Bermudian cyclists give spirited displays in Vermont racing series
A Bermudian cycling contingent of Nicholas Narraway, Conor White and Liam Flannery produced some encouraging performances in the gruelling Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont last week.
Consisting of four stages in the Pro 1/2 division, Narraway finished in 22nd place in the overall classification in a combined total time of 8hr 23min 48sec.
He was followed closely by CS Velo team-mate White in 23rd in a time of 8hr 24min and 48 sec, with Flannery, who was representing Rio Grande, finishing in 80th place in a total time of 9hr 15min and 12 sec
The first stage, the Warren Individual Time Trial was contested over a distance of 5.7 miles with White taking top honous among the Bermudian trio by finishing 12th in a time of 13.52.92 minutes. Flannery took nearly 30 seconds longer to compete the course to finish in 28th place with Narraway crossing the line nearly a minute behind his compatriot.
Stage two, the Randolph Circuit Race, covered 111 miles and more than 6,000 feet of climbing and White again came out out best of the travelling contigent when finishing 51st with a time of 4hrs 7min and 27 seconds.
Narraway finished 11 places further back and was awarded the same time but Flannery suffered mechanical issues before finishing more than half an hour behind his fellow Bermudians.
The third stage, the Bioracer Mad River Road Race consisted of 76.1-miles with 7,051 feet of elevation and finishied on the summit of the Appalachian Gap, Vermont's highest four-season road.
It was Narraway who came out on top this time, producing a great ride to finish eighth, with White coming in 36th and Flannery finishing 75th after more technical issues
Narraway suffered a flat tyre in the final stage of competition, with White faring best of the three in eighth.