Rider Highlight: Sonja Johnson secures win at Tour de Big Bear Grand Tour – 70 mile Female

Sonja not only took the win at Tour de Big Bear, but she essentially took it from the gun- crusher! Here’s her story:
On August 4th I competed in the 70 mile distance of the annual Tour de Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, CA. Right from the gun, I took an early lead and never looked back. Having spent several weeks living and training in Big Bear this summer, I used my ‘home field’ advantage and high altitude fitness to take the overall win and finished 3rd in the Women’s QOM, a 7 mile timed segment up the iconic Onxy Summit (elev 8400′). I worked closely with Coach Adam this season to adjust my power and intensity levels when training at altitude and back at home at sea level. He had me not just well prepared with fitness, but the proper knowledge to be most efficient at any altitude.