The Durango native became the first American to win a stage at the Tour de France in 10 years last month. Before he puts his climbing prowess on display again at La Vuelta in Spain, we asked his childhood coach how he learned to power up hills.
With high-elevation, technical terrain, even the most veteran runners find these routes challenging. If you’re not ready for that, use the following breathtaking loops as motivation to train, and train some more, until you are.
Boulder is a trail runner’s paradise, with gorgeous terrain and well-maintained paths that range from a forested loop that gains just 429 feet to a 13.8-mile route that takes you all the way from Chautauqua Park to Eldorado Canyon.