Photo Gallery: Crested Butte Ultra Enduro Days 3 and 4

Two more days of superb scenery and sublime Colorado singletrack

Race Coverage

While Bud Light was unleashing its kitschy Whatever, USA, cheap-beer-fueled ad campaign on the streets of Crested Butte, there was some more productive activity taking place on the trails that surround this picturesque Colorado mountain town. Days 3 and 4 of the 5-day Crested Butte Ultra Enduro saw racers face everything from tough mud to sky scraping elevation to a whole lot of superbly sweet singletrack. When the dust finally settled, it was Marco Osborne (WTB-Cannondale Overmountain) and Kathy Pruitt (Juliana Bicycles) continuing to lead the overall standings. Check out the pro women’s results for Day 3 and Day 4, the and the men’s pro results for Day 3 and Day 4. And here are updated overall standings for the pro men and pro women. Our man Eddie Clark has been course side all week shooting photos. Scroll down to have a look at how things unfolded.

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Every morning starts at 5 a.m. for staff and photographers with wheels rolling at 6 a.m. It was certainly an ominous view on the way up Cement Creek Road to start the day. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Aside from the pedal jamming mud, the transition to the day’s first stage was worth the effort. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Even after scratching the scheduled first stage down Waterfall Trail due to muddy conditions, racers had to wait for the course to dry before the racing started. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Pro women’s racer Alison Kinsler from El Paso, Texas, focuses intently on the steep, muddy and root laden line in the woods of stage 6. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Giant Factory Team Rider Josh Carlson does some weed whacking among the aspen stands of stage 7. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Trek Factory Racing’s Heather Irmiger has been in a tight battle with Kathy Pruitt all week. Photo by Eddie Clark

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If having fun is a sure sign of recovery, Krista Park evidently has her broken collarbone on the mend since she is always smiling. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Jerome Clementz is either railing corners or sprinting out of them — no pedal strokes are ever wasted. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Marco Osborne is simply on fire here in Colorado and is using this race to announce to the world enduro community he is going to be top Enduro World Series contender next season. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Santa Cruz rider Chris Johnston drop into stage 7. Photo by Eddie Clark

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Despite Bud Light taking over the taps in Crested Butte, Big Mountain Enduro sponsor — and Colorado original craft beer maker — Oskar Blues Brewery is making sure racers have a real post-race beverage waiting for them at the end of day 3. Photo by Eddie Clark

Continue to Page 2 to see action from Day 4 of the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro »

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