Emile Abraham won the men's pro race Sunday at the Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic. This year's race partnered with the Hyde Park Classic bike race and was reduced to one day.

Emile Abraham won the men's pro race Sunday at the Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic. This year's race partnered with the Hyde Park Classic bike race and was reduced to one day.

Abraham also won the Hyde Park event held Saturday in Cincinnati.

By winning both races, Abraham earned a $1,000 bonus.

Abraham, who lives in Atlanta, races for the AeroCat Cycling team.

Tour de Grandview veteran Andrew Crater finished in second place, racing for Team Kenda Cycling. Upper Arlington resident Kirk Albers finished in third place, riding for the Texas Roadhouse team.

Bonus payments were made to the top four finishers in the men's pro race.

The women's pro race was won by Samantha Schneider. She is a member of the Team Type 1, a team formed to offer support for people with diabetes.

Several other races, including an event for junior riders and for cyclists age 35 and older, were also held Sunday.

Tour de Grandview officials said they were pleased with the weekend's activities and with the partnership with Hyde Park.

"We got a lot of positive feedback from racers who told us they liked the combined events and not having to choose one over the other," said Julie Whitley, president of the Grandview Community Association, the group that organizes the Tour de Grandview.

"The weather cooperated this year and we had no major crashes," she said. "We had a great street party and kids' sprints (on Saturday). It was just a great weekend."

Combining the races helped attract more cyclists to Grandview, race director J. Baumeister said.

"It was a huge factor," he said. "I wasn't sure how many people would make the trip up here Sunday morning, but I think a lot of people wanted to come here because they like our course and the support the community gives the race.

"Anytime you can put two fun events together, it's a win-win situation," Baumeister said.

In past years, the Tour de Grandview raced on Saturday and Sunday and some riders skipped the Grandview race in order to participate in the Hyde Park event, Whitley said.

The perception that the Tour de Grandview partnered with Hyde Park and scaled back to one day for economic reasons is incorrect, she said.

"We had a lot of great sponsors this year, but it is true that we didn't have a title sponsor," Whitley said. "But the reason we cut the race to one day this year was so we could partner with Hyde Park. We would have done that even if we had a title sponsor."

The number of women riders was down this year, she said.

A multi-stage women's race was held in Wisconsin last week, Whitley said, and a number of riders told her they had a tough time deciding whether to skip the Sunday stage and lose points in that event and come to Grandview instead.

"I think that had an impact on us," she said. "With some of these teams, the riders are told where and when they are going to race."

Whitley said she expects the Grandview Community Association will be talking with the Hyde Park Classic's organizers about continuing the partnership next year.

"I'm sure we'll want to talk about what went right and where we could tweak some things," she said. "I think we'll definitely be interested in continuing with them next year."