The Lumberjack 100 round three of the National Ultraendurance Series (NUE) heads to Michigan on Saturday, June 14. Racers will tackle four 25-mile loops in the Udell Hills area. Each loop is mostly singletrack which will favor the more skilled racers.
In the men's race, all eyes will be on Jeff Schalk (Trek/VW) who won both the Cohutta 100 and the Mohican 100 so far this year. Look out also for defending NUE series champion and last year's Lumberjack 100 winner Chris Eatough (Trek/VW), strongman Sam Koerber (Gary Fisher 29er crew), Evan Plews (Scott USA / Capitol Subaru) and Harlan Price (Independent Fabrication).
In the women's race, the favorites include Mohican 100 winner Betsy Shogren (Sobe-Cannondale), Rebecca Rusch (Specialized / Red Bull), Michelle Stoppard (VisitPA.com), Cheryl Sornson (Trek East Coast), Trish Stevenson (Independent Fabrication), last year's winner Daniel Musto (Slingshot) and Carey Lowery (Outdoor Store-Specialized).
After round three, the series will take a break until July 19 at the Breckenridge 100 in Colorado. Stay tuned to Cyclingnews for complete coverage.