Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pan Am MTB - Plaxton and Bishop win silver and bronze

A former Pan Am Games champion Bishop said, "It was an aggressive race. I went full gas right from the start to put pressure on the others. Team USA and Cannondale Factory Racing support was excellent and allowed me to put together a hard fought bronze medal ride."

Bishop placed 4th in London's Olympic Mountain Bike test event earlier this summer and won gold at the Pan American Games in 2003.

"Since my gold medal ride in 2003, I have a new found respect for the magic of Juegos Pan Americanos, it's awesome to be back on the podium!" Bishop said.

Thousands of local residents gathered all along the course to cheer on the riders. The downtown core was buzzing with musical groups in true Mexican style, clowns, manufacturers displaying their products and local arts shops showcasing Mexican culture.

Full Results

1Hector Leonardo Paez (Colombia)1:31:12
2Maximillian Plaxton (Canada)0:00:17
3Jeremiah Bishop (United States Of America)0:01:29
4Mario Rojas (Colombia)0:03:09
5Rubens Valeriano (Brazil)0:05:27
6Edivando Cruz (Brazil)0:05:38
7Ignacio Torres (Mexico)0:06:38
8Derek Zandstra (Canada)0:07:09
9Deiber Esquivel Benavidez (Costa Rica)0:08:43
10Federico Ramirez (Costa Rica)0:09:32

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