La Ruta ready to test the world's best

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is one of the world's best-known mountain bike stage races. It's also one of the oldest and most difficult. As riders prepare for the 17th edition starting on November 11, Cyclingnews spoke with the man behind the race, founder Roman Urbina.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.