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Novak, Lukas off to good starts


March 21. 2014 9:31PM

By - jsoprano@civitasmedia.com




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Spring may have just arrived a few days ago, but a couple of area cyclists are already off to fast starts on their seasons.
 
Tunkhannock's David Novak and Courtdale's Luke Lukas have already turned in fine performances for the Lindsey Wilson College cycling team.
 
Novak, a junior, and Lukas, a freshman, combined with teammates Justin Lowe and Travis Monroe to win the team time trial at the Lindsey Wilson Cycling Road Race last month.
 
Novak also finished third in the men's road race at the event. He also had second place finish in the criterium at the Greenville Spring Series in Greenville, S.C., earlier in the month. The event was his first competition since winning a national championship on the track in September.
 
Lukas posted some impressive results a little closer to home. He finished 14th in the road race and fourth in the criterium at the Philly Phyler event over St. Patrick's Day weekend.
 
The most impressive showing by either cyclists may have come from Novak without his bike actually even moving.
 
During a recent fundraiser for the Lindsey Wilson cycling team, Novak road his bike on rollers for 12 straight hours with just one two-minute bathroom break. I don't even want to think how sore I would be after such a performance.
 

 
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Now that the weather has finally started to warm up, I can start thinking about actually getting my bike on the road. … And bring Cycling Scene back from its annual winter hibernation.
 
But I could use your help.
 
If you have a cycling related event coming up, some race results you want publicized or even an issue your concerned about, drop me a line at jsoprano@timesleader.com or call me at (570) 829-7164.



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