King of the Mountain crown this weekend at the IHBC with his combined results in the road race and mountain bike race.
Ned Overend of Durango flies down Coal Bank Pass during the 2013 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro road race. Nobody knows the IHBC road race better than Overend, who has done every race since 1982.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

At age 63, five-time Iron Horse Bicycle Classic winner Ned Overend could be a favorite for a sixth title, and he is almost always a lock for a top-10 finish.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Payson McElveen, left beats out Ben Sonntag for second place in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Morehart Murphy Subaru MTB Race in 2018.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Fort Lewis College alum Griffin Easter will look to complete his first IHBC pro road race this weekend and has a chance to compete for the win.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Durango’s Stephan Davoust is on a podium streak on his mountain bike and will be a favorite in the hometown race Sunday in downtown Durango.

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

High school mountain bike state champion Cobe Freeburn, front, is one of the young riders to watch in the pro men’s races this weekend at the IHBC.
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