By CINDY CROSBY
The fourteenth annual Downtown Walterboro Criterium held Wednesday May 4 featured the USA Crits Cycling Teams. The popular downtown event featured teams comprised of American and international professional male and female racers, along with both upcoming summer Olympian athletes and amateurs.
At speeds over 30 mph, the races brought much excitement to visitors downtown with thrilling finishes and spills along the curving course. As always, the kids’ race, was popular with all ages, as was the VIP section which featured local food and refreshments.
With 10 laps remaining, Daniel Holloway of Team Alto Velo-Seasucker was running in 13th place. He began making his way to the front of the pack, where he made a final push on the tricky corners and captured the win.
Tina Pic of Pepper Palace Pro Cycling was the winner in the professional women’s division, which turned scary in a late-race crash. Pic finished two bike lengths ahead of Lauretta Hanson of Team Fearless Femme, after a strong finish in the final turn.
The 2016 USA CRITS will finish the series August 20 in West Chester, Pa.
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