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Nebraska Cyclocross Series # 1, Bellevue, NE - October 22, 2006

Wilhelm Leads Trek/VW 1-2-3 Sweep

by Sean Weide

Tony Wilhelm of Lincoln led a 1-2-3 sweep by Trek/VW in Sunday’s Cat. I-II-III race on the second day of the Nebraska Cyclocross Series at Swanson Park in Bellevue. Wilhelm cruised in four seconds ahead of teammate Adams Mills and 1:08 ahead of Bill Stolte to win for the second straight day. Saturday’s race was run on the same course, only in the reverse direction. Wilhelm, who finished 17th at the Cross Crusade Cyclocross race in Portland last weekend, said he’ll compete at the second annual Boulevard Cup in Kansas City, Kan., then head west to Colorado for the third and fourth rounds of the 2006 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. “I don’t know if I’ll be back (in Nebraska) for the second Cyclocross Series race next month, but we’ll see,” he said.

Sunday’s racers enjoyed slightly better weather conditions, with temperatures in the upper 30s and occasional sunshine.Wilhelm and Mills rode together for much of the hour-long race. With 300 meters to go, Wilhelm took the lead just before the uphill S-curve to the finish. “We were pushing each other real good,” Wilhelm said. “Adam was going good on the flats and straight, but he had problems where the course was technical.”

The day’s most impressive performance was turned in by Trek/KC’s Thomas Price, who crashed early on in the Cat. III-IV race and was nearly a minute behind after the first of eight laps. “I crashed and someone ran over my bike,” Price said. “My wheels were both off kilter so I had to stop and re-adjust them before I could get going again. Price made up 30 seconds on the next lap, took the lead from MBWC/Team 14’s Thadeus Neil with three laps to go and went on to win by 15 seconds.

The Masters 35+/45+ race was thoroughly dominated by Team X, which swept the top five places. David Hejduk took the win, followed by Andy Lucas, Steve Songer, Brendon Jenks and Dean Parker. Lincoln Plating’s Sydney Brown won the women’s open category and Bill Becker won on his hometown course for the second straight day in the Cat. IV race.


Cat 123
1 Anthony Wilhelm (Trek/VW)                    1.00.00
2 Adam Mills (Trek/VW)                         1.00.04
3 Bill Stolte (Trek/VW)                        1.01.08
4 Mark Studvicki (Cowtown)                     1.01.29
5 Darin Schlake (Kona/Monkey Wrench)           1.01.56
6 J J Bailey (MSM Racing)                      1.02.08
7 Troy Krause (Slimenundgrossen/Trek Of KC)    1.02.18
8 Jay Chesterman (Powerade IF)                 1.03.11

One lap down

9 Kent McNeill (Highgear)                              
10 Kelly Irwin (Northern Rockies)                     

Two laps down

11 Matt Gumm (All9YaRDs)                              
DNF Cody McCullough (Indep Fabric)                    
DNF Tony Nichols (MSM Racing)                         
Cat 3/4
1 Thomas Price (Trek/KC)                         45.00
2 Thadeus Neil (MBWC/Team 14 )                   45.15
3 Chris Hansen (Team 14 )                        46.18
4 Terry Anderson (Team x Cycling)                47.08
5 Bryan Moritz (DICE)                            47.55
6 Kevin Limpach (NE Cycle/Highgear)              48.11
7 Rich Thompson (Highgear)                       48.31
8 Randall Crist (Omaha Velo)                     49.03
9 Matt Pewthers (cycleworks)                     49.28
10 Don Raskey (Slimenundgrossen)                 49.55

One lap down

11 Chris Locke (Cow Town Cycling Team)                
12 Skip Cronin (BareKnuckle Brigade/Cycleworks)       
13 Nate Zubrad (Cycling Club of NE)                   
14 Andrew Keffer (Omaha Velo)                         
15 Paul Eichler (Bike Way)                            
16 Rich Anderson (The Bike Way Racing)                
DNF John Jr Lefler (Lincoln Plating Lemond)           
Masters 35+/45+
1 David Hejchik (Team X)                         45.00
2 Andy Lucas (Team X)                            46.04
3 Steve Songer (Team X)                               
4 Brendon Jenks (Team X)                         47.44
5 Dean Parker (Team X)                           48.36
6 Don Raskey (Slimenundgrossen)                  49.04
7 Johnathan Nelson (Powerade/IF)                 49.17
8 Dan Hansen (Trek of KC)                        50.17
9 Mark Savery (Trek Omaha)                       50.58

One lap down

10 Larry Kintner (Cycling Club Of Nebraska)           
11 Kingdon Hawes (Cycling Club Of NE)                 
12 Bill Anderson (Team X)                             
DNS Eric Buhs Ciao Baby Cycling
Cat 4
1 Bill Becker                                    30.00
2 Randy Hampton                                  33.31
3 Andrew Boje                                    33.37
4 James Purtzer                                  36.37
1 Sydney Brown (Lincoln Plating)                      

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