The Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM continued Thursday at the Vista Health Waukegan Bike Race and the Elmhurst Cycling Classic Twilight Criterium. Both events had bigger crowds from last year with the new twilight schedule in Elmhurst creating an amazing atmosphere.
In Waukegan it was veteran criterium racer Rahasaan Bahati (Bahati-WTR) taking the win in the men’s race while Fearless Femme went one-two with Amy Cutler followed by Loretta Hanson.
Under the lights in Elmhurst Pepper Palace’s Sarah Fader broke the strength of Fearless Femme as Hanson and Cutler rounded out the podium of the field sprint. In the men’s race it was a surprising three-rider breakaway that stayed away with Julio Padilla attacking on the final lap for the win ahead of Kevin Mullervy and Innokenty Zavyalov with Rahasaan Bahati taking the field sprint.
Ryan Aitcheson (Astellas Cycling Team) and Ana Teresa Casas Bonilla (Mexico) continue to lead the overall series heading into the final two days.
Racing continues with the USA Cycling NCC races in Lake Bluff, streaming live on Cyclingnews.com.
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Founded in 2012 as the Prairie State Cycling Series, the Intelligentsia Cup brings competitive bicycle racing to the Chicago metro area, featuring top-level professional and elite amateur athletes. Each race venue includes exciting racing complemented by healthy and fun family activities, a lifestyle expo, as well as food and beverage from local vendors. For the complete schedule, please visit: http://www.intelligentsiacup.com.
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