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La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2011

Date range:
November 2- 5, 2011

Sonntag returns to defend La Ruta title

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By: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor

The countdown is on to La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, which will kick off on Wednesday, November 2 and run for four total days over 240 miles and five mountain ranges as it takes racers across the continent from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Although it comes late in the season, when many racers have hung up their bikes for a well-deserved break, La Ruta always attracts a few top foreign pros ready to take on the challenge against a tough field of Costa Ricans. 2010 La Ruta winner Ben ...

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La Ruta de los Conquistadores Stages

  1. Todd Wells on his way to winning La Ruta's opening stage.
    Stage 1Wednesday, November 2 2011
    Location:
    Jaco, Puntarenas - Santa Ana, San José
    Distance:
    108 km
  2. Luis Mejia (7Capital/Economy) rides to victory on stage 2.
    Stage 2Thursday, November 3 2011
    Location:
    Santa Ana, San José - Tres Ríos, Cartago
    Distance:
    63 km
  3. Rebecca Rusch, lead moto driver Federico Escalante and Louis Kobin (Global Biorhythm Events) chat after the race
    Stage 3Friday, November 4 2011
    Location:
    Tres Ríos, Cartago - Turrialba, Cartago
    Distance:
    79 km
  4. Race leader Todd Wells (Specialized), left, finished second on the final stage and  secured overall victory at La Ruta.
    Stage 4Saturday, November 5 2011
    Location:
    Turrialba, Cartago - Limón
    Distance:
    120 km
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