Yes, that's George Hincapie in front but check out who is behind him, Lori Nedescu, who while finishing an impressive 33rd overall, won the ladies' division with an average speed of 20.58 at this weekend's Blood, Sweat & Gears event. Weather cut the route from 100 miles down to 50 but did not appear to cut into the turnout much as 876 cyclists participated The local paper, WautagaDemocrat, had this quote:
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.”
The entire article can be found here: http://www.wataugademocrat.com/sports/carpisassi-wins-blood-sweat-and-gears-ride/article_b4eaa15a-5f26-5b68-90e3-51162acd076a.html?mode=jqm
Meanwhile, some of the local guys did well too, just not as well, with Marty Sedluk in 5th and Luke Russell in 6th place. Fred Matute of New Albany was in 9th, Steve Fields in 46th. Because the route had been shortened, the pace was quickened as Marty had an average end of ride speed of 21.93.
6/29/2015 08:58:15 am
That's really awesome. Some super strong riders on the Yankees!
6/29/2015 12:15:43 pm
Fred Matute is actually from Florida, we picked up his packed for him so things got messed up a little. We ended up spending time with a lot of the Florida riders who a happy to take a break from the hot Florida weather.
6/29/2015 11:40:28 pm
That name had me scratching my head but did not want to leave out a person deserving of mention.
6/30/2015 12:45:05 am
Congratulations Lori! That is awesome; oh, and you guys did well too!
6/30/2015 02:20:50 am
Congrats Lori, I'm so jealous... you got to ride behind Hincapie. That's awesome!
8/11/2015 01:00:40 am
Marty ride really strong like a champ. Thanks for your support Marty. I hope to go next year for the 100 miles :-)
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