Cascade Cycling Classic comes speeding through


by: KEVIN SPERL/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A rider from Airgas Cycling pedals off the starting line of Thursday's second stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic. The time-trial stage started at Crooked River Park in Prineville and ran eight miles up the river before returning to town. Serghei Tsvetkov, of Jelley Belly p/b Maxxis Cycling Team, won the stage with a time of 30:39.27. Tsvetkov, the defending champion in the race earned the leader's yellow jersey following the time trial.  Tsvetkov went on to win the overall title in the event by six seconds. Andres Diaz, of Incycle, finished second in the overall standings. In the woman's race Lauren Stephens, of team TIBCO, won the Crooked River time trial with a time of 34:51.62. Stephens also went on to win the overall title in the race. Amber Neben, of FCS, finished second, 1:31 behind. The six-day long Cascade Cycling Classic is the longest continuously running stage bicycle race in the United States and attracts some of the top professional cyclists in the country.