The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race captured the imagination of countless mountain bike enthusiasts in 2009 when Lance Armstrong not only won the race, but set a new course record that seemed unattainable.
The following year, the event was blessed with an entry boom that ranged from established professional riders as well as a number of 'citizen riders' who entered to challenge themselves to this epic test. These riders faced one of the most brutal courses known in the sport --from the center of the little mining town of Leadville, Colorado, to the 12,570-foot top of Columbine Mine.
"Race Across the Sky" documents the 2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, a film by Denver-based Citizen Pictures.
If you're around Crested Butte this weekend, two of the featured riders --Rebecca Rush and Dave Wiens-- will be hosting a screening of the documentary at the Alpine Odyssey Leadville Qualifier race.
Thinking this might be a race for you? Visit LeadvilleRaceSeries.com to get details about registering, training camps and photos and videos from previous races.
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