Weekend Roll: Electric City Classic
During a time when we seem to be losing races as a faster pace than new events come to fruition, having a new national level criterium pop up within a few hours of New York City is a big deal. When we saw the course for the inaugural Electric City Classic we were even more intrigued by what was brewing in Scranton, PA. Learning that our friends from from Long Tail Creative, the same folks behind Reading Radsport Festival, were leading the charge assured us that the ECC was going to be something special. While schedule conflicts kept us from experiencing the race first hand, our friends on the media team for the race shared some great imagery of the 2019 edition that helped convinced us to mark this one down as an early featured event on the TBD race calendar. For more on how the inaugural Electric City Classic played out, head over to the race website for the full race report.
The pro women's race was all strung out down Lackawana Ave in Scranton
Eventual race winner, Oliva Rae, wasn't afraid to put her nose in the wind to maintain good position throughout the race
The Pro Women navigate one of ten corners in downtown Scranton
Turn one was able to be taken all out
Olivia Rae takes the win over pre race favorite Sam Schneider
Clayton Travis stayed attentive and was able to get in to the race winning move
Thomas Gibbons of Automatic Racing navigates one of the ten corners in downtown Scranton. Gibbons went on to take the field sprint for 3rd
A late race pileup in the Pro Men's field made for an exciting final few laps in the peloton
Bryan Gomez driving the winning move in the Pro Men's race
layton Travis stayed attentive and was able to get in to the race winning move
The Pro Men's field fans across the road with one lap to go
Bryan Gomez crosses the line on Wyoming Ave to take the Pro win
The Pro Women's starting grid organizing before the start of the Electric City Classic Criterium
Pro Women dive into the first of ten turns in the technical and fast criterium course
Olivia Ray celebrates her Pro Women's race win
1st - Olivia Ray, 2nd - Samantha Schneider, 3rd - Colleen Gulick
Pro Men kick off on their way to over 200 high speed turns
Bryan Gomez wins the first inaugural Electric City Classic Pro Men's Criterium
Bryan Gomez celebrates a hard earned victory before collecting his winner's jersey
1st - Bryan Gomez, 2nd - Clayton Travis, 3rd - Thomas Gibbons
Our latest Weekend Roll takes a look at the inaugural Electric City Classic Criterium in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a gallery of the fast paced and action filled pro fields courtesy of the race media team.
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