Lamprey Cycling Team was out in full force at the City Cycle 17 in Pottsville, Pa. winning medals across the board. The largest victory came from Joe Pigga who took home the overall victory in the men’s race with a commanding lead over defending champ Jared Fenstermacher. Lamprey cyclist Christopher Garges rounded out the podium taking 3rd, just 2 seconds behind Fenstermacher.
The race was a local event, sponsored by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and The Republican-Herald. Crowds were large along the 17 mile, five lap, race which featured a steep hill near the finish in the western end of Pottsville Pennsylvania. The race itself came down to a select group of 8 riders on the final lap with Pigga being surrounded by several teammates. Coming into the final turn, Pigga attacked from the select group and Fenstermacher was unable to follow the acceleration, sealing Pigga’s victory.
The wins didn’t stop there. Lamprey won several age group category races with Jonathan Ruiz winning the 30 – 34 age group and Greg Ahnert winning the 45 – 49 age group. Lamprey Cycling also had an exciting day with brilliant results in the kid races. In the 4 and under race, Amaris Ruiz came 3rd, while Ella Ahnert won the 7 – 8 category. Ashley Ahnert also got a win, winning the 9 – 11 category while Autumn Garges took 3rd. In the boys’ races, Joshua Garges won the 7 – 8 race while Alexander Ahnert got 2nd in the boys ages 5 – 6 race.
For more details and some great picture please visit The Republican-Herald’s story on the race.