Wilmington Team Placid Planet’s first running of the Wilmington-Whiteface Race Weekend on May 31 and June 1, an event that incorporated the inaugural Wilmington Circuit Race and the 7th annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race, was a big success in the view of the approximately 200 cyclists who competed.
The first day’s circuit race was contested on a deceptively tough course around Wilmington in cool, but otherwise perfect, weather.
Steve Francisco of Williston, VT and the Dealer.com Cycling Team took first place in the Pro/Category 1/2/3 race, the top class men’s race, finishing the 57 miles in a time of 2:10:46, and Emma White of Delanson and the Hot Tubes Junior Development Cycling Team took top honors in the Women’s 1/2/3 race, finishing the 39 mile course in 1:48:07.
The White family had a typically successful day, with Emma’s brother Curtis White, like his sister, a multi-time national champion, finishing fifth in the men’s race riding for the CCB Racing Team, and younger brother Harrison, 13 years old, taking third place in the Boys 15-16 race riding for Bayhill Capital presented by Corner Cycle.
Top North Country finishers included:
Nick Seleni of Saranac Lake (Team Placid Planet) with a 2nd place and Jason Amoriell of Peru (also Team Placid Planet) with a 4th in the Men’s Category 4/5 event, Bruce Beauharnois (Peru/Farm Team Elite Cycling) with 3rd in the Men’s Category 3/4 event, Rosanne Van Dorn (Lake Placid/Farm Team Elite Women’s Cycling) with 4th in the Women’s 1/2/3 race, Bridgette Deeney of Henderson (Team Placid Planet) with 2nd in the Jr. Girl’s 15-18, Susanna Piller of Keene (Finkraft Cycling Team) with 1st in the Masters Women 40+, and Donna Moody of Lake Placid (Team Placid Planet) with 2nd in the Masters Women 50+. Bill McGreevy of Wilmington and Team Placid Planet, one of the race’s organizers, placed 5th in the Men’s Masters 50+ race and Colin Delaney of Lake Placid (High Peaks Cyclery) was one of the animators of the Men’s 3/4 race, riding for four of the five laps in a two-man breakaway.