Mumford aggressive in France

Reid Mumford of the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast team scored the most aggressive rider prize and a top ten finish in last week's Criterium de Levallois outside of Paris in France, his team announced Friday. Mumford, 31, was one of four KBS/M riders in the race, along with Jake Keogh, Jonny Sundt and David Veilleux.

"It's been an all out aggressive ride all season long," says Ken Mills, the team's performance manager. "So this is really a fitting way to close out the '09 season. Our guys have put it all out on the road and it shows when we're able to hold our own as a young, growing program against top European teams."

Mumford made an 11-man break and won a series of primes before the break lapped the main field.

"Our team was clearly active in all of the major moves of the day and although we didn't win, taking the most aggressive rider award and finishing top ten in a tough European field is a pretty nice way to go out," adds Mills. "Europe is definitely in our sights for 2009, and we'll be working hard in the off season and during training camp to be ready."

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.