1998 Norba Mountain Biking
August 1-2, 1998
NORBA Action from Breckenridge, Colorado
NCS Racing at Kingdom's Crown
Donovan and March Rule the Downhill
Brown and Grigson Grind Thin Air of the Cross-Country
Miller and Cullinan Swerve to DS Victory.
Predictably unpredictable that's about as good a description of NORBA racing
as we could come up with this weekend as crazy weather, new faces and a brand-
new venue all combined to bring the NCS tour one step away from the end of the
'98 racing season. Set high in the mountains west of Denver, the “Kingdom” of
Breckenridge brought altitude racing to a new level as top riders vied for
last-minute points in the big-three MTB events and finished the weekend with a
good look at the location for the '99 finals.
Breckenridge, Colorado is just the kind of place you'd imagine would host a
first-rate mountain bike race. A small town running along a narrow valley,
Breck is surrounded on both sides by mountains of slopes, trails and trees.
The ski area sits among the ten peaks mountain range just above the town with
a great new downhill, cross-country and dual slalom course converging on a
Weather continued to be a major player in the weekend's racing, wreaking havoc
on Saturday's downhill and making the cross-country course seriously muddy.
But with strong organization and enthusiastic crowds, this weekend's events
went off smoothly.
|Susan Demattei and son Cooper
We were there for every turn, crash and award, so click to the three main
events for full stories, results and plenty of instant-gratification digital
Ari Cheren, mining silver in the hills of Colorado for The
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