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June 1, 2016

Stage Race returned for three days of cycling

The warm, sunny skies stayed relatively clear for racers who came to the region for the Killington Stage Race held May 28 through 30.

Popular with cyclists and spectators alike, the Killington Stage Race is a series of three races structured to cover a variety of terrain and distances set against the scenic landscape of Vermont’s Green Mountains. The races included the Lookout Restaurant and First Stop Sports Circuit Race, an 18-mile circuit with an exciting sprint during every lap; the Champion System Road Race, a 61/76 mile point-to-point race featuring the grueling five mile climb up East Mountain Road; and the Long Trail Brewing Individual Time Trial, an 11-mile course that’s relatively flat for Vermont’s landscape.

For the first time this year, Killington Resort opened many of its summer activities Memorial Day Weekend, including the Mountain Bike Park at Snowshed, a 4,800-foot alpine roller coaster, Skyeride, Terra-Maze and Ropes Course. Coinciding with Stage Race weekend was Killington Ski Club’s Beast of a Bike Swap.

For results, visit killingtonstagerace.com.

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