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Pippa's team latest attraction for Carroll County cycling fans
Pippa's team latest attraction for Carroll County cycling fans

In stark contrast to the reported throngs of spectators, who, according to newspaper accounts, were in Carroll County for a "great Bicycle Race Meet under the supervision of the Cycling Ramblers of Westminster" more than 100 years ago, my wife and I were the only persons on Main Street at the railroad tracks when an internationally known cyclist came through town at 10:48 p.m. on a Friday last month. Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, and the sister-in-law of Prince William, duke of Cambridge and an heir to the British throne, joined a long and storied history of bicycling in Carroll County when she came through...

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