Hermosa Creek Offroad Classic

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Fort Lewis College Cycling and Passion Productions has whipped up the 3rd annual Hermosa Creek Off-Road Classic mountain bike race on Saturday August 1st! Come one, come all, to race on the high country trail that made Durango famous. Starting at the Lower Hermosa Trailhead there is a 38 mile course for Pro/Semi Men and Women and Singlespeed A, a choice of either the 38 or 20 mile courses for the Expert Men and Women (3-5 hours), 20 miles for other classes and Singlespeed B. Race sponsors have kicked in some great prizes – cash for the top 3 Pro Men/ Women and top 3 Singlespeed A Men/Women and great products for the other classes! The icing on the cake will be the post-race BBQ/Campout hosted by the Durango Cyclery (Food and entertainment) held at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead. Proceeds go to the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and Bicycle Lemonade.

Here’s the flyer with all the start times n stuff, 09 Hermosa Off Road Classic Flyer[1]

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Summer JrDEVO Info n' Forms

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Thanks for being patient as we get this sweet summer session sorted out. Rides will begin the week of July 6th and will meet once a week for four weeks in July. Please print off and fill out the liability, code of conduct and medical release forms and mail them to Durango DEVO, 10 town Plaza #110, Durango, Colorado 81301. Make checks payable to Durango DEVO.

Here are the offered ride groups;

Monday 1st Grade/Advanced Kindergarten 8-10am

Tuesday Kindergarten Ride 8-9:30am

Tuesday 20″ Ride 8-10am

Wednesday 24/26″ Advanced Ride 8-11am

Thursday 24″ Ride 8-10am

Here are the Forms and stuff;


summer2009Medical form

Jr code of conduct

What is Durango Devo

Group ride schedules will be out shortly there after.

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AOA/DEVO STXC #3 Results

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June 24, 2009

Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track #3

B Women; 1. Robin Tiles-Fitzpatrick, 2. Annie Cheeney, 3. Kaylee Blevins, 4. Amy Katz, 5. Lilly Oswald, 6. Dana Desplanques

B Men; 1. David Derg, 2. Rob Bergstrom, 3. Chris Blevins, 4. Jason Meininger, 5. Stephan Davoust, 6. Trevor Baldwin, 7. Jeff Vierling, 8. River Weiss, 9. Keenan Desplanques, 10. Devin Feilin

B Holeshot; Jason Meininger

Kids Race; Wyeth, Elle, Sarah, Emily, Jordan, Nora, Carter

A Women; 1. Wesley Gear

A Men: 1. Matt Shriver, 2. Drew Edsall, 3. Joey Thompson, 4. Chad Wells, 5. Adam Snyder, 6. Tad Elliott, 7. Dylan Stucki, 8. Mike Wilk, 9. Chad Cheeney, 10. Gino Pastore, 11. Joe Schneider, 12. Brenden Shafer, 13. Howard Grotts, 14. Brent Hall, 15. Grady James, 16. Mark Smelser, 17. Sean Peck, 18. Elliott Saslow, 19. Dave Hagen, DNF; Tyler Johnson, Sepp Kuss, Miles Smith.

A Holeshot; Matt Shriver

Past results

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Crested Butte Results

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Wildflower Rush Cross Country

 Cat 1 Women 15-18: 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2.Kaila Hart

 Cat 1 Men 15-18: 3. Howard Grotts, 6. Gino Pastore, 10. Sepp Kuss

 Cat 2 girls 15-18: 1. Joan Walker, 2. Hannah Madden

 Cat 2 boys 15-18: 1. Elliott Saslow, 4. Stephan Davoust, 6. Levi Kurlander, 8. Hank Stowers, 10. James Shahan

 Cat 3 girls 15-18: 1. Elyse Massone

 Junior Girls 14under: 1. Kaylee Blevins, 2. Avra Saslow

 Junior Boys 14under: 4. Chris Blevins, 12. Charlie Greenberg, dnf. Shane Ellis

 Cat 2 Women 30-39: 4. Coach Annie Cheeney

 Pro Men: 1. Andy Schultz, 20. Coach Chad Cheeney, 22. Joe Schneider, dnf Tad Elliott

 Pro Women: 8. Teal Stetson-Lee


Wildflower Rush Super Downhill

 Junior Girls: 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Joan Walker, 3. Avra Saslow, 4. Elyse Massone

 Junior Boys: 1. Gino Pastore, 2. Sepp Kuss, 4. Elliott Saslow, 9. Stephan Davoust , 12. Hank Stowers, 13. James Shahan, 15. Shane Ellis, 16. Charlie Greenberg

 Men 19+: 15. Coach Daniel Walker

 Open Men: 3. Coach Chad Cheeney, 7. Coach Scott Shishim


Wildflower Rush Downhill

 Cat 1 Men 15-18: 21. Kyle Horn

 Cat 2 Boys 15-18: 18. Gino Pastore, 32. Sepp Kuss

 Cat 1 Women: 4. Coach Sabina Kraushaar

 Cat 3 Boys 15-18: 30. Hank Stowers

 Cat 3 19+ Men: 19. Coach Daniel Walker

 Cat 1 Men: 3. Coach Chad Cheeney

 Pro Men: 4. Heikki Hall, 7. Chris Heath, 13. Cody Wilderman, 18. Taylor Borucki, 44. Jordan Rupe, 52. Coach Evan Elliott

Pro Women: 3. Darien Harvey, 5. Sarah Elworthy


Full Results Here

Team Results and Story by Coach Chadherald

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #2 Results

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June 17, 2009


B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Robin Fitzpatrick, 3. Annie Cheeney, 4. Kaylee Blevins, 5. Joan Walker, 6.Emily Schaldach

B Men; 1. Elliott Saslow, 2. Chris Blevins, 3. Stephan Davoust, 4. Robert Montgomery, 5. James Shahan, 6. Gregg Dubit, 7. Keenan Desplanques, 8. River Weiss, 9. Devin Feilen, 10. Shane Ellis

B Holeshot: Elliott Saslow

Kids Race: Elle, Nora, Hayden

A Women; 1. Tina Dominic, 2. Alicia Rose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Matt Shriver, 2. Andy Schultz, 3. Ben Sonntag, 4. Tad Elliott, 5. Rotem Ishay, 6. Travis Brown, 7. Chad Cheeney, 8. Cale Redpath, 9. Joey Thompson, 10. Miles Venzara, 11. Nick Gould, 12. Mike Wilk, 13. Lars Ellefson, 14. Joe Schneider, 15. Greg Lewis, 16. Erich McAlister, 17. Gino Pastore, 18. Brent Hall, 19. Sean Peck, dnf; Branden McNellis, Drew Edsall, Brenden Shafer, Grady James, Chad Wells

A Holeshot: Matt Shriver

Past Results

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #2 Tonight

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AOA:STXCTonight’s racing will be gin at 530pm with the B Women and Men. 600pm is the Kids Race with the A Women and Men to finish things up at 630pm. Signups are 30mins before each race. The location is as it will be for the rest of the summer, the Factory Trails on the Fort Lewis College campus.

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Purgatory Challenge MTB Race Results

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Looked like a sweetly classic high country race, here are the results.

Mountain bike racing makes it back to the hills of Durango Mountain Resort this saturday with the Purgatory Challenge. The mtb race is part of an endurance triathlon, running, kayaking and mtbiking, that can be done individually, as a team or each event separately. The mountain bike race is a 50 mile route using Hermosa, Jones and DMR trails. Registration is $85 and more info can be seen here.

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DEVO Athletes in Action

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This weekend, DEVO coaches and athletes will be on the road, headed for the front range. Coach Kricket Lewis will be taking the u19 ladies team to Colorado’s big time mountain bike race in Colorado Springs. The event is part of the USCup series and will play host to the nations top professional racers. U19 dude, Gino Pastore will be tagging along with the dudettes to take on the Cat 1 15-18 field. Alica Rose Pastore, Kaila Hart, Hannah Madden and Joan Walker will be racing in the Cat 1 and 2 races to gain some big time race experience. Go DEVO.

Fort Collins Bike Fest Polo Tournament is drawing 6 DEVO coaches away from Durango, as they look to keep their spot on the top of the mountain region polo scene. The Durango Malletheads, consisting of coaches Scott Shishim, Jon Bailey, Brenden Shafer and Chad Cheeney, are the defending champions from the Lyons Can Cup earlier this spring and Buff PleasureDome, consisting of coaches Annie Cheeney, Jess Reed and two other local ladies, are attending to become the first all girls team to hit the pitch in a Colorado polo tourney. The action begins saturday morning with round robin seeding and a championship bracket to follow in the afternoon. Teams from all over Colorado will be in attendance and large crowds are expected as the tourney is a part of a long list of cycling action taking place at Fossil Creek Park. Go DEVO.

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #1 Results

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June 10, 2009


B Men; 1.Cody Wilderman, 2. Elliott Saslow, 3. Chris Blevins, 4. Matt Phillips, 5. Collin Francom, 6. Stephan Davoust, 7. Cully Brown, 8. James Shahan, 9. Jeff Vearling, 10. George McQuin, 11. Zach Mickelson

B Women; 1. Annie Cheeney, 2. Kaylee Blevins, 3. Emily Schaldach, 4. Avra Saslow

Kids Race; 1. Carter MsQuin, 2. Quinn Simmons, 3. Clay Mickelson, 4. Colby Simmons, 5. Taylor Mickelson

A Men/Women; Cancelled due to lightning

Next race; same bat place, same bat time

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DEVO Welcomes Guest Rider From Texas

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This years national championships mtb race in Sol Vista, Colorado is bringing in some young superstars to the state for some extra training. 13 year old Luke Allen is here in Durango for 2 weeks to prepare for the extra demands the elevation will place on him in the 13-14 cross country race in late July. Luke recently did well in a pro tour race in Alabama. Here’s his post race interview. In two weeks another rider from Steamboat Springs will be tagging along with the U-19 boys team to have a good time and get in some training.

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AOA/DEVO Short Track Tonight

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Its raining and its pouring. Tonights short track race is looking like cancellation as of now. An official call will be made right here by 2pm. There is a course option that might work, utilizing the roads around the factory trails. Stay tuned.

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Ladies MTB Clinic on Saturday

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DEVO founder and pro racer, Sarah Tescher will be leading another sweet ladies bike clinic this saturday with fellow honchette, Elke Brutsaert. The clinic begins at Mountain Bike Specialists at 9am and will go until 1pm. The clinic will cover bike fit and technical riding. The clinic is open to all abilities and fun is the name of the game. Go to durangomountainbikecamp.com for more info, or just call Sarah at 779-8480 for tons of sweet cycling information.

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Davoust 3rd in NYC

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U19 er Stephan Davoust place third in last weekends Highbridge All-City race in New York city. Stephan was there on summer vacation visiting relatives and rented a bike to compete in the unique race. At 14 years old, Davoust rode to a strong finish in the 15-18 category, his closest competitor in age was 17. Check out the results here.

Check out his photos here

Q: What was the course like? Any stairs or city things?

A:ya there were 5 flights of stairs to desend and 1 flight to run up


Q:What was your rental like compared to your own race steed?

A:I really liked the rental. i liked the rental alot more than my current bike becase it had better components.


Q: How did your race go?



Q: What was your best move during the race?

A:passing a guy going down a sketchy rock section


Q: Did you pick up on any interesting differences or similarities between our two far away riding cultures?

A:In New Jersey 29er ridgid single speeds are the way to go. 


Q: What else did you do on your vacation?

A:Saw Statue of Liberty and walked around NYC alot and there were alot of tall buildings

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