Mountain Biking

Howard Grotts finishes 38th at Olympic mountain bike race

Tough luck found Howard Grotts at the Olympics. The 23-year-old from Durango finished 38th out of 49 competitors in the cross-country mountain bike race Sunday on the final day of the 2016 Summer...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jenny Rissveds powers to Olympic gold on mountain bike

RIO DE JANEIRO Jenny Rissveds found another gear going up the first long hill of the last lap of the women’s Olympic mountain bike race. By the time she started her descent, the Swedish cyclist had...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Todd Wells wins Breck Epic on heels of Leadville 100

One day after winning one of the biggest ultra-endurance mountain bike races in the world, Todd Wells added on six more stages. Wells, 40, backed up his third-career win at the Leadville Trail 100...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Howard Grotts faces tough test against Europeans at Rio Olympics

Fifty men will pull up in the starting gate for the Olympic cross-country mountain bike race Sunday. Only one will be from the United States, and he is from Durango. Howard Grotts, 23, is the only...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Road race champ Peter Sagan switches gears to Olympic mountain bike

RIO DE JANEIRO World road race champion Peter Sagan is switching gears at the Olympics. He’s also realistic about his chances on the mountain bike. “Technically, I am not bad. I am not here to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Numbers speak to Olympic mountain biker Howard Grotts

Howard Grotts is used to juggling complex equations. But to reach the Olympics, the only number that mattered was one. One spot. That’s all the United States had for it’s men’s mountain biking team...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Todd Wells once again king of Leadville 100 MTB

More than 1,000 mountain bikers set out to conquer 100 miles at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike race. For the third time, nobody was as fast as Durango’s Todd Wells. Wells, 40, rode in...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Gudy’ Gaskill to be honored with hike

For 30 years, Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill worked to make the Colorado Trail a reality, raising money, recruiting volunteers and cutting some trail herself. Her work led to the nickname “Mother of the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Howard Grotts takes a warmup in Canada

With the Olympics in sight, Durango’s Howard Grotts got a warmup to the big event by taking 30th in the UCI Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Cup at Mont-Sante-Anne, Quebec, Canada. Grotts finished...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango Devo the foundation of Olympian Howard Grotts

Durango Devo has given many children their first taste of cycling, and Olympian Howard Grotts was no different. Grotts, 23, is the only American men’s mountain biker on the Olympic team for the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts’ road to Rio paved with triumph, tragedy

Howard Grotts is not a typical Olympian. He’s Durango’s Olympian. Grotts was born and raised in Durango, the perfect playground to produce a world-class mountain biker. But the 2010 Durango High...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah senators introduce bill that could help mountain bikers gain access

SALT LAKE CITY More than 100 million acres of America’s most rugged landscapes designated as wilderness are off-limits to mountain bikers, but two Utah senators have introduced legislation that...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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