A record number of pro riders, including former Olympians and two World Tour teams, tested their skills on this year’s 202-mile course, which featured the highest elevations in the history of the race. Dirty Kanza’s contests, which began June 1 and continued until the last racers crossed the finish line at around 2:00 a.m. the next day, attracted more than 2,700 entrants from 29 countries.
Riders sponsored by Maxxis did well during the weekend, with Orange Seal Off-Road Racing’s Payson McElveen making the DK 200 podium. McElveen was fifth overall in the 200 and third in his division, finishing in 10:35:29. Giant Factory Off-Road’s Tristan Uhl rounded out the men’s top ten with an 11:02:27 finish, and longtime Maxxis rider and MTB legend Geoff Kabush was first in his 40-44 division and 14th overall.
Payson McElveen with less than 50 miles to go. 📸@irossum
Payson McElveen bringing it home in 5th. 📸@irossum
Tristan Uhl finally able to rest the legs. 📸@irossum
Geoff Kabush rolls through the finish. 📸@irossum
Lauren Stephens achieved outstanding results in the DK 100, taking second place overall and first place among women. The Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank rider finished in 5:27:40.
Lauren Stephens was all smiles at the 53 mile checkpoint. 📸@irossum
Maxxis thanks all of its riders for their performances in this grueling race and congratulates everyone who had a hand in making Dirty Kanza 2019 such a success.