The 19th annual Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race occurred over the weekend in Leadville, Colorado, and this year’s winner was Austrian Alban Lakata.
The Leadville 100 is a 104-mile-long, high-altitude race in the Colorado Rockies. It starts at 10,152 feet and in the duration of the race, mountain bike riders climb to 12,424 feet.
Lakata came in at 6 hours 32 minutes and 24 seconds. On the other hand, the slowest finisher to cross the line did so in more than 13 hours, according to the Leadville 100 results page. According to Cycling News, however, the race has a cutoff at 12 hours; if you do not pass during this time you are not awarded the Leadville belt buckle, which is the prize for finishing–along with glory of course.
Second place finisher was Christoph Sauser from Switzerland, who came in two minutes after Lakata. They had been switching places in a tight race, but Lakata was able to surge ahead in the final stretch. Third went to American Jeremiah Bishop, who was about nine minutes behind Lakata.
Details and photos at Cycling News.