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NORBA US national series #1 - 2

Fontana, CA, USA, May 5-7, 2006

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Race 1 - May 5: Marathon

Misseghers and Smith take NORBA Series marathon #2

Troy Misseghers (Blairmore,  AB, Canada / Mountain B) and Jennifer Smith (NZL / Trek/VW) took the professional men's and women's marathon titles on the first day of the National Mountain Bike Series #1 at Southridge Park in Fontana, Calif.

Misseghers finished the approximately 49 mile course – seven laps around the cross-country course – in 3 hours, 53 minutes and 15.59. Chris Eatough (Ellicott City, Md. / Trek/VW) who led early in the race, came in second to Misseghers just three minutes later. Michael Lee (Mission Viejo, Calif. / Trek/VW/JB) finished third.

On the women's side, Lee finished in with a commanding lead – nearly four minutes ahead of second-place Melissa Thomas (Rocky Mountain / Boulder, Colo.). Women's professional riders also completed seven laps, however, announcers declared Lee the winner when she had completed only her sixth lap, bringing her to a complete stop. When officials corrected the error, Lee continued, losing little time to her competitors. Lee finished the course in 4:48:44.59. Josie Beggs (Capitola, Calif. / Starbucks) finished third.


1 Troy Misseghers (Can) Mountain B    3.53.16
2 Chris Eatough (USA) Trek/VW            2.52
3 Michael Lee (USA) Trek/VW/JB           5.19
4 Jay Henry (USA) 3D/Hillenbrand         7.46
5 Evan Plews (USA) Santiam Bikes        10.02
6 Michael Janelle (USA) Tokyo Joes      14.06
7 Clint Muhlfeld (USA) Sportsman        17.06
8 Ian Stanford (USA) Nature Valley      17.46
9 Michael McCalla (USA) Spinner         18.13
10 Ben Thompson (USA) Santiam Bikes     18.33
1 Jennifer Smith (NZl) Trek/VW        4.48.45
2 Melissa Thomas (USA) Rocky Mountain    3.36
3 Josie Beggs (USA) Starbucks           23.45
4 Kate Aardal (Can) X-Fusion            27.16
5 Mandy Eakins (USA) Content            39.17
6 Shannon Holden (USA) Velo Bella       46.06
7 Rebecca Rusch (USA) Specialized       46.57
8 Erin Duggan (USA) Velo Bella        1.07.04
9 Hillary Harrison (USA) Giant        1.07.28
10 Leslie Williams (USA) Niner Bikes  1.22.16