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La Ruta GPS Maps of Stages 1 and 2 from CTS Coach Adam Pulford

CTS Coach Adam Pulford has been an integral part of the coaching team preparing athletes for the La Ruta de los Conquistadores, and he’s racing right alongside the athletes he coached. He’s doing pretty well, too, finishing 27th on Stage 1 and 21st on Stage 2. He’s been riding witha GPS device on his handlebars…

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La Ruta Photo Gallery from Paula Amsden

La Ruta is an “all hands on deck” event for Carmichael Training Systems this year, and that means sending our best coaches and staff members down to Costa Rica for the race. Paula Amsden, our Director of Operations, is at La Ruta as part of our Super Support Team. In addition to supporting our racers…

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From Jason Tullous: A New Definition of Steep

From Jason Tullous: http://jasontullous.wordpress.com Going into this stage I had heard rumors of the opening 5km climb with it’s concrete pitches of 30% but what I didn’t know was that these pitches were strewn throughout the course. I learned today that any climb I encounter will be easier than the climbs I experienced today. We…

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CTS Athlete Results from La Ruta Stage 2

Results from Stage 2 of the La Ruta de los Conquistadores are filtering in. We don’t have overall standings, just the stage finishes. We’ll update this post as we get more information. Manny Prado: 6th Jason Tullous: 12th Jim Lehman: 14th Adam Pulford: 23rd Francois Millard: 25th Pavel Popiolek: 29th Van Council: 44th Jane Rynbrandt:…

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La Ruta Photos from Annie Pulford

Annie Pulford is in Costa Rica with the CTS Support Crew and to support her favorite racer, husband and CTS Coach Adam Pulford. Check out this huge photo gallery of pre-race activities and Stage 1. Click here to go to Annie’s La Ruta Gallery.

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Welcome to the Jungle Stage 1

By Jason Tullous [You can see Jason's blog at http://jasontullous.wordpress.com/] I made it and yes today was harder than Leadville.  The problem is I have 3 more stages. The beginning The start was actually very controlled with everyone aware of the day that lay ahead of them and the initial climb started 5km into the…

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CTS Athletes after La Ruta Stage 1

Stage 1 of the 2010 La Ruta de los Conquistadores is in the books and it was hard day but overall a good one. Defending champion Manny Prado reported via Twitter, “Very hard day, felt terrible for the first 60km then made some time back on the last 50. Hoping for better legs tomorrow.” He…

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