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GJ’s Reid Austin wins two events at BMX State Championships

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Winning makes Reid Austin want to race more. The Grand Junction 10-year-old and two-time 2010 state champion won two main event races Sunday in the 2011 Colorado BMX State Championships at the Grand Valley BMX track. “It feels nice to ...

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Right from start, atmosphere captivates Colorado cycling fans

By Scott Mercier

By almost any definition, the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge was a smashing success. From its start in Colorado Springs to its traverse of the Continental Divide to its finish in downtown Denver, the race captivated cycling fans ...


Desert Championship has faithful following

By Scott Schlaufman

Honestly, Grand Junction resident Scott Olson wasn’t too concerned with his performance in Saturday’s Striders Desert Championship 10K race. “It’s a hard course, so I wasn’t expecting a personal best time,” ...


Dragway shootout: Racers vie for unique prize

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Dean Sayler decided this was the year to go all out and race with the big boys. The Grand Junction man invested in some electronics to run in his 1987 Dodge Daytona and drag race in the Super Pro Class for the first time. “The car ...

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Hincapie’s win in Stage 2 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge thrills cycling fans in Apen

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Cycling enthusiast and Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland couldn’t have scripted a better ending to Wednesday’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage that ended in his town. Popular longtime U.S. cycling standout George Hincapie won ...

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Cyclists to tackle pair of tough passes in 130-mile ride from Gunnison to Aspen

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CRESTED BUTTE — Levi Leipheimer is glad to be wearing the yellow jersey, but he knows today is the big day. Leipheimer, of Team RadioShack, won Tuesday’s first stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, from Salida to Mt. Crested ...

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Pimm edges Schneiter to win Enstrom Rocky Mountain Open

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Dustin Pimm had a bird’s-eye view of what he needed to do on the golf course Sunday afternoon. By playing in the final group, he kept an eye on fellow Sandy, Utah, golfer Steve Schneiter in the final round of the Enstrom Rocky Mountain ...

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Rommann, Portie in position to win Rocky Mountain Open

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Trent Rommann is hoping for a couple of things when he heads out of Grand Junction this afternoon. One, a good-sized check in his pocket to cover his expenses and then some. Two, a different route back to El Paso, Texas. Rommann, the ...

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High school, college golfers gain knowledge at RMO

By Staff

After Friday’s opening round at the Enstrom Rocky Mountain Open, Fruita Monument High School senior Joey Saad had one goal on his mind — a nap. Saad competed in high school events Monday, Wednesday and Thursday before entering the ...

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Wind storm creates some excitement after RMO pro-am

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There were plenty of birdies and a little electricity. Shortly after play finished Thursday afternoon in the 73rd annual Enstrom Rocky Mountain Open Pro-am, the wind picked up and created some excitement that was unmatched on the golf ...

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