Rome Velo had five other racers competing: Scott May in the men’s category 5; Victoria Noyes and Tina Locklear in the women’s 4; and Chris McGee and Matt Stahl in category 3. McGee and Stahl also raced in the Masters 35-plus race.
Pruett’s teammates McGee and Stahl took eighth and 26th, respectively, in the Category 3 race.
In the women’s race, Locklear finished in fifth place, and Noyes took 12th. May finished 31st his division.
In the Masters race, McGee took fourth in the 35-39 category, and Stahl finished 19th.
The road cycling season is well under way and the team has a number of races in which to compete before the end of the season in September. This weekend, the team will travel to Anniston Alabama for the Sunny King Criterium. Sunny King is prominent race on the calendar and part of the National Racing series.
The following weekend, the team will stay local as all team members will race in the Better Start Living Ride in Calhoun. The BSL ride is a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care in Northwest Georgia.
The Rome Velo Cycling Team is a USA Cycling Sanctioned Club, and is comprised of 15 athletes, largely drawn from Rome and Floyd County residents.
The team competes throughout Georgia and the Southeast in road cycling races. The team’s mission is to promote healthy living through encouraging youths and adults to become involved in competitive cycling.
Additional team information is available at www.romevelo.net.