Alex Howes elevates his game for dirt doubleheader LeadBoat this weekend

Alex Howes in his pink EF colours
Alex Howes racing at the Tour de Suisse earliier in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Two races, two days and two bikes. Former US Pro road race champion Alex Howes (EF Education-Nippo) is doing double-duty with the LeadBoat challenge - the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB on Saturday followed by the 144-mile SBT GRVL event on Sunday. 

The Colorado native been training at his home in Nederland, an eclectic community that sits a little over 8,200 feet above sea level, and is coming off a win at Ned Gravel. He recently competed at US Mountain Bike Nationals in Winter Park, Colorado, with a ninth-place finish, just three weeks after taking 11th in US Pro Road Race Nationals.

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