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Highland Park Cyclo-cross - C3
New Jersey, USA, November 15, 2003
Clif Bar Sweeps Highland Park 'Cross
By Tammy Ebersole
The Clif Bar Team came into town to contest the Highland Park Cyclo-Cross race, part of the Vergegear.com Mid-Atlantic Championship Cyclo-Cross Series, and left town with three wins under their belts. Clif Bar literally dominated the day, taking wins in both the Men's and Women's Elite races as well as the Masters 35+ race.
In the Elite Women's race, Clif Bar teammates Carmen D'Aluisio and Gina Hall established the early pace with Hall on the front. D'Aluisio eventually overtook her teammate and rode the remainder of the race solo, increasing the size of her lead lap after lap. D'Aluisio cruised in for the win and Hall crossed a minute behind her for second. Anna Milkowski (Gearworks/SpinArts) who had two strong races in the Mid-Atlantic series last weekend put in another good ride to overtake Sarah Uhl (Saturn), who had established herself in third place. Once past Uhl, Milkowski powered away to pick-up a great third place finish. Uhl held her position in the field and finished up in fourth. Marianne Stover (Gearworks/Spin Arts) rounded out the top five.
In the Elite Men's race, Ryan Trebon (Kona) got the jump off the line and held down the front for one complete lap. The combination of his pace and the tough windy conditions rapidly took its toll on the field. As selections were made, the lead group that formed consisted of five riders. Besides Trebon, the group included Marc Gullickson (Redline), Todd Wells (Mongoose/Hyundai), Jackson Stewart (Clif Bar) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Clif Bar).
As the group of five continued to put time on the remainder of the field, it started to appear that Trebon had paid a price for his early rapid pace. He appeared to be in difficulty several times as he allowed a gap to form between him and the rest of the group. With three laps to go, Trebon fell off the pace one more time and this time, was unable to close the gap. As the leaders came around towards the start line again, Trebon was still dangling approximately five seconds behind. With no one wanting to pull into the wind so close to the finish, the four leaders slowed and subtly jockeyed for position as soon as they hit the pavement. Trebon saw the change in pace and his opportunity to rejoin the group.
As Trebon accelerated, so did the other four and as the riders got the bell, Trebon was still alone. Heading into the back part of the course, he was off but as the riders came back into view on the last part of the lap, not only had Trebon rejoined the group, he was powering along at the front. Heading towards the final assault of the hilly section of the course, Gully attacked but it was quickly matched by the others. Gully held position and as they hit the barriers for the last time, Gully led up the hill. Gully led up the hill but it was Trebon leading as they came down the hill.
With all five still together heading into the section past the pit, it looked like it was coming down to a five-up sprint. Jacques-Maynes had a different idea about the finish and as the group hesitated coming around one of the final turns, Jacques-Maynes attacked. His attack was enough to open up a small gap and he still had that gap when he hit the pavement with the finish line in sight. Trebon tried to match his attack but was a pedal stroke or two too late and was unable to overtake Jacques-Maynes before the line. Jacques-Maynes rolled across the line to claim a well-fought UCI win. Trebon claimed second. With the remaining three riders hitting the pavement together, it was a three-way sprint for third. Jackson Stewart won the sprint, claiming third place with Gullickson coming in for fourth and Wells for fifth. Jeremy Powers (NCC/Bikereg.com) came in tenth to finish as the top-placed Espoir.
Rich Maile (Clif Bar) won the Master's 35+ race winning a three-way sprint over John Verhuel (Ideal Tile) and Rob Hacker (Lite Bites).
Next week the series moves to Western Pennsylvania for Raccoon Township 'Cross. Racing starts at 10am. For race details or additional series details, please go to www.monkeyhillcs.com/mac.
Images by Robert Way/InMotion Event Photography
Elite Men 1 Andy Jacques-Maynes (Clif Bar) 59.55 2 Ryan Trebon (Easton/Kona/CCA) 3 Jackson Stewart (Clif Bar) 4 Mark Gullickson (Redline) 5 Todd Wells (Mongoose) 6 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Family Cycling Center) 2.17 7 Ronny Poelvoorde (Duratec- Zewieties cycling team) 8 Jacob Stechmann (Alan Factory Team) 2.43 9 Bart Bowen (Kona) 2.53 10 Jeremy Powers (NCC / BikeReg.com) 3.06 11 Ben Turner (7up/Maxxis) 3.15 12 Jesse Anthony 4.25 13 Kyle Wamsley (Fuji) 4.56 14 Bart Gillespie (Team Biogen) 5.22 15 Phil Noble (Airborne.Net) 5.24 16 Alec Donahue (NCC / BikeReg.com) 17 Gunnar Shogren (FORT/GPOA) 18 Brent Bookwalter (Slingshot) 19 David Allen (KHS) 6.13 20 Joey Reynolds (Wissahickon) 6.37 21 Matt White (NCC / BikeReg.com) 7.27 One lap behind 22 Bill Elliston (Ideal Tile) 23 Michael Yozell (Wissahickon Cycles) 24 Glenn Turner (Main Line Cycling) 25 Mark Walters (Navigators Pro Cycling Team) 26 Gregory Wittwer (LSV/Trek) 27 Ryan Leech (FORT/GPOA) 28 Greg Ferguson (FORT/GPOA) DNF Nathan Deibert (Faulkner Honda Racing) DNF Kevin Hankens (unattached) DNF Bobby Lea (T.E.A.M. Fuji) DNF Joseph Piccillo (Evolution Racing) DNF Joey Thompson (Balance Bar/Devo) DNF Todd Turner (Team Airborne.net) DNF Kris Auer (LSV/Trek) DNF Aaron Bradford (RAD Racing) DNF Eric Keim (Jamis) DNF Myron Baker Jr (Table Rock) DNF Joe Alachoyan (Ideal Tile) Elite Women 1 Carmen D'Aluisio (ClifBar) 48.16 2 Gina Hall (ClifBar) 0.58 3 Anna Milkowski (Gearworks/SpinArts) 2.11 4 Sarah Uhl (Saturn) 3.45 5 Mariann Stover (Gearworks/SpinArts) 4.31 6 Amber Itle (Wissahickon) 5.02 7 Mindy Martin (Los Malos) 5.15 8 Erica Miller (Wissahickon) 6.36 9 Betsy Schauer (FORT/GPOA Cycling Team) 10 Sami Fournier (Velo Bella) 7.04 11 Kathleen Billington (Fuji) 7.13 One lap behind 12 Tara Parsons (CRCA) 13 Caitlyn Tuel (Sobe Cannondale) 14 Lisa Most (Wissahickon) 15 Celeste Drumm (Mean Wheels Bike Shop) 15 Kerry Litka (Dansko Wheelworks) 17 Kami Tremblay (ECV) 18 Tammy Ebersole (Evolution Racing/IndyFab) 19 Donna Anderson (Evolution Racing) 20 Michelle Suplick (Wissahickon) 21 Bonnie Stoeckl (Evolution) DNF Maryann Martinez (CCB/Volkswagen) DNF Megan Render (Snow Valley) Men B 1 Kevin Molloy (CRCA/Sakonnet Technology) 47.47 2 Sean Galegher (TriSpeed) 0.15 3 Joel Danke (Giant Squid All Stars) 4 Basil Moutsopoulos (CRCA/Sakonnet Technology) 0.39 5 Eric Ragot (Kissena Cycling Club) 6 John Minturn (Pharmacia) 1.00 7 Tom Mains (Ready Pac) 1.25 8 Weston Schempf 1.35 9 Andrew Crooks (Independent Fabrications) 1.51 10 Mike Magur (Verge Sport Test Pilot) 2.09 11 Chris Mayhew (FORT/GPOA) 2.17 12 Jonathan Hansen (Team Snow Valley/TSV/ABRT) 2.24 13 Jesse Semanchik (First State Velo Sport) 2.28 14 Wade Hess (Team Beacon) 2.52 15 Adam Szczepanski (Nittany Velo Club) 3.01 16 Ethan Townsend (LSV/Trek) 3.09 17 J.P. Partland (Kissena Cycle Club) 3.28 18 Alec Riendeau (HP Hermes) 3.46 19 Daniel Wilson (First State Velo Sport) 3.59 20 Dave Chamblin (Time Cycle) 21 Christopher Johnson (Nittany Velo Club) 4.09 22 Patrick Kennedy (Liberty) 4.17 23 Eric Morgan (Wissahickon) 4.22 24 Wayne Scott (First State Velo Sport) 5.20 25 Ray Ignosh (Monkey Hill CS) 5.34 26 Drew Guldalian (Wissahickon) 5.37 27 Callen Callen (HP Hermes) 28 William Gifford (Guy's Bicycles) 6.35 29 Brian Burgess (Team Beacon) 7.12 30 John Hartman (QCW) 7.28 31 Braulio Jerez (Kissena Cycling Club) 7.32 32 Chris Kerwin (Montclair) One lap behind 33 Marc Vettori (Wooden Wheels) 34 David Flickinger (Ashby Street Racing) 35 Brendan Marshall (Beacon) 36 Douglas Dicks (Bennets Bicycles) 37 John Brown 38 Greg Black (Verge Sport Test Pilot) DNF Andrew Albright (Aquafina) DNF Jason Babcock (Nittany Velo Club) DNF Bruce Freehoff (Beacon) DNF Charles La Punzina (Kissena Cycling Club) DNF Theo Procopos (Wissahickon) DNF Noah Greenhill (Kissena) DNF Chris Samuel (Team Express) DNF Elliott McAllister DNF Robert Panzera (Kissena) DNF Todd Cassan (Rociante) Masters 1 Rich Maile (ClifBar) 45.42 2 John Verheul (Ideal Tile) 3 Robert Hacker (Team Lite Bites) 4 Eric Schlauch (Somerset Wheelmen) 0.57 5 Blair Saunders (First State Velo Sport) 1.23 6 Mike Hebe (Monex) 1.41 7 Randall Root (Team Snow Valley) 1.43 8 Rob Frederick (Evolution Racing) 9 Martin Jones (Somerset Wheelmen) 1.55 10 Jan Wiejak (Verge ) 2.53 11 John Lux (First Capital Velo) 3.07 12 Fred Wittwer (Charlottesville Racing Club) 3.16 13 Stephen Caffrey (First State Velo Sport) 3.38 14 Kelly Cline (Wissahickon) 4.30 15 Larry Kaufman (KMK Velo) 16 Douglass Gray (First State Velo Sport) 5.21 17 Tom Macniven (Hampton Velo) 18 Scott Wilson (Evolution Racing/Indy Fab) 19 Robert Campos (Hampton Velo) 5.45 20 Leo Pizzini (First State Velo Sport) 6.17 21 Kevin Breckenmaker (Team Harrisburg) 22 Tom McDaniel (Wooden Wheels) 7.49 One lap behind 23 Robert Lyon (First Capital Velo) 24 Bob Piacine (Guys) 25 Chris Stutz (SVVC) 26 John Fox (Verge Sport Test Pilot) 27 Christopher Houston (Yellow Breeches Racing) 28 Steve Heede (First Capital Velo) 29 Gary Mangee (Watchung ) 30 Tc Perkins (Table Rock) 31 Dean Marzocca (HP Hermes) 32 Karl Dittebrandt (Kissena Cycling Club) 33 Dusan Strika (Kissena Cycling Team) 34 Jeffrey Appletans (Time Cycle) 35 Scott Reynolds (Evolution) 36 Ronne Irvine (Fuji Racing T.E.A.M.) 37 Christopher Vegh 38 Patrick Leonard (Evolution Racing) 39 Chris Byrne (CRCA) DNF Christopher Long (Independent Fabrication/Gotham) DNF Sean Groome (Action Wheels) DNF Ed Burgess (Verge Test Pilot) Juniors 17-18 (UCI) 1 Konrad Lebas (Richard Sachs/CYBC) 48.20 2 Chris Ruhl (East Coast Velo) 0.26 3 Geoffrey Johnson (Portland Velo) 3.31 4 Gonzalo Escobar (Squadra Coppi) 4.50 One lap behind 5 Syd Lea (T.E.A.M. Fuji) Juniors 10-16 (USCF) DNF Cory Macniven (Hampton Velo) Women B 1 Catherine Powers (CRCA) 31.53 2 Jenn Magur (Verge Sport Test Pilot) 1.13 3 Tracy Lea (T.E.A.M. Fuji) 2.28 4 Rebecca Koh (CRCA) 4.11 5 Krista Schultz (Trispeed) 6 Karen Tourian 4.51 7 Christina Lindsey 5.07 8 Nina Santiago (Liberty Cycle) 7.09 9 Susan McWhinney (Kissina) 7.11 Men C 1 Brian Webster (SVVC) 29.50 2 Nate Buyon (Ideal Tile) 0.19 3 Rob Lea (T.E.A.M. Fuji) 0.20 4 Jim Watkins (Somerset Wheelmen) 0.39 5 Greg Gorel (Somerset Wheelmen) 0.47 6 David Stauffer (Cycleworks) 1.34 7 Brian Gilmore (Rutgers) 1.36 8 Corey Lev (Penn State) 2.04 9 Andrew Jakubowitch 2.08 10 Andy Singson (Hermes) 2.15 11 Eric Lowenstein 2.17 12 Rolf Windh (Unattached) 2.22 13 Noah Greenhill (Kissena) 14 Stephen Blacklocks (Kissena) 15 Robert Sands (Evolution Racing) 2.31 16 Gary Kelley (Yellow Breeches) 2.50 17 Rolland Peterson (HP Hermes) 2.54 18 Christopher Stine (Cedar Bike) 19 Matthew McGregor-Mento (Black Cross) 3.04 20 Justin Wagner (Penn State) 3.36 21 Matthew Peterson (HP Hermes) 3.40 22 Chad Macheel 4.05 23 Todd Walters (Harts) 4.30 24 Tom Ekberg (Liberty Cycle) 4.37 25 James Ambagis (Wooden Wheels) 4.48 26 Gustavo Sanchez (Evolution Racing) 5.07 27 Robert Panzera (Kissena) 5.26 28 Jay Rothberg (Evolution Racing) 5.45 29 Phil Karavidas (HP Hermes) 6.17 30 Russ Padzell (Cycle Fanatic) 6.45 31 Louis Damelio (unattached) 7.32 32 Mark Vareschi (HP Hermes) 8.10 33 Thomas Restaino 10.37 One lap behind 34 Thaddeus Ziegert DNF Mike Deckert