Photo Gallery: 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

by Michael Better


The Leadville Trail 100 is a race for the professionals who take the start, but for everyone else it is a battle. It’s either a battle to finish within a certain time, or to merely finish within the 12-hour cutoff. Completing the grueling course is an accomplishment and no matter the time or the placing, a celebration is in order.

This year the professional men’s field saw a stacked start list full of roadies. Todd Wells (SRAM-Troy Lee Designs) didn’t blink an eye and emphatically took his third Leadville victory. Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale-Drapac), who flew to the Vuelta a España the day after the race, finished second in his first attempt. Jeremiah Bishop (Topeak-Ergon) finish third.

Sally Bigham (Topeak-Ergon) crushed the course and took her third Leadville 100 victory, and was quick enough to finish 14th overall.