Middaugh’s perspective on Mountain Cup Xterra course

Middaugh’s perspective on Mountain Cup Xterra course
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — The Xterra Mountain Championship in Beaver Creek on Saturday marks a turning point in the Xterra U.S. championship series with a shift to big mountain races. The consistent theme is long, sustained climbs on the bike and run. Beaver Creek (Mountain Championship); Ogden, Utah, in September (U.S. Championship); and Maui, Hawaii, in October (World Championship) all present more than 3,000 feet of climbing on the 15- to 20-mile mountain bike legs and more than 1200 feet of climbing on the 10-kilomenter trail run. Both the Mountain Championship and the National Championship have a net elevation gain with …

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