Race Report & Video: Revolution Enduro at Snowmass, CO

Aug 25, 2023 at 7:54
by Revolution Enduro  
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Photos by Eddie Clark, Video by Mick Gilligan and FPV by Trevyn Newpher

Words: Eddie Clark

The Specialized Revolution Enduro Series presented by Fat Tire made it's way to Snowmass, CO for the fifth stop of the series. Originally it was scheduled to be the final, but an excessive snow season required the rescheduling of the Powderhorn race, which is now the series final and one to absolutely not miss! A favorite destination with it's extra large sized bikepark, diverse trail network and spectacular setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Snowmass handily delivered the goods this year for seven stages of all-out enduro racing this past weekend.

On Saturday racers started with a warm-up stage on Papa Smurf and Viking, and then progressed to rowdier and longer stages which both started above 11,000 feet before a long pedal transfer to the infamous Bonzai DH for stage 4. The dry summer provided for hot dusty conditions and deep moondust that hid plenty of roots and rocks on lower sections of the tracks, which continued on through Sunday's three big stages of racing that finished with an extra long singletrack descent from Sam's Knob.

In the Pro Women, Lia Westerman finished in the lead after the first day with second and third going to upcoming pros Pella Ward and Mary McClarnon who all finished the day within 14 seconds. The Pro Men's race provided even tighter racing with Jake Green emerging in the lead and the top four being separated by only 8 seconds.



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Jake Ingram was first to drop into Stage 1 to get the weekend started.

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Mary McClarnon with the backlit dust trail.
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Flat turns and dust explosions on stage 2.

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Yeti's Jake Green looking solid to take the win on stage 3, which was the longest of the race.

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Colton Peterson rallying on stage three to finish within a half second of Green.

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It's always great seeing Marco Osbourne healthy and on the gas. Marco would finish Saturday in 2nd place at just 1 second back.

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Lia Westermann took the win on stage 3 and finished the day in 1st place for the Pro Women.

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Katie Catanzarite kept the top three pro women on their toes all weekend.
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Pella Ward was a new addition to the Pro Women's field, but after a season of dominating the Junior Women's racing she held her own to finish 2nd on Saturday.

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Alexander Blanar has spent the past month racing with a busted hand while also winning the Junior Men's 17-18 category with times that have consistently placed him in the top ten for the Pro class throughout the REV Enduro series. Note to pro enduro team managers, the upcoming talent is deep!

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As is commonly said in Marco's presence, "Send it Randy!".

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Entering Stage 4's Hell's Kitchen on the Bonzai DH is sorta easy.
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Exiting Hell's Kitchen, not that easy.

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Jimmy Johnson the 50+ Masters racer sent it, Jimmy Johnson the pro football coach probably not.

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Carter Anderson winning the style points over the Stage 5 step down.
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Janelle Soukup with the #backlightbro and Pro Women's 5th place overall for the weekend.

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Big views into the Maroon Bells Wilderness off the backside of Snowmass.
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And a big old transition to the final stage of racing for the weekend.

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Cellia Ferguson rallying through the wildflowers on Sunday,

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Colton Peterson in the speed tuck to claw his way to 2nd overall on the weekend.

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Jake Keller had a consistent weekend to earn 4th overall.

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Jake Green kept to the pedal to the metal all weekend to take 5 of the 7 stage wins and 1st overall.

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Mary McLarnon also had a consistent weekend to claim 3rd in the Pro Women.

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Lia Westerman on the gas, but just short of the win with 2nd overall for the Pro Women.

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Pella Ward turned a lot of heads with her first big win in the Pro Women's race.

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Tatiana Junqueira Hevia took the Am Women's overall win.

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Good times, hot burgers and cold beverages compliments of series sponsors Fat Tire and Guayaki Jerba Mate fostered the post race good vibes.

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Pro Women's podium.
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Pro Men's podium.

Full Results Here

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In closing, a heartfelt shout-out to the Boulder Junior Cycling Team (BJC). They've had a rough month with the loss of their teammate Magnus White who was hit and killed on what was to be his last training ride before heading to Scotland to compete in the Junior World Championships. It's truly great these juniors could come together to #rideformagnus and shred the good times this weekend.


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7 Comments
  • 5 0
 Such fun, scary and exciting race. Ready to do it again next year.
  • 1 1
 Rode here mid-summer and the conditions include five inches of slippery moon dust over rim mangle razer rocks. It doesn't appear that Aspen has received any rain since then. Amazing race in these conditions.
  • 1 1
 Rains all the time in Aspen/Snowmass in the summer.
  • 2 0
 Rode here first week of August and the conditions were great, it rained every evening we were there. Cowboy Coffee, Animal Crackers, Vapor, Battle Axe, Government/Bonzai, were so fun!
  • 2 0
 It actually rained a bit the morning of practice, just dried out so quickly and gets real rough with all the racers on the stages
  • 4 0
 the dust is gooood just gotta ride it right. budget loam
  • 1 0
 Fun conditions for sure! The dust also spices up the video and photos.







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