Programs encourage Navajo youths to ride bikes

Youth cycling programs that serve the Navajo Nation were featured during the Navajo Trails and Outdoor Recreation Conference held online Feb. 16-17. In December, Gallup-based Silver Stallion...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango mountain bikers get chance at Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships

Three Durango mountain bikers were selected by USA Cycling for the Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships slated to take place this month in Puerto Rico. Athletes are eager to get...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

One year after death, cycling community honors Durango’s Ben Sonntag

The spirit of Benjamin Sonntag has lived on through his friends. It was evident on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death. Thursday marked one year since Sonntag, a beloved professional...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic announces plans for scaled back 2021 event

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is ready to return to Durango and Silverton this spring. The size of the event is still to be determined. Like so many events in 2020, the IHBC was forced to cancel...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s Sepp Kuss slated for Tour de France, Spanish Vuelta in 2021

Sepp Kuss is quickly approaching the start of the 2021 World Tour cycling season. He will enter in the final year of his current contract with Team Jumbo-Visma and with more opportunities to race...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado Classic women’s cycling event off until 2022

The premier professional women’s cycling race in North America won’t run again until 2022. The Colorado Classic announced a decision Thursday not to hold a race in 2021 because of the ongoing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Column: Sepp Kuss and lessons for life

Sports for me have often provided opportunities to see life challenges played out live, most often on TV, by real people living their lives and doing their jobs in front of the whole world. I...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

The 10 best sports stories of 2020

It was a year in which sports largely came to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But nothing could stop La Plata County athletes from putting together impressive accomplishments in...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Phil’s World trail expansion complete

A 24-mile trail expansion project at Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez has been completed. Trail construction began in spring 2018, and the last few miles were completed this fall. There...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis cycling thankful for a successful cyclocross season

Thankful. In a year in which almost all bike races were canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the chance to line up at five local races around Southwest Colorado this fall had area cyclists feeling...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sepp Kuss, Team Jumbo-Visma celebrate as UCI’s best team of 2020

A bizarre yet wildly successful season is now over for Sepp Kuss. Kuss helped lead Team Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic to a second consecutive win at the Vuelta a España on Sunday after 18...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roglic survives nervous final climb to clinch second Vuelta win

When Richard Carapaz attacked one last time on the final beyond-category summit climb at the Vuelta a España, race leader and defending champion Primoz Roglic couldn’t go with him. But he got a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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