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Giant / HBG at the US Open of MTB

Giant / HBG at the US Open of MTB
June 02, 2010 -  Five Ten    

The US Open of MTB just went down on Memorial day weekend at the wonderful Diablo Freeride Park. The 5 day event was huge, starting on Wednesday May 25th and rolling all the way thru to Sunday the 30th. The US Open brings people and top level riders from around the world. Many world champions where in attendance this past weekend and so were the riders from Giant/HBG trying to take on some of the fastest.


140 riders signed up for the PRO class and only the top 50 would make the show. Jason Memmelaar and Gavin Vaughan were top dogs from the team that made it to sunday, Jason Qualified 39th and Gavin tied in 23rd. Alex Moschitti placed 53rd and Chris Higgerson took 55th just missing the 50 cut a mer 2 seconds.

Sunday... Race day, the weather was beautiful, bright sunny skies and 80 degree temps to make some amazing race weather. Sunday qualified riders are run in reverse order from slowest quali time to fastest. Jason was the 11th pro to drop in on the course and crossed the line with a 2:27.26. Jason said he had a "stellar smooth" run which put him in the hot seat for the next 18 riders putting him in 13th!! Gavin didnt have much luck ripping his derailleur off during his run and leaving him to coast and pump his way into 38th, sorry Shooter!

Overall Giant/HBG had a great weekend and would like to thank all of our sponsors. Giant Bicycles, Hayes, Manitou, Sun Ringle, Wheelsmith spokes, Answer, Diablo Freeride Park, Freelap, Troy Lee Designs,, SDG, KMC, 5.10, Works components, Smith optics, E.13 components and ODI Grips.

Check out the Giant/HBG Blog for more information.


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