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La Ruta Journal from Francois Millard

Francois Millard is one of the 10 athletes who applied and was selected to train for and join Chris Carmichael at the 2010 La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race. Francois had plenty of endurance racing behind him, including the BC Bike Race, and he was consistently very strong in the training camps…

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La Ruta Stage 4 Blog from Jason Tullous

From CTS Coach Jason Tullous (http://jasontullous.wordpress.com/) The last stage became “old hat” as I woke up at 4am, packed my bag and my day pack, put my cycling kit on, delivered the bags to the bus, ate breakfast, and then got on the bus to the start. The transfer was not long as everyone was…

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Paula Amsden’s Full La Ruta Gallery

Here’s the link to Paula Amsden’s complete photo gallery from La Ruta: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=245636&id=678281555

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From Jason Tullous: Stage 3 Blog

Well the entire race as been Epic but today had a little bit of everything and has become my favorite stage so far with one more stage tomorrow. When I said everything, I meant everything beginning with the start.  We line up as usual and the officials announce some disqualifications from the previous day. It…

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Blisters Don’t Count

According to Chris Carmichael, blisters are not grounds for quitting La Ruta, so I guess he’s going to have to continue even with most of the skin missing from the back of his heel…

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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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