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June 1, 2017

Mountainous courses challenge cyclists

Mountainous courses challenge cyclists

KILLINGTON— Over Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of cyclists descended on the region to compete in the annual Killington Stage Race (KSR), a three-day road bike race held May 27-29. The top men’s and women’s cyclists earned $3,000 in prizes.

The first stage of the race, Saturday, May 27, had competitors race 2-4 laps around an 18-mile loop from the base of the Skyeship Gondola to Calvin Coolidge State Park to Plymouth and back. The second stage, Sunday, took cyclists on a 61- or 76-mile course from the Skyeship Gondola, up through Pittsfield, through Barnard to Woodstock, then back. The third stage, Monday, was an 11-mile sprint headquartered at Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners.

Photo by Jerry LeBlond

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