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Sunday June 7, 1998 - Snowshoe
Snowshoe Road Race

[Snowshoe Time Trial] [Results] [Overall Stage Race Results]

Sunday continued the two day Snowshoe Stage Race road competition. This time the riders raced one another, not the clock. Temperatures never made it out of the lower fifties on Sunday, providing for a second day of brisk winter-like riding in sourthern West Virginia. The cold and the many elevation changes made for one heck of a tough day for the riders.

Paceline
A sleek paceline on top of the Highland Scenic Highway
Citizen riders rode an out and back course starting from the Snowshoe Lodge at the base of the mountain. They made their way up 219 South to the Highland Scenic Highway. This was the turnaround. The rest of the way was all downhill!

Category 1-4 racers competed in an 72 mile race. This too, was an out and back course. The course followed the same start as the Citizens' group, but continued on the Highland Scenic Highway until its junction with Rt. 39 at the Cranberry Wilderness Visitor's Center. The riders fought a fierce headwind pretty much the entire race.

Steve Simpson
Steve Simpson making his break near the Williams River

Steve Simpson, of New York, won the race for the third year in a row. He broke away from a pack of 3-4 riders at the Williams River intersection. As the pack began the next climb away from the river, Simpson took the lead and continued widening the gap between him and the others.

redbike
Fighting the wind at Snowshoe.