Pro GRT Round 1: Port Angeles

Port Angeles, Wash. (April 22, 2010) – The USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) kicks off this weekend with round one on the trails at Dry Hill in Port Angeles, Wash.

As the first of five international-caliber downhill events that make up the Pro GRT, the Port Angeles contest (also round two of the NW Cup) will feature an all-star roster of downhill racers from around the world. 

The men’s race will include riders like former world champion Greg Minnaar (RSA/Santa Cruz Syndicate) and former World Cup champ Josh Bryceland (GBR/Santa Cruz Syndicate), as well as 17-year-old U.S. phenom Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) and reigning USA Cycling National Champion Aaron Gwin (Morongo Valley, Calif./Yeti-Fox Shox). Other U.S. riders to keep an eye on will be Duncan Riffle (Santa Barbara, Calif./Team Giant), Joey Schusler (Boulder, Colo./Yeti-Fox Shox), and Chris Boice (Albuquerque, N.M./Yeti-Fox Shox).

In the women’s competition, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Transition Racing) will be up against other world-class riders like former world champ Rachel Atherton (GBR/Atherton Racing) and former World Cup champ Tracy Moseley (GBR/Trek World Racing).

Check out the pro downhill course by clicking here for a pre-ride with MS Racing’s Luke Strobel (Issaquah, Wash.)

Action officially gets under way with a Pro GRT kick-off party on Friday night, seeding runs on Saturday, and the finals on Sunday. For more information, please visit the event’s website by clicking here.

 To learn more about the USA Cycling Pro GRT, please visit the Pro GRT webpage.


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