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Sarah ended up 34th overall in the pro women’s 5 day stage race. Sweetest result was 25th place on the grueling final stage that ends with an amazing climb called the Gila Monster!
Good day of pro racin with the Sweet Elites at Whiskey 50 yesterday. We had some good results for sure. In the ladies race, Alumni Teal was 12th, Lauren 23rd and Sturm 29th. The dudes, it was Sepp in 13th, Payson 29th and Alumni Howard in 34th after double flatting. Good stuff out there!
Stephan Davoust 18th cat 1 junior 15-18 cross country, Sepp Kuss 30th pro xc, 33rd pro short track, Payson McElveen 46th pro xc and 54 pro stxc. Photos by Dylan Willamson
The Sweet Elite squad rolled out to a good dusty start to the 2013 season with several victories at the Rumble at 18 Road mtb race in Fruita Colorado. Stephan started things off great with a win in the cat 1 15-18 xc, on a decisive move on the downhill single track. He placed 2nd on sunday in the short track. Payson also took W with a short stack of action packed in the short track. It was whack. A day earlier in the cross country, he rode a great team role with Sepp at 2 minutes up on the field in 1st, only to cover Ben Sonntag’s wheel and eventually catch Sepp in the final mile, to take 2nd to Ben. Sepp finished 3rd after a valiant effort off the front. Alumni Teal won everything. To cap off the weekend, a dust devil, turned wild eyes twister, took to the path of the Devo Van loading in action, and overtook the scene. Onlookers watched as the twister ripped at the Sweet Elites souls then moved on and tipped over the race venues outhouses, one by one. The great race organizers at LTR Sports, the viewers of this race venue spectacle, buckles at the knees with laughter. The riders camped the entire weekend at the venue with the Durango Devo junior team. Good times. Dusty times!