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By Andi Bourne

Front runners in Tour Divide pass through area


Kathy Schoendoerfer

Sofiane Sehili waves as he passes through Ovando.

OVANDO - Bike packers have begun to trickle through the area on the 2019 Tour Divide bike race. As of Tuesday, June 18, there are still 146 racers (originally 159) that left with the Grand Depart from Banff, Canada June 14. The winners are on pace to reach Antelope Wells, New Mexico in just more than two weeks.

The Tour Divide, billed as the hardest bike race in the world, is a single-stage, self supported 2,745-mile mountain bike race on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Riders left en masse from Banff, Canada June 14. Tour Divide race leader cyclist Sofiane Sehili, 37 of Paris, France...

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