Biathletes Bill Bowler and Tracy Barnes skied to victory in the 12km Ethan Allen Range Roll – part of the NENSA summer rollerski series. Bowler edged Matt Delaney by 11 seconds – thogh Delaney and third place finisher David Macahill were not skiing on NENSA's matched skis, keeping both off the “official” podium.
The women's race was extremely tight, with World Cup biathlete Barnes taking the victory by a mere 1.7 seconds over Jennifer Wygant. Beth Ann Chamberlain was third, just under thiry seconds back.
NENSA's Janice Sibilia reports on the race:
Today Mother Nature was kind the sun was out for most of the race, the roller ski track began to dry out and the athletes were able to charge hard around the course.
Men's Winner Bill Bowler (Photo Credit: Michael Sibilia)
Sixty two racers took part, making this the second largest roller ski race event in the series’ history. The fall roll (#2) promises to be even bigger with the participation expected to include several collegiate teams. Top seeded skiers were given the option to use the Matched V2 Roller skis, made possible by Jenex/V2.
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