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Ortiz takes first Gravity East Series win

The Gravity East Series finals were held in Plattekille, New York.  Dual slalom racing kicked off the action on Saturday.

In the dual slalom, the big winner was Alejandro Ortiz, who took his first Gravity East victory in either discipline this year. The runner-up was Kyle Karpuska (Von Cooper) with his best Gravity East result of the year. Neko Mulally (Specialized Team America) crashed in the semis, but beat Ben Hulse in the final to take third.

Karen Eagan (Sam Adams Brewery) confirmed her status as 2009 champion by beating Lauren Daney (Inspired Athletes) in the final. Kate Parhiala (Ryde) finished third on the day but scored enough points to take second place in the season standings.

Results

Men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Alejandro Ortiz (Nema/Morpheous - Ecuador)
2Kyle Karpuska (Von Cooper)
3Neko Mulally (Specialized Team America)

Women
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Karen Eagan (Samuel Adams)
2Lauren Daney (Inspired Athletes)
3Kate Parhiala (Ryde)

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.

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