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Over the course of the seven-event Life Time Grand Prix , 70 elite cyclists will ride nearly 700 miles as they pedal across singletrack, high-alpine doubletrack, backroad gravel, and a touch of pavement toward their cut of a $250,000 purse. With three races under his belt so far—California’s 100-kilometer Sea Otter Classic , the 200-mile Unbound Gravel in Kansas, and the 69-mile Crusher in the Tushar in Utah—Durango-based (and Denver-born) Jack Odron sits in an enviable 17th place.
On August 12, Odron will once again join his fellow riders at the start line, this time for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB . He just won’t join them for a beer afterward—at 20, he’s one of just three participants below drinking age. (Isabella Hyser from Alabama and Ian Lopez de San Roman from California are both 19.)
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We caught up with Odron ahead of a four-hour training ride (he’s tapering; last week’s outings averaged closer to seven hours in the saddle) to get a quantitative look at who this underage phenom is, where he’s been, and where he’s going.
July 11, 2022 Photo courtesy of Jack Odron Day Odron pedaled to a decisive first-place finish in the Silver Rush 50 MTB —and showed the cycling world he’s a name to know When Odron […]