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Racereport: Keene and Irmiger Win Bell Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort

The second stop of the Bell Enduro Cup took place Saturday, July 20 at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. The stop was the only North American Enduro Tour stop in Utah attracting an impressive roster of 239 riders with names like Brian Lopes, Adam Craig, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Heather Irmiger and Kelli Emmett to Canyons Resort. The race encompassed 17 miles and 3,200 vertical feet of rooty, rowdy and technical descents. Riders demonstrated highly skilled bike handling and reached speeds upwards of 40 mph cruising into a fan-filled resort village.

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At the end of the event, Specialized and SRAM rider Curtis Keene managed the top spot in the Open Men’s field stacked 48 riders deep with a total time of 19.33.8. In the Open Women’s competition, Trek Factory team rider Heather Irmiger earned her second Bell Enduro Cup title of the season more than 30 seconds ahead of her competition with a total time of 22:34.1.

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“We were so pleased to bring enduro back to Canyons Resort this season,” said Bell Enduro Cup Event Director Dan Roper. “Perfect trail conditions were matched only by the incredible caliber of the athletes.”

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Bell Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort was the second stop of three in the new series. Inspired by it’s incredible success in 2012, the Wasatch Enduro has been expanded to the new Bell Enduro Cup series. Enduro Cup will provide more opportunities for athletes to compete on Utah’s incredible mountain bike terrain. Bell Enduro Cup series champions will be crowned at the next and final stop of the season August 18 at Sundance Resort.

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Complete event results are available online at http://bit.ly/12EJlB3. For more information or to register visit www.endurocupmtb.com

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Photos: Mike Schirf/EnduroCupMTB.com.

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