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Cycle News 2019 Issue 49 December 49

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Kepple Captures Tecate Enduro Win N oah Kepple topped the field at the 2019 running of the Los Ancianos MC Tecate Enduro aboard his 3Bros./SRT Husqvarna to take the overall win for the third time in the last four years, regaining his crown in the Baja event from 2018 winner Gary Sutherlin. JT Baker claimed second overall, leaving Sutherlin to collect third after losing valu- able time in the third loop due to a run-in with some barbwire. Kepple was eager to not only claim the win, but to go toe to toe with his archrival, Suther- lin, and "beat him straight up" without injuries or mechanical is- sues that have factored into their results in past years. After two of the three treacherous loops, the duo was only separated by a minute and a half, leaving it all to play for in the longest and most technical test. Kepple got out to a great start from the second row and opened the loop, running what he felt was IN THE WIND P28 Noah Kepple was able to regain his crown at the Tecate Enduro, taking his career-third overall win at the 2019 event. PHOTOS: SCOTT PENWARDEN After tangling with barb wire, Sutherlin's hopes of winning faded away. He was still able to collect third on the day.

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