CHELAN — Lakeside Park hosted nearly 10,000 participants and spectators on Saturday for the ChelanMan multisport event. As staggering as that number may be, it didn’t quite hold up to prior years’ figures. A vast majority of that difference can be attributed to the threat of wildfires that loomed before the Chelan Valley over the last week, according to race director Julie Pittsinger.
You might ask yourself what swimmers do when they have had a long hard weekend of racing. For one Velocity Swimming team member, it meant enjoying a day at Chelan Slides with her teammates on Monday, training on Tuesday morning and then heading off to a championship level swim meet Wednesday through Friday to compete against many of the Western United States’ top swimmers.
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route makes the few entrants who brave such an event climb more than 200,000 vertical feet by the time the trek concludes, equivalent to scaling Mount Everest seven times.
The tragic fires in the Methow Valley have cut off power to much of that region. As a result, our flagship radio station KCSY (Sunny) FM is currently off the air. We hope for the continued safety of the residents in that area.
CHAMROUSSE, France — Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps and went up the hardest climb so far this year.