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ACCC | February 20, 2017

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ACCC: Virginia Tech Race Weekend

ACCC: Virginia Tech Race Weekend
Trevor Holmes

NEW CASTLE, VA – It was a tough weekend of racing in the ACCC at Virginia Tech with rolling hills, punchy climbs, and a criterium that was hard and fast. The Men’s A road race was filled with breakaways, chases, and more breakaways. On the last lap George Garvick (ASU) managed to make a break and come across the finish line solo. Bryan Lewis (UVA) and Evan Lang (VCU) brought the pack in at second and third. Women’s A Nina Laughlin (ASU) managed a win at the road race this weekend.

Team time trials proved difficult with rolling hills and a little bit of wind. The Men’s A field was close with Duke in the lead by twelve seconds, ASU and VT only 3 seconds apart. Women’s A had UNC Chapel Hill ahead of ASU by thirty seconds. Enjoying a great grass fed beef burger grilled on location completed the road race and TTT!

Virginia Tech, once again, hosted a great criterium with a punchy climb into the finish line. Men’s A started with Evan Lang (VCU) and Corey Davis (JMU) off the front with a six second lead in the first lap. Ten minutes into the race and they had fifty seconds on the field. At twenty minutes, of the seventy-five minute race, Evan and Corey had worked together to lap the field. It didn’t end there as a break started with Evan, Corey, George Garvick (ASU), and David Fuentes (GMU) and they gained a twenty second advantage on the field. With 10 laps to go George attacked giving himself a considerable lead and securing third place. The sprint between Evan and Corey ended with Evan Lang winning by a wheel length. Women’s A started fast with everyone taking a turn on the front pushing the pace hard. Nina Laughlin was in the lead as they took the last turn with Adelaide Tillinghast (American University) and Tate Devlin (UNCW) close behind. Adelaide and Tate managed to push hard on the final stretch securing first and second place with Tess Senty (WVU) close behind for third.

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.