Pivot Athletes Sweep BME Podium, win Colorado Trail Race and Attack Val di Sole World Cup.
KURT REFSNIDER WINS THE COLORADO TRAIL RACE!
After riding 454 miles in four and a half days with just seven hours of sleep, Pivot Ultra Endurance Athlete Kurt Refsnider has won the Colorado Trail race! This win makes him the first person to win the Triple Crown of Bikepacking events (Tour Divide, Arizona Trail 750, and the CTR). “I had had 4 failed race attempts on this trail previously, so this was a really rewarding win for me,” says Kurt. “The Mach 4 SL was so much fun out there – amazingly fast on the climbs, and it still could pound down the chunkiest descents (of which there are a LOT).”
CHLOE WOODRUFF BATTLES FOR THE XC PODIUM IN VAL DI SOLE
PIVOT FACTORY RACING ATTACKS THE SLOPES OF VAL DI SOLE
Suffering from a broken hand when on a training ride back home, Bernard Kerr was gutted to be missing the race. Despite this, he was in good spirits, and he was trackside, helping the other riders with line selection, bike set- up, and keeping motivation high.
A thrilling elite women race ended with Emilie Seigenthaler finishing in 5th and scoring another fantastic podium finish at one of the most challenging tracks on the calendar. Matt Walker posted the 40th fastest time of the day – a little off from where he wants to be, but happy to have qualified and survived such a challenging track and weekend.
Eddie Masters was up by 0.1 at the first time check and looking speedy. While hitting one of the rocky shoots fully pinned, a wet rock spat his rear wheel sideways and there was nothing Eddie could do to save the inevitable crash. Matt and Eddie will now travel to Whistler, B.C., to take on the next round of the Enduro World Series.