TEAM AETNA WINS VIRGINIA’S WINTERGREEN HILL CLIMB
Team Aetna racer, Tim Ahearn, traveled this weekend to Virginia to compete in the Wintergreen Ascent hill climb. The race was recently renamed in honor of Jim Beazell, a long time Wintergreen Ascent race organizer who passed away from cancer.
The race was held in an individual time trial format, with riders starting in waves and climbing a grueling 2,700 feet over 6.8 miles with gradients reaching 14%.
Tim put time into his rivals from the gun, winning the Pro, 1, 2 category over his nearest competitor by nearly two and a half minutes.
Riding Raleigh’s Militis, Tim and the team have helped prove this bike’s capabilities in everything from Battenkill-like road races, to fast flat criteriums, and now leg-busting hill climbs.