pinit fg en rect gray 20   Cliff Ryan and Kersten wins Tour of Somerville

cliff ryan and kersten wins tour of somerville 300x198   Cliff Ryan and Kersten wins Tour of SomervilleThe 2010 Lantus Tour of Somerville cycling series in New Jersey was won by Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) and Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita-Baci). The race closes the National Racing Calendar criteriums.

Kristy Broun (Verducci Breakaway), USA Crits SpeedWeek overall winner in May and Brooke Miller of TIBCO-To The Top were neck to neck with Cliff-Ryan towards the end of the four-corner 20 mile race. With a sprint, Cliff-Ryan left Broun and Miller to cross the finish line first.

Cliff-Ryan remarked on her performance as well as her team’s huge effort. “With two laps to go, we took over and executed the perfect lead out. What a great sight to have six of my teammates lined up in front of me! I didn’t want to get boxed in so I laid off Kelly Benjamin and when I heard Brooke Miller coming, I jumped with 200-250 meters to go. I’m super happy to win…

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