Firebird ‘not a typical’ USA Cycling event

By John LaConte

EAGLE — The first USA Cycling sanctioned races to happen here in a while took place this weekend, representing another advancement in the area’s biking capacity.The Eagle Outside Festival’s Firebird race on Hardscrabble Mountain doubled as Colorado’s state championship cross-country race on Sunday. Top honors went to Howard Grotts, of Durango, and Erin Huck, of Boulder.“On paper, 32 miles didn’t look that long, but it was pretty challenging out there,” Grotts said after his win. “There was lots of steep, steep climbing, which is unusual for a race like this.”The top performing local in the pro division was Eagle resident …

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