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Nothstein Takes Manhattan – New York City Cycling Championship

Marty Nothstein of the Navigators Cycling Team took home the honors in Monday’s prestigious New York City Cycling Championship, in downtown NY City. Battling a star-studded field for 100Km (62Miles), Marty executed a perfectly timed sprint to take the top spot in front of a large NY crowd estimated at 100,000 and a live ABC-7/TV broadcast.

Marty and teammates Siro Camponogara and Ciaran Power were in a 22-man breakaway that formed after just 10 of the 50 laps were completed. With representation from all of the major teams, including 4 from Prime Alliance/TIAA-CREF as well as several from the US Postal and Once squads, the motivation to keep the pace high was apparent. However, with just 12 laps remaining in the race, the front group, now down to 18, was only 28-seconds in front of the dwindling main peloton. With the threat coming from behind, Marty counter-attacked after an attack by US Postal’s Antonio Cruz was reeled in. Going after Marty was Cruz and Saturn’s Chris Horner, and for a couple of laps it looked like they might stay away from their ex-breakaway partners.

A number of attacks and counters brought the leaders back together and made the pace high again, and with 5-to-go it was clear that the winner would come from this group. With 1.5 laps remaining in the race, the Navigators’ main lead-out man, Ciaran Power, flatted, leaving the job up to Siro Camponogara. Having a quick sprint himself, Siro delivered Marty to 300-meters where the legs of the Olympic Sprint Champion took over. From there to the line it was all Nothstein, delivering the win in front of a large Navigators Insurance contingent. Viktor Repinski (Saturn) finished in 2nd with David Clinger (Prime Alliance/TIAA-CREF) in 3rd.

– Reported by Team Navigators –

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