Topeak Ergon USA
Team Topeak/Ergon USA is a force to be reckoned with in long-distance and endurance mountain bike racing. The team is comprised of Leadville legend Dave Wiens, 12 and 24-hour solo specialist Jeff Kerkove, endurance pro Sonya Looney, ultra endurance rider Yuki Sato and power couple Eddie and Namrita O’dea.
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REPORT: Rincon de La Vieja Challenge MTB 100-Mile
Via the team PR piece.....Kerkove does battles at Costa Rican 100-mile mountain bike race
August 23, 2013Liberia, Costa RicaThe Rincon de La Vieja Challenge 100-Mile is the brainchild of Juan Carlos Villa. Making history this past Saturday, the Rincon de La Vieja Challenge 100-mile is the first 100-mile mountain bike event ever in Latin America. With the growing success of the 100-mile format in the USA, the Rincon de La Vieja saw a sold out field in 2013, with nearly 300 athletes toeing the start line.The course is a single 100-mile loop circumnavigating 2 volcanoes, one of those being still active. Consisting of a mix of dirt roads and single track, the course traversed through 5 microclimates and would prove the ultimate course for the racers to do battle. Jeff Kerkove of Team Topeak-Ergon USA toed the start line of this inaugural event, just 8 days after finishing the Breck-Epic Stage Race.“Going into this race, I was expecting a La Ruta like experience with jungle riding, mud, hike-a-bike, etc. Even though the course is road heavy, it will be very very tough” stated Jeff prior to start after training on the course the day prior.The race began with a neutral roll…
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