Cycling Legends to meet RAAM in Durango

When top contenders in the Race Across America come to Durango, Colorado on Tuesday, June 12, they...

When top contenders in the Race Across America come to Durango, Colorado on Tuesday, June 12, they will find a town of die-hard biking fans ready to cheer them on, including several mountain-bike legends themselves. Durango marks the first Mandatory Control Point (MCP) for this year's new Solo Enduro division, which requires an average of at least four rest/stop hours per night.

These hours may be logged at any of 23 control points along the route, including two hours at each of five MCPs. Most of the top riders in the Enduro division have not yet stopped for more than two of these 40 hours.

Slovenian champions Jure Robic and Marko Baloh, in the lead, should arrive in Durango in the vicinity of 4 pm EDT. Close on their heels will come Jonathan Boyer, Tinker Juarez and Kenny Souza.

Duathlon world champion and 2-time Olympian and MTB Hall-of-Famer Tinker Juarez have been battling for third or fourth place since the race started early Sunday, June 11. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Souza and Tinker will arrive at the Durango, Colorado Check Point around 6-7 pm EDT.

Bob Roll, John Tomac, and Ned Overend will be there to cheer them on, and may even jump on a bike to ride along! The Durango Check Point is at Santa Rita Park on US160.

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