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Plattekill DH #6/GES Finals Results

ROXBURY, N.Y. ( - Gravity East Series wrapped up today at Plattekill Mountain with over 200 Downhill entries. Early morning looked grim with a constant drizzle of rain that turned the course super slick and added to the already muddy spots on the course. With the abundant amount of shale rock here at Plattekill, a little rain doesn't totally destroy a course.

Practice started early this morning with the race begining at 11am. Conditions at the top of the mountain varied greatly from conditions at the finish line. Cold temperatures and strong win had everyone huddled around a fire pit at the top. Those that had just washed their bikes before getting on the lift had frozen water on the surface of their bikes when they got to the start area.

Pros had first pick of the course followed by the experts. Before the Sport/Beginners started, the collegiate racers were let down the course. Following the higher classes of the collegiate series the courses were switched to allow the Sport/Beginner course to compete. Army cadets from the Westpoint provided exellent support as course marshals to switch the courses over between classes.

Pro Men:
1. Jurgen Beneke 03:29.993 OLD World Plaster
2. Derrick Nobman 03:33.789 Ninety Degrees/Ironhorse
3. Shaums March 03:35.650 Marin/MMR
4. Justin Brown 03:41.719
5. Jason Memmelaar 03:42.065

Pro Women:
1. Karen Eagan 04:30.890 Vitamin Water
2. Vicki Koch 04:54.251 Team CMI/Bike Shop/SIC
3. Hillary Elgert 05:34.860 Fix/SIC/Racers Edge
4. Isabel Georgian 05:47.242 Azonic
5. Kathi Krause 06:06.945 Azonic

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Posted on Oct 14, 2007 21:04:07 -0400 by Brady.