Sornson earns win number three setting up a showdown with Carey
2008 NUE Champion, Cheryl Sornson (Team CF), added one more win to the two she claimed earlier this this year. They include a win over the defending women’s champion, Amanda Carey (Kenda/Felt) at the series opener at Cohutta, along with her more recent win at the Wilderness 101 in Pennsylvania.
Sornson was the only woman who finished in sub nine hours at 8:58:36. “Winning the race now has me set up to do battle at the Fool’s Gold 100 in Georgia,” she said.
Barclay rolled into second at 9:14:02, after riding much of the race with third-place finisher Karen Potter (MTBRacenews.com) and Kathleen Harding (Team CF).
“Cheryl started really strong, as always, and was gone from the very beginning,” said Potter, from Shrewsbury, MA. “The middle of the course gets really bogged down with slow-riding singletrack and some tough steep climbs.”
Brenda Simril (Motor Mile Racing) who currently holds second place in the point standings following three second-place finishes this year, rolled into fourth place 9:50:15 with Elizabeth Allen (Danielson Adventure Sports) of Willimantic, CT and Masters racer Susan Lynch (Union Velo) of Medfield, MA rounding out fifth and sixth place.