Fresh off a sensational race at the Missoula XC, the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team continued its successful summer build toward the National and World Championships with multiple victories and podium finishes at the Colorado Springs Junior UCI race.
For the second consecutive weekend, Christopher Blevins and Haley Batten took wins in the highly competitive Junior UCI 17/18 races. Teammates Anders Johnson and Carson Beckett rounded out the Junior Men's podium in 2nd and 4th, with Beckett overcoming an untimely flat on the final lap. Kelsey Urban also hit the podium with a solid 4th place in the Junior Women's UCI race, while Aidan Bond took 2nd in 12 and under and Mike Mace 7th in the Junior 15/16 event.
After finishing 5th in the Junior 17/18 Junior Road Nationals TT in California on Friday,
Blevins flew to Colorado Springs and took the XC win on Saturday.
Batten handled the technical course with poise and skill.
Johnson had his best race yet, with a solid 2nd place finish.
Beckett rode the entire race with Blevins, trading off the lead until a last lap flat tire dropped him to 4th place.
Bond rode to a strong 2nd place finish in the 12 and Under race.
Urban on her way to a podium finish.
A top-10 ride for Mike Mace.
UCI Junior podium finishers.
Whole Athlete/Specialized well-represented on the international Junior Men's podium.
July 4th: The Rage at Snowbird - Snowbird, UT
July 16th: XC National Championships - Mammoth, CA
Stay tuned for more exciting news!