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Cooper solos to Sea Otter victory

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Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) got the first call-up

Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) got the first call-up
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Andrew L’Esperance was riding impressively with the leaders for several laps

Andrew L’Esperance was riding impressively with the leaders for several laps
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USA Champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) with the lead group mid-race

USA Champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) with the lead group mid-race
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Sergio Mantecom Gutierrez (Trek Factory Racing) leading up the back side of the course

Sergio Mantecom Gutierrez (Trek Factory Racing) leading up the back side of the course
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Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) has always been one of the best technical riders

Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) has always been one of the best technical riders
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Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) nearing the top of the backside climb

Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) nearing the top of the backside climb
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Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) leading up the steepest climb

Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) leading up the steepest climb
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Keegan Swenson (Stans-Pivot) riding just behind the lead group mid-race

Keegan Swenson (Stans-Pivot) riding just behind the lead group mid-race
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Keegan Swenson (Stans-Pivot) climbing ahead of Alex Wild

Keegan Swenson (Stans-Pivot) climbing ahead of Alex Wild
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Alex Wild (Specialized) climbing on the back side of the course

Alex Wild (Specialized) climbing on the back side of the course
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Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) riding in the top ten mid-race

Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) riding in the top ten mid-race
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The Sea Otter industry expo as viewed from the top of the cross-country course

The Sea Otter industry expo as viewed from the top of the cross-country course
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With two laps remaining, Howard Grotts (Specialized) lead out Nicola Rohrbach and Anton Cooper

With two laps remaining, Howard Grotts (Specialized) lead out Nicola Rohrbach and Anton Cooper
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Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) attacked with two laps remaining and then rode in solo to take the Sea Otter win

Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) attacked with two laps remaining and then rode in solo to take the Sea Otter win
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Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) countering all the moves at the front of the race

Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) countering all the moves at the front of the race
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Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) riding with the leaders. He had won the short track race the day before.

Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) riding with the leaders. He had won the short track race the day before.
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Anton Cooper’s negative stem on his Trek 29er bike

Anton Cooper’s negative stem on his Trek 29er bike
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USA Champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) was one of the pre-race favorites

USA Champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) was one of the pre-race favorites
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Andrew L’Esperance led much of the first lap

Andrew L’Esperance led much of the first lap
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UZA Marathon Champion Payson McElveen (Orange Seal) at the start

UZA Marathon Champion Payson McElveen (Orange Seal) at the start
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Riders had very little shade on the open Sea Otter course

Riders had very little shade on the open Sea Otter course
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Payson McElveen (Orange Seal) on the steepest climb

Payson McElveen (Orange Seal) on the steepest climb
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Alex Wild (Specialized) has been riding impressively so far this season

Alex Wild (Specialized) has been riding impressively so far this season
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Veteran Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) is always competitive at Sea Otter

Veteran Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis) is always competitive at Sea Otter
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Riders on a fast, rocky descent during the fourth lap

Riders on a fast, rocky descent during the fourth lap
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Pro Men’s start on the racetrack

Pro Men’s start on the racetrack
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Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) wasted no time in going to the front

Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing) wasted no time in going to the front
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Riders descending switchbacks during the first lap

Riders descending switchbacks during the first lap
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Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) is congratulated by the fans on his third place finish.

Nicola Rohrbach (Felt) is congratulated by the fans on his third place finish.
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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anton Cooper1:24:07
2Howard Grotts0:00:26
3Nicola Rohrbach0:01:22
4Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez0:01:52
5Peter Disera0:01:59
6Andrew L'esperance0:02:22
7Sean Finchman0:02:28
8Alex Wild0:02:49
9Keegan Swenson0:02:52
10Geoff Kabush0:05:11
11Pete Karinen0:05:38
12Cole Paton0:05:38
13Ryan Standish0:05:52
14Quinton Disera0:05:55
15Payson Mcelveen0:06:21
16Richard Cypress Gorry0:06:48
17Sandy Floren0:06:49
18Daniel Johnson0:06:50
19Nick Lando0:06:54
20Evan Guthrie0:07:24
21Nathan Barton0:07:27
22Joshua Berry0:07:53
23Billy Melone0:08:04
24Sebastian Miranda Maldonado0:08:17
25Jaime Miranda Jaime0:08:48
26Cal Skilsky0:08:55
27Carson Benjamin0:08:55
28Alexander Sugarman0:09:33
29Stephan Davoust0:09:33
30Tim Bohme0:10:18
31Keerati Sukprasart0:10:30
32Henry Libenberg0:11:00
33Paul Wright
34Charlie Mullins
35Bradyn Lange
36Justin Desilets
37Carl Decker
38Nic Jenkins
39Mensa Dejong
40Tate Meintjes
41Simon Lewis
42Bryan Lewis
43Yuki Ikeda
44Eli Kranefuss
45Jeremy Tufts
46Nicolas Jimenez
47Noah Tautfest
48Jacob Hull
49Robert Cummings
50Christian Husband
51Clayton Otto
52Jim Hewett
53Cody Schwartz
54Pariwat Tanlek
55Colin Ellsworth
56Landon Farnworth
57Noah Flaxman
58Tom Fox
59David Duncan
60Clint Claassen
61Jochen Coconcelli
62Paul Furst
63Derek Hermon
64Dean Poshard
DNFCole House
DNFBrent Wood
DNFGrant Smith
DNFReed Williams
DNFAlec Pasqualina
DNSScott Murray
DNSSimon Andreassen
DNSBrodie Stringer
DNSBrent Franze
DNSJustin Lindine
DNSNicols Alvarez Icaza Ramirez
DNSAnders Johnson

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