Vail Hosting Teva Mountain Games Once Again

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  • Published Apr. 6, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM EDT


Katie Compton won the pro women's cross-country race at the 2009 Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. Photo by Mark Legg

The Teva Mountain Games will return to Vail, Colorado June 3 – 6 with a variety of bicycle races on the schedule.

Now in its ninth year, the Teva Mountain Games brings cross-country riders, roadies and freeriders together for a weekend of competition. Also on tap at the event are kayak and rock climbing competitions and other “mountain culture” events.

Top cycling pros show up for the event’s cash prizes. In 2009, Katie Compton and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski grabbed wins in the pro cross-country race and a portion of the $15,000 total cash purse. They each took home $3,000.

This year on June 5, mountain bikers will start at the base of Golden Peak and race up Vail Mountain on a course that will test endurance. The Freeride Dual contest will feature jumps, high ramps and other obstacles in Vail Village. On June 6, the slopestyle contest will take place at Golden Peak.

For roadies, there is a time trial on June 6 that follows the original course ridden by Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault in the late 1980s. Andy Hampsten’s long-standing course record of 26:33.43 set during the 1987 Coors Classic was broken at the 2008 Teva Mountain Games by Benjamin Day (25:48) and Chris Baldwin (26:29).


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