Jacqueline Harmony descends to gold at Pan Am MTB Championships


April 6, 2013 (Tucuman, Argentina) -- The United States got off to a fantastic start at the 2013 Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships in Tucuman, Argentina on Saturday with a gold medal ride by Jacqueline Harmony (Tucson, Ariz./A Culture of Speed).
Harmony descended to the continental title in the elite women's downhill race with a time of 2:20.20. She finished ahead of silver and bronze medalists Camila Nogueira (ARG) and Bruna Ulrich (BRA) who clocked times of 2:22.78 and 2:24.59 respectively
Also competing on the downhill course were Graeme Pitt (Nevada City, Calif./Turner Bicycles – ONE Industries – SmithOptics-Hay), Max Morgan (Duluth, Ga.), and Dante Harmony (Tucson, Ariz.) who placed 16th, 34th and 38th in the elite men's contest; and Matthew Branney (Littleton, Colo.) who was tenth in the junior men's race.
The junior men's cross country race was also a feature on Saturday and U.S. rider Lucas Newcomb (Nicasio, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) put in quite the effort. Despite an early crash, he was able to come back from 30th position and finish the course with a time of 1:11.52 for fifth-place.
Racing wraps up on Sunday with the junior women's, elite women's, U23 men's, and elite men's cross country competitions.
Click here for the downhill results.
Click here for the junior cross country results.

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