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USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships - CN
USA, July 19-22, 2007
Race 2 - Friday, July 20: Semi-Pro Men Cross Country
Phillips wins first national title of the weekend
By Jackson Weber in West Dover, Vermont
Thirty-year old Mike Phillips (Alterra/Specialized) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earned the weekend's first stars and stripes jersey with a win in the men's semi-pro cross country race.
Phillips emerged from the woods early in the first lap ahead of the field. Unhampered by the slick mud that covered course after yesterday's deluge, he proceeded to extend the distance for the remaining two and a half laps. Phillips finished nearly a minute and half ahead of second place Weston Shempf (VisitPA.com). Ryan Iddings (Lapierre), who at one point was neck and neck with Schempf, rounded out the podium, finished nearly 10 minutes off the winning time.
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1 Mike Phillips (Alterra) 2.04.40 2 Weston Schempf (Visitpa.Co) 1.27 3 Ryan Iddings (Lapierre) 9.24 4 Aaron Oakes (James Fram) 9.48 5 Robert Marion (Bmc/Kenda) 11.11 6 Brett Nichols (River City) 11.59 7 Chris Peariso (Titus) 13.11 8 Brooke Scatchard (Bliss) 14.28 9 Jeffrey Whittingham (Independent) 15.06 10 Olivier Bock (Jamis/Garmin) 15.26 11 David Wilson (Titus/Clif) 17.42 12 Brent Mellen (Omer And B.) 17.59 13 Kurt Schmid (Landrys) 18.39 14 Scott Simmons 18.49 15 Michael Mooradian (Spin Bike) 18.59 16 Jason Cyr (Blackwater) 19.04 17 Thomas Dinunzio (Team Bulld) 19.21 18 Andrew Gorski (Agisko-Vin.) 20.06 19 Nathan Wyatt (Carolina F.) 21.17 20 Julian Hunter (Team Bulld) 21.50 21 Jon Husk (Coyote Hill) 23.08 22 Matt Googe (Baylor Cycles) 24.30 23 John Burns (Bikeman.Co) 24.58 24 Art Degraw 25.32 25 Robert Kelley (Pawling Cycles) 26.26 26 Brian Lariviere (Tm Bulldog) 27.16 27 Terry Blanchet (Bearnaked/Cannondale 28.16 28 Joseph Azze (Campmor) 28.48 29 Lyle Warner 28.55 30 Daniel Hock (Campmor) 32.24 31 Brian Wolff (Gbsc) 37.53 32 Justin Swett (Northstar) 43.16 33 Donald Snoop (Verge Spt.) 44.40 34 Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo) 55.08 DNF Ty Kady (Sho-Air) DNF John Davis (Spinbikes) DNF Ryan Leech (Visitpa.Co) DNF Stephen Humphreys (KHS) DNF Mathew Katz (Giant/Alpine) DNF Justin Raynes (Bikes Unlimited) DNF Brandon Frazier (Titus Cycles) DNF Josh Wiegand (Team Dean) DNF Don Galligher (Chiropower)