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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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Chris Carmichael’s Pre-La Ruta Thoughts

La Ruta de los Conquistadores starts tomorrow! After a year of training, four training camps (including a reconnaissance trip to Costa Rica in September), and an enormous number of hours on the bike, I’m finally in Costa Rica with the 10 CTS Athletes and three CTS Coaches who are going to tackle La Ruta with…

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Getting Rolling in Costa Rica

Chris Carmichael and the crew of CTS Athletes, coaches, and support staff were up and out early this morning. The race starts tomorrow!

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Living the Life

CTS Coaches work hard, just like CTS Athletes, but we also get to enjoy some great experiences. Lindsay Hyman traveled to Florida last weekend to guide some of the athletes she works with through their races at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She’ll be headed back to wintery Colorado soon enough, but before she leaves…

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Follow La Ruta de los Conquistadores Live

Looking for the latest information about La Ruta de los Conquistadores? Lead Adventure Media has a Live Update widget here: http://leadadventuremedia.squarespace.com/la_ruta/2010/11/15/live-coverage-la-ruta-2010.html You can post messages to racers or support crews who are there, get links to GPS maps of the courses, and get up to the minute updates on the race, which starts November 17!

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Bike Magazine Overview of La Ruta

As Chris Carmichael, a few CTS Coaches, and 10 CTS Athletes gather in Costa Rica for the start of the La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race, it seems like a good time to get some insight into the challenge that lays before them. Check out this overview that Dain Zaffke posted over at…

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