Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman have won the grueling bicycle race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States.
Erik Levinsohn, of Boston, and Stefanie Sydlik, of Pittsburgh, beat the competition in the men’s and women’s divisions of the 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters) Saturday.
Levinsohn had finished second and third in his two previous races in 2013 and 2018. He crossed the finish line in 53 minutes and 42 seconds Saturday, after breaking away from the lead pack in the second mile.
Sydlik completed the race in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 34 seconds, leading the women’s field from the beginning of the climb.