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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - August 6, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania INSIDE TODAY CONTEST; Test your smarts and win cash by picking the winner of next week's race 't SPORTS: Jeff Gordon .wins Brickyard 400 race at'Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hi jUtmma iMtrror Copyright 2001 MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2001 TOUR DETOONA 2001 newsstand Mirror photo by Kelly Bennett Riders in the Goca-Cola Fresca Ciltorium women's race Sunday take the turn onto 11th Avenue in front of the post office. Although the racing concluded Sunday, race organizers will spend the upcoming months considering the possibility of expanding the race to include Williamsport and Pittsburgh. Cyclists head home after 6 grueling days of racing BY JAY YOUNG Staff Writer The first sign of summer's departure: The colorful uniforms and helmets are rolling out of town. As with similar events in other areas, New York City resident Eric Carlson was just about the last one to leave downtown Altoona Sunday evening after the comple- tion of the 15th annual Tour de Toona. Carlson is a licensed massage therapist who set up shop in the area during.the past week, much to the delight of bikers such as Syracuse, N.V., resident Laura Schmidt. When only a few police officers on bicy- cles and local volunteers remained down- town Sunday evening, Schmidt was lying in a secluded area on a small wooden table covere d w ith blue padd in g. "We're the last ones to Carlson said of massage therapists while rubbing out all the miles Schmidt's legs compiled. It was her second visit for the anpual race, but the first tune she has ever done all six days. Please see A5 Tcitr
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