Coach Ignacio led a strong 9 rider contingent to the mountain bike National Championships last week held in Winter Park, Colorado.  Highlights include Damiano winning the National Champion’s jersey in the cross country, Jorah with a 5th place in her xcountry event and Axel jumping over one hundred places from a back starting position in his xcountry event to finish an excellent 11th.   We are super proud of everyone’s efforts and achievements.

Jorah;  5th in xcountry, 40th in shortrack

Taryn; 28th in XC, 16th in ST

Jesus;  63rd in XC, 32nd in ST

Axel; 11th in XC, 21st in ST

Alex; 16th in XC, 25th in ST

Damiano;  1st in XC, 16th in ST

Eliott; 64th in XC

Thomas; 85th in XC

Kaiden; 102nd in XC

Cycling’s biggest stage is happening in France with the Tour de France offering dramatic and emotional racing almost everyday.  It was particularly amazing for American race fans as one of their own wins in Andorra yesterday.  Sepp Kuss raced many times against Team El Grupo only 6+ years ago and he inspired many of us with his victory.   Here’s the highlights of the stage;

We are 8 weeks out from the first NICA race.  The goal is to get everyone back and increasing the frequency of rides and attendance.  We will have 2 mountain bike rides and 2 road rides this week.  This is a reminder that we need to properly hydrate before each practice.  This starts the night before so make sure you drink plenty.  The heat really took its toll on us last Thursday so be mindful of the extra heat and humidity out there.  Here’s the practice schedule;