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Monday, July 18, 2011

THE BRECK 100 CROWN A NEW CHAMPION AND COURSE RECORD....

Enter Jeff Schalk, Trek pro rider and National Ultra Marathon Champion of 2010. Enter him with no mechanicals and two years of experience and chasing Josh Tostado around the high country of Summit County at the Breckenridge 100 wiser and well seasoned endurance racer who came prepared. Schalk threw down an incredible pace to take the first non Tostado title at the Breck 100 on Saturday in record time of 8:08 an change in a race with nearly 14,000 feet of climbing some of the most demanding terrain in the world. Christain Tanguy was third, Jokomait fourth, and Magelky who battled tough early rinished fifth.....

Below this podium shot, racers tackle Wheeler Pass on their way over the top of the Ten Mile Range which takes the racers over the top of Breckenridge and drops them into the Copper Mountain, Ten Mile Creek drainage...amazing, and that is just lap one!
Jari Kirkland leads a pack over Wheeler, she would defend her 2010 title easily...
Above, Magelky and Schalk together on one of several snow fields on the infamous Wheeler Pass.
All photos courtesy of Warriors Cycling

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