Jonathan Atwell of the Scholars Inn Bakehouse cycling team won the men's pro race in a photo finish at the Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic June 26.

Jonathan Atwell of the Scholars Inn Bakehouse cycling team won the men's pro race in a photo finish at the Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic June 26.

Atwell was one of four riders who finished at virtually the same moment.

A review of the video of the finish showed that Atwell just edged out Ryan Knapp of Team Panther for the victory.

Knapp finished just ahead of Atwell for second place in the total points count for the weekend of racing that included two Cincinnati-area races on Friday and Saturday.

The overall points winner was Clay Murfet of the RideClean p/b PatentIt.com Cycling Team.

The women's race was won by Jane Weakley of the Secret Cycling Team.

But it wasn't only the men and women professional cyclists who were pedaling in competition Sunday.

Area youngsters participated in the annual Kids Sprints event.

This year's kids' event was held on a stretch of the actual race course along First Avenue. It was held on Sunday, scheduled between two of the professional races.

The girls race, ages 5-7, was as close as the men's professional race, with 6-year-old Norah Taylor and 7-year-old Sofia Sivilotti finishing in a tie for first place.

Taylor said it was "amazing" to win, but said she was mainly "just out to have fun."

"I really like to ride my bike," she said. "I ride almost every day."

Sivilotti said winning the race "was fun."

Although she wanted to win, "I mainly just wanted to have fun," she said.

Leah Wolfe, 10, won the girls category, ages 8-10.

"It's exciting to be in the race, but I also felt kind of nervous," she said. "I didn't really have any strategy. I just focused on the finish line and went as fast as I could."

Beck Bockbrader, 5, was the champ of the boys 5-7 category.

"It felt good to win," he said.

What was he thinking about as he sprinted down the course?

"Winning," Bockbrader said.

Winning is something that Jakob Lundberg, 8, is used to doing.

In addition to winning Sunday's sprints for boys age 8-10, Lundberg said he has also finished first at several other kids' cycling contests, including ones at Lake Hope, Westerville, and Dillon State Park near Zanesville.

"I definitely want to be a professional rider some day and compete in the Tour de France," he said.

He practices riding as often as he can, frequently pedaling at Alum Creek Park.

"The more you ride, the faster you get," Lundberg said.

Getting the chance to ride on the Tour de Grandview course on race day was "pretty cool," he said.

"It's just a lot of fun to race on a bike," Lundberg said.