Aug 8, 2009
MonaVie-Cannondale's Alex Grant Battles Lance Armstrong at Leadville 100
[Leadville, Colo.] – August 16, 2009 – MonaVie-Cannondale bicyclist Alex Grant finished fourth place among 1,500 riders at the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race in Leadville, Colorado, on August 16, 2009. Grant clocked in at just over seven hours—less than 45 minutes behind overall leader and 7-time winner of the Tour de France Lance Armstrong.
Racing at Leadville for the first time, Grant was up to the challenge overcoming solid competition and rainy weather that dipped the temperature into the thirties. "I was so cold once the rain started I couldn't drink for the first 40 miles because my hands couldn't squeeze the bottle," Grant said.