ALVES IS THE TORTOISE, EVERYONE ELSE IS THE HARE
(August 10, 2013) - - With two-thirds of the season behind us and nine more events to go before the World Finals, it's starting to look like defending World Champion Silvano Alves is going to make it three in a row. He took the lead in Nampa, Idaho, back in April, and extended it by winning the Last Cowboy Standing in May.
Over the summer, he's added to his lead by doing well at Touring Pro and international events. He's turned in more than 30 qualified rides during that span, 25 of those at big events in Brazil. The biggest question at the beginning of the season was whether or not Alves wanted to pursue a third straight title, because it's clear that he's more than capable of accomplishing it.
Almost every rider who competes at a Built Ford Tough Series event is capable of winning it, but winning the World Championship is a marathon, and the healthiest and most consistent riders have a huge advantage. Read Full Article