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ACCC | September 26, 2017

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ACCC: Duke Road Race Weekend

ACCC: Duke Road Race Weekend
Trevor Holmes

DURHAM, NC — This weekend presented rainy, cold, and windy weather for the ACCC races hosted by Duke. Women’s A enjoyed a rainy start and Nina Laughlin (ASU) managed a strong first place with Adelaide Tillinghast (American University) finishing second.Men’s A started out with a strong break by Virginia Tech and UNCW gaining up to 1 minute on the field for most of the race. The teams worked together to reel them in on lap 7 and allowed Chris Jones (VCU) to make a counter attack. Taylor Pearman (VT) followed on his wheel and they quickly put 45 seconds on the field. Pearman counter attacked Jone on the final climb to the finish to take first place.

The Ninth Street Derby was once again a great venue for racing, with a headwind on the back stretch it made things interesting. Men’s B was a fast hard crit with multiple crashes in turns 1 and 2. Jonathan Taylor (ASU) created a break with Luke Woodward (VT) within the first few laps. The break held for most of the race with the field getting broke up by the first crash just out of turn 2. Multiple teams managed to bridge the gap and Carter Harris (UNCW) took the win. Men’s A began a fast race with a few rain drops and stronger winds. Stephen Vogel (Wake Forest) took the win with NCSU and VT close behind.Women’s A proved a day for American University’s Adelaide Tillinghast when she crossed the line ahead of Tess Senty (WVU) and Nina Laughlin.

Story Credits
Written by Trevor Holmes and originally posted on usacycling.org. Read more about all the USA Cycling conferences in USA Cycling’s Weekly Collegiate Race Recap.

Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference
The Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) is a collection of cycling clubs representing colleges and universities from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. We are one of eleven conferences that make up the collegiate program of USA Cycling, the national governing body of cycling in the United States. Our athletes compete in road, mountain, and cyclocross racing throughout the academic year at the conference level with hopes of qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. For more information, please check out the ACCC website.