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PHOTOS: La Ruta de los Conquistadores

November 7, 2018

Hundreds of mountain bikers from across the world came to Costa Rica to compete in La Ruta de los Conquistadores last week. After three days of grueling terrain, Josep Betalú came out on top again.

Betalú won the race last year and took the title again on Saturday. Lance Armstrong also competed in the race and finished 12th after overcoming a tough start. Check out some of the best shot from the 2018 Ruta de los Conquistadores.

Roger Abarca Jimenez of Costa Rica crosses a river during Day 1 of the La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 1, 2018 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Anthony Toops of the United States competes in Day 1 of the La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 1, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Racers climb up a hill during day 2 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 2, 2018 in Terramall, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Lance Armstrong of the United States rides in the peloton during the rolling start on Day 3 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 3, 2018 in Limon, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Jeison Cortes Araya (left) and Alexander Ramirez Coto of Costa Rica ride past palm trees during Day 3 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 3, 2018 in Limon, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Rolando Diaz of the United States rides near the beach during Day 3 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 3, 2018 in Limon, Costa Rica. during Day 1 of the La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 1, 2018 in Jaco, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Eric Zinterhofer of the United States carries his bike across a railroad bridge during Day 3 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 3, 2018 in Limon, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP
Mike Kloser of the United States carries his bike across a railroad bridge during Day 3 of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores on November 3, 2018 in Limon, Costa Rica. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

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