Mountain Biking

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Payson McElveen bests buddy Howard Grotts for mountain bike national title

Howard Grotts knew one of his stiffest competitors would be one of his best friends. But not even that friend thought he could win a national championship so soon in his professional career. Payson...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Gaze doubles up on Whiskey Off-Road wins against Durango’s Grotts, Wells

A New Zealander took Durango’s best shot this year at the Whiskey Off-Road. In the first of three stops on the Epic Rides professional mountain bike series, 14 Durangoans competed in the Whiskey...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts, Todd Wells hang with world’s best at Sea Otter Classic

A star-studded field took on this year’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. With reigning world champion and Olympic gold medalist Nino Schurter of Switzerland in the professional men’s...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blevins again leads Durango charge at US Cup of mountain biking

Durango’s dominance in mountain biking gets bigger every year. That was evident last weekend at the second leg of the US Cup series in San Dimas, California. Olympian Howard Grotts returned to a...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blevins holds off Wells again at US Cup in Fontana

Mountain bikers have 10,000 reasons to give it their all in the US Cup this year. After the first of four weekends of racing this season, a couple of Durangoans showed they will be tough to beat....

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Another evolution of events at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has changed a lot over the course of 45 years. The 46th year will be no exception. Race organizers continue to find ways to be more inclusive and present as exciting...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Iron Horse champ Payson McElveen set for strong mountain bike schedule

Defending Iron Horse Bicycle Classic champion Payson McElveen will be back to defend his title in 2017. He’ll just have a slightly different look. McElveen, a Fort Lewis College graduate who is...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blevins, Wells go to the wire in Arizona

It all came down to two of Durango’s finest last weekend outside Scottsdale, Arizona. Christopher Blevins, a 2016 Durango High School graduate, and Todd Wells, a three-time Olympian and icon of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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BLM official supports development of new Mancos trails

MANCOS – Recreation groups met with federal and local officials last week to push for biking, hiking and horseback trails on three Bureau of Land Management parcels along U.S. Highway 160 north of...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Change coming to 2017 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

It is going to be a year of experimentation for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic . The 2017 event will be the 46th installment of the wildly popular cycling race from Durango to Silverton. While the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas, Durango mountain bike teams leave legacy of success at state

Another standout season for the Animas and Durango mountain bike teams came to a close last weekend in Eagle. The two teams, which are organized by Durango Devo, competed in the Colorado High...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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A pair of collegiate mountain bike championships for Durangoans

Durango is home to two collegiate mountain biking national champions in 2016. Stephan Davoust of Fort Lewis College claimed the omnium championship Sunday as the best overall rider in Division II...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: College Sports