Record attendance in the Whiskey Off-Road Pro field marks a punctuated homecoming for mountain biking in America. Fifty one women and 86 men will vie for a $40,000 Pro Cash Purse in Prescott, Arizona, this Sunday, April 28th.
Returning champion, Geoff Kabush (4th from left) riding for Scott Sports/3Rox, is confirmed to return with his 3Rox teammates Derek Zandstra and Cameron Jette. Flanked with strength and strategy, and showing early season fitness, Kabush is a strong candidate for the $6,500 first place payday among the men’s field.
Pua Mata riding for Team Sho-Air/Cannondale will not be defending her 2011 and 2012 victories due to an injury. Team Luna Chix’s has fielded the strongest presence yet with Georgia Gould (2012 - Olympic bronze, 2nd place Whiskey), Katerina Nash, Teal Stetson-Lee (5th Place, 2012), Suzanne Snyder and Xterra Champ Shonny Vandlandingham all confirmed to toe the line.
Much like the 2012 Whiskey experienced in the men’s category, the Whiskey Off-Road is drawing athletes from multiple disciplines, showcasing mountain biking’s ability to garner interests from other cross over sports top talent. Lesley Paterson, on Scott Sports racing team, and the 2012 X-Terra World Champion is confirmed to chase after the equal payout $6,500 first place women’s 1st place award.
The full roster can be viewed online by clicking here
(women) or here