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The Epic Rides weekend in Grand Junction kicks off with a Friday night fat tire crit. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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The fat tire crit is great for spectators, and for the pro fields to get the legs moving before the cross-country race. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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After a few laps, the field broke apart and the pro women were fighting for position at the front. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Sofia Gomez-Villafane led a group through a fast corner. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Sofia Gomez Villafane led a group through a fast corner. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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The Pro men raced the same crit course as the women through the streets of downtown Grand Junction. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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Sitting third wheel, Geoff Kabush went on to win the Friday night crit. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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Katerina Nash won the sprint in the Pro women’s fat tire crit. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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The cross-country race took riders from downtown Grand Junction into the nearby Lunch Loops trail system for some fun, technical racing. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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Katerina Nash was at it again in the cross-country race, riding off the front on the technical terrain. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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The challenging trails at the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road keeps riders focused on the task at hand. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Brian Firle dropped into a rocky technical section. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Brian Firle dropped ledges into a rocky technical section. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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Picking the right line is crucial at the Grand Junction Off-Road. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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It’s a long day in the saddle with over 30 miles of singletrack before heading back to town for the finish. Photo: Dave McElwaine
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A few spectators made their way deep into the course to help keep the racers motivated. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Russel Finsterwald won the cross-country event in style. Photo: Dave McElwaine
Russel Finsterwald won the Pro men’s cross-country event in style. Photo: Dave McElwaine