The Triple Crown. Three intense mass start point to point races in the midwest. Ore To Shore, Chequamegon, & The Iceman. Marquette, MI - Cable, WI - Traverse City, MI. 48 miles, 40 miles, 28miles. Each race is shorter, but seemingly harder. I have competed in 20 of the point to point races. Officially the Triple Crown has only been around since 2000. This weekend will be the 8th edition of the Ore To Shore. Blogger trivia??? Who created the Triple Crown? Was it me? Chequamegon started in 1983, Iceman started in 1990, and Ore To Shore in 2000. Since the beginning of these races there has been Tour Champions, World Champions, Olympic Athletes, and multiple National Champions.
Here are some impressive Triple Crown Stats...
4 x consecutive Iceman winner Cecilia Potts
3 x consecutive Iceman winner Elise Harrington
3 x consecutive Chequamegon winner Steve Tilford
3 x consecutive Ore To Shore winner Derek Prechtl
4 x Iceman winner Kelli Emmet
3 x Iceman winner Scott Quiring
3 x Iceman winner Steve Tilford
Here are the few elite riders who have managed to pull victories in 2 out of the 3 races
2006 Mike Simonson - Ore To Shore & Iceman
1999 Scott Quiring - Chequamegon & Iceman
1993 Gene Oberpillar - Chequamegon & Iceman
2001 Steve Tilford - Chequamegon & Iceman
2002 Steve Tilford - Chequamegon & Iceman
1995 Jeff Hall Chequamegon & 2003 Ore To Shore
1999 Kyia Malenkovich Chequamegon & 2002 Ore To Shore
2006 Sara Kylander Johnson Ore To Shore & Chequamegon
side note - Sara Kylander Johnson was the first rider who had a chance to win the Triple Crown since I won all three races in 2004 and the Triple Crown was born....she finished 2nd at the Iceman.
Does anyone have the legs to pull it off in 07?