Background[edit | edit source]
- A new bike race idea: Tour de Burgh.
Details[edit | edit source]
Lance Armstrong finished 1st in the 1992, 1993 and 1994 Thrift Drug Classic, 2nd in 1995's race.
1997[edit | edit source]
The 7th Thrift Drug Classic was hosted on Sunday, June 8, 1997 and was the USPRO Women's Championship. The race was 44 miles total, 2 climbs up Mt. Washington, 7 small laps, 2 large laps with 100 registered riders and a $25,000 prize purse.
Top finishers were: Karen Kurreck, Team Klein, 1:49:34; Zulfia Zabirova, Dream Team same time; Jolanta Polikevieciute, Lithuanian Nation, same time; Edita Pucinskaite, Dream Team same time; and Rasa Polikevieciute, Lithuanian Nation same time.
The Elite Men's Race was 110 miles total, 11 climbs up Mt. Washington, 5 small laps, 11 large laps with 200 registered riders and a $75,000 prize purse.
Chris Horner, Francaise Des Jeux 4:27:11; Cezary Zamana, Mroz same time;