Howard Grotts claims epic three-peat at Leadville 100

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Howard Grotts claims epic three-peat at Leadville 100

Time away doesn’t slow down Durango mountain bike star in legendary performance
Durango’s Howard Grotts claimed his third consecutive Leadville Trail 100 MTB win Saturday. He joined David Wiens as the only other rider to win three consecutive Leadville 100 races. Wiens won six in a row from 2003-08.
From left, Quinn Simmons, Howard Grotts and Lachlan Morton celebrated on the podium after the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.
Durango’s Payson McElveen struggled with a stomach illness the entire race. The two-time third-place finisher still managed to finish Saturday, as he placed 12th.
Durango’s Payson McElveen struggled with a stomach illness the entire race. The two-time third-place finisher still managed to finish Saturday, as he placed 12th.
The early selection included WorldTour pro road cyclists and Durango’s Howard Grotts, rear, after the descent of Powerline.
One of the legends of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Durango’s Todd Wells led the chase group down Columbine, and he would go on to finish eighth Saturday.

Howard Grotts claims epic three-peat at Leadville 100

Durango’s Howard Grotts claimed his third consecutive Leadville Trail 100 MTB win Saturday. He joined David Wiens as the only other rider to win three consecutive Leadville 100 races. Wiens won six in a row from 2003-08.
From left, Quinn Simmons, Howard Grotts and Lachlan Morton celebrated on the podium after the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.
Durango’s Payson McElveen struggled with a stomach illness the entire race. The two-time third-place finisher still managed to finish Saturday, as he placed 12th.
Durango’s Payson McElveen struggled with a stomach illness the entire race. The two-time third-place finisher still managed to finish Saturday, as he placed 12th.
The early selection included WorldTour pro road cyclists and Durango’s Howard Grotts, rear, after the descent of Powerline.
One of the legends of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Durango’s Todd Wells led the chase group down Columbine, and he would go on to finish eighth Saturday.
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