Max Plaxton (Sho-Air/Cannondale) won the Catamount Classic Pro XCT in Vermont on Saturday afternoon. Plaxton finished ahead of Stephen Ettinger (BMC) and Todd Wells (Specialized).
US National Champion Stephen Ettinger (BMC) was leading the race with one lap to go, but Plaxton closed the gap to him and won the sprint finish.
The battle within the battle was for third place between two men who wanted the Pro XCT overall title. Wells ended up in third place, ahead of Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) in fifth. Kohei Yamamoto (Specialized) finished in between them, in fourth place. Both Wells and Bishop had comeback kind of races with Wells having to recover from a mechanical early in the race and Bishop having to recover following a big crash.
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