Mountain Biking

Jefe Branham finishes Colorado Trail Race first

For the fourth time in Jefe Branham’s career, he crossed the Colorado Trail Race finish line first. Branham, a native of Connecticut who lives in Gunnison, finished the race in 4 days, 16 hours, 25...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts not bugging out about Zika ahead of Rio Olympics

Howard Grotts won’t add his name to the long list of athletes skipping the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Concerns about Zika virus may have scared off some of the world’s top...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts gets another win at USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Howard Grotts continues to prove he is the best mountain biker in the United States. The Durango native backed up his cross country national championship win Friday with a come-from-behind victory...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Howard Grotts alone at finish with USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship

Howard Grotts is once again the USA Mountain Bike Cross-Country champion. Grotts was all alone as he cruised passed the finish line at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship at Mammoth...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

At U.S. Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals, Durango well-represented

It has already been a successful week at USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals for Durango’s elite, and the cream of the local crop are still yet to come. Wednesday and Thursday’s Cross-Country races...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts strong in UCI World Championships

Making his first year on the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon Series an impactful one, local professional mountain biker Howard Grotts has been making a splash as of late. As the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Olympic mountain bike preview

Jaroslav Kulhavy trained so hard for the Olympics that he didn’t have time to finish work on a new house. It took a broken left hand to finally slow him down on the mountain bike, though it’s not...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Christopher Blevins a tough-luck fourth at UCI World Championships

Christopher Blevins’ breakout season hasn’t been slowed down by anything, except that pesky chain at the world championships. The 18-year-old from Durango left no doubt he is one of the top junior...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Grizzly bear kills mountain biker outside Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. – Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Grotts takes 9th at Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships

Durango professional mountain biker Howard Grotts received a good measurement on the worldwide stage when he finished ninth at the UCI Mountain Biking Marathon World Championships Sunday at...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

UCI constantly examining packed Olympic cycling program

Jill Kintner knows better than just about anyone how the cycling program at the Summer Olympics can give someone an unexpected opportunity to chase their dreams. Kintner began racing BMX bikes when...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Cycling unveils full team headed to Rio Olympics

Kristin Armstrong will have an opportunity to chase her third consecutive time trial gold medal in Rio, perhaps the final chapter in a decorated cycling career spanning four Olympics and two brief...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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