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St. Croix Cyclists Head to World Masters Championship

Aug. 9, 2008 – Virgin Islands Cycling Federation elite cyclists and Miko2Max Racing Team members, Sue Brown and Robert Bumann, are heading to St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, to participate in the largest Masters cycle sport event in the world, Aug. 27-29. They will join 4000 other masters (30 + year-olds) from 43 countries to race in the 14th World Masters Cycling Championships and 9th World Masters Time Trial Championships. They will be competing against world champions, European champions, national champions and accomplished masters from all age groups.
On Aug. 31, Bumann will also compete in the famous Oetztal Bike Marathon, which goes through four mountain passes and includes 150 miles of cycling at an 18,000-feet difference in altitude. The 4,000 participants qualify by lottery, and only three cyclists (including Bumann) were selected from the United States.
Sue Brown and Robert Bumann have been dominating the local cycling events for the past three years. Brown has represented the U.S.V.I. in the Pan American Games and Central American and Caribbean Games since 2002. She received two gold medals in the 2007 Caribbean Cycling Championships in Martinique. Bumann has dominated the V.I.C.F. races for the past two years and earned silver and gold medals in the 2006 (British Virgin Islands) and 2007 (Martinique) Caribbean Cycling Championships in the Time Trial events. He also won the 2007 Jason Bally Memorial/National Championship race in the B.V.I.
All the sponsors of the Miko2Max Racing Team have enabled Brown to participate in this international event and acquire a new Time Trial bike. Major sponsors of both Bumann and Brown are: Clinical Laboratory Inc., Law Offices of Joel Holt, Hertz Car Rental, Hovensa, V.I.C.F., Island Animal Clinic and iEnergy. In addition, contributions from other businesses, friends and family have covered other costs for the event.

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Aug. 9, 2008 – Virgin Islands Cycling Federation elite cyclists and Miko2Max Racing Team members, Sue Brown and Robert Bumann, are heading to St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, to participate in the largest Masters cycle sport event in the world, Aug. 27-29. They will join 4000 other masters (30 + year-olds) from 43 countries to race in the 14th World Masters Cycling Championships and 9th World Masters Time Trial Championships. They will be competing against world champions, European champions, national champions and accomplished masters from all age groups.
On Aug. 31, Bumann will also compete in the famous Oetztal Bike Marathon, which goes through four mountain passes and includes 150 miles of cycling at an 18,000-feet difference in altitude. The 4,000 participants qualify by lottery, and only three cyclists (including Bumann) were selected from the United States.
Sue Brown and Robert Bumann have been dominating the local cycling events for the past three years. Brown has represented the U.S.V.I. in the Pan American Games and Central American and Caribbean Games since 2002. She received two gold medals in the 2007 Caribbean Cycling Championships in Martinique. Bumann has dominated the V.I.C.F. races for the past two years and earned silver and gold medals in the 2006 (British Virgin Islands) and 2007 (Martinique) Caribbean Cycling Championships in the Time Trial events. He also won the 2007 Jason Bally Memorial/National Championship race in the B.V.I.
All the sponsors of the Miko2Max Racing Team have enabled Brown to participate in this international event and acquire a new Time Trial bike. Major sponsors of both Bumann and Brown are: Clinical Laboratory Inc., Law Offices of Joel Holt, Hertz Car Rental, Hovensa, V.I.C.F., Island Animal Clinic and iEnergy. In addition, contributions from other businesses, friends and family have covered other costs for the event.