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US 24 Hour Solo Nationals this Saturday

By:
Steve Medcroft
Published:
July 28, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:36 BST
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MTB News & racing round-up for July 28, 2006
Cameron Chambers at 2005 National 24 hour MTB champs

Cameron Chambers at 2005 National 24 hour MTB champs

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By Steve Medcroft The 24 Hours of 9-Mile, in Wasau, Wisconsin, will host the NORBA 24-Hour Endurance...

By Steve Medcroft

The 24 Hours of 9-Mile, in Wasau, Wisconsin, will host the NORBA 24-Hour Endurance National Championships this weekend. Men's solo, women's solo, junior, masters 30+ (4 riders, all 30+), men's team (4 riders) and women's team (4 riders) championship jersey's will be awarded.

The race begins LeMans-style at 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 29 and ends at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday July 30. Racers will be timed, on a course put together from trails on the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, with electronic chip technology.

Cameron Chambers (Subaru/Gary Fisher) will be on hand to defend the jersey he earned in the men's division at the Round and Round 24-Hour race in Spokane, Washington in 2005. In that race, excessive temperatures knocked favorites like Tinker Juarez (Cannondale), Nat Ross (Subaru/Gary Fisher) and Chris Eatough (Trek/VW) out of contention leaving the door open for the relative newcomer to score a major career victory.

9-Mile doesn;t have the arrid desert terrain of Spokane so Chambers' will have to rely on pure endurance and speed to retain the jersey because six-time Solo 24-Hour world champion Chris Eatough was on site Thursday pre-riding the course, former national champion Nat Ross (Subaru/Gary Fisher) is confirmed, as is runner up to Eatough at 2005 Worlds Ernesto Marenchin (Sologoat). And a growing number of high-performing endurance-focused racers.

The only sure bet for Chamber's is that he won't to deal with Tinker Juarez; after a solo attempt at RAAM, Juarez is said to be on his honeymoon - celebrating marriage instead of endurance racing this weekend.

Check back on Cyclingnews after the race for results and a race report.

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