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He finished the 36-mile third stage Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Recreation Area in first place.
Krige Schabort of Cedartown finished in third, two minutes behind Pilon at 1:41:23.
“We changed up the course a little bit this year by doing two loops,” said event organizer Ann Hortman with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“All the athletes agreed it was a fabulous course and we had a lot of fans out cheering on the athletes,” she said.
Today will be the last chance to see racers as they take on the final 6-mile long time trial stage on Technology Parkway.
Racers are set to start and finish at Legacy Drive at 10 a.m. for individual time trials.
Technology Parkway is set to be closed from Legacy Drive to Huffaker Road from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
There will be a 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, the National Weather Service was predicting, with highs in the lower 80s.
The chance of showers will increase to 100 percent tonight.
Pilon took the first two stages Friday with a finish time of 13:55 in the first stage up Lavender Mountain and took the top spot in the downtown criterium in 34:40.
Part of Friday’s festivities was the “Playtona 500” tricycle race, won by Chris Carey. His win netted $160 for Habitat For Humanity’s Women Build.
10 a.m. — 6-mile individual time trial on Technology Parkway
TODAY’S ROAD CLOSINGS
Start-finish line at Legacy Drive. Road closure: Technology Parkway from Legacy Drive to Huffaker Road. Expected closure time from 9:30 a.m. until noon.