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Drew Palmer-Leger wins Idaho’s North American Enduro Cup mountain bike race

Drew Palmer-Leger won first place in the Expert Men's 21-34-year-old category

KELLOGG, Idaho — Cowbells, costumes and corn snow were the name of the game when Park City’s Drew Palmer-Leger won at the North American Enduro Cup race on Saturday and Sunday June 21-22 at Silver Mountain Ski Resort.

GoPro footage from Drew Palmer-Leger in Idaho.
A screenshot from Palmer-Leger’s race footage. Photo: Drew Palmer-Leger via YouTube

Palmer-Leger is a dedicated and talented action sports photographer and videographer. Footage of a full race run, filmed with Palmer-Leger’s GoPro, is available here

Growing up in both Idaho and Park City, he feels at home entering this race as a stop on the circuit each year, among other bike events.

“Despite the wild weather, it was an unforgettable weekend of racing.” Palmer-Leger wrote in a social media post.

This Enduro Cup-style of all out riding gets him more up to speed than when he, in the last decade, cross country ski raced, then evolved to coaching for the Park City Ski and Snowboard team. As he biked alongside the summer roller skiers, he didn’t get to pedal at his fastest like he did in Kellogg over the weekend.

The winter wax guru’s skills are missed by the team, a group of Park City athletes who are rooting him on from afar.  

North American Enduro Cup races feature a level of difficulty that can challenge every rider, the endurance required, and the technicality of the pro course is designed to prepare riders to race at an international level event. “You will cover a lot of ground, you will climb a lot of vert, and you will do a ton of descending,” said event organizers. 

With Double Black Diamond trails, they do not offer a beginner category because of the both the technicality and length of this race.

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