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Wilton Cyclist Amy Bevilacqua Wins Vermont Race

Wilton's Amy Bevilacqua, center, stands atop the podium after winning the Green Mountain Stage Race Sunday in Vermont.
Wilton's Amy Bevilacqua, center, stands atop the podium after winning the Green Mountain Stage Race Sunday in Vermont. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Green Mountain Stage Race

WILTON, Conn. – Wilton’s Amy Bevilacqua won the General Classification division of the Green Mountain Stage Race over the weekend in the Mad River Valley section of Vermont.

The race is the largest Pro-Am Stage race east of the Mississippi, according to the race website, and features the top cyclists from the United States and Canada. Bevilacqua finished in 6:31:48, finishing 24 seconds ahead of runner-up Lex Albrecht. Beth Rui finished third, 4:35 behind Bevilacqua.

The turning point came on the 67-mile third stage of the race. The  grueling, hilly course in the “App Gap” proved pivotal as Bevilacqua won by more than a minute. She was also tied for first in the first stage of the race. With the lead after the third stage, Bevilacqua raced cautiously during the fourth and final stage, a 25-lap criterium in Burlington, to hold on for the win.

Bevilacqua won Category 3/4 last year at the race. She won the New York City Triathlon in 2012, and finished second in the race this summer.

Complete results of the Green Mountain Stage Race are online .

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