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Team SmartStop – Mountain Khakis member has skills in Vermont
11:12am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
CYCLING: Corringham professional road cyclist Daniel Patten came agonisingly close to winning the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont, USA.
Patten, who is based in the USA and rides for the American team Team SmartStop – Mountain Khakis, finished just 33 seconds off the race winner.
He made his move on the gruelling third stage of the race which featured a mountain-top finish.
Patten, a former pupil at Gable Hall School, attacked at the bottom of the final 70-mile route and ended up finishing third on the stage just 13 seconds down on the stage winner.
On the final stage, a crit race around Burlington town centre, Patten took a futher six seconds back but finished just shy of the overall podium.
The first stage was a 5.7-mile time trial where Patten finished 12th and the second stage a circuit race.