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303Endurance Podcast

Jul 9, 2022

Welcome to Episode #343 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. Y

Scott Mercier born January 24, 1968 is an American former cyclist on The US Postal Team in 1997 where he participated in a grand tour in the 1997 Vuelta a España. He also competed in the team time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics


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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Scott Mercier
  • Endurance News
    • Tour de France Standings
    • Challenge Roth Results
  • What's new in the 303
    • Boulder Peak Race Sunday
  • Video of the Week
    •  Kristian Blummenfelt: Hurts More to Lose


Feature Interview:

Scott Mercier born January 24, 1968 is an American former cyclist on The US Postal Team in 1997 where he participated in a grand tour in the 1997 Vuelta a España. He also competed in the team time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

  • Win True
  • 2 dads
  • Graduated HS same year as me
  • Valedictorian and Berkley
  • 1997 living in Europe. Were you living with/near Greg Lemond in Belgium?
  • "Saturn to Postal - being in the right place at the right time" -- what did you mean by that?
  • Darren Baker - 100% sure some guys wouldn't make it in the peloton without the doctors. Is that still true today?
  • Sister Lorraine's wedding



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Endurance News:


2022 Tour de France and standings

The 2022 Tour de France is the ongoing 109th edition of the Tour de France. It started in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1 July[2] and will end with the final stage at Champs-Élysées, Paris on 24 July.[3] The race will be followed by the first edition of the Tour de France Femmes, which will have its first stage on the final day of the Tour.



Challenge Roth Results

Challenge Roth 2022 results: Danish delight for Magnus Ditlev - Elite News - TRI247

At just 24 years of age and in in only his second full distance start, Denmark’s Magnus Ditlev proved (again) that he is far more than an uber-biker, producing an impressive all-round performance to claim victory at the DATEV Challenge Roth 2022.


Off the bike together with the legend Jan Frodeno, the German legend had to withdraw in the first 3km of the run with a recurrence of the Achilles injury that took him out of the IRONMAN World Championship in St George.


That, however, should not detract in any way from the Dane’s performance today. He finished just nine seconds short of the, at the time, world best time that Jan himself had set here six years ago – and more than nine minutes ahead of defending Roth champion and twice IRONMAN World Champion, Patrick Lange.

Challenge Roth | TriRating Results


What's New in the 303:

Boulder Peak Sunday

The Boulder Peak Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike on July 10th is one of the countries longest and most well-known triathlons.  For the veteran or first time racer, this is THE can’t miss event of the summer triathlon season, and the crown jewel of the Colorado Triathlon Series. Racers are tackling the infamous “Olde Stage” Hill, boasting an average 15% grade on their way to the finish line!  This race has earned it's spot on more than a couple notable “Best Triathlons in America” lists.  In 2017, the Boulder Peak was listed as one of the top 15 most amazing triathlons in the United States by The Culture Trip!


Yesterday the temperature came in at a perfect 71 degrees!

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Video of the Week:

The Perfect Year? 🤯 Kristian Blummenfelt: Hurts More to Lose


Upcoming Guests:

Mark Allen. 6x IRONMAN World Champion, GOAT, The Grip, ESPN Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, First Olympic Distance World Champion, USA Triathlon and Ironman Hall of Fames.



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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!