Sunday, November 2, 2008
Swanson wins Rum River with savvy and speed
November 2, 2008. GrandStay Hotels racer Doug Swanson ran his win streak to three with a closely contested sprint at the Rum River cyclocross race in Milaca, MN. The open, non-technical nature of the course meant that a highly select group of four stayed together through the entirety of the hour long race. A bit of veteran's savvy and an always potent finish put Swanson safely in front of up and comer's Pat Lemieux (Grand Performance) and David Hackworthy (Ridley Factory) and cycling vanguard Dewey Dickey (Flanders). Swanson's teammate Daniel Casper pulled off the 35+ win and a 7th overall finish.