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DCCX Cyclo-cross - NE
Washington, D.C., October 26, 2008
Schempf and Buerkle triumphant in nation's capital
Weston Schempf of C3-Sollay.com claimed his second consecutive victory in the DCCX Cyclo-cross Race, which is presented by DCMTB/City Bikes in Washington, D.C. The race, held on the grounds of the historic Armed Forces Retirement Home, is the third in the BikeReg.com MABRA cross series.
Schempf rode away from the rest of the men's field early in last year's race, but had a much more difficult path to victory in the second-annual event. The hard work of teammate Mike Gallagher and untimely crashes by two other members of the five-man lead group allowed him to pull away for the victory. Gallagher held off U.S. Olympian Bobby Lea for his second, second-place finish of the day.
In the Whole Foods' women's elite race Patty Buerkle of Vanderkitten took a flier from the leading group of women's riders and got into a two-woman breakaway with Kristin Gavin of Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon. Buerkle broke away later in the race to win it all. Sobe - Cannondale's Betsy Shogren, who won the event last year, ended up third.
The race, the only cyclo-cross race held in the nation's capital, had more than 400 registered riders, and hundreds more spectators who came out to enjoy the grounds of the AFRH, the frites prepared by biking legend Scott Scudamore and lots of free-flowing refreshments.
The Belgian Embassy chipped in too, sponsoring the Li'l Belgians kids' race, which had more than four-dozen competitors ranging from age three to 10. Anxious parents were treated to a tasty Cote d'Or chocolate after their kids' raced.
The race was held on a classic, European-style cyclo-cross course, with lots of transitions from road to a grass. The course was softened but not thoroughly muddied by a pounding rain the day before. The course had a tricky barrier and some slick roots to keep things interesting; even a few of the top riders sported bloodied shins or lips by the end of their races.
The DC Mountain Bike Team sponsored DCCX with the assistance of sponsors City Bikes, Whole Foods Market - P Street, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, DrinkMore Water, Looking Glass Lounge, CX Magazine and the wonderful Belgian restaurant Granville Moore's, which supplied its horseradish sauce for the frites.
Whole Foods upped the payout for the elite women this year, and the field of 22 starters was nearly four times as big as last year's and the largest women's elite field in MABRA's history.
The elite men's race, with 35 starters, had a field twice as big as the 2007 DCCX. It showed. Schempf, who lives in nearby Bethesda, moved out front with a group of five riders early in the elite race, including teammate Gallagher. They put distance on any chasers, but with ample open road sections, no one could break free of the pack.
With a few laps to go, two members of the group crashed coming on to a small bridge, and Schempf jumped free. Gallagher, who had his bike slide out from under him as he vied for the lead in the elite master's race a few hours earlier, avoided that crash and stuck close to Schempf for second.
"It's a deceptive course," Schempf said. "It was nice to know I didn't have to do all the work alone."
Blair Saunders of Henry's Bikes, who led a futile effort to catch Schempf in DCCX last year, instead rode away from a stacked field in the elite masters race this time around. Saunders eased off the gas as mountain-bike legend Gunnar Shogren of Sobe - Cannondale and Mark Kutney of Van Dessel Cycles fought it out for the first-lap prime. He put an attack on them just a few minutes later.
"They weren't motivated to chase," Saunders deadpanned. From that point, only Gallagher could fight his way onto his wheel, but "he took the corner too hot, and that was the race," said Saunders, who won by 10 seconds. "I wish every course could be like this, with this many road sections."
The Cat 3/4 race was also decided by a crash. The race leader hit a slick root on the back of the course, went flying, and took down Adam Driscoll of Adventures for the Cure, who was cruising along just behind him. His brother Alex, in the third spot, just steered clear of the carnage, but wasn't so lucky a few minutes later when a lapped rider swerved into his path. Ian Mathias of Hunt Valley Bicycles won the race, Alex was second and Adam third.
In the women's 3/4 race, which had a Mabra-record 34 pre-registered riders, mountain-biking ace Lynne Oliver of DCMTB crushed the competition in her first-ever cyclo-cross race.
Men 1/2/3 1 Weston Schempf (C3-Sollay.com!) 2 Michael Gallagher (C3-SOLLAY.COM) 3 Bobby Lee 4 Sean Galegher 5 Russ Langley (Batley- Harley Davidson) 6 Jeff Buckles 7 Andrew Wulfkahlo 8 Greg Wittwer (ALAN North America Cycling Team) 9 Jared Nieters (Haymarket Bicycles/Function Drinks) 10 Todd Hesel (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) 11 Mason Haynes 12 John Brewer (Haymarket Bicycles p/b Function Drinks) 13 Dave Weaver (ALAN N. America Cycling Team) 14 Brian Fouche (AVC/Team Hagerstown-Washington Co) 15 Taylor Jones (Inland Construction/BTD) 16 James W Wagner 17 Yanni Papadopoulos (The Valley Athletic Club) 18 Gunnar Shogren (SoBe/Cannondale) 19 Todd Hipp 20 Terry Anderson (Haymarket Bicycles p/b Function Drinks) 21 Chris Mcgill (WV29er/CANNONDALE MTB TEAM) 22 Dan Tille (Fulcrum Coaching) 23 Nate Seymour (Potomac Velo Club) DNF David Wood (Bike Doctor Waldorf) DNF Judd Milne DNF Evan Ellicott (Bike Doctor / Bayside Velo) DNF Alistair Sponsel (Team Type 1) DNF Michael Stoop (Altius Cyclocross) DNF Ryan Dewald (Battley Harley Davidson) DNF Michael Davis (Bike Doctor) DNF Kyle Hammaker DNF David Wilcox DNF Chris Mayhew DNF Anthony Van Lierop DNS Thomas Mackay (Team Latitude) Women 1/2/3 1 Patty Buerkle (Vanderkitten) 2 Kristin Gavin (Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon) 3 Elizabeth Shogren (Sobe - Cannondale) 4 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing) 5 Libbey Sheldon (Tokyo Joe's) 6 Samantha Williams (Sorella Cycling/BVM Engineering) 7 Terri Spanogle (NCVC/Inova Health System) 8 Kristine Church (Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon) 9 Christina Briseno (C3-Sollay.com) 10 Sonja Evers 11 Kristina Adams (All American Bicycle Center) 12 Sarah Caravella 13 Marni Harker (Team Kenda Tire) 14 Lorena Candrian (HPC powered by Altarum) DNF Melanie Swartz (Velo Bella) DNF Elizabeth Harlow (C3-Sollay.com) DNF Laura Stark (The Pony Shop) DNF Marjan Huizing (Team Kenda Tire) DNS Lindsay Madeira (Vulvalution) Masters 35+/45+ Cat 1/2/3 1 Blair Saunders (Secret Henry's Team) 2 Michael Gallagher 3 Mark Kutney (Van Dessel Cycles) 4 Gunnar Shogren (SoBe/Cannondale) 5 Kristopher Auer (C3-Sollay.Com) 6 Anthony Van Lierop (Hunt Valley Bicycles-Marathon Roofing/HVB) 7 Bernie Shiao (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling) 8 Michael Kolb (C3-Sollay.com) 9 Marc Gwadz (DCMTB/City Bikes) 10 Sean Mealey (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) 11 Chris Newell (Sublime Athletics Velo) 12 Christopher Clarke (DCMTB/City Bikes) 13 James W. Wagner 14 Jeff Cordisco 15 Chris Scott 16 Ron Huebner (Potomac Velo Club) 17 Chris Nystrom (C3-Sollay.com !) 18 Judd Milne 19 Barry Holman (Team Fuji) 20 Joe Fritsch (College Park Bicycles) 21 Jonathan Houghton 22 Roger Masse (Trek/VW East) 23 Scott Paisley (Bike Doctor) 24 Shawn Downing (Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn) 25 Chris Mcgill (WV29er/CANNONDALE MTB TEAM) 26 Albert Greene (Yellow Breeches Racing) 27 Dave Fuentes (Battley Harley Davidson pb Van Dessel) 28 Michael Birner (Ben's Performance Bike's/BMC) 29 Michael Buchness (PedalShop) 30 Karl Kensinger (NCVC/Inova Health System) 31 Kevin Breckenmaker (Yellow Breeches Racing) 32 Chip Lortz (kelly benefit strategies/lsv amateur racing) 33 Michael Davis 34 Erik Leaver (NCVC/Inova Health System) 35 Brandon Lumm 36 Jay Downs (Fort Factory Team/Wvu Healthcare) One lap behind 37 Peter Czapiewski (AMVC/DND Inc) 38 Keith Rohr (Adventures for the Cure) 39 Mike Jinks (BikeWorks Racing) 40 James Saunders (Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycles) DNF Karl Connolly (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV) DNF John Raley (ARTEMIS) DNS Joshua Simonds (Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo) DNF Jeffrey Gaston DNF Tony Bilotta (Van Dessel Factory Team) DNF David Rusnak DNF Evan Ellicott Masters 35+/45+ Cat 3/4 1 David Blodgett (All American Bicycle Club) 2 Joe Lillibridge (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling) 3 Marc Frazer (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amatuer Racing) 4 Chris Huhn (Evolution Cycling) 5 Norman Kreiselmeier (Team Army) 6 Paul Wahner (DrWahner.com) 7 Scott Thompson (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 8 Brent Williamson (Family Bike Shop) 9 Jonathan Seibold (C3-Sollay.com!!) 10 Johnny May (Kelly Benefits/LSV) 11 Chris Macon (Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo) 12 John Rogers 13 Kent Baake 14 Michael Beshore (DCMTB/CityBikes) 15 Tom Vaughn (Latitude/ABRT) 16 Mike Heffernan (GFK Racing) 17 Jason Berry (NCVC / Inova Health System) 18 Matt Michel (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 19 Ken Woodrow (Altius Cycling Team) 20 Peter Jensen (Altius Cycling Team) 21 Jim Miller 22 Phil Smith (NCVC/Inova Health System) 23 Eric Sloman (DCMTB/City Bikes) 24 Joel Gwadz (The Children in the Shoe Preschools and Daycare) 25 Geoffrey Heintz (Lattitude/ABRT) 26 Thor Engblom (NCVC/Inova Health System) 27 Andreas Gutzeit (HPC) 28 Joseph Kotun (Evolution Cycling) 29 ? ? 30 Scott Huddleston (T.E.A.M. Fuji) 31 Ronne Irvine (HUP United) 32 Mark Wanco (Altius Cycling Team) 33 John Kamenick (Team Rhino) 34 John Messersmith (Artemis) 35 Ryan Walsh 36 Mike Krawczel (ABRT/latitude) 37 Bill Okeefe (dhbd /bicycle place velo) 38 (Adventures for the Cure) 39 Thori Wolfe 40 Chris Adair (Unattached) 41 Steve Klose (C3 - Sollay) 42 (The Bike Lane) 43 William Schieken (DCMTB/City Bikes) 44 Mark Wigfield (Adventures for the Cure) 45 Rodney Williams (Battlefield Velo) 46 Joe Penano (Silver Cycles) 47 Todd Gue (NCVC/Inova Health System) 48 George Schulz (NCVC/Inova Health System) 49 Rob Lea (The Children in the Shoe Preschools and Daycare) 50 Dave Vannier 51 David Tambeaux (DCMTB/City Bikes) 52 James Carlisle (RacerHeads SLC) 53 Patrick Cusack 54 Dave Anderson (Bicycle Place Velo Club) 55 Peter Lindeman (Potomac Velo Club) 56 Robert Colby (Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB) One lap behind 57 Timothy Blanchard (Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn) 58 Michael Mathias (DCMTB/Citybikes) 59 Frank Frawozl (Racing Union) 60 Barry Frazier (Evolution Cycling/Better Termite) 61 Greg Webb (Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo) 62 Michael Zoeller (HPC/List) 63 Jason Gull 64 Matthew Marchal (Squadra Coppi / IM Saab) 65 John Maisto 66 Tony Thompson (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) 67 Norman Brach (C3-Sollay.com) 68 Nunzio Dibiasi (C3-Sollay.com) 69 Daniel Gilman 70 James Briggs (ABRT/Latitude) 71 Sean Price Men Cat 3/4 1 Ian Mathias (Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing) 2 Alex Driscoll (Adventures For the Cure) 3 Adam Driscoll (Adventures For the Cure) 4 Chris Mayhew (JBV Coaching) 5 Kyle Murphy (The Bike Lane) 6 Jim Mudd (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) 7 Steve Fife (Bike Doctor) 8 Luke Sandusky 9 Matt Parse (Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes) 10 Mark Broadwater (C3-Sollay.com) 11 Peter Kennedy (C3-Sollay.com) 12 Joseph Ashman 13 Charly Hermanson (Kelly Benefits Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling) 14 Michael Pearce (DCMTB/CITYBIKES) 15 Judd Walencikowski (Bike Doctor) 16 Alex Ebright 17 John Hostetter Iii (C3-Sollay.com) 18 David Wilcox (Cambridge Bicycle/Igleheart Frames) 19 Drew Eckstein 20 Ryan Bannon (The Bike Lane) 21 Alex Monte-Sano 22 Thomas Mackay 23 Robert Carrico (Altius Cycling Team) 24 Evan Robinson 25 Ryan Hardy (C3-Sollay.com) 26 Stephen Riskus (AABC) 27 Trevor Shattuck (Hunt Valley) 28 Darren Biggs (DCMTB\City Bikes) 29 Andrew Chamberlin 30 Ryan Newill (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 31 Matthew Donahue (DCMTB/City Bikes) 32 Gregoire Faber (NCVC/Inova Health System) 33 Ian Morrison (Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo) 34 Syd Lea 35 Mike Esmonde (Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes) 36 Christophe Jammet (CRCA/ NYVELOCITY) 37 Matthew Hennessy (Team BBC) 38 Samir Kelada 39 Michael Scardaville (DCMTB/City Bikes) 40 Nathan Chenenko 41 Matthew Brancheau (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling) 42 Vaughn Wallace (Trek of Pittsburgh) 43 Willaim Luecke 44 Brain Poochigan 45 Jonathan Moncton 46 Ryan Douglas (Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes) One lap behind 47 Joseph Kotun (Evolution Cycling) 48 Robert Kelly (NCVC/Inova Health System) 49 Zachary Bradshaw (Cycling Club of Virginia Commonwealth University) 50 Cj Congrove 51 Scott Cernich (Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes) 52 Mike Klasmeier 53 Kyle Pitman (Latitude/ABRT) 54 Evan Fader (Battley Harley Davidson pb Van Dessel) 55 Steven Marmo (CRCA/Setanta) 56 John Rohrer (Antietam Velo Club) 57 Brown Sharp Ii 58 Matthew Helming 59 Richard Bravo 60 Richie Sugar 61 Caleb King 62 Christopher Helming 63 Jeffrey Gaston 64 Phil Smith 65 Jonathan Moncton 66 John Giordano (Johnny Wetnutz) 67 ? ? 68 Shaun O'bryan (Proteus Bicycles) 69 Aaron Schreiber -Stainthorp -1723 70 Joseph Ventosa (proteus bicycles) DNF Sam Okeefe (C3-Sollay.com) DNF Sean Yeager (Altius Cycling Team) DNF John Kamenick (evolution cycling) DNF Ryan Dudek (Racing Union) DNF Stephen Wahl (AVC/ Team Hagerstown-Washington Co) DNF Peter Henry (Team Carytown Bicycle Company) DNF Robb Hampton (Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo) DNS Brandon Lumm (Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes) DNS Steven Black (National Capital Velo Club/Inova Health) DNS George Milinkovic (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) DNS Jim Mudd (Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing) DNS Robert Campbell (Bike Line) DNS Steven Kendall (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNS John Bavier (The Bike Rack) DNS Bradley Kendall (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNS Joe Foley (DCMTB/City Bikes) DNS Patrick Mckeegan (Monticello Velo Club/Blue Wheel) DNS Greg Capelle DNS Paul Joyner DNS Anthony So Men Cat 4 1 Matthew Bartlett (The Bike Rack) 2 Paul Rades (Artemis) 3 Andrew Troy (Virginia Commonwealth University) 4 Gregoire Faber (NCVC/Inova Health System) 5 Todd Bickling (Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo) 6 Ryan Douglas (Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes) 7 Brian Flynn (team bbc) 8 Matt Carroll (Evolution Cycling) 9 Chris Carraway (North Carolina State University) 10 Benjamin Bassett (Proteus Bicycles) 11 Scott Cernich (Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle) 12 David Battan (Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB) 13 Brian Beckmann (Team Carytown Bicycle Company U-25) 14 Andrew Welch (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 15 John Cutler (CRCA) 16 Michael Giancoli (Hup United) 17 John Scott (Team BBC) 18 Jonathan Wheaton (DCMTB/CityBikes) 19 Jason Pearlman (The Bike Rack) 20 Thom Moore (Potomac Velo/Bike Lane) 21 Jay Morali (C3/Sollay) 22 James Kralec (Team BBC) 23 Patrick Blair (Adventures For The Cure) 24 Josh Hall (Lanterne Rouge) 25 John Glodek (NCVC/Inova Health System/Twin Six) 26 Elliott Caldwell 27 Timothy Phillips (Team BBC) 28 Thori Wolfe 29 Chris Smead 30 Zachary Rogers (GP Velotek) 31 Todd Gue (dhbd /bicycle place velo) 32 Chris Mattingly (Proteus) 33 Mike Schiavo (Squadra Coppi) 34 Brian Schmierer 35 John Heywood (1412 Velo Club) 36 Douglas Owens (NCVC/Inova Health System) 37 Adam Lewandowski (The Bike Lane) 38 William Mccasland (US Air Force) 39 Chris Soda (Team Type 1) 40 Brian Bradley (Lanterne Rouge) 41 Arthur Mitchell (Squadra Coppi / IM Saab) 42 Aaron Ghais (ALL-AMERICAN BICYCLE CLUB) 43 John Larue (Bike Rack) 44 James Carlisle (Battlefield Velo) 45 Danny Koniowsky 46 Jon Hicks (Winchester Wheelmen Race Team) 47 Matt Tucker 48 Rich Zachary (NCVC) 49 Matt Baker 50 Mark Vichich (Artemis) 51 Joshua Nadas (Proteus) 52 Richard Hohenbrink (unattached) 53 David Wiesenhahn (WWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team) 54 James Kline (Artemis) 55 Joseph Ventosa (proteus bicycles) 56 Brian Paxson (unattached) 57 John Bavier 58 Rene Hayden (Proteus) 59 Nathan Ayers (The Bike Stop) 60 Brian Broxterman 61 Kevin Maresca One lap behind 62 Timothy Paul (Battlefield Velo) 63 Tchad Moore (Bicycle Place Velo Club (BPVC)) 64 Jeff Peel 65 Scott Gearhart (Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo) 66 Steve Breeden (Winchester Wheelmen) 67 Jan Ducnuigeen 68 Peter Gronvall 69 Mark Wilcox 70 Mathew Gayford (Team Slow) 71 Josh Cohen 72 Kenneth Morris (Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team) 73 Patrick Engleman (Sinical Racing Keswick Cycle) 74 John Cook (The Bike Rack) 75 Leon Chou (Prince William Elite Racing) 76 Sol Schott (los pariahs) 77 Brian Harrington 78 Chris Holben DNF Craig Wharton (Family Bike Shop) DNF Jeffery Marks (Kelly Benefits Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling) DNF Lyal Tressler DNF Alex Allen DNF Richie Sugar DNF Thomas Jones (proteus bicycles) DNF Ben Tabor (Los Pariahs) DNF Matthew Even (Hub Racing) DNF Mark Plotz (Hub Racing) DNF Henry Schlitzer (Whole Wheel Velo) DNF Derek Swanson DNF John Ludicke DNF Rodges Ankrah (Route 1 Velo /Capitol Hill Bicycles) DNF Samuel Valdez DNF Ian Morrison (Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo) DNF Glenn Mcgrath DNF Read Porter DNF Chad Holm (Tripower) DNF Benjamin Hudson DNF Conor O'brien (BICYCLE PLACE VELO CLUB -- BPVC) DNF Andrew Kennedy DNF Justin Resnick Juniors 17-18 1 Steven Black 2 Charles Lortz (Kelly Benefits Strategies) 3 Justin Mauch (NCVC/Inova Health System) 4 Jimmy Klose (Adventures for the Cure) DNF Lars Tambeaux (Adventures for the Cure) Women Cat 3/4 1 Lynne Oliver (DCMTB) 2 Jean Colsant (Squadra Coppi) 3 Lindsay Bayer (Potomac Velo Club) 4 Angela Vavasori (Hunt Valley Bicycles) 5 Lindsey Hillesheim (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 6 Misty Tile (SMT) 7 Cynthia Anderson (AMVC/DND Inc.) 8 Jennifer Pitt (C3-Sollay.com) 9 Mary Alex (Artemis) 10 Lisa Kilday (DC Triathlon Club) 11 Allyson Tufano 12 Cynthia Johnson (Artemis) 13 Doron Petersan (The Bike Rack) 14 Heather Ross (The Bike Rack) 15 Christine Wehlberg 16 Lindsay Dugovich (Hunt Valley Bicycles) 17 Mary Zadnik Newell (Sublime Athletics Velo) 18 Sioban Castor (SquadraCoppi/Im Saab) One lap behind 19 Tracy Lea (T.E.A.M. FUJI) 20 Yo Kumm 21 Caroline Gaynor (CRCA/PROASSHIT.dk) 22 Patricia Frustace 23 Mary Anne Snavely (Altius Cycling Team) 24 Tia Swett 25 Christina Huebner (Potomac Velo Club) 26 Christine Hammond (Bike Dr Waldorf) 27 Lindsey Madeira 28 Karen Loparco 29 Tris Newbury (DCMTB/CityBikes) 30 Chauncey Monte-Sano 31 Ellen Kessel (Artemis) DNF Christie Finney (The Children in the Shoe Preschools and Daycare) DNF Ilana Knopf (DCMTB/City Bikes) DNF Young-Sue Bae DNF Jennifer Franko (Proteus Bicycles) DNF Ashley Hudson (Feedback Sports) DNF Christine Williamson DNF Noelle Schlegel Juniors 10-16 1 Jimmy Klose (Adventures for the Cure) 2 Justin Mauch (NCVC/Inova Health System) 3 Max Byer 4 Lars Tambeau 5 Jake Thompson (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab) 6 Noah Bell (RacerHeads SLC) 7 Tommy Klose (Adventures for the Cure) 8 Nick Batton 9 Holden Rohr (Adventures for the Cure) 10 Nolan Yager 11 Avy Rohr (Adventures for the Cure) 12 Jacob Soreff Jones (proteus) 13 Nicholas Engblom (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNF Ethan Revere (Altius Cycling Team) DNF Daniel Bell (Racerheads SLC)