John Fleming

Sports correspondent

RADFORD – Radford pro cyclist Scottie Weiss spent the weekend racing in the Blacksburg Cycling Classic, a series of three events with divisions for all ages and ability levels held this past weekend in Blacksburg (CRC Criterium), Christiansburg (Mudpike Time Trial), and Craig County (Maggie Valley Road Race). Weiss would start the weekend with a 3rd place finish in the Men’s Cat 1-3 criterium race.

JLF_100724_BburgCycleClassic_02WEBThat race would see an early break of two riders get a sizeable lead on the main field. Led by Weiss, the peloton would pull within 12 seconds of the break with three laps remaining, but that was as close as they would come.

Weiss would follow that up with a third place results in both the Mudpike Time Trial and Sunday’s Maggie Valley Road Race. His consistent high finishes would give him a 2nd place overall in points.

Even though disadvantaged by not having full his full complement of time trial equipment, Weiss was satisfied with his race results. He’ll be participating in a three-day stage race in Elk Grove, Illinois next weekend.

Weiss is an eight-year professional cycling veteran, and is currently racing a national schedule for Kenda Pro Cycling. This is his second year on the team, which is coached by Frankie Andreu, a nine-time finisher of the Tour of France and former captain of the US Postal Service team. Weiss is a longtime resident of Radford, where he and his wife Catrina enjoy being new parents of son Noah.

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