Monday, June 20, 2016

Masterful Missoula for Blevins, Gorry and the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team

With less than two weeks to the World Championships, Christopher Blevins underscored his UCI World number 1 ranking with a convincing win in the Missoula Junior UCI World Series XC.

Christopher Blevins
Blevins primed for Worlds. (photo: PB Creative)

And kicking off his mid-season start with a bang, U23 National Champion Cypress Gorry reveled in Missoula's climbing-intensive course with an impressive 5th place in the UCI HC Pro cross country race. Gorry followed his XC performance with another podium finish on Sunday, riding to 4th in the Pro Short Track, joined by Carson Beckett with a strong 6th place.

Cypress Gorry
Gorry ramping up to defend his U23 title at Nationals in a few weeks. (photo: PB Creative)

Cypress Gorry, Carson Beckett
Gorry and Beckett charging the short track. (photo: PB Creative)

In the UCI Junior Women's race, Kelsey Urban landed squarely on the podium in 4th, topping off her form for the upcoming World Championships in the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, Jason Rowton and Anders Johnson each earned top-10 finishes in the highly competitive UCI Junior Men's XC event on Saturday, and again in the Pro Short Track on Sunday, completing a solid weekend of racing for the two Junior racers.
Kelsey Urban
Urban ready to do battle at the World Championships. (photo: PB Creative)

Jason Rowton, Anders Johnson
Rowton and Johnson earned top-10 finishes in both the Junior XC and Pro STXC. (photo: PB Creative)

Christopher Blevins
Blevins tops the Junior UCI XC podium.

Cypress Gorry
Gorry on the Pro Men's XC podium.

Check out all the team's top-10 results here.

Next up for the Whole Athlete / Specialized:

06/25: Chili Challenge ProXCT / Junior UCI XC - Angel Fire, NM
06/26: Chili Challenge Short Track - Angel Fire, NM
07/01: World Championships XCO - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
07/15: US Cross Country National Championships - Mammoth, CA
07/16: US Short Track National Championships - Mammoth, CA

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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