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Jul 11, 2015 3:05 PM

UPDATE: Maine bicyclists win Newton's Revenge

The Associated Press

PINKHAM NOTCH — Two bicyclists from Maine have won Newton's Revenge, the grueling 7.6-mile bicycle race up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit.

On the men's side, 40-year-old Eric Follen of Sanford, Maine, completed the race in 54 minutes and 36 seconds on Saturday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Wetzel of Fryeburg, Maine, won the women's title in one hour and nine minutes in her debut race.

Follen had finished second in the race in the last two years. Race organizers say both winners grabbed the lead early.

Newton's Revenge is the first of two bicycle races up the Mount Washington Auto Road each summer. The 43rd Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, a fundraiser for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, New Hampshire, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15.


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