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Chris Springer, Junior Winner in 1975
Sent in by Chris Springer, March 7, 2018

This is the table LGBRC made for the junior winner that year. They mage a larger one for the senior winner( Paul Wilson). I was only 15 years old at the time and was an “intermediate “( 13-15) age group. But since I won the National Championship in my age group, they let me ride”up” into the next age group(16-18 year olds) . It was my first junior victory! Not sure what happened in 1976, but in 1977 I rode again in the junior race. Greg Lemond was the junior national road champion and I was the junior national track champion. We got away from the pack/ field and I was able to win again. The next year he dropped out of the junior race and rode” up” as a senior and won against the reigning road national champion ( Wayne Stetina) Now you can see why all my relatives have a mark on their shin- that table has a mean streak on the end!
Burl Table Prize:
Chris Springer's Burl Table prize in 1975
Detail of Plaque:
Chris Springer - detail of plaque