Athletes enjoy full day of racing and camaraderie in the high desert
Significantly cooler temps made for an entirely different race than 2014’s inaugural event which took place on a brutally hot day. This year’s race in the high desert ran on the same twisty and pedally course, but instead pushing their limits on the verge of heatstroke, competitors this season tackled the loose, dry terrain in much more favorable weather.
Giant / Bike-n-Bean Elite Cycling Team’s Ryan Gibson says, “Weather conditions made all the difference this year. It felt like a huge group ride, with everyone in high spirits and having fun, without the threat of heatstroke.” Gibson, recovering from injuries sustained at the Boggs Funduro, raced conservatively yet still made podium in 4th place (Expert Men 30-39) at the end of a rewarding and fun day.
Congrats to CES Round #1’s winners and high fives to everyone who raced. Stay tuned for a full recap and photos from Called to Creation to be published mid-week.
Download preliminary race results here.
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