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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 4 - August 24: Dark Hollow, 54mi

Bishop crowned inaugural champion

Starting Stage 4 with just seconds separating them in the overall classification, American Mountain Classic race leader Jeremiah Bishop and second ranked Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski set themselves apart from the rest of the professional men's field in yet another heated battle to the finish line. In the final stage it would be Horgan-Kobelski to cross the finish line first, though Bishop would retain his stronghold on the leader's jersey and become the first champion of the American Mountain Classic.

Early on in the stage it was Bishop who appeared motivated to push the pace in attempt to further his overall lead on Horgan-Kobelski, but it was the later who matched the leader's relentless attacks. After more than 45 miles of racing, Horgan-Kobelski retaliated with a move that put him nearly 20 seconds ahead of Bishop on the course's descent of Dark Hollow.

The new leader was unable to gauge the time back to his chaser, but Bishop was motivated by the swirling dust cloud that grew ahead of him - Horgan-Kobelski was just ahead as the two riders approached a five-minute climb that would be followed with a rolling descent to the finish line. Bishop refined his riding position to that of a time triallist and powered toward the base of the climb, regaining contact with Horgan-Kobelski who continued his brutal effort to overtake the race lead.

Riding behind Horgan-Kobelski, Bishop appeared to gather a little rest on the downhill and briefly pulled ahead into the lead before relaxing the pace and returning to a comfortable position behind Horgan-Kobelski as the pair rode into a headwind. Horgan-Kobelski resumed a driving pace while Bishop, six seconds ahead in the overall classification, followed carefully as they approached the final stretch.

Horgan-Kobelski led the pair into a sprint and for the first time was able to cross the finish line first, one tenth of a second ahead of Bishop, to take the stage, while Bishop sealed his lead in the overall classification to become the first champion of the American Mountain Classic.

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Results

Elite Men
 
1 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru             3.53.19
2 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) Trek-Vw                          
3 Manuel Prado (USA) Sho-Air                        13.01
4 Alex Grant (USA) Rocky Moun                       17.01
5 Brian Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                         17.33
6 Kelly Magelky (USA) Trek Vw                       20.42
7 Tim Allen (USA)                                   22.50
8 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) 3D Racing                  24.09
9 Ethan Passant (USA) Brick Oven                    33.04
10 Ben Preston (USA) Brick Oven                     35.23
11 Blake Harlan (USA) Monaviecan                    36.44
12 Reed Wycoff (USA) Contender                      45.29
13 Miles Venzara (USA) Mrv Enterp                   49.28
14 Chad Harris (USA) Racer's Cy                     57.53
15 Jeff Herrera (USA) Procon/1St                    59.15
16 Ernest Marenchin (USA) Asylum Cyc              1.06.41
17 Colin Cares (USA) U23 Usa Na                   1.08.02
18 Kurt Ireland (USA)                             1.28.28
19 Chris Brandt (USA) Collins/Sp                  1.31.08
20 Greg Krause (USA) Ellsworth                    1.33.16
21 Eric Neat (USA) Schampa/Tr                     1.58.04
22 David Baker (USA) Sunnyside                    2.27.03
23 Greg Gibson (USA) Mtbracenew                   2.46.05
24 Evan Plews (USA) Scottusa/C                    3.24.13
DNF Jake Wells (USA) Mafiaracin                          
DNF Greg Lewis (USA) Directory                           
DNF Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona                               
DNF Sid Taberlay (Aus) Sho-Air                           
DNF Michael Mccalla (USA) Scottusa                       
DNF Shawn Adams (USA) Lake Effec                         
 
Elite Women
 
1 Pua Sawicki (USA) Ellsworth                     4.40.11
2 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gar                  13.09
3 Lea Davison (USA) Trek-Vw                         17.29
4 Jennifer Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                      23.36
5 Sue Butler (USA) Monaviecan                       24.28
6 Rebecca Rusch (USA) Specialize                    27.26
7 Amanda Riley Carey (USA) Kenda-Titu               40.01
8 Amber Monforte (USA) Amber Monf                   47.18
9 Cassandra Perkins (USA) Sobe Canno              1.00.55
10 Lyn D'amato-Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'          1.04.27
11 Elizabeth Carrington (USA) Focus-Ride          1.13.41
12 Angela Sucich (USA) Voodoo Cyc                 1.18.05
DNF Louise Kobin (USA) Sho-Air                           
DNF Kelley Cullen (USA) Rocky Moun                       
DNF Rachel Cieslewicz (USA) Monaviecan                   
 
Men's Open 50-54
 
1 Dana Franklin (USA) Pro Cyclin                  5.35.57
2 Jim Gibson (USA) Absolute B                       22.16
DNF Tom Politzer (USA) Laterne Ro                        
DNF Rob Burgard (USA) Na                                 
DNF Keith Bontrager (USA) Bontrager                      
 
Men's Open 55-59
 
1 Ralph Pilley (USA) Na                           6.41.59
2 Robert Bernhard (USA) Calcoast                  2.01.01
DNF Rick Sederberg (USA) Bell & Co                       
 
Men's Open 60+
 
1 Zeke Lilly (USA) Cycle Sout                     7.35.04
2 Frederic Schmid (USA) Na                          43.20
3 Robert Dahlgren (USA) Na                        2.44.13
 
Sportsmen 19-29
 
1 Clayton Bell (USA) Bell & Com                   6.15.10
DNF Jay Cruickshank (USA) Rouse Raci                     
 
Sportsmen 30-39
 
1 Aaron Smith (USA) Racers Cyc                    5.58.48
2 Geoff Palmer (Can) Nanaimo Ur                     16.59
3 Tony Parkinson (USA) Dna Cyclin                   23.59
4 Stephen Hales (USA) Revolution                    24.30
5 Lars Morris (USA) Na                              34.14
6 Jonathan Rouse (USA) Rouse Raci                 1.18.02
7 Paul Saueracker (USA) Team Everg                2.19.36
8 Bill Mulroy (USA) Na                            2.28.39
9 Douglas Dillon (USA) Na                         4.01.12
DNS Rob Wells (USA) Rouse Raci                           
DNS Daniel Toogle (USA) Rouse Raci                       
DNS Gregory Klein (USA) Rouse Raci                       
DNS Jorge Santoscoy (Mex) Na                             
DNS Jeffrey Gardner (USA) Team Everg                     
DNS Curtis Cramblett (USA) Na                            
 
Sportsmen 40-49
 
1 Kevin Talbot (USA) Team Big B                   5.42.31
2 Frederic Lequient (USA) Synergy-Ta                14.10
3 James Wedge (USA) Revolution                      47.12
4 Gavin Burke (USA) Bear Valle                    1.08.24
5 Vincent Sabotin (USA) Spartan                   1.20.05
6 John Lien (USA) Na                              1.25.33
7 Andrew Jordan (USA) Revolution                  1.47.24
8 Mike Vanrandwyk (USA) Southwest                 2.06.46
9 Doug Ovard (USA)                                4.17.29
DNF Elden Nelson (USA) Team Fatty                        
DNF Brian Kelley (USA) Kelley Chi                        
 
Sportsmen 50+
 
1 Dick Newson (USA) Cutthroat                     6.52.35
2 John Vieira-Mceldowney (USA) Cool Cycli         3.08.11
DNF Jeffrey Matous (USA) Tbd                             
DNF Larry Tucker (USA) Racers Cyc                        
DNF Reid Ferguson (USA) Na                               
 
Elite Master Women
 
1 Sharon Mcdowell-Larsen (USA) Sharon Mcd         5.45.04
 
Elite Master Men
 
1 Tinker Juarez Monaviecan                        4.20.50
2 Ted Macblane (USA) Hub Of Asp                     22.24
3 Tim Butler (USA) River City                       43.50
4 Peter Tempest (USA) Adventure                     45.30
5 Steve Meyer (USA) Ellsworth/                      57.58
6 Andrew Ferguson (USA) Directory                 1.04.09
7 Mark Wille (USA) Red Rock R                     2.05.57
8 Mike Hileman (USA) Team Sho-A                   2.25.29
9 Art O'connor (USA) Monaviecan                   5.39.10
DNF John Foster (USA) Fca Endura                         
 
Women's Open 19-29
 
1 Jocelyn Johns (USA) Mud Honey'                  6.53.51
 
Women's Open 40-49
 
1 Heidi Volpe (USA) Shoair                        6.27.23
2 Stephanie Vogel (USA) Na                        2.24.01
DNF Deb Wilson (USA) Na                                  
 
Women's Open 50+
 
1 Devora Peterson (USA) Tokyo Joes                7.40.59
 
Sportswomen 30-39
 
1 Sara Delano (USA)                               6.55.18
2 Lucy Jordan (USA) Revolution                      34.37
 
Single Speed Open Men
 
1 Todd Brown (USA) Shoair                         5.25.00
2 Jeff Sumsion (USA)                                     
3 Scott Clark (USA) Visenka/Sc                    1.43.13
4 Kevin Boom-Boom Flander (USA) Ekho Hrm /        1.59.36
DNF Cory Mortensen (USA) Ekho Heart                      
DNF Jim Brown (USA) Cool Cycli                           
 
Open Men Team
 
1 Chris/William Latura/Moffett (USA) Joe Blob    14.44.47
2 Brett/Todd Soltz/Konecny (USA)                  1.19.11
DNF Abdul/Paul Dandan/Reinbach (USA) Team Lumbe          
DNS Michael/Tim Piker/Brezxnyak (USA) Peaked Spo         
DNF Matts Hanssens (USA) Na                              
 
Open Mixed Team
 
1 William Shelton (USA) Arizona Cy                6.15.16
2 Heinrich Deters (USA)                             29.48
3 Julie Minihan (USA)                                    
4 Emily Shelton (USA) Arizona Cy                  4.52.26
 
Men's Open 19-24
 
1 Peter O'donnell (USA) Jenny Crai                5.05.34
 
Men's Open 25-29
 
1 Jason Siegle (USA) Bear Valle                   5.02.37
2 Chris Baker (GBr) Baker                         1.48.18
 
Men's Open 30-34
 
1 David Ochs (USA) Brick Oven                     4.55.15
2 Adam Hart (USA) Possabilit                        47.03
3 James Robinson (USA) Team Adren                   57.12
4 Rod Leveque (USA) Jenson Usa                    1.17.53
5 Daniel Perez (USA) Jenson Usa                          
 
Men's Open 35-39
 
1 Mario Correa (USA) Sho-Air/So                   4.51.24
2 Anthony White (GBr) Betdgoldte                     7.44
3 Derek Hermon (USA) Bear Valle                      9.33
4 Todd Branham (USA) Long Cane                      34.12
5 Chad Theule (USA) Onesource                       40.33
6 Tim Poppe (USA) Na                                49.47
7 Jason Sumner (USA) Velonews                     1.02.45
8 Corey Coplea (USA) Red Rock R                   1.05.11
9 Chris Coble (USA) Synergy-Ta                    2.42.39
10 Brian Oliver (USA) Utahmounta                  5.08.36
DNF Gabriel Williams (USA) Racer's Cy                    
DNF Erik Keniston (USA) Na                               
DNF Simon Thrush (USA) Team Arqiv                        
DNF Paul Reinarz (USA) Paul Reina                        
DNF Conrad Stoltz (USA) Specialize                       
 
Men's Open 40-44
 
1 Ethan Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'                 5.11.50
2 Tim Zandbergen (USA) Sho-Air/Ro                   21.42
3 Ken Boyer (USA) Na                                36.46
4 Michael Adams (USA) Collins Cy                    46.00
5 Erik Trogden (USA) Celo Pacif                   1.10.55
6 Scott Kreeger (USA) Na                          2.25.40
DNF Mike Ripley (USA) Collins Cy                         
DNF Craig Ferrari (USA) Na                               
DNF Mark Ross (USA)                                      
 
Men's Open 45-49
 
1 Robert Laroche (USA) Procon                     5.40.46
2 Brad Sneed (USA) Team Revol                     1.07.00
DNF Andrew Rollin (USA) Na                               
DNF Garret Ferrari (USA) Na                              
 
Final Classification
 
Elite Men
 
1 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) Trek-Vw                  10.59.37
2 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gar            0.06
3 Manuel Prado (USA) Sho-Air                        29.25
4 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) 3D Racing                  30.09
5 Brian Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                         41.49
6 Alex Grant (USA) Rocky Moun                       47.02
7 Kelly Magelky (USA) Trek Vw                       52.56
8 Tim Allen (USA)                                 1.02.48
9 Colin Cares (USA) U23 Usa Na                    1.14.37
10 Ben Preston (USA) Brick Oven                   1.34.43
11 Reed Wycoff (USA) Contender                    1.46.13
12 Blake Harlan Monaviecan                        1.50.47
13 Miles Venzara (USA) Mrv Enterp                 1.53.10
14 Ethan Passant (USA) Brick Oven                 1.59.02
15 Greg Krause (USA) Ellsworth                    2.06.36
16 Ernest Marenchin (USA) Asylum Cyc              2.18.21
17 Jeff Herrera (USA) Procon/1St                  2.43.16
18 Chad Harris (USA) Racer's Cy                   2.45.11
19 Eric Neat (USA) Schampa/Tr                     3.18.39
20 Chris Brandt (USA) Collins/Sp                  3.19.41
21 Greg Gibson (USA) Mtbracenew                   3.52.26
22 Kurt Ireland (USA)                             4.11.33
23 David Baker (USA) Sunnyside                    6.55.39
 
Elite Women
 
1 Pua Sawicki (USA) Ellsworth                    13.02.03
2 Jennifer Smith (USA) Trek/Vw                      46.19
3 Lea Davison (USA) Trek-Vw                       1.04.39
4 Sue Butler (USA) Monaviecan                     1.08.21
5 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gar                1.15.01
6 Amanda Riley Carey (USA) Kenda-Titu             1.24.49
7 Rebecca Rusch (USA) Specialize                  1.27.51
8 Amber Monforte (USA) Amber Monf                 1.41.34
9 Cassandra Perkins (USA) Sobe Canno              2.53.06
10 Lyn D'amato-Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'          3.09.06
11 Elizabeth Carrington (USA) Focus-Ride          3.11.07
12 Angela Sucich (USA) Voodoo Cyc                 3.32.56
 
Elite Master Men
 
1 Tinker Juarez Monaviecan                       11.57.40
2 Ted Macblane (USA) Hub Of Asp                   1.07.47
3 Tim Butler (USA) River City                     2.00.37
4 Peter Tempest (USA) Adventure                   2.20.29
5 Steve Meyer (USA) Ellsworth/                    2.22.37
6 Andrew Ferguson (USA) Directory                 2.59.44
7 Mike Hileman (USA) Team Sho-A                   3.48.55
8 Mark Wille (USA) Red Rock R                     4.56.10
9 Art O'connor (USA) Monaviecan                   6.37.47
 
Men's Open 19-24
 
1 Peter O'donnell (USA) Jenny Crai               14.29.25
 
Men's Open 25-29
 
1 Jason Siegle (USA) Bear Valle                  14.12.36
2 Chris Baker (GBr) Baker                         4.00.58
 
Men's Open 30-34
 
1 David Ochs (USA) Brick Oven                    13.33.05
2 Adam Hart (USA) Possabilit                      1.48.40
3 James Robinson (USA) Team Adren                 2.12.13
4 Daniel Perez (USA) Jenson Usa                   2.22.06
5 Rod Leveque (USA) Jenson Usa                    2.59.00
 
Men's Open 35-39
 
1 Mario Correa (USA) Sho-Air/So                  13.52.22
2 Derek Hermon (USA) Bear Valle                      1.03
3 Anthony White (GBr) Betdgoldte                    11.29
4 Chad Theule (USA) Onesource                       49.52
5 Tim Poppe (USA) Na                              1.33.35
6 Todd Branham (USA) Long Cane                    1.44.13
7 Jason Sumner (USA) Velonews                     1.50.38
8 Corey Coplea (USA) Red Rock R                   2.09.06
 
Men's Open 40-44
 
1 Tim Zandbergen (USA) Sho-Air/Ro                14.34.43
2 Ethan Franklin (USA) Tokyo Joe'                   10.29
3 Ken Boyer (USA) Na                                57.36
4 Michael Adams (USA) Collins Cy                  1.48.50
5 Erik Trogden (USA) Celo Pacif                   2.21.35
6 Scott Kreeger (USA) Na                          5.13.51
 
Men's Open 45-49
 
1 Robert Laroche (USA) Procon                    15.43.56
2 Brad Sneed (USA) Team Revol                     2.17.51
 
Men's Open 50-54
 
1 Dana Franklin (USA) Pro Cyclin                 15.15.32
2 Jim Gibson (USA) Absolute B                       26.33
 
Men's Open 55-59
 
1 Ralph Pilley (USA) Na                          17.03.58
2 Robert Bernhard (USA) Calcoast                  2.58.33
 
Men's Open 60+
 
1 Zeke Lilly (USA) Cycle Sout                    19.29.32
2 Frederic Schmid (USA) Na                        2.29.18
 
Sportsmen 19-29
 
1 Clayton Bell (USA) Bell & Com                  16.13.15
 
Sportsmen 30-39
 
1 Aaron Smith (USA) Racers Cyc                   15.52.26
2 Tony Parkinson (USA) Dna Cyclin                    7.27
3 Stephen Hales (USA) Revolution                  1.15.41
4 Geoff Palmer (Can) Nanaimo Ur                   1.21.58
5 Jonathan Rouse (USA) Rouse Raci                 4.59.13
 
Sportsmen 40-49
 
1 Kevin Talbot (USA) Team Big B                  16.00.05
2 Frederic Lequient (USA) Synergy-Ta                25.24
3 James Wedge (USA) Revolution                    1.24.59
4 Vincent Sabotin (USA) Spartan                   2.33.25
5 Gavin Burke (USA) Bear Valle                    2.50.08
6 Andrew Jordan (USA) Revolution                  3.29.34
7 Mike Vanrandwyk (USA) Southwest                 3.35.28
8 John Lien (USA) Na                              3.49.55
 
Sportsmen 50+
 
1 Dick Newson (USA) Cutthroat                    18.10.06
2 John Vieira-Mceldowney (USA) Cool Cycli         3.38.32
 
Elite Master Women
 
1 Sharon Mcdowell-Larsen (USA) Sharon Mcd        16.11.39
 
Women's Open 19-29
 
1 Jocelyn Johns (USA) Mud Honey'                 17.54.24
 
Women's Open 40-49
 
1 Heidi Volpe (USA) Shoair                       17.13.29
2 Stephanie Vogel (USA) Na                        4.37.12
 
Women's Open 50+
 
1 Devora Peterson (USA) Tokyo Joes                7.39.38
 
Sportswomen 30-39
 
1 Sara Delano (USA)                              18.36.29
2 Lucy Jordan (USA) Revolution                      49.52
 
Single Speed Open Men
 
1 Todd Brown (USA) Shoair                        15.07.04
2 Jeff Sumsion (USA)                                     
3 Scott Clark (USA) Visenka/Sc                    3.11.59
4 Kevin Boom-Boom Flander (USA) Ekho Hrm /        5.56.27
 
Open Men Team
 
1 Chriswilliam Latura/Moffett (USA) Joe Blob     14.41.12
2 Brett/Todd Soltz/Konecny (USA)                         
3 Abdul/Paul Dandan/Reinbach (USA) Team Lumbe            
 
Open Mixed Team
 
1 Julie/Heinrich Minihan/Deters (USA)                    
2 Emily/William Shelton (USA) Arizona Cy