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My partner has sponsors so we do not qualify, so here you go.

BC, Canada (April 22, 2005) - For those cross-country riders who dream about competing in one of the most grueling marathon XC races on the planet, Race Face today announced the Ultimate XC Challenge (UXC) - a new online, peer-judged contest that will send two teams of two riders to compete in the 2005 TransRockies with all expenses paid.

Based on the wildly successful Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge, the UXC calls for riders who have chain grease and fork oil in their blood, the unsung heroes of the singletrack, the guys without contracts who grind it out at their day jobs to ride on the weekends for pure love of the sport... to represent Race Face in the 2005 TransRockies.

Riders who believe they are up to the challenge should have a strong race resume, and, more importantly, a Really Good Story (RGS) as to why they should be one of the chosen. The RGS portion needs to be submitted as a 90 second video explaining why they want to take part in one of the most punishing XC races in the world. Submissions must be received by June 15, 2005.

Similar to Ultimate Freeride Challenge, Race Face will take the top team submissions and post them online June 24th, 2005 for their online community to view and vote for which TWO teams should ride for Race Face at the 2005 Trans Rockies.

Winners of The Ultimate XC Challenge will be announced July 8th, 2005.

Once selected - the two teams will be flown to the TransRockies race with all entry fees paid by Race Face. They will be outfitted in Race Face components and clothing and be given Race Face team support throughout the 7 day race.

In the weeks leading up to the TransRockies and throughout the 7 day race, visitors to the Race Face web site will be able to learn more about our teams and follow their progress through daily updates by our support team.

Between flights, accommodations, and entry fees to the contest, the value of the UXC to the winners is over $10,000 per team! Additionally, Race Face, through it's partnerships with TransRockies, Bike Magazine and SMARAG Media and Ride Guide will document the UXC teams' story to the masses with television and magazine coverage!

As our two teams undertake one of the most memorable adventures of their lives, what emotions will they experience? What sort of pain will they endure and what will they learn about themselves? We will soon find out, in the Race Face Ultimate XC Challenge.

To recap the dates to remember:

June 15th - submission deadline

June 24th - selected teams go online for voting

July 8th - UXC winners are announced

August 7-13th - UXC winners compete in the TransRockies

For more information on the Race Face UXC and to download your application form, click through to:

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Teammate needed: Cancer survivor or similar

I'd be interested in forming a team and applying for the sponsored deal. My story is two bouts with cancer in the last year, 1 major surgery I am still coming back from and 2 rounds of chemo last year - looking for someone who has been through hell and back too.

Contact if interested - I can ride long and fast and have a decent amount of endurance racing experience.

Boris has posted a message thread for me regarding my comeback/battles if you want to check it out on the E100 website
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