PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story July 6 about a bicycling race up Mount Washington, The Associated Press erroneously identified the female winner and her winning time. The winner was Lea Davison, not Lisa Davison, and her time was 1 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds, not 1 hour, 54 seconds.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Maine cyclist wins race up Mount Washington
Maine cyclist wins NH race up Mount Washington; Vt mountain biker tops women’s race
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Maine cyclist Dereck Treadwell won the grueling race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, for a second time on Saturday.
Treadwell, 38, finished the 7.6-course up the auto road in 58 minutes, 14 seconds, riding through fog and 55-mph wind gusts, race officials said.
U.S. mountain bike champion Lea Davison of Jericho, Vt., won the women’s race in 1 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds, finishing seventh overall.
To reach the summit, competitors gained 4,560 feet of altitude while battling gravity and unpredictable winds in the race called Newton’s Revenge.
Treadwell beat newcomer Eric Follen of Sanford, Maine, by four seconds, after the two battled for victory through much of the race, race officials said. Tim Ahearn of Woodstock, Conn., was third at 59:06.
Treadwell returned to the race after previously winning the climb in 2011.
The men’s record of 49:24 was set in 2002 by Tom Danielson of Connecticut; French cyclist Jeannie Longo set the women’s record at 58:14 in 2000. But the current standard for women is often considered to be the fastest time set by six-time winner Marti Shea of Marblehead, Mass., who finished in 1:03:14 in 2000, race officials said. Shea, who is touring and coaching in Europe, did not make this year’s race, officials said.