Greensboro’s Philip Short wins Carolina Cup bicycle race


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — As the rainbow of cyclists jockeyed for a position in the front of the pack, Sunday’s 75-minute race came down to a split second, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Neck-in-neck, Greensboro’s Philip Short just barely bested Charleston’s Zack Kratche in the Carolina Cup photo finish that was under review for several minutes.

“We sprinted it out in the end and when I crossed the finish line, I thought I’d won but I wasn’t completely sure,” said Short, who claimed first place in the men’s top division. “It was too close to call, and I didn’t want to celebrate and then be embarrassed.”

Winning the 43rd annual Carolina Cup, which is billed as the “Longest Running Bicycle Race in the South,” gave Short a portion of the event’s $5,000 purse.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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