Tag Archives: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by pressrelease.
Anthem Sports of Cambridge, NY and the Art Longsjo Foundation announce a preliminary agreement to bring the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic cycling race back to the calendar for American cycling for 2013 and beyond. Anthem Sports – organizers of the popular Tour of the Battenkill in Cambridge, NY – are to add the event to their [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by pressrelease.
The 52nd Annual Longsjo Classic has been cancelled due to low rider registration numbers. “This is a heart wrenching decision,” said Ed Collier, race director for one of the oldest and largest stage races in North America. “I believe it was a perfect storm that contributed to anemic rider numbers.” After moving to a one-day [...]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by lyne.
Starting out as a one-day race dedicated to the memory of Art Longsjo, over a half-century ago, the Longsjo Classic will return to its roots and again become a one-day race for the 52nd edition. “While we are reducing the number of days of racing, it will allow us to pack the energy, excitement, and [...]
Posted on 05. Jul, 2010 by lyne.
The heat was on. Not only did the temperature reached the 3-digit range with an extra 23 degrees added for good measure on the tarmac for the men’s race, but only 6 seconds separated the top 3 on GC. All yellow jersey David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) had to do was to make sure that neither [...]
Posted on 04. Jul, 2010 by lyne.
Jeremy Vennell (BISSELL) set the fastest time at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Time Trial with David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) taking over the lead with one stage to go. In the women’s race, Alison Shanks (New Zealand National Team) was the fastest with Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) still leading the race.
Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 by lyne.
Passeron attacks. Frenchman Aurélien Passeron (Garneau Club Chaussures) attacked a large breakaway group in the final mile and a half of the 98-mile Wachusett Mountain Road Race to solo to victory in stage 2 of the Fitchburg Lonsjo Classic. David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) finished second at 16 seconds back and Paul Mach (BISSELL) was third [...]
Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by lyne.
By a whisker. On one side you had Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinting out of a break, on the other Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) sprinting out of the pack that had chased down the break. The location, the final uphill dash to the finish line of the 74-mile stage 1 of the Firtchburg-Longsjo Classic, [...]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2010 by lyne.
Even though the race is hurting for money, the 51st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is back in its traditional spot, the Fourth of July weekend. In a break from tradition, the second oldest race on the NRC has changed the sequence of racing in the four-day stage race, which now gets under way with the challenging [...]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2010 by lyne.
Some race news. Funding for Tour of Missouri is “on track”, Fitchburg-Longsjo launches new fund drive, Tour of New York news. Recap of NRC and Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Standings.
Posted on 04. Jul, 2009 by lyne.
Canadian Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) attacked with 500 meters to go while the dwindled field was fighting their way up the final climb on the 110-mile (176-km) Wachusett Mountain Road Race at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic “I took off and nobody followed.” said Dionne, winner of the Ville de Quebec circuit race at Tour [...]