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48th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
June 12, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:27 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 12, 2007

On June 28, nearly 800 cyclists are expected to roll into North Central Massachusetts for the 48th...

On June 28, nearly 800 cyclists are expected to roll into North Central Massachusetts for the 48th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. The race is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Longsjo, the United States first same-year dual (winter and summer) Olympian. Riders from across the United States and around the globe will compete in eight different categories for a total prize pool of US$53,500.

The racing starts with a 6.2 mile race against the clock on June 28 with the Royal Plaza Time Trial. The TT is followed on Friday with the Fitchburg State College Circuit Race, a 3.1 mile loop through the hilly streets of Fitchburg, with the pro men racing 78-miles and the pro women racing 40-miles.

On Saturday, the racing continues with the pro men riding a total of 104-miles in the Wachusett Mountain Road Race, a grueling 11-mile course through Princeton center with a spectacular finish at the 2,000-foot summit of Wachusett Mountain.

The race will conclude on Sunday, July 1, with the Workers' Credit Union Criterium. This fast-paced, exciting race runs right past the Longsjo Memorial on a 0.9-mile loop through historic downtown Fitchburg.

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