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  1. Pepper Brooks

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    From USA cycling:

    “I expect our gravity team to be one of, if not the, strongest team at the event,” Gullickson said.

    Damn right, America!

    Pan American Mountain Bike Championships
    Bogota, Colombia
    April 1-3, 2011

    ELITE MEN CROSS COUNTRY
    Todd Wells (Durango, Colo.)
    Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-TREK)
    Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Subaru-TREK)
    Adam Craig (Bend, Ore./Giant)
    Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-NoTubes)
    Jeremiah Bishop(Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory Racing)
    Troy Wells (Durango, Colo.)

    ELITE WOMEN CROSS COUNTRY
    Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Seven-Kenda-NoTubes)
    Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-TREK)
    Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike-Stevens Bikes)

    U23 MEN CROSS COUNTRY
    Russell Finsterwald (Boulder, Colo./Univ. of Colo./Subaru-TREK)
    Stephen Ettinger (Cashmere, Wash/BMC MTB Development Team)
    Jack Hinkens (Eden Prairie, Minn./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team)
    Kerry Werner (Banner Elk, NC/Lees-McRae/BMC Mountain Bike Development Team)

    U23 WOMEN CROSS COUNTRY
    Erica Zaveta (Erwinna, Pa./Lees-McRae/BMC Mountain Bike Development Team)

    ELITE MEN DOWNHILL
    Chris Van Dine (Jim Thorpe, Pa.)
    Ethan Quehl (Grayson, Ga.)
    Luciano Worl (Woodinville, Wa.)
    Michael Buell (Nederland, Colo.)
    Heikki Hall (Durango, Colo.)
    Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/SPS North America)
    Kyle Thomas (Issaquah, Wash.)
    JD Swanguen (San Diego, Calif.)
    Dante Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.)

    ELITE WOMEN DOWNHILL
    Katie Holden (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
    Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.)
     

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  2. big-ted

    big-ted Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.

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    I know nothing of the logistics/procedures for selection/qualifying, but I have to ask the obvious. Why no Gwin?
     
  3. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    bigger fish to fry?
     
  4. AlmostHeaven

    AlmostHeaven Turbo Monkey

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    Mullaly? Rude? Riffle? etc. etc. etc.

    there are many questions to ask and like always we will probably end up with zero answers.
     
  5. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    there really hasnt been any big names that attend these events
     
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    thom9719 Turbo Monkey

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    This event has always been looked at as a way to get UCI points to compete in world cups. Most of the big names (Gwin, Strobel, Riffle, Neko, etc) are on UCI trade teams and don't need the points.

    The rest of us have to accumulate 20 UCI points to race world cup events on our own, or petition USAC to race for USA at every event.

    Continental Championships provides the second highest UCI points for any race (the first is world champs) and it usually isn't attended by most of the big world cup pros. ie, it's an "easy" way to get the UCI points.

    -KT
     
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    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    Congrats on the the spot Kyle!
     
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    who the heck is this Kyle Thomas guy ?
     
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    thom9719 Turbo Monkey

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    Some douchebag :D

    -KT
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    A soulless ginger.

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    Diamondback= the devil?
     
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    Funny... both those guys thank the man UPstairs after every race.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    course looks...interesting. especially the 1min15sec pedaling section
     
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    he's more of a day walker but darn fast either way.
     
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    **** yeah! 1:15 of pedalling? Could almost be a World Cup course!
     
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    still, the rest of the course looks pretty rad. Seems like some pretty big gaps in there, and some tight take offs that could be tough to negotiate at race speeds. Should make for some good footage...
     
  19. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the beginning could be sketchy at race speed. those pine trees are super close.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    hehe. You should have heard Stevie's comments before he left the house for the airport the other morning. Not stoked!
     
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    Not great, but still tons better than last years course in Guatemala
     
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    good training for the first stop of the WC? after 1:15, 40 secs will seem like a flash in a pan!
     
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    just got finished watching the live feed for DH! a colombian killed it 3:12! I think mitch Ropelato was in 3rd with a 3:21. For better results wait for the official results to come out. This is just what got out of listening to the spanish announcer.

    sorry for the inaccuracy :thumb:
     
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    How can we find the results of qualification and finals?
    GO MITCH!