Signal Peak Challenge (Pinos Altos, NM) : Team Aggress!

Signal Peak Challenge (Pinos Altos, NM)

Race Report by Beto Villegas


Strong field showed up for this one with some good representation from AZ.  The SS division fielded several Pros from Texas and New Mexico.  The race start was insane with 2000 ft of climbing the first 5 mile.  I was positioned in the 4th spot until I was able to make a break toward the top of the first major climb.  The summit trail consisted of 2 miles of power rollers and huge embedded rocks that were momentum killers, which suited me well.  Once I connected with the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) it was mostly fast twisty downhill for the next 10 miles.  I chased on the next climb but failed to reconnect with the leaders.  David Wilson was traveling home from a two and half month racing tour in the rocky mountain state, so I knew he was in great form.  To my surprise he finished 2nd and 5 minutes behind his hometown rival who set a new course record.  I finished 3rd and a little over 3 minutes behind Wilson.  My finish put some cash in my pocket and beat my best time by 3 minutes.


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  • Mission

    Aggress is a Tucson-based statewide / regional cycling team formed in January, 2004.
    As a developmental team for both road and mountain bike racing, Aggress continues to actively – yet carefully – recruit according to a philosophy that emphasizes teamwork in both training and racing tactics.
    Our focus is to race as a team, utilizing team tactics to get our man the win. We ride in support of our designated racer, with each member in turn supported in the key event(s) of his choosing.
    We are aggressive when we race, but we behave in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times. We also have team training rides that we utilize throughout the season.