MIT Cycling returned from yet another weekend race with a victory. The Engineers are having one of their best road cycling seasons in recent years: four weeks into an eight-week season, MIT has a commanding division lead of nearly 300 points over Bucknell University, as well as the overall lead by 50 points.
The team competed at the Tour de Troy race at RPI the last weekend of spring break and came away with almost double the points of the second-place team. The team performance was led by a dominant showing of the women’s squad, with riders Laura R. Ralston G and Katie J. Quinn G placing first and second, respectively, in the women’s A road race and first and third, respectively, in the women’s A criterium. Other notable finishes were by Christina M. Birch G and Andrew C. Lysaght G, who both nearly won all of the races in which they competed. Adam P. Bry G won the men’s B road race, Zachary A. LaBry G scored points in the competitive men’s A time trial, and Shaena R Berlin ’13 got second place in the women’s B time trial.
This weekend MIT co-hosts races with Tufts University and Boston University. The Boston Beanpot race will take place Sunday at the Tufts campus starting at 8 a.m. Over 20 MIT racers will be competing. More information about the race is available at http://cycling.mit.edu/beanpot/.