Category Archives: Mountain Biking

La Ruta Stage 3 – Gerry Cody – Downhill To Finish

Gerry Cody Herbalife 24 Pro Arthlete rips the last downhill into town La Ruta Stage 3, 2011.

La Ruta Billed as the s the toughest MTB race on the planet. La Ruta traverses Costa Rica from the west coast on the Pacific to the east coast on the Caribbean covering La Ruta traverses Costa Rica from the west coast on the Pacific to the east coast on the Caribbean.

You will see from the video that the course is open to all vehicles!

Total Elevation Gain: 20,000+ feet / 6,300+ meters.
Terrain: Gravel, jeep roads, asphalt and singletrack.
Description: Jungle, active volcanoes, farms, coffee fields, forests and small villages.
The 2012 La Ruta de los Conquistadores racetakes place Nov 1st to 3rd.

Gerry Cody Podium Finish At Leadville Silver Rush

Racers from Herbalife24 Base Camp lined up with over 1,000 competitors for the grueling Leadville Silver Rush 50 mountain bike race.  It’s a race that has always been popular, but for the first time the Silver Rush 50 served as a qualifier for this year’s Leadville Trail 100.  With over 100 entry places into the Leadville 100 at stake, the field set a new record, and fast cyclists from all over the country were in place to try and earn their LT100 entry.

The Silver Rush 50 served as a nice fitness tune-up and self-evaluation waypoint as the team riders prepare for the Leadville Trail 100, which is now just three and a half weeks away. Team Herbalife24 riders from around the country and around the globe will be looking to earn the coveted silver belt buckle for a qualifying finish time.

The riders were refulling with Herbalife24 Prolong.

Gerry Cody moved up from approximately 8th position, including a daring pass in the final 200 meter sweeping downhill finishing shoot, to snare a podium finish in 3rd place overall and the #1 spot in the Open-Pro category.   Whitman had similar luck moving from approximately 15th place, to pass many riders and secure the final spot in the Top-10 for Herbalife24.

In Leadville this season?  Visit Herbalife24 Base Camp.

All athletes and supporters traveling to Leadville are invited to visit the Herbalife24 Base Camp (on 112 East 3rd Street) where they can sign-in to receive free product samples, water bottles, and T-shirts, and learn more about Herbalife24 Prolong, Rebuild, Hydrate, and all the scientifically formulated products in the Herbalife24 line of Performance Nutrition.

Nutrition For Endurance Cycling

Ecuadorian mountain biker Karl Egloff has set a new course record and won the Chimborazo Extreme. Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest peak and one of the most challenging courses in Latin America. If you get out of breath during your every day training, just think about what it takes to climb nearly 1000m over 65km to a finishing line, which is literally sitting in the clouds, at 4800m.

To uderstand the need for endurance nutrition take a look at what the athletes in this race went through to reach the finish line here:

Karl Egloff -24 Hour Athlete – Fuelled by Herbalife 24

Team Herbalife24 Results at the Leadville 100

There were numerous milestones and firsts, both in the Leadville 100 race at large, and for the riders of Team Herbalife24.

Notable Milestones and Firsts in the 2011 Race

Fastest men’s field in history with 14 riders breaking the 7-hour mark (including Team Herbalife24 rider Gerry Cody).  In 2010, the top 7 men  2010 finish sub-7, and prior to that, only Dave Weins and Lance Armstrong had ever broken the 7-hour barrier.
Fastest women’s field in history with 4 riders finishing sub-8 hours.  Prior to this year, Rebecca Rusch’s 2010 finish was the first female sub-8 in nearly 15 years.

Team Herbalife24 Results

With nearly 30 riders on course wearing the distinctive Herbalife GreenTeam Herbalife 24 was well represented throughout the field, particularly near the front.  Accolades earned by team riders on this amazing day of racing include 1x Top-10 finish, 3x Top-20 finishers, and 6x Top-50 finishers.  17 riders earned the coveted “Big Buckle” (sub-9 hours) and one rider (Nate Whitman) earned his giant “10-year 1,000-mile buckle”.  Herbalife24′s female riders had a super-strong showing with Christy Lindh (Leadville, CO) and Courtney O’Donnell (Seattle, WA) taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Women 20-29 category.  Jennifer Shinn (Estes Park, CO) finished just off the podium in 4th place in the Women 40-49 Category behind a trio of international-caliber pros. In doing so, she earned the big buckle with a time of 8:44:57.  Two key Herabalife24 riders, CEO Michael Johnson and Sports & Fitness Products Director John Heiss also had stellar outings, with both earning their 2nd LT100 buckles and shaving well over 1 hour from the prior personal bests.

Photographs from the race – scroll to the left to see more pictures