24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Race Report from Team Topeak-Ergon USA

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February 13-14, 2010 Tucson, Arizona, USA

Select members of Team Topeak-Ergon USA have begun their 2010 racing campaigns. Kicking off the season under the warm winter sun of Tucson, AZ, Dave Wiens, Jeff Kerkove, Yuki Saito, Sonya Looney, and guest rider Rebecca Tomaszewski of Team Niner-Ergon tested their early season fitness and equipment in the 5 Person Coed category. Racing around the clock for 24 hours on the cactus lined course proved to be a good early season battle for the team, as they were challenged by the Ergon sponsored Stan’s NoTube team. The two teams would battle all day and all night, but the Stan’s NoTube team would prove to have the best early season fitness. Team Topeak-Ergon USA would go on to finish in 2nd place with a total of 21 laps on the 15 mile course.

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Dave Wiens – Taking on the rock drop.

“Racing with the Stan’s team keep me motivated to push my limit for 24hours. I was trying to catch them every lap I was on the course. I wish we could win, but Stan’s team rode very strong and we did our best. It was a good race.” stated Yuki after finishing the team’s last lap of the race.

Dave Wiens chatted briefly following the race, “We were a well-oiled machine this year as far as our sequencing and riders being healthy. We stayed in the same order throughout the race, each of us getting in four laps. The sole exception was our lead-out honch, Yuki, who turned five. All that being said, the Stan’s NoTubes team, was always just a little bit ahead and a little bit faster. They rode great and earned a well-deserved victory in the 5-person coed field.”

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Yuki Saito – Riding the team into 3rd place on the opening lap.

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Jeff Kerkove – Pushing though the Tucson desert.

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Team Topeak-Ergon USA, 2nd place in the 5 Person Coed Category

source: Jeff Kerkove
Ergon USA, Inc.
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