Pro UET rolls into San Diego for round #2 Sage Brush Safari


Pua Mata will be looking to extend her Pro UET lead at the Sagebrush Safari on May 20. (Photo courtesy U.S. Cup)
Pua Mata will be looking to extend her Pro UET lead at the Sagebrush Safari on May 20. (Photo courtesy U.S. Cup)
Round two of USA Cycling’s Pro Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET) rolls into Lake Morena, CA on May 20th. Located in East San Diego county  just an hour from downtown San Diego, the Sage brush Safari has been greeting racers for over 20 years.

Also used as an OHV park, the Sagebrush course offers riders a diverse mixture of terrain and is one of the favorites on the US Cup race calendar.  Fast rolling double track, big bermed turns, granite rock drop offs and a flowy downhill run in to the finish line, the Sagebrush course will throw a little of everything at this year’s Pro UET competitors.

Pro UET riders will do two laps of 25 mile, 3,500 foot cross country course, making for a solid day of racing.

Additionally for 2012, the climb to Los Pinos Mountain has been brought back after being absent the last few years.  The Los Pino’s climb is a relentless couple of miles late in the course and is sure to be a point of major conflict for racers going for the win before heading back to the finish line.

Over the year’s the Sagebrush Safari has seen its fair share of mountain biking’s elite, as past XC winners Sid Taberlay and Jeremiah Bishop have all made the stop to Sagebrush in the past.

Look for current men’s points’ leader, Cannondale’s Tinker Juarez to do well on this course with nearly 7,000 feet of climbing. Pro UET Women’s point’s leader Monique Mata of Sho-Air/Specialized is hot off a big win at last weeks Whiskey 50 and looks to make a strong showing as she defends her 2011 Pro UET #1 plate.

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