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Nov 15, 2009

MonaVie Cannondale’s Alex Grant Top American Finisher in Costa Rica

[Costa Rica] – November 14, 2009 – MonaVie Cannondale placed three of the top-10 finishers at the recently concluded La Ruta de los Conquistadores on Saturday, November 14, in Costa Rica.

Alex Grant took second overall, earning him the honor of being the highest placing American in the race. The last time an American finished that high at La Ruta was seven years ago when MonaVie Cannondale’s own Tinker Juarez also placed second. Following closely behind Grant were teammates Jeremiah Bishop and Ben Sonntag who finished in seventh and ninth place, respectively. MonaVie Cannondale cyclist Bart Gillespie took 14th place, while Bryan Alders placed 28th overall.

Considered by many to be the most difficult multi-day race in mountain biking, La Ruta de los Conquistadores takes racers across the treacherous mountains of Costa Rica and through several lavish rain forests, passing majestic active volcanoes and roaring rivers along the way.

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