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Faith Bemiss | DemocratThe 2014 Sedalia Downtown Criterium bicycle race began at 4 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Pettis County Courthouse, with a hot and humid temperature of 97-degrees. Taking first place in the Men's 4/5 category, and just ready to cross the finish line, was Nick Engle with Walmart Cycling Team, of Barling, Ark. Caleb Teague, with Team Prologue, of Lee's Summit, is coming up behind Engle in second place. Ryan Irish, not pictured, with Walt's Bike and Fitness Shop, of Columbia, placed third.
Faith Bemiss | DemocratThe 2014 Sedalia Downtown Criterium bicycle race began at 4 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Pettis County Courthouse, with a hot and humid temperature of 97-degrees. Taking first place in the Men's 4/5 category, and just ready to cross the finish line, was Nick Engle with Walmart Cycling Team, of Barling, Ark. Caleb Teague, with Team Prologue, of Lee's Summit, is coming up behind Engle in second place. Ryan Irish, not pictured, with Walt's Bike and Fitness Shop, of Columbia, placed third.
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Faith Bemiss | Democrat


The 2014 Sedalia Downtown Criterium bicycle race began at 4 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Pettis County Courthouse, with a hot and humid temperature of 97-degrees. Taking first place in the Men’s 4/5 category, and just ready to cross the finish line, was Nick Engle with Walmart Cycling Team, of Barling, Ark. Caleb Teague, with Team Prologue, of Lee’s Summit, is coming up behind Engle in second place. Ryan Irish, not pictured, with Walt’s Bike and Fitness Shop, of Columbia, placed third.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


The Men’s 4/5 race went a distance equal of 35 minutes around the course plus five laps. Cyclists are rounding the corner of Second Street and Ohio Avenue. Ebby Norman, one of the event organizers, said the event was sponsored by many local businesses, Pro-Velo, the Tourism Board, Central Business and Cultural District, Sword’s Pharmacy, Hotel Bothwell, Riverside Pediatrics, Bryant Motors, Select Physical Therapy, Starline Brass, Sierra Bullets, Yeager’s Cycles, Angela’s Tax Service, Stone Laser Imaging and Kempton and Russell .


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Edward Hett, on left, with Bicycle Shack Racing, in Harrisonville, and Eric Howser, with KCOI Boulevard Racing Team, of Lee’s Summit, zip past onlookers in the last leg of the Men’s 4/5 race Saturday afternoon. Aaron Froese, of Columbia, the event emcee said the Men’s 4/5 race was a “beginner class for people just getting into the race scene.” Races were scheduled, in several different categories, from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Aaro Froese, of Columbia, and emcee for the Criterium, rang a bell with his hammer signaling to the racers in the Men’s 4/5 category that they had just one lap left Saturday in the approximately 40 minute race.


 
 
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