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La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2012

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November 1- 3, 2012

20th La Ruta kicks off on Thursday

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By: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor

La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race will kick off its 20th anniversary edition on Thursday in Costa Rica. In keeping with its history, the race will again cross the country from its west coast on the Pacific Ocean to its east coast on the Caribbean Sea. "Twenty years ago I had the idea of following the footsteps of Juan de Cavallon and Perefan de Ribera (Spanish Conquerors of 1560) in their exploration of Costa Rica," said race founder Roman Urbina. "Instead of ...

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La Ruta de los Conquistadores Stages

  1. Paolo Montoya on his way to winning stage 1 of La Ruta de los Conquistadores
    Stage 1Thursday, November 1 2012
    Location:
    Herradura - Universidad para la Paz, San José
    Distance:
    110 km
  2. Monique Pua Mata descends off the volcano in the fog.  She told Cyclingnews she could barely see to pick her line due to conditions.
    Stage 2Friday, November 2 2012
    Location:
    Tres Ríos, Cartago - Turrialba, Limón
    Distance:
    79 km
  3. Paolo Montoya topped the elite men's La Ruta 2012 podium
    Stage 3Saturday, November 3 2012
    Location:
    Siquirres - Limón
    Distance:
    70 km

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