Schnell, Emmett win first Trestle All-Mountain Enduro

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After helping to promote the inaugural Trestle All-Mountain Enduro presented by Trek, it was Ross Schnell who took top honours once the dust settled on the five-stage event, along with Kelli Emmett of the Giant Factory Team.

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The racing at Trestle Bike Park in Colorado, left all of the competitors – from pro to the slowest amateur and no matter their background, whether cross-country, downhill or trail riding – grinning ear to ear.

The highlight was the final stage, where the cumulative time from the previous four stages was used to set the start order and times – if the racers were separated by seconds they started with those same seconds in between – for the event’s Super D style finale.

This made for a rapid-fire barrage of starts in a cloud of dust, in which the first rider to the bottom would take both the stage win and the overall. “This race had a chance for everyone, I think,”