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Massiah, Brown Win Cycling Championship Road Race

The new road race champion is Glenn Massiah. Keeping rather consistent lap times, Massiah rode a smart race and finished almost four minutes ahead of second place finisher Apolinar Acevedo. Cumber Greaux was the third finisher in the 60-mile race in 2:50:55. The airport loop course, which was used in Sunday’s (June 27) time trial race as well, can be quite challenging depending on the wind and sun factors. Although a bit hot, today’s weather was near perfect. Twenty-five cyclists took on the longer-than-usual race distance but only nine riders completed the full ten laps. Expert rider Ferdi Abraham hung on for most of the race as well as his cousin and Sport rider Yves Abraham, who completed eight of the ten laps. Also to be commended is young Apol Acevedo, who finished the entire race, in 2:58:03.

Sue Brown walked off with a trophy (which was almost as tall as she) for her first place finish in the 36-mile women’s race in 1:39:10. Just two minutes back was Sara Gambee, followed by Laverne Fredericksen in third. Laverne, working with Melissa Banuelos for the entire race, nipped her competitor at the line.
The next race on the schedule is the Gladfelter Road Race on July 11 at Rust Op Twist.
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