The reincarnated Athens Brick Criterium – held all day Saturday on the bricks of uptown Athens – drew a modest crowd at its start around 11 in the morning  that grew steadily as day turned into evening. The Criterium “has to be considered a success,” race organizer Dan Brown of Athens said in an email Sunday evening. The day went very well “considering that this was the first time any of us put on an event of this nature,” Brown said. Some 151 riders signed up to compete in the all-day/evening lineup of races, from kids to pros, and some came from “significant distances,” Brown said. The weather Saturday couldn't have been better, with highs in the low 80s and no rain. (We'll run a lengthier story on the ABC in Thursday's print edition.)

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