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Ben Kersten mines gold at the Wells Fargo Twilight Crit in Boise

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Jul. 18, 2010

Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) kept the Aussie train going Saturday evening, winning the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium in Boise, Idaho. Kersten took the bunch sprint ahead of teammate Jonathan Cantwell and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis-Sutter Home).

The racing under the lights of downtown Boise was explosive. A number of moves gained time on the field from the start, including a trio of moves with representatives from V Australia, Jamis, Team Type 1 and Rubicon-Orbea. In the end, though, it was grupo compacto on the bell lap as Kersten and Borrajo’s leadouts battled for position.

The Aussie train won the fight, keeping Kersten and Cantwell on track, and the sophomore strongman delivered the win. The other big winner on the night was Andres, who picked up a $1,000 prize when he registered the fastest of five hot laps late in the race.

Saturday evening marked the 24th running of the Boise twilight race. This year, the event was part of the National Racing Calendar and USA Crits series for men. The action played out on the classic 1km, four-corner rectangle in downtown Boise. Before the race, local resident and Olympic and world champion Kristin Armstrong was recognized by the city when she led a group of riders down a street named in her honor.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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