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Cyclists Beat the Beast

May 24, 2004 – Few cyclists on St Croix dared to challenge The Beast's wet surface on Sunday morning. Known nationwide for its steep grade, The Beast on the North Shore Road is the most challenging climb of the bike course in the St Croix Half Ironman. The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation hosted the race in which cyclists sprinted up The Beast in time trial format.
Jamie Keys, although unable to beat his last year's winning time, dominated the race with a time of five minutes and 55 seconds.
Keys was awarded a polka dot jersey, which is traditionally won by the King of the Mountain in the mountain stages of the Tour De France. The next cycling race is scheduled for June 6th on the North Shore Rd.
The race started at the entrance to Carambola and finished at the top of the Beast.
Other finishers and their times were John Riggs -6:31; Wayne Patrick – 7:09; Danney Fontenelle -7:43; Troy Brown -9:21; John Frongillo -10:58; and Paul Gillette -17:23.

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