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Grades 9-10 girls' champ Maya Remick (Photo Wes Vear).

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Finn Sweet on his way to the Varsity Boys win (Photo Wes Vear).

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Kehler cheering squad (Photo Wes Vear).

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Charlie Kehler crushing it in the 5th and 6th grade boys race (Photo Wes Vear).

CCDP wins final '18 VTYCL race

Last Updated: 16.Oct.2018

The Craftsbury Cycling Development Program (CCDP) wrapped up their Vermont Youth Cycling League (VTYCL) season last Sunday. They raced under sunny skies on their home course at the Outdoor Center. This crew had a strong performance, with seasoned veterans and MTB racing newbies all joining together to top the team ranking!  

Beginning with the varsity boys, Finn Sweet led the way, winning his 2nd race of the season. Jack Young was 4th, followed closely by Makail Tipton in 5th. Jack and Makail received a shout out from coach Ollie Burruss, as they “went back and forth all season and really made jumps as riders and racers.” In the JV boys’ race, Greyson Davis unfortunately suffered a flat tire and was unable to finish. In the 9th-10th grade girls’ race, Maya Remick, in her first VTYCL race, took the win. In the 9th-10th grade boys’ race, David Moody, also new the VTYCL scene, was 9th. In the 7th-8th grade girls’ race, Amelia Circosta continued her winning ways and topped the podium for her third consecutive VTYCL race. In the 7th-8th grade boys’ race, Orion Cenkl was 2nd, followed by Leo Circosta in 4th. Trevyor Densmore finished 7th, moving up from 12th in last week’s race. Ollie said that the “biggest improvement on the day was Trevyor finishing 7th. That was rad.” In the 5th-6th grade boys’ race, the CCPD was represented by two newcomers, Charlie Kehler in 7th and Max Demaine in 14th. Max got a migraine, which slowed this speed demon down a bit. 

The CCD Program showed its depth and skill by topping the team results over the three-race series. They bested by Mansfield Mountain Riders by 69 points and CVU by 299 points. They did this by winning the team standing at each of the three races. This illustrates the power of a strong team!

Congratulations to these speedsters for endeavoring in to, and making a mark on, a new racing scene! “[I'm] looking forward to seeing how all the kids do after their first year racing bikes,” said Ollie - think we all are! See results from the race here and some pictures over here. Find a whole gallery over here.