By Jean DePlacido Correspondent
SALEM — It was a banner night for the White family of New York at the Witches Cup.
First, 15-year old Emma White won the Women’s Open event, and then big brother Curtis, 17, took first in the Men’s Pro feature race in the Witches Cup, the bike race which has proven to be a very popular event since making its return to Salem in 2007 after a seven year lull.
“My brother raced here last year, and I came to watch,” said Emma, who has been racing for six years and is one of the rising stars in the sport. She rides for Farm Team Elite Women’s Cycling. “I had a good time and decided I wanted to race this year. I love the course because it’s so close you can see all the corners.”
Curtis White was one of five riders in the front pack that maintained a huge lead over the rest of the field in the one hour race. He pulled away with a big burst on the last lap to win, beating runner up Tim Mitchell.
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