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12-year-old races past older cyclists

Not only can’t the women 20 years her senior beat her, but now the pro riders are falling behind 12-year-old South Lake Tahoe mountain biker Amber Ramos.

In winning the 15-18 female expert division hillclimb at the Chevy Trucks NORBA National Championship Series on Thursday at Mammoth Mountain, Ramos’ winning time was superior to all of the pro women racers.

“It kind of boosts my confidence a little more and it makes me think somewhere down the line I’ll be as good as my brother (bump skier Travis) in something,” Ramos said.

Ramos won her division by 5 minutes, 23.99 seconds.

Sean Sweeney and Trevor Snowden provided the South Shore with its second and third podium performances of the day.

Sweeney placed third in the men’s expert 30-34 hillclimb with hs time of 23:37.

Snowden won the wheeler division slalom.

Racing continues Friday through Sunday. The pro men’s and women’s cross country races along with the amateur downhill are set for Friday. On tap on Saturday are the men’s and women’s expert cross country races, the Visa pro dual slalom finals and the Junior Olympic men’s and women’s cross country races. The pro and sport downhill races will wrap up the action-packed weekend on Sunday.

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