Middaugh’s take on the Mountain Cup Xterra course

Middaugh’s take on the 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 15-20-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 the lake …

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