Lori Nedescu was the first woman to finish. The Columbus, Ohio, native finished with a time of 2:31.37.6.
Nedescu originally registered to ride the 100-mile course, but became impressed with the difficulty of the 50-mile course. She was also impressed with the area, especially the scenery.
It was her first Blood, Sweat and Gears ride.
“It was awesome, beautiful,” Nedescu said. “It ended up being a gorgeous day. The climbs were gorgeous and the climbs hurt my legs, which was a lot of fun. The descents are a little tricky, but nothing too bad.”
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