Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

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Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Durango teenager Holcomb crushes competition through Steamworks
Ruth Holcomb rides through Steamworks Brewing Co. during the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango. The 16-year-old had never raced through Steamworks before but conquered the feat twice en route to victory.
Hannah Bingham of Steamboat Springs raced through Steamworks Brewing Co. and on to a second-place finish in Sunday’s professional women’s mountain bike race during Iron Horse Bicycle Classic weekend.
Maria Santiago rides through Steamworks Brewing Co. during the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango.
Ruth Holcomb is congratulated by coach Chad Cheney after winning the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango.
Hannah Bingham of Steamboat Springs, center, narrowly edged Durango’s Ruth Holcomb, left, for the Queen of the Mountain victory for the combined result of Saturday’s professional women’s road race and Sunday’s pro women’s mountain bike race. Jennifer Gersbach of Durango, right, placed third in the Queen of the Mountain.

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Ruth Holcomb rides through Steamworks Brewing Co. during the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango. The 16-year-old had never raced through Steamworks before but conquered the feat twice en route to victory.
Hannah Bingham of Steamboat Springs raced through Steamworks Brewing Co. and on to a second-place finish in Sunday’s professional women’s mountain bike race during Iron Horse Bicycle Classic weekend.
Maria Santiago rides through Steamworks Brewing Co. during the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango.
Ruth Holcomb is congratulated by coach Chad Cheney after winning the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango.
Hannah Bingham of Steamboat Springs, center, narrowly edged Durango’s Ruth Holcomb, left, for the Queen of the Mountain victory for the combined result of Saturday’s professional women’s road race and Sunday’s pro women’s mountain bike race. Jennifer Gersbach of Durango, right, placed third in the Queen of the Mountain.

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Durango teenager Ruth Holcomb crosses the finish line to win the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race Sunday in Durango. Holcomb won by a big margin in her IHBC pro women’s debut.

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Ruth Holcomb, left, is congratulated by fellow racers Katja Freeburn Freeburn, center, and Hannah Bingham after winning the 2019 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race on Sunday in Durango. They were the podium finishers.

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Durango’s Katja Freeburn backed up her 2018 professional women’s mountain bike race win at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic with a third-place finish in 2019 despite a mechanical issue.
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