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Winners of the Air Force Classic Elite Women's Pro Cycling Race June 8, 2013 -- Clarendon (VA) | by Ron Cogswell
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Winners of the Air Force Classic Elite Women's Pro Cycling Race June 8, 2013 -- Clarendon (VA)

In the middle is the Elite Women's Pro Cycling race winner Amanda Miller (Team Tibco).

 

To her right is is Pepper Palace Pro Cycling's Allison Arensman, who was second.

 

On Miller's left is the third place finisher, Laura VanGilder of Mellow Mushroom.

 

Miller won the race by finishing 0.08 seconds ahead of Arensman.

 

Experts said that this women's elite race nearly produced one of the greatest upsets in the Clarendon Cup's 16-year history.

 

Arensman, 19, and Miller, 26, broke away from the pack midway through the 50-lap race and eventually lapped the field.

 

Race announcer Richard Fries said that "this was Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed," describing the showdown between the relative unknown (Arensman) and the experienced veteran (Miller). "Arensman was brilliant. She was opportunistic and took advantage of the Tibco defense. It took all of Team Tibco to fend her off in the final sprint."

 

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Taken on June 8, 2013