Monday, September 3, 2007

Springs cyclist falls short again

Colorado Springs rider Danny Pate finished fifth Sunday in the road portion of the USA Cycling Professional National Championships in Greenville, S.C.

Pate, 28, sponsored by Slipstream/Chipotle, completed the 109-mile course in 4 hours, 23 minutes, 48 seconds, less than 90 seconds off the pace of Discovery Channel rider Levi Leipheimer, who won his first road race national title.

On Saturday, Pate took second in the time trial portion of the national championships. He finished a second behind David Zabriskie on an 18.6-mile course.

Funeral services set for weightlifting director

Funeral services for Rodger DeGarmo, executive director of Colorado Springs-based USA Weightlifting, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. After the service, there will be a reception in the visitor's center of the Olympic Training Center. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave.

DeGarmo died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday while conducting a site visit for the 2009 Pan American Weightlifting Championships in Chicago. He was 38.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for DeGarmo's wife, Suzanne, and his daughters, Paige (12) and Maggie (9). Donations can be made to Suzanne DeGarmo, c/o USA Weightlifting, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

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