Cycling News — Cole Paton

BIKE CHECK: COLE PATON’S LIFE TIME GP BIKE FLEET

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BIKE CHECK: COLE PATON’S LIFE TIME GP BIKE FLEET

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023 The Giant-supported privateer recently wrapped up a breakout season that saw him score multiple podiums and finish third overall in the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix. Cole Paton had big goals for 2023. As one of the Giant-sponsored privateers focusing on the Life Time Grand Prix series of gravel and marathon XC races, he knew the competition would be tough. He was facing 30 top pro men in the running for the series, selected by race organizers and all chasing a $250,000 purse. To be among the top contenders, everything would have to be perfect, including Cole's...

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PATON WINS U.S. MTB MARATHON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

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PATON WINS U.S. MTB MARATHON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 Giant-sponsored off-road racer Cole Paton won the USA Cycling MTB Marathon National Championship in Auburn, Alabama, taking the title after a close race in the Elite Men’s field. “This is a great next step in my career and I’m honored to now wear the stars-and-stripes jersey for the next year of marathon races,” said Paton after his win. “The pros faced a lot of unexpected challenges in this race and I’m really proud I was able to stay focused and execute my strategy.” Paton, a privateer supported by Giant who specializes in marathon XC and gravel racing in...

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PATON TOP-5 AT LEADVILLE, NOW 3RD OVERALL IN LIFE TIME SERIES!

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PATON TOP-5 AT LEADVILLE, NOW 3RD OVERALL IN LIFE TIME SERIES!

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2023 Giant-sponsored XC and gravel racer Cole Paton scored a top-five finish at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado, moving up to third place overall in the Life Time Grand Prix series after four of seven events. Australian Brendan Johnston, also riding for Giant, put in a strong ride at Leadville as well, finishing in the top-20 and ending the day tied for 13th overall in the Life Time Grand Prix. Paton and Johnston are part of Giant’s new gravel squad, a group of privateers focusing on major North American gravel and XC races. They are supported by...

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