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Highland Park Cyclo-cross - C2

Jamesburg, New Jersey, USA, November 11, 2007

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Frattini too fast

By Kirsten Robbins in Jamesburg, New Jersey

The scenic Thompson Park hosted the fifth round of the Verge Mid Atlantic Championship Cyclo-cross Series under sunny skies and dry terrain making the Elite men's 60 minute race unrecognizable compared to last year's unforgettably muddy slosh through the rain. Davide Frattini (Colavita/Sutter Home) took advantage of his 'cross smarts and the circuit's hills to aid in a back-to-back UCI victory and enough points to take the lead in the Verge MAC series.

Frattini out sprinted cyclo-cross strong man Jon Hamblon (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) as Colavita/Sutter Home team-mate Matt Kraus claimed third place, securing the team's second double podium in as many days.

"To have won two races in a row means that my coach and I are working well together," said the winning Italian, who is working with Herriott Sports Performance's Todd Herriott. "It's important for me, for the team and for the sponsors who support me all season. To have a good performance is the best way to say thanks."

How it unfolded

The race started at a furious pace and before the first lap was complete a group of eight strong riders created a sizeable distance between themselves and the remaining field. The front group included Frattini, Hamblon and Kraus along Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches), Adam McGrath (Maxxis), Charles Pendry and Daniel Neyens.

Team Richard Sachs/RGM Watches used its strong numbers to drive the tempo until there were only five riders remaining at the front. Kraus, who finished third on the day, was delighted with his team-mates' successful team tactics throughout a difficult race. "We are happy with having two riders on the podium," said Kraus. "We showed great teamwork today and that was the key; that was great for us. We worked really well together and when ever one of our guys was gapped off the back, the rider driving it at the front would ease off just a bit and wait for the third rider to catch back on."

One-by-one Spinelli, Kraus and Hamblon triggered a round of attacks to try to clear Frattini before the finish, while youngster Adam McGrath used his impressive technical skills to glue himself to the front group. Frattini admitted that the course suited perfectly to his ability with the long climbs and pavement sections. "The Richard Sachs guys did a really good job but fortunately I was feeling good so I was able to cover every jump," said Frattini. "In the end there were just two Richard Sachs riders and Adam McGrath. The uphill pavement section was perfect for me because every time I hit the pavement it was like doing a good progression. It was the only section where I realized I could open a gap on the other riders."

Frattini turned up the heat with three laps to go, opening up a small margin over his rivals, but neither Hamblon nor Kraus were ready to give up a shot at victory and rejoined Frattini by the lap's end.

"I tried to be smart and follow moves for a while and then give one big attack on the last lap," explained Frattini. "I was a little bit worried about being out numbered. I wanted to make sure to be the first one onto the Richard Sachs wheel when they jumped.

"It was important not to be the second and not to be stuck behind two of those riders because that would give them the opportunity to open a gap on me," he added. "The best thing I did today was being the first rider to cover the attacks."

Hamblon's relentless attacks and giant tows on the front combined with Frattini's counter attacks on the last lap forced the two powerhouses to end the race in a two man sprint. Hamblon was hoping to set one of his team-mates up for the sprint, but when he realised he was the only rider left it was time to switch to plan B. "It was just so hard to deal with Davide because he's so fast and it was really hard to keep the race in control - we all had to burn a lot of matches just doing that," noted Hamblon.
"I wanted to be in front of him coming into the sprint," he added. "I knew I had to be in front of him over the barriers but I did everything I could and got up next to him but he went again and got ahead. It was such a short sprint that there was not way I could come back around there."


Elite Men 28 starters
1 Davide Frattini (Colavita/sutter home presented by Cooking light)    1.00.26
2 Jonathan Hamblen RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS)                           0.02
3 Matt Kraus (RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS)                                0.13
4 Adam Mcgrath (Maxxis/Litespeed)                                         0.18
5 Justin Spinelli RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS)                            0.33
6 Ryan Leach (GPOA-Cannondale)                                            1.00
7 Weston Schempf (C-3 - Sollay.com)                                           
8 Charles Pendry (Inland Construction - BTD)                              1.44
9 Tyler Wren (Colavita/Sutter Home Professional Cycling Team)             2.34
10 Nathan Wyatt (Carolina Fatz/Sram/Santa Cruz)                           2.40
11 Adam Myerson (Nerac Pro Cycling)                                       3.00
12 Daniel Neyens (Hagens-Berman Cycling Team)                             3.12
13 Bobby Lea (Toyota-United)                                              3.20
14 Michael Yozell (FORT Factory Cyclocross Team)                          3.26
15 Stephen Cummings (Indiana Regional Medical Center / EKR RACING)        3.38
16 Jonny Sundt (KBS Medifast)                                             4.23
17 Aaron Oakes (Van Dessel)                                               4.25
18 Travis Livermon (Cycling Spoken Here)                                  4.50
19 J. Gabriel Lloyd (CRCA/Remax)                                          4.56
20 John Burns (Bikeman.com)                                               5.14
21 Peter Rubijono (Cambridge bike/Igleheart frames)                       6.26

One lap behind
22 McConnell Franklin (Middlebury College) 23 Christopher Mcgill (FORT Factory Cyclocross Team) 24 Joseph Reynolds (Wissahickon) 25 J.p. Partland (High Gear Cyclery/Watchung WheelMen New York) 26 Matthew Ferrari (Mt Nittany Wheelworks) 27 Nicholas Shaffer (Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon) 28 Albert Pedemonte (kissena cycling club)   B Men 48 starters   1 Eric Linder (Hunt Valley Bikes / Marathon Roofing) 40.03 2 John Brewer (Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB) 3 Jeff Bahnson (C2S/Henry's Bikes) 4 Michael Jenks (Highland Park Hermes) 0.27 5 Jeremy Dunn (Cambridge Bicycle presented by Igleheart Frames) 0.53 6 Ben Showman (usma cycling) 0.58 7 Daniel Brill (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) 1.08 8 Frank Zgoda (Skylands Cycling) 9 Dusty Labarr (Joe's Bike Shop) 1.11 10 Georgia Gould (Luna) 1.28 11 Peter Bradshaw (Cambridge Bicycle presented by Igleheart Frames) 12 Patrick Bradley (Beacon) 1.39 13 Michael Mihalik (Beaver Valley Velo) 14 Thomas Wood (Philadelphia Cyclismo) 1.42 15 Marc Vettori (C3-Sollay.com !) 1.47 16 Ethan Townsend (C3- Sollay.com) 1.58 17 Jim Mudd (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) 2.03 18 Colin Sandberg (Meredith Group/GPOA Cannondale) 2.11 19 Nick Fischer (Freddie Fu) 2.19 20 Matthew Budd (NYC Velo) 2.28 21 Michael Kuhn (Visit PA.com) 2.42 22 Todd Kruger (Highland Park Hermes) 2.46 23 Sean Mannion (Verge Test Pilot) 24 Cary Freidrick (Cambridge Bicycle presented by Igleheart Frames) 25 Mark Vareschi (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 3.17 26 Joel Moats (Yellow Breeches Racing) 27 Mark Romanovsky (Pawling Cycle and Sport) 3.52 28 Jim Vreeland (Watchung Wheelmen/KendaUSA) 4.01 29 Chad Culbertson (CRCofA / BM&G-Pete's Bikes) 4.06 30 Charles Florek (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 4.07 31 Ian Mathias (Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing) 4.43 32 Mark Rhondorf (Colavita) 4.53 33 Andrew Longidview (Skylands Cycling) 34 Kevin Horan (Colavita) 35 Tom Mains (Van Dessel Factory Team) 5.17 36 Wade Hess (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) 5.29 37 Jason Parkin (CRCA/Blue Ribbon-Translations.com) 5.34 38 Eric Morgan (Wissahickon) 6.21 39 Don Yungher (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 7.07 40 Carl Maslag (Team Fitness Mission/Allwood Bicycles) 7.13 41 Ed Krall (Indiana Regional Medical Center) 7.19 42 Robert May 7.54
One lap behind
43 Ken Deitch (Human Zoom\Pabst Blue Ribbon) 44 Erik Kristianson (Skylands Cycling) 45 Mark Robson (NERAC.com) 46 Joseph Mulligan (Team Bikery)   Masters 35+   1 Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo) 43.43 2 Todd Cassan (Westwood Velo) 1.06 3 Troy Kimball (Westwood Velo) 4 Blair Saunders (Henry's) 5 Mark Kutney (Van Dessel Cycles) 6 Kristopher Auer (C3-Sollay.Com) 7 Greg Ferguson (Fort Factory Team) 2.00 8 Sean Kelsey (Evolution Racing) 2.03 9 Kevin Molloy (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM) 2.34 10 Mike Hebe (GPOA-Cannondale) 11 Gerry Pflug (Freddie Fu Cycling Team) 12 Andy Gorski (NetApp - Viner p/b kinetic-koffee.com) 3.01 13 Brian Wieczorek (Freddie Fu Cycling Team) 3.12 14 Christopher Long (Independent Fabrication/Gotham) 3.15 15 Matthew Howard (GS Gotham/Toga) 3.43 16 Charles Chichester (CRC OF A) 3.47 17 Martin Jones (Team Somerset/Van Dessel/Bike King) 18 Glenn Turner (Human Zoom / Pabst Blue Ribbon) 4.05 19 Gunnar Shogren (Fort Factory Team Bi-atch) 20 Roger Foco (Skylands Cycling) 21 Jeff Cordisco (C3-Sollay.com) 4.22 22 Michael Kolb (Chrsitiana Care PT+/FSVS) 4.42 23 Joseph Piccillo (Evolution Racing) 24 Kirk Reisinger (Wissahickon) 25 Kelly Cline (Wissahickon) 5.05 26 Charles Mcdaniel (Secret Henry's Team) 5.10 27 Judd Milne (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 5.22 28 Eric Schlauch (Team Somerset / Van Dessel) 5.32 29 Chris Facas (Westwood Velo/Trade Manage Capital) 6.14 30 Shawn Downing (Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn) 6.18 31 Mike Jancola (Guys Racing) 7.28 32 N. Johan Anestad (Evolution Racing) 7.38 33 Scott Wilson (Evolution Racing) 7.48 34 Kevin Breckenmaker (Yellow Breeches Racing) 8.05 35 Mark Dontigny (Central Penn Racing/The Bicycle Shop)
One lap behind
36 David Lowe (Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon) 37 Kevin Kielty (Skylands Cycling) 38 Kevin Saint Clair (Main Line Cycling - Bikyle) 39 Karl Rahn (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) 40 Douglas Gray (1st State Velo) 41 Mark Featherman (Guy's Racing) 42 Russell Kelly (CRCA/Sakonnet Technology) 43 Jay Downs (Fort Factory Team) 44 Tom Bowmaster (Liberty Cycle) 45 Thomas Prehn (Rocky Mounts) 46 Richard Sachs (RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS) 47 James Gould 48 Jim Feehan (Kissena)   B Masters   1 Raymond Zeimet (Cycle Sports/Zaveta Construction) 43.32 2 Trevor Williams (Guy's Bicycle Racing) 3 Michael Lynch (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) 4 Tim Bowman (Trophy Bikes) 0.58 5 Bob Biese (Team Vortex) 1.15 6 Barry Wahner (Well Adjusted Racing/Wahner Chiropractic) 7 Mike Czupryna (Christiana Care PT+/FSVS) 8 Douglas Dicks (bennetts bikes) 1.45 9 Bruce Freehoff (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) 10 Mike Connair (First State Velo/Christiana Care Plus) 1.56 11 Doug Spitz (3D Racing Team/Tom's Atlantic Cyclery) 12 Larry Kaufman (Van Dessel Factory Team) 2.07 13 Rolf Windh (Guy's Racing) 2.18 14 Richard Bilson (FORT Factory Team) 2.33 15 Paul Wahner (Well Adjusted Racing/Wahner Chiropractic) 3.09 16 Dennis Smith (Secret Henry's Team) 3.18 17 Nathan Ruch (Endure XC) 3.23 18 Brad Clark (Endure XC) 3.42 19 Brian Burgess (Team Beacon) 4.04 20 Ken Coleman (Housatonic Wheel Club) 4.16 21 Kevin Kuzas (Guy's Bicycle Racing) 22 Chris Thaler (Evolution Racing) 4.34 23 Lawrence Dudek (Team Somerset) 4.46 24 Peter Raimont (BVF) 4.56 25 Todd Peterson (Team Bulldog/Campmor) 5.06 26 Jim Watkins (Team Somerset) 5.11 27 Bob Kennelly (halters cycle) 5.25 28 Charles Lapuzina (Kissena Cycling Club) 5.48 29 Andrew Singson (Highland Park Hermes) 30 Justin Roth 6.13 31 Dusan Strika (Kissena Cycling Team) 32 David Strokes (Kissena Cycling Club) 33 Marc Bechtold (PSRacing/Grohe) 34 Thomas Bethe 35 James Bersten (Mid Atlantic masters) 36 Robert Maxted (Endure XC) 6.37 37 Nunzio Dibiasi (Yellow Breeches Racing) 6.43 39 Frank Dionisio (Kissena Cycling Club) 7.12 40 Bob Perna (beans bikes)
One lap behind
41 Joe Saling (Team Somerset Van Dessel) 42 Louis D'amelio (Van Dessel Factory Team) 43 Christopher Vegh (Endure XC) 44 Gary Dugovich (Beaver Valley Velo) 45 Craig Callan (HP Hermes) 46 Glen Calhoun 47 Greg Campi (3D Racing Team/Tom's Atlantic Cyclery) 48 R. Michael Williams (Wilmington Velocity) 49 50 Karl Dittebrandt (kissena cycling club) 51 Doug Hover (ysg racing) 52 Mark Mccabe (3D Racing Team/Tom's Atlantic Cyclery) 53 John Hartman (Main Line Cycling) 54 Bob Cary (Skylands Cycling) 55 Donald Snoop (Hang On Snoopy Racing)     C Men 77 starters   1 Mathew Spinks (Skylands Cycling) 35.09 2 Joseph Zorn Iii (Christiana Care PT+ / FSVS) 1.32 3 Geoff House (Housatonic Wheel) 4 Andy Glaser (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 2.13 5 Daniel Knepper 6 Will Cukierski (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 7 Katriel Statman (Bard College Cycling) 3.04 8 Erik Petersen (Cambridge) 9 Adam Duncan (CRCA/Avenue A-Razorfish) 3.09 10 Matthew Hennessy (Team BBC) 11 Richard Hofbauer (Westwood Velo) 12 Brett Kielick (Drexel Cycling) 13 Michael Tonkinson 14 Ethan Atkins (CRCA) 15 Eloy Anzola (Kissena Cycling Club) 3.17 16 Erik Kristianssen (Skylands Cycling) 3.33 17 Richard Kassan (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 18 Tyler Brown 19 Blake Bedoya (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 20 Daniel Ryan (Christiana Care PT+/FSVS) 21 David Casale 4.24 22 Todd Mcloughlin (Kissena) 23 Jay Nossen (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 24 Mike Reardon (Columbus Bike Racing Team) 25 Carey Jackson Yonce 26 Noah Schwartz (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 27 Ian Landau (Kissena) 28 Cody Kapetanakis (Black Bear Cycling) 4.50 29 Aaron House (Housatonic Wheel) 30 Lars Jacobsen (Skylands Cycling) 31 Saverio Fiorino (DL Racing) 32 Benjamain Dailey (Brooklyn Velo Force) 33 James Mccabe (Colavita Racing/Efinger Sporting Goods) 34 Robert Botto (Trophy Bikes) 35 David Baker 36 Chad Casselman (NY Velocity/CRCA) 37 Ross Gordon (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) 38 Joseph Grimm (Army) 39 Christophe Jammet (CRCA/ NYVELOCITY) 40 Keith Plunkett (South mountain cycles) 41 Charles Crocco Jr (Team Somerset) 42 Mchael Fennel 6.32 43 Mark Fitzwater (secret henry's team) 6.03 44 Zach Bender (GS Park Ridge / Team Cyclesport) 45 David Kim (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 46 Bren Moran 47 Greg Campi (3D Racing Team/Tom's Atlantic Cyclery) 48 Kyle Caroll (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 49 Chris Flecknee (Halters Cycles/WWW.MTBNJ.COM) 50 Joseph Gilch (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 7.35 51 Patrick Littlefield (CRCA/Avenue A-Razorfish) 52 Brooks Ward (Bard College) 53 Julian Natisin (cycle funattic) 54 Lyle Trumbull (Guys) 55 Al Curtis 56 Dag Anderson (Team Somerset) 57 Fred Brown (Halters Cycles/WWW.MTBNJ.COM)
One lap behind
58 Brian Rosenblatt (Team Somerset) 59 Charles Gardiner (Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon) 60 Will Howkinson (NYC velo) 61 Steven Burke (Hunt Valley) 62 Frank J. Schlipf Iii (Guy's Racing Club) 63 Chris Feltman (NYC velo) 64 Stephen Gualano 65 Joe Favara (Hampton Velo) 66 Scott Feather (Vortex) 67 Tim Johnson (NYC velo) 68 Laurence Gitger (Halters Cycles/WWW.MTBNJ.COM) 69 Tyler Kristianssen (Skylands Cycling) 70 Anthony Esposito (Rutgers University Cycling Team) 71 Todd Moyer (No Budget Racing) 72 Gary Snyder 73 Anthony Skorchod (Gotham Cyclists) 74 Morgan Styer 75 Gordon Deal 76 Wyatt Saint Clair (Main Line Cycling - BiKyle)