And they’re off! |

And they’re off!

by Reid Armstrong/Sky Hi News

Top contenders in the professional women’s national mountain bike cross country championships take off from the start line at SolVista Saturday morning, July 17. From the left, the four leading racers are Georgia Gould of Fort Collins, Willow Koerber of Durango, defending champion Heather Irmiger of Boulder and Mary McConnelog of Chilmark, Mass.

Gould beat Irmiger to the finish line, with Koerber and McConnelog taking third and fourth respectively.