WILMINGTON -Jeremiah Bishop of Harrisonburg, Va. was the first rider to cross the finish line, taking top honors in the inaugural Wilmington/Whiteface 100K mountain bike race (WW100), held June 19, in Wilmington.
Bishop raced past the field of 231 cyclists in three hours, 33 minutes, 34.07 seconds.
Sunday's 57-mile long, out and back race covering the towns of Wilmington, Jay, Keene and Lewis took the cyclists up and down Jay Mountain and Saddleback before returning to Whiteface where a 2,501 foot climb awaited for them before crossing the finish line.
The women's field was led by Susan Lynch, (Medfield, Mass.). The 51-year-old spinning instructor was clocked in 4:51:14.94.
Nicole LaPlante of Peru was second, reaching the bottom of Whiteface Mountain in 4:59:49.52.
Sunday's race qualified 100 cyclists for the Aug. 13 Leadville 100 MTB (LT 100), in Leadville, Colo. Fifty were allocated based on age-group performance and the other 50 were distributed by a drawing among the finishers who met the time standard that is specific to each qualifying event.
Local finishers included:
Mens: David Mccahill (Lake Placid) sixth (3:52:42.39); Allan Rego (Lake Placid) eighth (3:57:00.99); Adam St. Germain (Burlington, Vt.) 16th (4:06:22.47); Christopher Fey (Keene Valley) 37th (4:29:05.69); Bob Olden (Chestertown) 44th (4:31:59.90); Dana Van Dorn (Lake Placid) 47th (4:33:25.73), Ryan Short (Lake Placid) 53rd (4:26:50.21); Robert Gover (Queensbury) 57th (4:39:33.23); Robert Tysen (Lake Placid) 58th (4:40:00.93); Shane Kramer (Lake Placid) 61st (4:41:49.21); Andrew Laplante (Peru) 67th (4:47:15.62); Alexander Goff (Lake Placid) 83rd (5:06:08.99); William McGreevy (Wilmington) 84th (5:06:33.00); William Amoriell (Peru) 103rd (5:21:55.15), Ashton Momot (Plattsburgh) 104th (5:23:04.90); Brian Delaney (Lake Placid) 114th (5:28:49.17); Donnie Girard (Rutland, Vt.) 127th (5:45:51.82); Chris Mazder (Saranac Lake) 132nd (5:52:20.23); Mike Kazmierczak (Jay) 148th (6:29:40.67); Bob Ketchell (Wilmington) 151st (6:31:06.38); Kevin Crowl (Upper Jay) 156th (6:45:08.93); Harold Schmidt (Lake Placid) 160th (6:56:41.84).
Womens:Nicole Laplante (Peru) second (77th overall) (4:59:49.52); Christine Lennan (Lake Placid) 13th (147th) (6:26:20.03).
For more information about the Whiteface/Wilmington 100K, log onto www.whitefaceregion.com, or http://www.leadvillequalifiers.com/wilmington/wilmington.