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VIDEO: Crash, Repeat Victory at Witches Cup

Cyclists took to the streets around Salem Common Wednesday evening at the Witches Cup.

took the Witches Cup Men's Elite race crown at Wednesday for the second year in a row.

Keough, who resides in Sandwich, Mass. is only 20 years old.

Cyclists competed in three different divisions — Amateur Men, Women and Elite Men.

Geoffrey Bouchard of Coventry, R.I. and Amy McGuire of Jamaica Plain topped the Men's Amateur and Women's Open respectively.

The race wasn't without suspense. Several riders necessitated medical attention after a crash and subsequent pileup during the Men's Amateur competition. EMTs and medical staff were on scene to treat those injured and the race was stopped while riders were treated and the course cleared.

If you have photos from the race,

Josh Turiel August 09, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Very impressed - I think you might have been the only person to actually catch the crash on video! Scary stuff.
Jared Robinson August 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Just curious, is the course just multiple loops around the Common?
Aubry Bracco (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 03:29 PM
It's around the common, repeatedly.
SalemEats August 09, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Aubry Bracco (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Thanks, Josh. Right time, right place. I'm glad there were so many medical personnel so close. Those riders are daredevils!


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