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Video from Lesley Paterson’s USA Pro MTB Tour Win

Two elite racers overcome difficult obstacles to win at Marshall Mountain

Hundreds of mountain bikers were at Marshall Mountain on Saturday competing in the 5th Annual Missoula XC Race, a part of the USA Cycling Pro Cross Country Tour. Some of the best riders from around the world competed in the elite races, as they had to tackle a tough five-kilometer course up and down the mountain for six laps.
Lesley Paterson, 35, won the Women’s Elite Race in her first appearance at the Missoula XC with a time of 1:36:42. The San Diego resident and Scotland native was a former Xterra triathlon racer who won back-to-back world championships in the sport in 2011 and 2012. She sat in third place after the first lap but took the lead on the second lap and never relinquished it throughout the race. However, Paterson had to overcome a big setback before the race.

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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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