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Furtado, Tomac and other legends to attend Todd & Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo

Published July 14, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Several more mountain bike race legends from the 1990s are expected to participate in Todd and Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo, an event being held this September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI mountain bike world championships, held in Durango in 1990.

New participants include Julie Furtado, John Tomac, Cindy Devine, Greg Herbold, Elladee Brown, Lisa Muhich, Sara Ballantyne, Ruthie Matthes and Susan DiBiase. They will join the riders referenced in the event's title, Todd Wells and Ned Overend, along with Daryl Price, Travis Brown, Elke Brutsaert and Tara Llanes, along with current star, 22-year-old Howard Grotts. 

The event includes challenging 30- and 50-mile ride options followed by an evening celebration.

Furtado and Overend were crowned mountain bike's first UCI XC World Champs in 1990; Tomac took the honor the following year. Devine and Herbold were the first Downhill world champions.

"The 90's gals have talked about getting together for years," Devine said, "and we couldn't think of a better venue to reminisce about the old days than Durango."

Overend said, "I'm really excited that this event is shaping up to be a reunion of arch rivals and good friends from the early days of mtn bike racing ... We're going to have a great mix of legendary racers along with some of the fastest riders on the international race circuit today. The riders are coming for the opportunity to reminisce about the early days of racing while riding our great local trails. I think everyone is going to appreciate the great coffee shops, restaurants and brew pubs that were not here in 1990." 

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