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July 16, 1987 | SUSAN BICKELHAUPT, Special to The Times
When he first rode in the Tour de France, he was a stranger in a strange land, a cyclist wearing a stars-and-stripes jersey among several hundred Europeans, treading on the most sacred of their races. Now, six years later, Jonathan (Jock) Boyer has returned, and while the spectators' shouts of 'Allez, Jacques Boy-YAY!" trigger memories, nothing much about it is the same.
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July 16, 1987 | SUSAN BICKELHAUPT, Special to The Times
When he first rode in the Tour de France, he was a stranger in a strange land, a cyclist wearing a stars-and-stripes jersey among several hundred Europeans, treading on the most sacred of their races. Now, six years later, Jonathan (Jock) Boyer has returned, and while the spectators' shouts of 'Allez, Jacques Boy-YAY!" trigger memories, nothing much about it is the same.
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October 7, 1987
Jonathan Boyer, the first U.S. rider to compete in the Tour de France bicycle race, announced his retirement four days before his 32nd birthday after riding in an event in Ireland.
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August 2, 1985
Susan Notorangelo set a women's transcontinental record by winning the women's division of Race Across AMerica, finishing at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at Atlantic City. The 31-year-old accountant from St. Louis covered the 3,120-mile race from Huntington Beach to Atlantic City in 10 days, 14 hours, 25 minutes. She also was the fourth finisher overall. Her time was a day faster than her previous record of 11 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes, set in 1982.
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July 27, 1985
Jonathan Boyer of Pebble Beach held on to a small lead over Michael Secrest of Flint, Mich., late Friday night after the sixth day of the Race Across AMerica Bicycle competition. Boyer, 29, passed Secrest, 32, at about 2 p.m. (PDT) Friday and was nine miles ahead when he passed through Camden, Tenn., eight hours later. It was the fifth time Boyer and Secrest had exchanged the lead in the 3,120.
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July 13, 1986
Mike Secrest, in second place in Race Across AMerica, was forced out of the race when he fell from his bicycle Saturday night and suffered a broken collarbone, seven days into the race. Secrest, of Flint, Mich., apparently fell four miles east of Jonesborough, Tenn., 2,378 miles into the 3,120-mile race. Event officials say a pothole in the road might have caused the accident. Secrest was rushed to the Johnson City, Tenn., Medical Center, where he spent Saturday night under observation.
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July 30, 1985
Jonathan Boyer of Pebble Beach, as of 9:07 p.m. PDT, was within 220 miles of the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk and the $5,000 first prize money of the fourth Race Across AMerica which started at the Huntington Beach Pier. Boyer, averaging 341 miles and just two hours of sleep a day, is 160 miles ahead of Michael Secrest, of Flint, Mich. In third place is Michael Shermer of Los Angeles, 224 miles behind. Race officials expect Boyer to finish between 9 and 3 p.m. PDT today.
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July 10, 1986
Pete Penseyres of Fallbrook was the first cyclist to pass through Tecumseh, Okla., Wednesday night as he continued to hold the lead after the fourth day of the 3,120-mile Race Across AMerica. Penseyres, who is on a record pace, passed through Tecumseh--1,403 miles into the race--at 8:11 PDT. Penseyres, 43, the winner of the 1984 Race Across AMerica, was two hours ahead of Jonathan Boyer's 1985 record pace of nine days, two hours and 16 minutes.
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July 14, 1986
Pete Penseyres of Fallbrook, pedaling at a record pace, increased his lead on the eighth day of the Race Across AMerica. He was 2,749 miles into the 3,120-mile race Sunday. Lon Haldeman of Harvard, Ill., was in second place, 175 miles behind. Haldeman had trailed Penseyres by 136 miles on Saturday. Matt Beerer of Garden Grove was in third, 262 miles back.
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