Rogers Rides to Two Victories, Dupre Wins First Race
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second cyclocross race of the season, King Cycling put together another strong showing at the Cobra-Tornado Classic. King co-hosted the event with Virginia Intermont College on Dec. 8-9 in Erwin, Tenn. Megan Rogers led the way with two victories in the 'B' category cyclocross races while Reuben Dupre won his first collegiate in the men's 'B' class.
In Saturday's action, Rogers, a freshman from Soddy Daisy, Tenn., won her first of two women's 'B' class races while placing third overall in a mass start in the ladies race. Dupre, a freshman from Mobile, Ala., took his first collegiate victory by finishing first in the men's 'B' race while crossing the line 12th overall.
Casey Stallard (Bristol, Tenn.) finished 10th overall in the men's 'A' division, also placing him 10th overall.
Rogers continued to ride strongly in Sunday's cyclocross races by finishing first in the women's 'B' category for the second time in as many days. She finished fourth overall in Sunday's race, completing two top-5 placements over the weekend.
On the men's side, Julian Cabra (Medellin, Colombia) placed eighth in Sunday's men's 'B' class race while Dupre placed 11th.
Rogers now has a total of three victories in just two race weekends after taking first at the Mars Hill Cyclocross race on Dec. 1.
King Cycling has announced a small schedule change for its next competition. The Tornado will compete next on Feb. 16-17, though the location has changed. The Georgia Southern University and Florida State University meets have switched dates, placing King at GSU on Feb. 16-17. They will travel to Tallahassee, Fla. the following week.