TOPEAK-ERGON STORMS THE BAILEY HUNDO

June 19, 2010
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.”

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.”

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.”

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

All photos provided by www.prerace.com

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