Photo Gallery: Crested Butte Ultra Enduro Day 5

Osborne and Pruitt take top honors in EWS preview event

Race Coverage

In a preview of the what will be the 2015 U.S. stop of the Enduro World Series, Crested Butte, Colorado, served up five challenging days of racing which wrapped up Sunday. The final day of the Big Mountain Enduro Crested Butte Ultra Enduro saw racers tackle three stages at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park. And once again, Marco Osborne and Kathy Pruitt were up to the task of defending their place atop the overall standings. Osborne (WTB-Cannondale) was first, second and sixth on the final day’s stages, locking down the overall title. Ross Schnell (Trek Factory Racing) and Jerome Clementz (Cannondale/Mavic/SRAM) rounded the final overall standings.

Meanwhile, Pruitt was first, second, and first again on the final day, easily protecting her place at the top of the overall standings. Heather Irmiger (Trek Factory Racing) slotted second, with Janae Pritchett (Griggs Orthopedics) in third. Sharpshooter Eddie Clark was course side once again and captured all the action for Mtbr. Scroll down to have a look — and check out all the event action in our Race Coverage archive.

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Racing wrapped up with three stages at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Third place finisher Jerome Clementz is clearly back from his early season injury. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Kathy Pruitt stayed consistent and fast throughout the five days to hold her lead and take the pro women’s top prize. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Big Mountain Enduro PR maven Sarah Rawley is the picture of concentration. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Laser-like focus and incredible riding kept Marco Osborne on the top step of the men’s pro standings. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Colorado resident Mike West slotted fourth overall. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Lauren Kuennen was fourth in the pro women’s race. Photo by Eddie Clark

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With mechanicals taking him out of contention early in the week, Kurtis Keene went for stage wins and put in a cooker of a run to take first on the second stage of the final day. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Blasting through a nasty rock garden at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Trek’s Heather Irmiger rode strong all week, taking second overall. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Rad Ross Schnell (Trek Factory Racing) makes short work of the loamy aspen singletrack during the final stage to lock down second place overall in the men’s pro class. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Last year’s CB Enduro winner Nate Hills (Yeti) ended up fifth overall this time around. Photo by Eddie Clark

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No Bud Light here. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Pro women final podium. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Pro men final podium. Photo by Eddie Clark

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