Cycling team wins ECCC title

Quinn and Bry earn individual season leader jerseys

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Four MIT riders in prime position fight for intermediary sprint points.
Kenneth C. Cheung
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The MIT cycling team won the Easter Collegiate Conference Cycling Championships last weekend, beating out top teams such as West Point and Harvard.
Kenneth C. Cheung

Two months ago, the MIT cycling team kicked off the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) road season with a near perfect team performance at the Rutgers’ “Frozen Toed Season Opener.” After eight consecutive race weekends of consistent top results, the MIT cycling team held an unattainable lead in the team standings. Captains Adam P. Bry G and Katie J. Quinn G were assured to finish with the male and female individual season leader jerseys coming into the regular season finale, the “Live Free or Ride Harder” race weekend hosted by the University of New Hampshire on April 28 and 29.

In fact, twenty-four MIT cyclists attended and, boosted by high placing in all three races, the MIT team concluded an exceptional season by edging out the University of New Hampshire on its home turf and bringing home the ECCC trophy.

The MIT cycling team is sending six men and four women to the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, held May 4 through May 6 in Ogden, UT. Friday’s event will consist of a 20-mile team time trial, followed Saturday by a 1-mile, 8-corner criterium race in downtown Ogden. The weekend will end with a road race that will include a four-mile long ascent up to 6,000 feet.