Maine native Adam Craig finishes sixth among Americans at French World Cup event

Posted May 21, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.

Exeter native Adam Craig finished sixth among the American contingent Sunday at the International Cycling Union World Cup mountain biking stop at LaBresse, France.

The 30-year-old Craig finished 52nd overall in the field of 130 competitors, 11 minutes and 37 seconds behind race winner Julien Absalon of France.

Jeremiah Bishop was the top American, finishing in 27th place, while Sam Schultz (34th), Stephen Ettinger (36th), Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (47th) and Todd Wells (50th) also placed ahead of Craig among the U.S. contingent.

Craig also ranks sixth among Americans in the World Cup points standings after the final race that will be used to determine the two-man U.S. Olympic men’s mountain biking team that will compete in the 2012 Summer Games in London this August.

Schultz and Wells are likely to get the two U.S. Olympic Team berths.

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