Topeak-Ergon USA report: Bailey HUNDO

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Bailey, Colorado, USA

The Bailey HUNDO is quickly becoming the premier 100-mile mountain bike race of Colorado. As a new event in 2010, the Bailey HUNDO helps promote mountain biking by supporting Trips For and the newly founded Colorado High School Cycling League. At 6 AM on June 19th, 200 racers toed the line for this backcountry epic. Three members of Topeak-Ergon USA took on the 100 mile challenge.

Sonya Looney would take the top spot for the team by taking the overall win in the Pro Women’s race. “I had a solid and controlled start. This helped me to have strong legs for the entire 100 miles. The course was very difficult and I was excited how I performed. This is another positive step in qualifying for the USA Marathon Team, which will compete at Marathon World Championships in Germany in August.”

Sonya_Looney


Dave Wiens would ride to 2nd overall in the 100 mile race. “The first half of the Bailey HUNDO was one of the finest experiences I’ve ever had in a bike race. It certainly was a tale of two courses: the first as described above and the latter nothing more than a “let’s see how tough you are” kind of a torture fest. I loved it! It’s what bike racing is all about.”

Dave_Wiens

Yuki Saito rode to another solid result. “I started at slower pace this time to see how my body reacts since I was sick for a while. I felt fine until mile 80, but my energy went down last 20 miles and I barely finished the race. I think my fitness is finally getting back to normal and should be ready the USA Marathon National Championships on July 4.”

Yuki_saito

RESULTS
Sonya Looney, Pro Women, 1st
Dave Wiens, Pro Men, 2nd
Yuki Saito, Pro Men, 17th

Photos by www.prerace.com

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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