Clipped from US, Massachusetts, Boston, Boston Sunday Post, December 11, 1904

E. F. Root, who by his marvelloussprinting powers made it possible for himand his teammate, Oliver Dorlin, to winthe big six-day bicycle race that finishedlast evening at Madison Square Garden,New York, is a Melrose boy but 20 years of age.| As an amateur rider he was one of tho best in this section, and was a general favorite at both Charles River Park and ' Revere Beach tracks when the outdoor | sport was at its height, j In 1902 he joined the professional ranks and rode with the other professional riders in the national circuit of the National Cycling Association.This year he has showed remarkable powers as a sprinter in the races held in the vicinity of New York, and at the championships held in St. Louis this summer he won more than his share of the prizes.Unlike Leander and Walthour, the winners of the past three years, he is not a pace follower.Root's Third Six-Day RaceThis was his third six-day race. Tn the race of 1902, with Frank Galvin as a partner, he finished the race in sixth place, two laps behind Leander and Krebs, tho 1 winners.' lie suffered considerably in the race of ! that year owing to his greenness at six-|: day riding, and it was marvellous that, ■»*» tarn a uhlo tn finlaVi at allmate, Dorlin. but could not finish the race owing to the failure of his partner to stand the strain. They dropped out on the fourth day. iDorlin Only 18 Years OldOliver Dorlin, Root’s plucky little partner. is but 18 years’ old. It was hi.® second six-day race. Last year he put j his partner out of it. but determined this j year to be no handicap to him. 1His race last year was the first one he ever rode as a professional, and his first long distance race.He received a bad fall a year ago early in the week, that weakened him, andon account of saddle sores withdrew from , the race only when compelled to do so j by physicians.His only appearance in Boston was last Fourth of July at the sprinters’ meet at the Revere cycle track.Much Credit Due TrainerTrained to the moment for the presentrace by Jim Richards, the team has been j out to win the race from the start, andwhen they secured tlie* lap on tho entire j field Wednesday, jumped instantly into | popularity as a winning combination.The fact that Stol and Yanderstuyft secured a lap a little later that put them on an equal with them did not dishearten their backers, as Root’s marvellous sprinting powers were well known, and it was believed that he would win for .Ms tpflrn whpn it rame to n final snrfnt