Asplund is a bridesmaid no longer

Asplund is a bridesmaid no longer

3-time runner-up finally wins her Iron Horse championship

Asplund is a bridesmaid no longer

Thrice a runner-up at her hometown Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durangoan Marisa Asplund finally won the signature road race, albeit a shorter version from Durango to Durango Mountain Resort rather than the usual route to Silverton. “I mean, I feel satisfied; it’s not the queen stage it usually is,” she said.
Both the men’s and women’s fields started together, which played into the strategy of the women’s race, too. “I think people went out fast. There was no easy rollout through the valley,” said Sheena Carswell, who finished runner-up in the pro women’s race. “It was a little daunting being with the men.”
Ivie Crawford and the professional women’s field launched the 43rd Iron Horse Bicycle Classic with the professional men’s field, as well. “It was from the gun. I was really having to toe the line with all the men,” women’s champion Marisa Asplund said. “Because everyone was fighting for wheels, it was screaming fast out of the valley.”
Marisa Asplund finished runner-up three times at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Nobody beat her Saturday, though. Asplund, a former teacher at Escalante Middle School, won the 43rd Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday from Durango to Durango Mountain Resort.
Marisa Asplund, Ivie Crawford and the professional women’s field cross over Hermosa Creek en route to Durango Mountain Resort. Asplund was first to reach the finish line, while Crawford finished 12th in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race.
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