A strong field of professional, elite and amateur cyclists descended on Durango, Colorado USA this past weekend for the 49th edition of the 47-mile Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race to Silverton.
After summiting two passes, including 10600′ Coal Bank Pass, and accumulating over 5700 vertical feet of climbing, it was local teenager Riley Amos who rode away from a field of former winners, ex-pros and top amateurs to win his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Road Race. 19 year-old Amos, just back from Europe where he finished second at a World Cup Mountain Bike Race, also set a new course record of 2:17:53. Second place went to 2019 GFNY Santa Fe Gran Fondo champion Fortunato Ferrara in 2:19:33 with Olympian Howard Grotts taking third at 2:20:18.
Erin Huck earned victory in the Women’s race with a time if 2:43:17. Sarah Sturm took second (2:43:22) and Evelyn Dong took third (2:44:45).
345 cyclists participated in the legendary event high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains which allows cyclists to race a steam locomotive from Durango to Silverton over the Continental Divide of the United States.
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