continued In only his third-ever mountain bike race, 2010 Olympic Nordic Combined champion Bill Demong (Vermontville) finished fifth overall. Demong, whose first career mountain bike race was the LT100 last year, where he was 34th, finished in 4:42:32.67.
“That was brutal,” he said afterward. “Coming down Whiteface, I was saying I’m going to be happy when this is over. I’m super psyched that I finished fifth. I was under the impression that this was a 62-mile long race and I learned only this morning that the race was actually closer to 70-miles that was a little shocking.”
Seventy of Sunday’s athletes are now making plans to race in the Aug. 11 LT100. Thirty-five of the LT100 qualifying spots were awarded based on performance in each division for men and women, and the other 35 were distributed randomly from a pool of all racers, who finished under the maximum cutoff time, which was eight hours.
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