La Ocho is dead.  Long live La Ocho!

Tropical Storm Hermine wreaked havoc across Guatemala over the weekend and early this week, causing landslides and floods and creating a national state of emergency.  But even Mother Nature can’t stop the toughest cyclists on Earth for the Cycle Messenger World Championships.

La Ocho, the figure-8 dirt velodrome built in Panajachel for CMWC was partially destroyed during the storms.  So in order to keep the race going, La Ocho 2 was created.  Still a figure-8 but this one is flat with painted lines outlining the track.

Veteran messenger and world-class mountain biker Ivonne Kraft won La Ocho finals on Tuesday night.  See full results here.

Photo from Moving Target.  See more photos here.
La Ocho is dead.  Long live La Ocho!

Tropical Storm Hermine wreaked havoc across Guatemala over the weekend and early this week, causing landslides and floods and creating a national state of emergency.  But even Mother Nature can’t stop the toughest cyclists on Earth for the Cycle Messenger World Championships.

La Ocho, the figure-8 dirt velodrome built in Panajachel for CMWC was partially destroyed during the storms.  So in order to keep the race going, La Ocho 2 was created.  Still a figure-8 but this one is flat with painted lines outlining the track.

Veteran messenger and world-class mountain biker Ivonne Kraft won La Ocho finals on Tuesday night.  See full results here.

Photo from Moving Target.  See more photos here.

La Ocho is dead. Long live La Ocho!

Tropical Storm Hermine wreaked havoc across Guatemala over the weekend and early this week, causing landslides and floods and creating a national state of emergency. But even Mother Nature can’t stop the toughest cyclists on Earth for the Cycle Messenger World Championships.

La Ocho, the figure-8 dirt velodrome built in Panajachel for CMWC was partially destroyed during the storms. So in order to keep the race going, La Ocho 2 was created. Still a figure-8 but this one is flat with painted lines outlining the track.

Veteran messenger and world-class mountain biker Ivonne Kraft won La Ocho finals on Tuesday night. See full results here.

Photo from Moving Target. See more photos here.

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