Crib Alumni Crush Amgen
For the second consecutive year guests of the Mammoth Endurance Crib stood atop the podium at the men’s and women’s Amgen Tour of California, North America’s most prestigious pro bike race.
In 2016 UnitedHealthCare’s Katie Hall and Toms Skujins of Cannondale Pro Cycling spent time at the Crib. And it’s likely no coincidence they both won stages that finished in South Lake Tahoe, which sits at lower elevation than Mammoth Lakes. Katie took the opening stage while Toms outkicked two breakaway companions to win stage 5.
Katie Hall. Photo Tim de Waele/TDWsport.com
Fast forward to 2017 and back to elevation in Lake Tahoe, it was Katie winning stage 2 of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race. And like Toms just a year prior, she spent nearly two weeks at the Crib in late April to prepare. At the race’s conclusion after three days, she missed winning the overall title by a mere 1 second.
In the men’s race, Rally Cycling’s Evan Huffman took top honors on stage 4. He then doubled up by taking the final stage and beating two riders from the sport’s top division, marking the first time a UCI Continental Team has won a stage (or better yet, two) at a UCI WorldTour event. It’s sure to be recognized as one of the top performances of the year by a US rider. Evan visited the Crib on numerous occasions in 2015 and ‘16.
Congrats to our Crib alumni and their tremendous accomplishments. We look forward to welcoming them back to Mammoth Lakes.