Three U.S. riders claimed medals at the 2014 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships.
Lillian Pfluke (Wilmington, Del.) earned the first U.S. medal on Aug. 24, when she finished second in the women’s 55-59 cross-country competition in 1:30:21, nine minutes and 57 seconds behind winner Essi Laub Christensen of Denmark. Chile’s Valerie Coxhead took bronze in 1:56:02.
On the same day, Lars Tribus (Milford, N.J.) claimed the second silver medal for the U.S. in the men’s 40-44 downhill, crossing in 4:22.720. Tim Ponting of Great Britain earned gold in 4:07.631, while France’s Gael Gougne took bronze in 4:28.597.
Steve Agronick (Villages, Fla.) climbed the third step of the men’s 70+ cross-country podium on Aug. 25 after completing the 14-kilometer course in 1:45:19, finishing behind Brazil’s Valdemar Soares, who took gold in 1:28:28, and France’s Guy Durand, who finished second in 1:42:24.