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Susa, Italy — At today’s 20th annual Challenge Stellina Race the USA contingent of Joe Gray, Simon Gutierrez, and Rickey Gates fared well finishing fourth, seventh, and ninth respectively.
According to the jet-lagged Gutierrez who arrived in Italy on Thursday just shortly after winning the Pikes Peak Ascent on August 16, “The race went overall pretty good. There was additional entry of three top road racing Kenyans who are based in Italy which added some flavor to the early pacing. Through the first half of the 15.4 km race Rickey, Joe, and I worked together in fourth, fifth, and sixth position. One Kenyan More >
At today‘s Pikes Peak Ascent (an all uphill climb of more than 7,800 feet in 13+ miles), Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa (Teva athlete and team member) was victorious in just over 2:18. He beat former Teva US Mountain Running Team Member Tim Parr (2004) by about one minute. Third place was 2007 team member Payton Batliner. Newcomer to the team this year Zach Freudenberg raced in third for the first portion of the race and fell to 11th place by the summit. For the women, first-time Teva US Mountain Running Team member Brandy Erholtz, 30, won by nearly 10 minutes More >
2008 Mountain Team Member Joe Gray of Lakewood, WA bested a field of the top Canadian Mountain Runners to win this 12km race in a time of 1:01:56.
2008 Teva US Mountain Running Team Members Gutierrez and Cuellar Victorious at La Luz Albuquerque, NM — At today‘s 43rd running of the La Luz Trail Race, 2008 Teva US Mountain Running Team members Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa, CO, and Rachael Cuellar, 26, Albquerque, NM were victorious. This is the 10th win at La Luz for Gutierrez. “I ran about the same time as the past three or four years (approximately 1:22), and this year it felt really easy. My training is going really well,” said Gutierrez who bested the second place finisher by more than seven minutes.Today‘s win marks Cuellar’s More >
Rickey Gates finished 3rd at the European Grand Prix race in Telfes, Austria.
Results are here:http://www.wmra.ch/files/results/grand_prix/2008/4th_race.pdf
Read Rickey’s Blog Post about the race here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/08/slovenia-into-italy-race-in-austria-on.html
Team Member Rickey Gates was first at the Grintovec Mountain Race, which served as the Slovenian Mountain Running Champs. He posted the 3rd fastest time ever. Make sure you check out the course photos below. A very impressive and steep course.
Results are here:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/2008_results.pdf
Course and Race info here:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/index.asp
Rickey’s race Report Here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/07/bike-arrives-500k-of-biking-2-races.html
2008 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team AnnouncedNine States Represented Among the Sixteen AthletesColorado Springs, CO —–The 2008 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Teamwill compete at the 24thWorld Mountain Running Trophy in Sierre Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on Sunday, September 14, 2008. This year’s senior team includes five former team members and five newcomers ranging in age from 24 to 42.
Only one former team member is on the six-member junior squad (athletes must be at least 16 and not yet 20 in the year of competition), while the rest are first-time team members. At the World Trophy, the junior men, like the senior women, More >
Old Press Releases for the Team can be found at the old News Page, which is located here:
07/06/08 Gutierrez wins Vail Hillclimb
06/21/08 Blake, Erholz Win at Mt. Washington
Hi All, it’s been a while since anything was posted about the Mountain Team. I decided it would make more sense to combine the Mountain Team News Page and the Blog together here at the blog pages, which allows me to keep the blog current all year long and not just info on when the team is preparing.
Lots of excitement for the upcoming Mountain Champs in September in Switzerland for the US Team. Strong mens, womens and junior teams have been assembled as the women look to defend their Junior team Silver Medal and the Women look to defend their More >
Here are some great pictures from our fun in Switzerland…more will be coming soon. Enjoy!