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TransRockies News

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

After a sell out of the original 150 spots, 50 new TR3 spots and have just been made available.Â
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TransRockies News

TransRockies News

Two months out from the start of both the 2010 TransRockies and TR3 and though limited spots are available for both, the field is rapidly reaching our rider limit. Sign up soon – full registration details are available at http://www.transrockies.com/trc/packaging-pricing.

Full stage data and profiles are now available on the website!

The final details on all seven stages this year’s TransRockies are online. Click here for the details: http://transrockies.com/trc/route-and-stages

The route has shortened with a total mileage of 406km with roughly 13,000 metres of ascent during the journey.

The shortened route is focussed on ride quality and based upon current routing and projected conditions, riders will be on trails for at least 75% of the ride time and over 50% of the total distance.

With a new course and UCI point and prize money to offer, some of North America’s top mountain bikers are signing up to be part of the 2010 TransRockies and TR3.

Top riders lining up for the start of TR3 will be Team Giant’s Adam Craig, Cark Decker and Kelli Emmett along with Burke Swindlehurst of Team Give, a 31-year road pro who’s competing in both mountain and road races this year.

Another notable addition to the TR3 is Olympic Medallist and Giro D’Italia stage winner, Axel Merckx, who now lives in BC’s Okanagan where he runs a bicycle tour company.

The 2010 TransRockies Open Mixed division is lined up to have some of the fiercest and fastest competition yet, with several powerful teams already signed up to race.

Last year’s champions Jeff Neilson and Mical Dyck are signed up to defend their championship while the 2008 champs Normon Thibault and Wendy Simms have returned after a maternity break to turn the pedals in anger once more.

These two teams will be joined by the Colorado duo of longtime pro racer Gretchen Reeves and her partner Cannon Shockley. Keep your eyes on our upcoming newsletter for more updates on the elite riders who’re coming to the Rockies this year.