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Congratulations to all of the TTEndurance coached athletes that participated in the Tour of the Battenkill including Jeff Lesser, Dean Robert, Adam Schwartz, Pascale Butcher, Mark Pattinson (Pictured below winning his category) and Eneas Freyre (pictured below making the podium in the men's elite race)
2 Weeks ago, Eneas Freyre won the Overall title in the Category 1 Pro Race at the Criterium de Bethel, the 5th race in the Annual Bethel Spring Series. The following week, he did not start in Bethel because he was committed to racing the grueling Elite Pro Race at the Tour of Battenkill against stiff, international competition.
His decision to not contest Bethel was of little consequence in the Spring Series since he had already cliched the individual Pro title by finishing first in 4 of the 5 initial races, (and 2nd in the one he did not win.) Furthermore the opportunity to ride Battenkill yielded a 3rd place, podium finish in perhaps the Northeast's largest, and most competitive single-day Pro race.
Ever going the extra mile, the 2014 Bethel Yellow Jersey unalterably on his back, Eneas closed out the Spring Series on Sunday in a 2-man breakaway that produced a runner-up finish, solidifying TTE's claim on the Overall Pro Team Title.
Never finishing off the podium in the region's most prestigious competitions this year, Eneas' gravity as Connecticut's most elite cyclist is buoyed tremendously as he enters a brief term of respite before cranking into his next prodigious challenge.
Furthermore, multisport coach, Pascale Butcher showed the younger ladies how it's done on Sunday at the March Maddness Duathlon in Central Park, New York, New York. She took 3rd Overall. Results here:
In what was easily the most challenging of weather conditions in the Bethel Spring series (In what has already been a very cold spring), light rain and gusty winds broke up the mens elite field from the start. Eneas rode aggressively in the early laps finding himself solo for the 1st part of the race eventually coming back into the fold of a small escape group. With 10 laps remaining Eneas made a finale and decisive move and soloed for his 4th consecutive win, and sealing the overall GC victory with 2 races still to come.