Kavan crossing Thompson Pass

Kavan Conquers Alaska

…but Alaska bites back!

Tony Kavan traveled to Alaska to take on the Fireweed 200, the “Race Across Alaska.” The race took place on July 13 and started in Sutton, Alaska. According to Tony:

“Finished the fireweed 200 in 13.5 hours. We were on-pace to come in at about 11 hours but the wind picked up and we got our brains beat in by a 20-25mph headwind for the last 70 miles. I hurt in some places. ”

While he was in Alaksa, Tony participated in the Salmon Cycle Series weekly MTB race and took second in his first MTB race.

But, as luck would have it, Tony took a digger on on a sandy descent while riding a mountain trail and injured his shoulder. He is still on schedule for racing Gravel Worlds in late August, however.