Lees-McRae Cycling Team Race the Olympic Course
Friday September 8th the Cycling Bobcats headed down to Conyers, Ga for their third straight weekend of racing. The weekend's races were hosted by Georgia Tech at the 1996 Olympic Mountain Bike Park.
Saturday brought a dual slalom race first. In the men's A
race it was the Bobcats taking first, second and third place.
Aaron Bradford came away with his first win of the season. In the
women's A group five Lees-McRae riders moved forward into the final
eight, with Olivia Maurey posting the fastest qualifying time. In
the end LMC finished second, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth. In
the men's B race Paul Davis and Chris Consorto raced for first with
Paul taking the win and Chris coming in at second place.
Saturday evening was the short track race. Once again the A men came away with the win with Will Hoffarth getting his first win of the season with Wes Shirey right on his wheel for second. The Bobcats also took fifth and sixth place. In the women's A race Monique went to the front early and rode away with the win with Kristi Henne finishing in fourth. The women also finished with fifth, ninth and twelfth place. In the men's B race it was again total domination of the field with Chris Consorto riding for the win. The Bobcats swept the top six places.
Sunday morning brought the much anticipated race on the Olympic course. Will Hoffarth completed a fantastic weekend of racing with a dominating win in the men's A race. Will led the entire way. Robert Jameson rode his best race of the year and finished second and Wes Shirey completed the sweep with third place. In the women's A race Mo finished in second with the Bobcats capturing fifth, sixth, and tenth place. In the men's A race Chris Consorto completed his sweep of the weekend by riding away with the race. Paul Davis followed him in second, Chris Pickeral in third, Sean Condron in fourth and Steve Solt in fifth.
The Bobcats enjoy a well deserved weekend off as they prepare for their home race September 23 and 24. Come out and cheer for your home town team