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Repeat victory in front of hometown crowds for Lauren De Crescenzo at SBT GRVL

Repeat victory in front of hometown crowds for Lauren De Crescenzo at SBT GRVL

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (VN) — It was a repeat victory for Lauren De Crescenzo in Steamboat Springs on Sunday, where the Colorado-born racer won the 142-mile SBT GRVL for the second year in a row.

De Crescenzo finished in 6:48:26, with Coloradans Whitney Allison and Ruth Winder rounding out the podium.

The 31-year-old said that her main objective on the day was to make her family — many of them in attendance — proud.

“I think it worked, they look pretty proud,” she said. “This is definitely a hometown race.”

Nevertheless, anyone who’s followed the former pro road cyclist’s career knows that she’s fiercely competitive. Especially at this race, and even more so at this race after finishing second at two of her target events for the 2022 season — Unbound Gravel and USA Cycling Pro Road Nationals.

“Yeah, I was ready to take a first place,” De Crescenzo said. “Between getting second at Unbound and second at US pro nationals, I’ve been thinking about it a bit. I know second place isn’t bad but it’s a hard place to be, to be so close.”De Crescenzo used a signature move to ride to her redemptive win on Sunday — she went solo.“I did a typical LDC, when that Oak Creek climb started, that’s when I knew I just had to kinda pin it and just ride my […]

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