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U.S. mountain bikers have rough Beijing ride

August 23, 2008 | 11:17 am

Craig Adam of the United States competes in the men's mountain bike race on Saturday at the Beijing Games.

The two U.S. riders in the men's mountain bike competition at the Beijing Games finished well off the pace Saturday afternoon at the Laoshan course. Adam Craig finished 29th, one lap behind the leader. Todd Wells was three laps back at 43rd.

France claimed the gold and silver, with Julien Absalon winning in a time of 1:55:59. Teammate Jean-Christophe Peraud was 1:07 behind him. The bronze medal went to Nino Schurter of Switzerland, who finished in 1:57:52.

Photo: Craig Adam of the United States competes in the men's mountain bike race on Saturday at the Beijing Games. Credit: Richard Dole/BPI/via Bloomberg News

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