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By VeloNews Interactive
With no National Racing Calendar races on the schedule over Labor Day, the U.S. peloton was split between a number of races across the country. In addition to the Green Mountain race in Vermont, a number of top riders headed to the US10k in Marietta, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, on Monday. Navigators came away with the win, with Glen Mitchell soloing away before the finish to beat Zaxby’s Max Finkbiener.
Held in conjunction with the US10k running race and a weekend sports and entertainment festival, the cycling race offered a prize list of $10,000 and drew a number of top names, including Jonas Carney (Prime Alliance), Graeme Miller (NetZero) and Mike Sayers (Mercury). Midway through the race, however, it was Mitchell, Finkbiener, Shane Martin (DeFeet-LeMond) and Chris Foster (Cycles d’Oro) breaking clear of the lead group.
On the last of 11 laps, Mitchell and Finkbiener attacked, and then, on the final hill before the finish, Mitchell got away and soloed to the win on the downhill finish of the 62-mile race. Finkbiener took second, with Foster third ahead of Martin.
1. Glen Mitchell, Navigators, 62 miles in 2:13:25;
2. Max Finkbiener, Zaxby’s, at 0:18;
3. Chris Foster, Cycles de Oro, at 0:45;
4. Shane Martin, Defeet/LeMond, s.t.;
5. Graeme Miller, Net Zero, at 1:18;
6. Luke Stockwell, Zaxby’s, s.t.;
7. Shawn Willard, Defeet/LeMond, at 1:22;
8. Brad Price, Compaq;
9. Andrew Crater, RealityBikes.com;
10. Chris Harkey, Defeet/LeMond, all s.t.;
11. Jesse Lawler, Zaxby’s, at 1:38;
12. Mike Sayers, Mercury;
13. David Irving, Porterfield Tire;
14. Justin Gilmore, Zaxby’s;
15. Frank Van Haesebroucke, Navigators;
16. Jonas Carney, Prime Alliance;
17. Alex Palencia, Mercy Fitness;
18. Joey Coddington, Cane Creek;
19. Curtis Baker, AutoTrader.com;
20. Joel Chavez, Cycle Science, all s.t.;