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American Mountain Classic - SR

Brian Head, Utah, USA, August 21-24, 2008, August 21-24, 2008

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Race 3 - August 23: Brian Head Peak, 55mi

Bishop holds lead

For a third day racing was neck and neck at the American Mountain Classic, with race leader Jeremiah Bishop crossing the finish line four tenths of a second ahead of Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski. The stage victory increased Bishop's overall race lead to just seconds over second placed Horgan-Kobelski.

Ryan Trebon made it clear that he wanted to move up in the overall classification from the start of Stage 3. Trebon attacked early and separated himself from the front chase group that included Bishop, Horgan-Kobelski, Ben Sonntag, Colin Cares and Manuel Prado. Unfortunately for Trebon, the smooth fire road that allowed him to power away provided the terrain on which his chasers could easily work together to reel him in.

Catching Trebon on the course's steepest section, and just before entering the single track, Horgan-Kobelski set a fierce pace and was followed by Bishop and a string of chasers. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Horgan-Kobelski would seem best suited to compete in the day's ultra high altitudes, and unleashed a furry of attacks at the front of the race. Bishop seemed content to respond to Horgan-Kobelski's accelerations, biding his time until putting in a major effort of his own.

Bishop's acceleration separated him from Horgan-Kobelski only briefly as the two climbed the Peak Trail approaching the final single track descent. The riders continued to match each other's pace as they ripped down the course's last descent. Looking ahead at the final turns before the finish chute, Bishop and Horgan-Kobelski sprinted hard, each powering for the lead around the first corner. The two riders came into the corner hard, but while Horgan-Kobelski momentarily stumbled, it was Bishop who powered through and was first to cross the finish line.

A third stage victory and retention of the leader's jersey mark Bishop going into Sunday's final stage where 54 miles of racing will determine the outcome of the inaugural American Mountain Classic.


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Elite Men
1 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) Trek-Vw                   3.23.44
2 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gar            0.04
3 Colin Cares (USA) U23 Usa                          0.49
4 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) 3D Racing                   5.59
5 Manuel Prado (USA) Sho-Air                         6.17
6 Brian Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                         10.23
7 Michael Mccalla (USA) Scottusa                    14.06
8 Greg Krause (USA) Ellsworth                       14.16
9 Ryan Trebon (USA) Ko                              16.18
10 Alex Grant (USA) Rocky Moun                      16.20
11 Kelly Magelky (USA) Trek Vw                      17.11
12 Tim Allen (USA)                                  19.49
13 Ethan Passant (USA) Brick Oven                   26.40
14 Ben Preston (USA) Brick Oven                     27.01
15 Reed Wycoff (USA) Contender                      30.57
16 Miles Venzara (USA) Mrv Enterp                   31.50
17 Evan Plews (USA) Scottusa/C                      34.11
18 Eric Neat (USA) Schampa/Tr                       34.20
19 Ernest Marenchin (USA) Asylum Cyc                36.22
20 Greg Gibson (USA) Mtbracenew                     38.24
21 Blake Harlan (USA) Monaviecan                    38.27
22 Sid Taberlay (Aus) Sho-Air                       39.21
23 Chad Harris (USA) Racer's Cy                     40.40
24 Jeff Herrera (USA) Procon/1St                    52.06
25 Greg Lewis (USA) Directory                       56.28
26 Chris Brandt (USA) Collins/Sp                  1.01.48
27 Kurt Ireland (USA)                             1.09.54
28 Shawn Adams (USA) Lake Effec                   1.40.01
29 David Baker (USA) Sunnyside                    1.57.27
DNF Jake Wells (USA) Mafiaracin                          
Elite Women
1 Pua Sawicki (USA) Ellsworth                     3.56.13
2 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gar                  15.50
3 Jennifer Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                      19.07
4 Amanda Riley Carey (USA) Kenda-Titu               26.54
5 Lea Davison (USA) Trek-Vw                         29.15
6 Sue Butler (USA) Monaviecan                       31.35
7 Amber Monforte (USA) Amber Monf                   32.46
8 Rebecca Rusch (USA) Specialize                    37.37
9 Cassandra Perkins (USA) Sobe Canno                58.58
10 Elizabeth Carrington (USA) Focus-Ride          1.06.13
11 Angela Sucich (USA) Voodoo Cyc                 1.09.57
12 Lyn D'amato-Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'          1.13.14
13 Rachel Cieslewicz (USA) Monaviecan             1.25.25
DNF Louise Kobin (USA) Sho-Air                           
DNF Kelley Cullen (USA) Rocky Moun                       
Elite Master Men
1 Tinker Juarez (USA) Monaviecan                  3.33.07
2 Ted Macblane (USA) Hub Of Asp                     25.33
3 Art O'connor (USA) Monaviecan                     38.48
4 Tim Butler (USA) River City                       42.41
5 Mike Hileman (USA) Team Sho-A                     45.37
6 Andrew Ferguson (USA) Directory                   48.14
7 Steve Meyer (USA) Ellsworth/                      53.51
8 Peter Tempest (USA) Adventure                     58.38
9 Mark Wille (USA) Red Rock R                     1.23.24
DNF John Foster (USA) Fca Endura                         
Junior Men 18 & Under
DNF Matts Hanssens (USA)                                 
Men's Open 19-24
1 Peter O'donnell (USA) Jenny Crai                4.37.21
Men's Open 25-29
1 Jason Siegle (USA) Bear Valle                   4.24.07
2 Chris Baker (GBr) Baker                         1.18.23
Men's Open 30-34
1 David Ochs (USA) Brick Oven                     4.09.05
2 Daniel Perez (USA) Jenson Usa                     23.57
3 James Robinson (USA) Team Adren                   30.23
4 Adam Hart (USA) Possabilit                        30.57
5 Rod Leveque (USA) Jenson Usa                      42.51
Men's Open 35-39
1 Chad Theule (USA) Onesource                     4.14.28
2 Derek Hermon (USA) Bear Valle                      1.12
3 Brian Oliver (USA) Utahmounta                      3.49
4 Mario Correa (USA) Sho-Air/So                      5.39
5 Anthony White (GBr) Betdgoldte                     5.47
6 Jason Sumner (USA) Velonews                       24.58
7 Tim Poppe (USA)                                   25.28
8 Corey Coplea (USA) Red Rock R                     35.43
9 Todd Branham (USA) Long Cane                      38.32
10 Conrad Stoltz (USA) Specialize                        
DNF Chris Coble (USA) Synergy-Ta                         
DNF Gabriel Williams (USA) Racer's Cy                    
DNF Erik Keniston (USA)                                  
DNF Simon Thrush (USA) Team Arqiv                        
DNF Paul Reinarz (USA) Paul Rei                          
Men's Open 40-44
1 Tim Zandbergen (USA) Sho-Air/Ro                 4.19.31
2 Ethan Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'                    9.33
3 Ken Boyer (USA)                                   21.35
4 Michael Adams (USA) Collins Cy                    42.56
5 Erik Trogden (USA) Celo Pacif                     44.34
6 Scott Kreeger (USA)                             1.34.18
7 Mike Ripley (USA) Collins Cy                    1.36.36
DNF Craig Ferrari (USA)                                  
DNF Mark Ross (USA)                                      
Men's Open 45-49
1 Robert Laroche (USA) Procon                     4.55.39
2 Brad Sneed (USA) Team Revol                       29.44
DNF Garret Ferrari (USA)                                 
DNF Andrew Rollin (USA)                                  
Men's Open 50-54
1 Dana Franklin (USA) Pro Cyclin                  4.35.18
2 Jim Gibson (USA) Absolute B                       10.29
DNF Keith Bontrager (USA) Bontrager                      
DNF Tom Politzer (USA) Laterne Ro                        
DNF Rob Burgard (USA)                                    
Men's Open 55-59
1 Ralph Pilley (USA)                              5.02.16
2 Robert Bernhard (USA) Calcoast                    28.46
DNF Rick Sederberg (USA) Bell & Co                       
Men's Open 60+
1 Zeke Lilly (USA) Cycle Sout                     5.52.47
2 Frederic Schmid (USA)                             36.44
3 Robert Dahlgren (USA)                           1.16.24
Sportsmen 19-29
1 Clayton Bell (USA) Bell & Com                   4.47.39
2 Jay Cruickshank (USA) Rouse Raci                1.57.44
Sportsmen 30-39
1 Tony Parkinson (USA) Dna Cyclin                 4.40.16
2 Aaron Smith (USA) Racers Cyc                       6.54
3 Douglas Dillon (USA)                              16.05
4 Lars Morris (USA)                                 23.28
5 Stephen Hales (USA) Revolution                    27.02
6 Geoff Palmer (Can) Nanaimo Ur                     39.04
7 Bill Mulroy (USA)                               1.30.12
8 Jorge Santoscoy (Mex)                           1.35.20
9 Paul Saueracker (USA) Team Everg                1.41.40
10 Jonathan Rouse (USA) Rouse Raci                1.48.36
DNF Rob Wells (USA) Rouse Raci                           
DNF Daniel Toogle (USA) Rouse Raci                       
DNF Gregory Klein (USA) Rouse Raci                       
DNF Jeffrey Gardner (USA) Team Everg                     
DNF Curtis Cramblett (USA)                               
Sportsmen 40-49
1 Kevin Talbot (USA) Team Big B                   4.57.08
2 Frederic Lequient (USA) Synergy-Ta                 3.28
3 James Wedge (USA) Revolution                       9.32
4 Brian Kelley (USA) Kelley Chi                     38.23
5 Gavin Burke (USA) Bear Valle                      46.34
6 Vincent Sabotin (USA) Spartan                     52.44
7 Mike Vanrandwyk (USA) Southwest                   54.12
8 John Lien (USA)                                   57.50
9 Andrew Jordan (USA) Revolution                  1.05.47
10 Doug Ovard (USA)                               1.06.34
DNF Elden Nelson (USA) Team Fatty                        
Sportsmen 50+
1 Dick Newson (USA) Cutthroat                     5.24.13
2 Larry Tucker (USA) Racers Cyc                     46.09
3 John Vieira-Mceldowney (USA) Cool Cycli         2.50.22
DNF Reid Ferguson (USA)                                  
DNF Jeffrey Matous (USA) Tbd                             
Elite Master Women
1 Sharon Mcdowell-Larsen (USA) Sharon Mcd         5.09.24
Women's Open 19-29
1 Jocelyn Johns (USA) Mud Honey'                  5.24.09
Women's Open 40-49
1 Heidi Volpe (USA) Shoair                        5.09.44
2 Stephanie Vogel (USA)                             38.56
DNF Deb Wilson (USA)                                     
Women's Open 50+
DNF Devora Peterson (USA) Tokyo Joes                     
Sportswomen 30-39
1 Sara Delano (USA)                               5.41.12
2 Lucy Jordan (USA) Revolution                      21.44
Single Speed Open Men
1 Todd Brown (USA) Shoair                         4.39.18
2 Jeff Sumsion (USA)                                 0.01
3 Scott Clark (USA) Visenka/Sc                      43.27
4 Kevin Boom-Boom Flander (USA) Ekho Hrm /        1.21.40
DNF Cory Mortensen (USA) Ekho Heart                      
DNF Jim Brown (USA) Cool Cycli                           
Open Men Team
1 Chris/William Latura/Moffett (USA) Joe Blob    11.03.08
3 Brett/Todd Soltz/Konecny (USA)                 15.04.05
2 Abdul/Paul Dandan/Reinbach (USA) Team Lumbe       45.39
DNF Michael/Tim Piker/Brezsnyak (USA) Peaked Spo         
Open Mixed Team
1 Heinrich/Julie Deters/Minihan (USA)             9.07.42
2 William/Emily Shelton (USA) Arizona Cy          8.07.33