Todd Wells Shares His Leadville 100 Experience

Over the past week or so, I’ve written several posts about the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, which took place in Leadville, Colorado last weekend. The event has earned itself quite a reputation, and garnered a good deal of media attention in recent years thanks to the growing number of professional riders who now participate in the ride. One of those riders this year was Todd Wells, who finished third in the race and shared his experiences in the video that I’ve posted below.

The video not only gives us a glimpse of what it was like for Todd, but also what the race is like in general. He talks about battling the course, dealing with the altitude, and the quick pace from the time the gun sounded, with interesting perspectives about how a race like this differs from a pure road race or cyclocross event. Good stuff!

Thanks to my friends William and Kate for sharing this on Facebook. I know you were both on hand in Leadville last weekend, and I hope you had a great time!

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