This weekend’s Mountain’s Edge Cactus Cup in Las Vegas will feature several big names from the original 1990s version of Cactus Cup, as well as some top current riders, including 2000 Olympic medalist and current world champion Christoph Sauser.
Riders returning from the Cactus Cup hey day include Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Tinker Juarez.
“The Cactus Cup is one of those events that brings many facets and faces in the sport together,”
said Juarez. “I’m looking forward to racing and to reconnecting with old friends from around the world,” he says.
Five-time Canadian national champion Andreas Hestler, who won the Cactus Cup in 1996, will be racing this year, as well as hosting Ride Guide, a Canadian television series featuring snowboard, skiing and mountain biking.
2008 Mountain’s Edge Cactus Cup Schedule
Friday, September 19
Pro men start at 5 p.m.
Exploration Peak Time Trial, 3 miles
at Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge – 9700 S. Buffalo Drive.
Saturday, September 20 (daytime events)
The Super D
Pro men start at 9 a.m.
Start: Late Night Parking Area, Blue Diamond Highway
Finish: Village of Blue Diamond
Highway 159 (6 miles east of the intersection of Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 159)
Saturday, September 20 (evening events)
Fat Tire Criterium
Pro women at 7:50 p.m.; 20 minutes
Pro men at 8:10 p.m.; 30 minutes
At Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge – 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Located one block south of Blue Diamond Road at Buffalo Drive.
Sunday, September 21
Cottonwood Cross Country, 30 miles for pros
Pro men start at 11 a.m.
Pro women at 11:26 a.m.
Start/Finish: Late Night Parking Area, Blue Diamond Highway.