Topic: Events/Race Reports

La Ruta Reflections

One of the best parts of being a coach is having a postive impact on an athlete’s performance and quality of life. Sometimes the tables are turned and our athletes provide perspectives that make our day – and our mothers cry…

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CTS Athlete John Sagebiel’s La Ruta Race Report

(Reposted with permission from John Sagebiel. Originally posted here: http://www.teambaconstrip.com/2010/12/12/la-ruta-recap/)  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That quote will make more sense later. “La Ruta,” the short name for “La Ruta de Los Conquistadores” kicked my ass. There’s not much more I can say about…

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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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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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