Photo Gallery: 12 Hours of Downhill Racing

Check out photos from the 2013 Red Bull Final Descent mountain bike event in Winter Park, Colorado.

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What would you do with 12 hours of chair lift access to Colorado’s Winter Park Resort? Accept the challenge, of course.

Last Sunday, over 100 riders took on this half-day assault on Trestle Bike Park. Red Bull Final Descent is an endurance mountain bike event that is contested between dawn and dusk with a simple premise: the rider who logs the most laps on the mountain is the winner.

Ryan Sutton from Crested Butte proved that he was the most tenacious athlete of the day, completing 35 laps during the 12-hour time limit in the Men’s Pro category. Jacqueline Thomas from Winter Park finished 32 laps to take home the victory in the Female Pro Division. Other category winners were:

Solo Men’s Expert: Adam Hart - 33 Laps
Solo Women’s Expert: Samantha Chaloupka - 29 Laps
Duo Pro: Ninja Kitties - 35 Laps
Duo Expert: Turin Bikes - 34 Laps
Team Division: Fort Lewis College - 35 Laps

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Ryan Sutton in the rocks
Mountain bike rider Ryan Sutton competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Ryan Sutton in the rocks

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Jacqueline Thomas
Mountain bike rider Jacqueline Thomas competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Jacqueline Thomas

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Bikes ready for the mass start
Mountain bike rider competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Bikes ready for the mass start

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Alex Boday
Mountain bike rider Alex Boday competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Alex Boday

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Sarah Long
Mountain bike rider Sarah Long competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Sarah Long

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Ryan Sutton with a little style
Mountain bike rider Ryan Sutton competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Ryan Sutton with a little style

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Repping Team FLC
Mountain bike rider competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Repping Team FLC

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Descending through the rocks
Mountain bike rider competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Descending through the rocks

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Flying through a turn
Mountain bike rider competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Flying through a turn

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Alex Boday
Mountain bike rider Alex Boday competes in Red Bull Final Descent 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado

Alex Boday

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