PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — A Connecticut man and Canadian woman are the winners of the 43rd annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.

More than 600 bicyclists competed in the 7.6-mile-climb up the highest peak in the Northeast on Saturday.

Thirty-nine-year-old Eneas Freyre of Norwalk, Connecticut, finished the race in 53 minutes. Thirty-five-year-old Veronique Fortin of Gatineau, Quebec, took the top spot for the women at 1 hour, five minutes and 58 seconds.

Freyre was one minute ahead of second-place finisher 40-year-old Eric Follen of Sanford, Maine, who won the Newton’s Revenge Race, over the same course, in July. Twenty-three-year-old James Piccoli, of Montreal, finished third.

For the women, Victoria Di Savino of Buffalo, New York, finished second in 1:09:45 and Cecelia Davis-Hayes of New York was third in 1:10:46.


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