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The Eastern States Cup Downhill Mountainbike Series, a  USA Cycling Regional Championship crowned it’s Champions at Plattekill Mountain on Sunday, October 17th.  Youth dominated the pro ranks as 15 year old Richie Rude and 17 year old Lauren Daney both took home $500 and USAC Regional Championship medals. The series was contested at two of the Northeast’s premier bike parks, five races at Plattekill Mountain, NY and three races at Mount Snow, VT. Mount Snow and Plattekill are pioneers in the sport both having held races since the beginning of the sport in the late 1980’s.
 
USAC Pro racers Oliver Levick took home $250 and Gravity Project rider Erik Gosselin took home $100 for 2nd and 3rd in the series. Another $1000 was split among the Amateur Champions, this is in addition to over $3000 that was paid to amateurs throughout the season. The ESC is the richest Amateur Downhill Series in the United States and the only eastern series to award the prestigious USAC Regional Championship Medals.

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The Eastern States Cup also hosted the NY and VT USAC  state championships earlier this season. The series was successful and had great attendance in it’s first year. The Eastern States Cup will be growing and adding venues in 2011.
 
USA Cycling Regional and Eastern State Cup Champions:
Lauren Daney
Richie Rude
Taylor Allison
Elixandria Porru
Ray Siron
Sam Chipkin
David Townsend
Charles Morin
Greg Ciravio
Jonathan Westland
Justin Breault
James MacNaughton
Grayson Morin
Matthew Mastrodomenico
Ryan Bolly
Timothy Santo Cristo

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