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American Velodrome Challenge #4
2001 Kelly's Sandia Crest Road Race

Butternut Valley Bike Race
U.S. Postal Service Clarendon Cup
US Postal Service Capital Cup

American Velodrome Challenge #4

Alkek Velodrome, Houston, Texas, May 31 - June 2, 2001

May 31 - Thursday Night Session

Cat 4 4km TT
  
1 Eric Pendland (Woodlands)                     5.27.97
2 Christian Williams (Texas Flyers)             0.00.42
3 Dan Tinklepaugh (Matrix)                      0.04.56
4 Mat Stephens (TAMU)                           0.05.50
5 Brad Melear (Cliff Bar)                       0.07.75
6 Joe Klein (Champions)                         0.12.29
7 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        0.16.30
8 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)              0.16.89
9 Veon McReynolds (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)    0.19.53
10 Pat Dunton (NWCC)                            0.29.16
11 Chris Thibodeau (Violet Crown)               0.29.94
12 Jose Vazquez (Woodlands)                     0.54.21
13 Adam Jones (Superdrome)                      1.13.06
14 Mark Bing (SpinCycle)                        1.38.00
 
Cat 4 Kilometer TT
 
1 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        1.15.02
2 Christian Williams (Texas Flyers)             0.00.69
3 Joe Klein (Champions)                         0.01.82
4 Mat Stephens (TAMU)                           0.02.28
5 Brad Melear (Cliff Bar)                       0.02.33
6 Dan Tinklepaugh (Matrix)                      0.02.85
7 Eric Pendland (Woodlands)                     0.03.09
8 Veon McReynolds (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)    0.05.44
9 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)              0.05.48
10 Pat Dunton (NWCC)                            0.05.75
11 Adam Jones (Superdrome)                      0.10.74
12 Matt Cross (Memorial Hermann)                0.10.83
13 Cory Pelletier (Memorial Hermann)            0.11.34
14 Jose Vazquez (Woodlands)                     0.11.94
15 Chris Thibodeau (Violet Crown)               0.12.17
16 Katie Ostrom (SpinCycle)                     0.13.89
17 Cristin Walker (Memorial Hermann)            0.16.35
18 Mark Bing (SpinCycle)                        0.17.90

June 1, 2001 - Friday Night Session

Women 200m TT
 
1 Suzie Tignor (LGBRC)                            12.48
2 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)                            0.27
3 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)                          0.76
4 Charlotte Miller (Champions)                     1.10
5 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)                    1.38
6 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)                 1.44
7 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)                 1.52
8 Shannon Koch (Excide)                            1.59
9 Katie Ostrom (SpinCycle)                         2.60
 
Men 200m TT
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)                    10.91
2 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)       0.04
3 Anton Quist (Gotham)                             0.27
4 Tim Goodwin (Excide)                             0.68
5 Ryan Crane (GCCA)                                0.71
6 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)             0.73
7 Roger Farrell (Focal)                            0.74
8 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)                     0.80
9 Nick Chenowth (Team Corima)                      0.90
10 Patrick Bartell (Spin Cycle)                    1.10
11 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)                     1.12
12 Lee Whaley (Team Hybrid)                        1.17
13 Matthew Diefenbach (Ready Pac)                  1.18
14 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)                 1.37
15 Erik Sperling (Webcor)                          1.43
16 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)                     1.47
17 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)                      1.47
18 James McCowen (First Colony)                    1.56
19 Bob Ostrom (SpinCycle)                          1.65
20 Brian Walburn (GCCA)                            1.68
21 Andy Doak (Fat Cat)                             1.72
22 John Wright (SpinCycle)                         1.82
23 Daryl Tyras (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)          1.83
24 Larry Tharp (GCCA)                              2.23
 
Junior 15-18 200m TT
 
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)                        11.71
2 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)           0.24
3 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)                  0.62
4 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)                    0.77
5 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)            0.85
6 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)                   0.85
7 Kevin Belz (Excide)                              1.03
8 Matt Moore (Excide)                              1.30
9 Eric Wright (Excide)                             1.33
10 Matt Cross (Memorial Hermann)                   1.43
11 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)                1.55
12 David Haley (Exide)                             1.63
13 Paul Sollenberger (Excide)                      2.17
14 Sam Armstrong (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        2.37
15 Joe Stacey (Excide)                             2.67
16 Cory Pelletier (Memorial Hermann)               2.73
 
Women Keirin Heats
 
1 Suzie Tignor (LGBRC)
2 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)
3 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)
4 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)
5 Victoria Piper (Matrix)
 
1 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)
2 Shannon Koch (Excide)
3 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)
4 Charlotte Miller (Champions)
 
TX Keirin Heats
 
1 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)
3 James McCowen (First Colony)
4 Larry Tharp (GCCA)
5 Lee Whaley (Team Hybrid)
 
1 Ryan Crane (GCCA)
2 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)
3 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)
4 Joey D'Antoni (Cycles do Oro)
5 Daryl Tyras (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
 
1 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)
2 Tim Goodwin (Excide)
3 Eric Gerolstein (Orlando Velo)
4 Patrick Bartell (Spin Cycle)
5 John Wright (SpinCycle)
 
1 Anton Quist (Gotham)
2 Nick Chenowth (Team Corima)
3 Erik Sperling (Webcor)
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
3 Brian Walburn (GCCA)
4 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
2 Roger Farrell (Focal)
3 Matthew Diefenbach (Ready Pac)
4 Bob Ostrom (SpinCycle)
 
Junior 15-18 Sprint 1/4 Finals
 
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)
2 Matt Moore (Excide)
 
1 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Kevin Belz (Excide)
 
1 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
2 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)
 
1 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)
2 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)
 
Women Keirin Final
 
1 Suzie Tignor (LGBRC)
2 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)
3 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)
4 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)
5 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)
6 Shannon Koch (Excide)
 
Men Keirin Final
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
2 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
3 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
4 Anton Quist (Gotham)
5 Ryan Crane (GCCA)
6 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)
 
Men Keirin Minor Final 7th - 12th
7 Roger Farrell (Focal)
8 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)
9 Nick Chenowth (Team Corima)
10 Tim Goodwin (Excide)
11 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)
 
Junior 15-18 2km Scratch Race
  
1 Kevin Belz (Excide)
2 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)
3 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)
4 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
5 Eric Wright (Excide)
6 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
7 David Haley (Exide)
8 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)
9 Sam Armstrong (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
10 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)
11 Paul Sollenberger (Excide)
12 Matt Moore (Excide)
13 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)
14 Joe Stacey (Excide)
15 Matt Cross (Memorial Hermann)
16 Cory Pelletier (Memorial Hermann)

Women 45 lap Points Race 
 
1 Suzie Tignor (LGBRC)                               48 pts
 
One lap behind:
2 Charlotte Miller (Champions)                       32
3 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)                      15
4 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)                    7
 
Two laps behind:
5 Shannon Koch (Excide)                               0
 
Three laps behind:
6 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)                             8
 
Men 10 mile
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Joshua Kerkhoff (UPS)
3 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)
4 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)
5 Brian Walburn (GCCA)
6 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
7 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
8 Erik Sperling (Webcor)
9 Eric Gerolstein (Orlando Velo)
10 Joey D'Antoni (Cycles do Oro)
 
One lap behind:
11 Larry Tharp (GCCA)
12 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
 
Two laps behind:
13 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)

Saturday Morning Session - June 2, 2001

Women 3k TT
 
1 Victoria Piper (Matrix)                       4.27.28
2 Shannon Koch (Excide)                         0.17.02
3 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)                       0.19.03
4 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)              0.21.15
 
Men 4k TT
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)    4.57.09
2 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)                      0.02.41
3 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)                    0.10.00
4 Joey D'Antoni (Cycles do Oro)                 0.13.50
5 Scott Porter (Matrix)                         0.17.08
6 Erik Sperling (Webcor)                        0.17.18
7 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)                  0.21.44
8 Eric Wright (Excide)                          0.22.40
9 Brian Walburn (GCCA)                          0.26.02
10 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)               0.29.99
11 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)              0.37.58
12 Daryl Tyras (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)       0.38.19
13 Lee Whaley (Team Hybrid)                     0.40.60
14 William Liberato (Superdrome)                0.41.62
15 James McCowen (First Colony)                 0.44.94
16 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)                  0.51.35
17 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)                    0.52.05
18 Andy Doak (Fat Cat)                          1.11.90
 
Junior 15-18 Sprint Semi Finals
 
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)
2 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)
 
1 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
2 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
 
Women Sprint Quarter Finals
 
1 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)
2 Shannon Koch (Excide)
 
1 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)
2 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)
 
1 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)
2 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)

1 Charlotte Miller (Champions)
2 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)
 
Junior Men 15-18 500m TT
 
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)                      0.37.09
2 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        0.00.42
3 Kevin Belz (Excide)                           0.01.23
4 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)                0.02.50
5 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)               0.02.56
6 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)                 0.02.66
7 Eric Wright (Excide)                          0.02.82
8 David Haley (Exide)                           0.03.20
9 Matt Moore (Exide)                            0.03.33
10 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)             0.03.37
11 Paul Sollenberger (Exide)                    0.05.18
12 Cory Pelletier (Memorial Hermann)            0.07.12
13 Joe Stacey (Exide)                           0.07.16
14 Cristin Walker (Memorial Hermann)            0.08.38
 
Senior 1-3 Men Kilo TT
 
1 Nathan Rogut                                  1.09.28
2 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)                  0.01.20
3 Ryan Crane (GCCA)                             0.02.78
4 Tim Goodwin (Excide)                          0.07.06
5 Brian Walburn (GCCA)                          0.07.42
6 Bob Ostrom (SpinCycle)                        0.07.84
7 James McCowen (First Colony)                  0.08.37
8 Lee Whaley (Hybrid)                           0.08.75
9 Daryl Tyras (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        0.08.90
10 William Liberato (Superdrome)                0.09.39
11 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)               0.09.59
12 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)                  0.10.61
13 Andy Doak (Fat Cat)                          0.10.99
14 John Wright (SpinCycle)                      0.11.59
15 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)              0.13.64
 
Women 500m TT
 
1 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)                         0.38.71
2 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)                          0.01.50
3 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)              0.01.61
4 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)              0.03.25
5 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)                       0.04.01
6 Shannon Koch (Excide)                         0.04.99
7 Charlotte Miller (Champions)                  0.05.13

Junior Men 15-18 Sprint Finals
 
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Excide)                          2,0
2 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)                   0,2
3 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
4 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)
5 Kevin Belz (Excide)
6 Matt Moore (Excide)
7 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)
8 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)
 
Senior Men 1-3 Sprint 1/8 Final
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
2 Lee Whaley (Team Hybrid)
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)
 
1 Anton Quist (Gotham)
2 Patrick Bartell (Spin Cycle)
 
1 Tim Goodwin (Excide)
2 Nick Chenowth (Team Corima)
 
1 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
2 Ryan Crane (GCCA)
 
1 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Roger Farrell (Focal)
 
Senior Men 1-3 Sprint 1/8 Final Rep
1 Roger Farrell (Focal)
2 Nick Chenowth (Team Corima)
DNS Lee Whaley Team Hybrid
 
1 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)
2 Ryan Crane (GCCA)
3 Patrick Bartell (Spin Cycle)
 
Women Sprint Semi Finals
 
1 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)
2 Charlotte Miller (Champions)
 
1 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)
2 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)
 
Senior Men 1-3 Sprint 1/4 Finals
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
2 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Roger Farrell (Focal)
 
1 Anton Quist (Gotham)
2 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
 
1 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
2 Tim Goodwin (Excide)
 
Women 5 mile
 
1 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)
2 Charlotte Miller (Champions)
3 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)

Evening Session - Saturday, June 2, 2001

Senior 1-3 Sprint Semi Finals
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
2 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Anton Quist (Gotham)
 
Women Sprint Finals
 
1 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)                              2,0
2 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)                             0,2
3 Christie Chenowth (Team Corima)                   2,0
4 Charlotte Miller (Champions)                      0,2
5 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)
6 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)
7 Shannon Koch (Exide)
 
Senior Men 1-3 Sprint Finals
 
1 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)                      2,1
2 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        1,2
3 Anton Quist (Gotham)
4 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
5 Roger Farrell (Focal)
6 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
7 Tim Goodwin (Exide)
8 John Johannesen (SpinCycle)
 
Junior Men 15-18 40 lap Points Race
 
1 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)                     27
2 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)                    25
3 Kevin Belz (Exide)                                 13
4 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)                    8
5 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)                       2
6 Matt Moore (Exide)                                  1
7 Eric Wright (Exide)    
8 Joe Stacey (Exide)     
9 David Haley (Exide)    
 
One lap behind:
10 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)             1
 
Senior Men 1-3 Miss & Out
 
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
2 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)
3 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)
4 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)
5 Roger Farrell (Focal)
6 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)
7 Erik Sperling (Webcor)
8 Eric Gerolstein (Orlando Velo)
9 Brian Walburn (GCCA)
10 Shaun Bonavita (Sun & Ski)
11 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
12 Joshua Kerkhoff (UPS)
13 Patrick Bartell (Spin Cycle)
14 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)
15 John Wright (SpinCycle)
16 Joey D'Antoni (Cycles do Oro)
17 Daryl Tyras (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)
18 John Brant (Champions)
19 Bob Ostrom (SpinCycle)
20 William Liberato (Superdrome)
21 Robert Bodamer (Team Altra)
22 Eric Wright (UPS)
23 Andy Doak (Fat Cat)
 
Senior 4 Men 40 lap Points Race
 
1 Christian Williams (Texas Flyers)                  24
2 Brad Melear (Cliff Bar)                            18
3 Eric Pendland (Woodlands)                          16
4 Joe Klein (Champions)                              12
5 Mat Stephens (TAMU)                                11
6 Nathan Leigh (Team Bicycles)                        1
 
One lap behind:
7 Matt Moore (Exide)                                  6
8 Pat Dunton (NWCC)                                   0
 
Women Miss & Out
 
1 Tignor Suzie (LGBRC)
2 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)
3 Christi Chenowth (Team Corima)
4 Charlotte Miller (Champions)
5 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)
6 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)
7 Shannon Koch (Exide)
 
Senior Men 1-3 100 lap Points Race
 
1 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)                         51
2 Eric Gerolstein (Orlando Velo)                     15
 
One lap behind:
3 Erik Sperling (Webcor)                             30
4 Joshua Kerkhoff (Exide)                            25
 
Two laps behind:
5 Shaun Bonavita (Sun & Ski)                         26
6 Nathan Frazier                                      2
 
Five laps behind:
7 Brian Walburn (GCCA)                               20
 
Eight laps behind:
8 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)                           1
 
Men Omnium AVC
                                              Total     Keirin    10 mile     MO        PR
1 Garth Blackburn (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)   24         5         7         5         7
2 Jeffrey LaBauve (Superdrome)                 16         7         7         2
3 Rad Cunningham (Broadmark)                   15         3         5         7
4 Joshua Kerkhoff (Exide)                       7         5         2
5 Eric Gerolstein (Orlando Velo)                5         5
6 Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling)                  5         2         3
7 Anton Quist (Gotham)                          5         2         3
8 Erik Sperling (Webcor)                        3         3
9 Al Whaley (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)          3         3
10 Ryan Crissey (Superdrome)                    2         2
11 Roger Farrell (Focal)                        2         1         1
12 Shuan Bonavita (Sun & Ski)                   1         1
13 Brian Walburn (GCCA)                         1         1
14 Ryan Crane (GCCA)                            1         1
 
Women AVC Omnium
                                              Total     Keirin     PR       5 mile    Sprint     MO
1 Suzie Tignor (LGBRC)                         35         7         7         7         7         7
2 Charlotte Miller (Champions)                 14         5         5         2         2
3 Shan Rayray (Fat Cat)                        11         1         5         5
4 Christine Chenowth (Team Corima)             11         5         3         3
5 Alane Ballweg (Memorial Hermann)              8         3         2         3
6 Christy Blackburn (SpinCycle)                 5         3         1         1
7 Susan Chaudoir (Baylor)                       2         2
8 Shannon Koch (Exide)                          1         1
 
Junior Men 15-18 Omnium
                                              Total    2km Sc     500m TT    PR    Sprints
1 Joshua Kerkhoff (Exide)                      19         5         7         7
2 Kevin Belz (Exide)                           14         7         3         3         1
3 Troy Dunton (Memorial Hermann)               12         3         2         7
4 Mark Dearing (Memorial Hermann)              11         1         5         5
5 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)       10         2         5         3
6 Tommy Cauthen (Memorial Hermann)              2         2
7 Domonic Van Nielen (Memorial Hermann)         2         2
8 Rocco Mazzei (Rainbow Racing)                 1         1
9 Eric Wright (Exide)                           1         1
 
Senior Men 4 Men Omnium
                                              Total   4km TT      Kilo        PR
1 Christian Williams (Texas Flyers)            17         5         5         7
2 Eric Pendland (Woodlands)                    10         7         3
3 Brad Melear (Cliff Bar)                       7         1         1         5
4 Ryan Nelman (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski)        7         7
5 Joe Klein (Champions)                         5         3         2
6 Mat Stephens (TAMU)                           5         2         2         1
7 Dan Tinklepaugh (Matrix)                      3         3
 
Results courtesy www.velodrome.com

2001 Kelly's Sandia Crest Road Race

Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 3, 2001

Results - 100 km (ending with a 23 km, above-category climb to 10,650 feet)

by Jonathan Powell (ACA official)

When riders embarked on the long trek up to Sandia Crest for a one-mile vertical vacation on the rocks, riders were treated with typical New Mexico sunshine and warm spring weather like Southern Italy.

From the official's car in the Pro 1/2 race breakaway, one couldn't have had a better front row seat on arguably this year's most challenging New Mexico road race. The race started at 5,500 feet, at the entrance to Tijeras Canyon, home of the notorious Reaper Ride that local diehards use every Tuesday and Thursday for race training.

Competition got off to a tough start, when D-Low's Tim Erwin, Ochsner's Brian Stangel, and KHSnm.com's Ken Zimmerman broke away only three miles in. The pack responded slowly, as riders had about 65 miles to negotiate bridging up to the former Master's National Champion Zimmerman and his colleagues. With KHSnm.com working to block for its team leader, and the rest of the peloton reserving their best efforts for the top of the climb, the group got almost three minutes ahead by the time they reached Cedar Crest.

Through the rolling hills of North Hwy. 14, and all the way to the 24 percent grade of Heartbreak Hill, Erwin and Zimmerman did all they could to try and drop the resilient Stangel, who wouldn't be shaken. With the King of the Mountain $50 prize luring the riders into an adrenaline and lactic overload, the three maintained their three minutes on the pack, and Erwin danced up the hill first with Zimmerman showing signs of fatigue, and Stangel accepting his third-place spot up the first nasty climb of the day.

As if the ride up to Sandia Crest - known for its vertical rock faces and roads - weren't difficult enough, Heartbreak Hill was just a warm-up for things to come. Through Cedar Grove the road turned south and started its loop back towards the Sandia Crest climb. Erwin took a drink and downed a box of Extran, and waited for Zimmerman and Stangel to catch back on. Within five miles, the three were caught by the pack, as the group headed west into a stout headwind. The group made several forays outside the double yellow line - enough to be warned twice by chief referee Jerry Kiuttu, and Kiuttu witnessed at least one rider advance while in the oncoming traffic lane.

A short break by Darren Heinz of Team Ochsner was caught, while Heinz invariably got pounded by the New Mexico spring gusts coming from the west. Ochsner kept up the assault, sending Chandler Spears off the front with the persistent Zimmerman at his heels. Time trial specialist Zimmerman put the hurt on, eventually leaving Spears in No-Man's-Land, two minutes behind him, and two minutes ahead of the peloton.

Through the Triangle intersection, Zimmerman blasted almost seven minutes ahead, with the rhythm of a two-time national champ. In his zone and in his element, the KHSnm.com anchor pushed up the mountain at a constant 12-15 mph, until the road turned especially steep at the Sandia Peak Ski Area. Zimmerman held on, but his lead was slipping as the mountain exacted its toll.

(Meanwhile, a rogue motorist harassed the category three race by passing five or six cars at a time on the right shoulder, while trying to run some racers off the road. At the top, Forest Service officials and Bernalillo County sheriffs reported that they had detained the car and its three middle-aged passengers, who had been cited just the day before running cyclists off the road on the climb to Juan Tabo picnic ground on the other side of Sandia Mountain. Luckily, on race day, no one was injured, and all the seasoned cyclists stayed upright on the pavement.)

At the eight mile mark (of 14) up the Crest climb, Zimmerman looked behind and saw Biciclub's Chris Brennan closing the gap on his solo bridge from the pack. Zimmerman cracked at 8,500 feet, and Brennan overtook him. The Colorado native looked fresh and strong. Brennan had reserved himself in the pack, while Zimmerman was attacking all morning, and he quickly moved ahead.

On the second half of the climb, radio reports said that former Pan Am Games gold medalist Clay Moseley of KHSnm.com, and WMRC's Drew Miller were busting up the chase pack, while Zia Velo's Dan Doornbos, KHSnm.com's Todd Bauer, Erwin, and a few others were hanging on. Miller eventually broke free, working his way alone to within sight of Brennan at the 200 meter sign, while Brennan dug down deep to hold off the climbing specialist. Brennan put a few more meters between him and Miller, and pushed over the finish line in first place, followed by Miller.

Doornbos blew away KHSnm.com riders Todd Bauer and Moseley (in that order) in a small group sprint for third, looking as if he were on a long, flat straightaway. The rest of the pack ambled in one at a time, and a long, challenging day was over, at 10,500 feet. After the race, Brennan was relegated one place by CR Kiuttu for his centerline violation back near Cedar Grove - which he protested - swapping first for second place, making for a hard lesson learned on a really painful day.

Another successful race promoted by New Mexico Velosport and Bill Mclain, who kept it safe and paid out some great prize money - and sandwich cookies to boot.
Pro 1,2
1 Drew Miller (WMRC/Trek-VW)        3.09.36
2 Chris Brennen (Telluride Velo)   Relegated for yellow line
3 Dan Doornbos (Zia Velo)              2.26
4 Todd Bauer (KHSnm.com)               2.27
5 Clay Moseley (KHSnm.com)             2.32
6 Adam Hoppe (Zia Velo)                3.27
7 Tim Erwin (D-Low)                    6.07  KOM winner
8 Ken Zimmerman (KHSnm.com)            6.39
9 Gareth Jones (Ochsner)               8.28
10 Jamie Ryan-White (KHSnm.com)        9.10
11 Chandler Spears (Ochsner)          12.54
12 Geoff Smith (Unattached)           13.46
13 Darren Heinz (Ochsner)             15.20
14 Doug Campbell (KHSnm.com)          15.49
15 Chisom Wilson (Zia Velo)           17.43
16 Blake Caldwell (Mercury)           17.49
17 Brian Stangel (Ochsner)            32.56
18 Steve Auschuler (NMVS)             56.07
 
Men's 3
1 Jeff Luedtke (Musker Rd Club)     3.15.54
2 Randall Bradford (Chick's HD)        2.08
3 Derick Castillo (Bite Me!)           5.12
4 Daryl Dagel (Finger Lakes)           6.48
5 Keith King (Chick's HD)              8.31
6 Randy Corcoran (NMVS)               11.42
7 Ryan Atkinson (Unattached)          12.39
8 John Parker (Unattached)            13.24
9 James Seaman (Chick's HD)           13.50  KOM winner
10 Dave Ward (Bite Me!)               16.28
11 Joel Hennings (Trek-VW)            17.38
12 Jonathan Rath (Ochsner)            28.17
13 A Riemenschneider (Bike & Sport)   34.53
 
Women
1 Carolyn Donelly (Landis/Trek)     2.11.58
2 Angela Vickers (Cannondale)          2.41  (Cat 4)
3 Patricia Fallstich (Bici Club)       5.32
4 Patricia Newell (Velo Del Norte)     5.52
5 Laurie Abrams (NMVS)                 7.13  (Cat 4)
6 Laura Moffett (NMVS)                 9.41
7 Jane Gagne (Unattached)             12.57
8 Anita Doornbos (Zia Velo)           13.18  (Cat 4)
9 Kathy Blackshear (Bite Me!)         14.13  
10 Judith Amer (NMBS)                 15.47  (Cat 4)
11 JoAnn Burtard (Ochsner)            18.11
12 Karen Woods (Ochsner)              37.21
13 Sue King (NMVS)                    48.25
 
Masters Men
1 Jason Strauch (Unattached)        2.14.12  35+
2 Lyle Amer (Velo del Norte)           0.10  45+
3 Rick Seaborn (NMS&W)                 2.47  35+
4 Mike Hasselbeck (KHSnm.com)          2.52  35+
5 Tim Schoeny (NMS&W)                  5.18  45+
6 Eric Pearce (SSR)                    6.26  35+
7 Larry Coons (NMS&W)                  8.00  35+
8 Kevin Berger (NMS&W)                 8.18  35+
9 Colin Allen (Team Internet)          8.31  35+
10 Cliff Stoller  (UNM Lobos)          8.35  45+
11 Nat Cobb (Ochsner)                  9.46  45+
12 Cliff Loucks (Bite Me!)            10.31  45+
13 Scott Falkner (Unattached)         13.08
14 Ed Shaw (FCRC)                     13.38  55+
15 Glen Hisel (NMVS)                  15.26  45+
16 Greg Gerwin (NMVS)                 16.07  35+
17 Louis Abruzzo (Unattached)         17.54  45+
18 Brad Wingfield (Unattached)        20.07  35+
19 Mark Forsythe (NMVS)               21.36  45+
20 Dan Herk (FCRC)                    22.07  55+
21 Tom Spross (NMVS)                  23.26  45+
22 Matt Finnen (Unattached)           23.51  45+
23 Glen Johnson (Unattached)          25.53  35+
24 Jesse Hawkins (Unattached)         28.52  45+
25 Mike Dennis (SSR)                  29.36  45+
26 Mike Fuller (Unattached)           30.26  35+
27 Matthew Williams (Los Alamos)      31.36  35+
28 Benny Abruzzo (Unattached)         32.16  35+
29 David Lovelady (Ochsner)           32.22  45+
30 Jerry Shere (Ochsner)              33.43  55+
31 Harry Ives (Unattached)            34.42  45+
32 Steve Burns (Unattached)           46.45  45+
33 Ben Madden (La Grange)             50.38  35+
34 Stephen Marks (NMVS)             1.07.58  45+
 
Men's 4
1 Andrew de Garmo (Unattached)      2.21.08
2 Tim Pikaart (NMVS)                   5.12
3 Andrew Lynch (UNM Lobos)             6.52
4 Darian Founds (NMVS)                 9.42
5 Chad Black (UNM Lobos)              10.10
6 Danny Georgiev (NMVS)               10.53
7 Richard Verderame (NMVS)            13.26
8 Mike Hamm (NMS&W)                   13.42
9 Danny Rounds (Unattached)           14.50  (Jr)
10 Pete Kern (Unattached)             15.10
11 Bart Rice (Unattached)             16.57
12 Mike Neal (KHSnm.com)              17.03  (Jr)
13 Greg Krause (UNM Lobos)            20.59
14 Carl Abrams (NMVS)                 21.08
15 Steve Gonzales (NMVS)              24.05
16 Fritz Eberle (Unattached)          26.03
17 Drew Tucker (Matrix)               27.40
18 Mike Steckbeck (NMVS)              28.19
19 Alan Edmonds (Unattached)          30.01
20 Robert Carew (Unattached)          33.09  (Jr)
21 Jason Apple (NMVS)                 34.37
22 Richard Ballou (Matrix)            35.13
23 Candace Blickem (Player's Club)    40.31
24 Eric Tow (Unattached)              43.08
25 Michael Esquibel (Unattached)      45.48
26 Tony Geller (NMVS)               1.10.34
 
Citizens
1 David Schoenwald                  2.35.14
2 Shep Jenks                          18.40
3 Mark Dick                           21.37
4 Ken Gordon                          24.34
5 Brent Lesley                        28.17
6 Kurt Anderson                       29.43
7 D Falkner                         1.10.48
8 Gabriela Hailkova                 2.11.30
 
Courtesy of Alex Andel

Butternut Valley Bike Race

New Lisbon, NY, June 3, 2001

Report

By Peter Martin

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Mike Jones
Photo: © Peter Martin

84 Riders braved the unpredictable upstate NY weather and had a great day of racing. The BVBR is held on a 12.5 circuit with two challenging half mile climbs and a slight uphill finish. Thanks to CNYC's many sponsors - NYSEG, Delware Engineering, Velosophy Bike Shop of Cooperstown, Big M Midstate Supermarkets, Sporttech of Oneonta, Chenango Point Cycles of Binghamton, Sunburst Reflections, Pedros and Verge Cycling Apparel riders paid a $5 entry fee - raced for $500 in cash, got free tee-shirts and refreshments.

The category 1-2-3 race came down to a 2 man sprint between CNYC's up and coming superstar - Mike Jones and Sean Nealy of Kissena. Mike Jones powered past Sean in a close finish.

The 4-5 race was handily won by one of upstate NY's premier breakaway riders Rob Coapman. Rob suffered on the climbs for the first two laps but put the hammer down on the beginning of the third lap and came in solo. Brian Pashley led the field sprint in for CNYC.

Ad Stabel made it 2 for 2 in 2001 racing on the CNYC race course. Today Ad beat out fellow breakaway companion Ernie Bayles. The Masters 35 plus field sprint was won by Bill Erickson.

Aimee Vasse of Wheelworks and Independant Fabrications rode an amazing race to win the women's event. Her time gap after a long solo ride was in excess of 5 minutes. Rounding out the top 3 for the women were Sara Barker and Michelle Costello.

Results from the Butternut Valley Bike Race brought to you by Central New York Cyclist (CNYC) and $5 A Day Racing Inc.

Sincere apologizes to riders who were not recorded or may have been misplaced; the frequent downpours made getting the results difficult.

Results

Cat 1-2-3 - 4 Laps, 50 miles
 
1 Mike Jones (CNYC)
2 Sean Nealy (Kissena)
3 Ben Bourne (FLCC)
4 Mukunda Feldman (NCC)
5 Andy Melnychenco (or Scott Wade)
7 Chris Harnish (FLCC)
8 Jim Holmes (Cannondale Midwest)
9 Nick Suozzo (CNYC)
10 Chad Butts (CNYC)
11 Lee Fraser (Multi-Laser)
12 Mike Swanwick (FLCC)
13 Mike Spangenberg (Berkshire)
14 Bob Tysen (Multi-Laser)
15 Steve Simpson (Cranford Bike)
16 Chris Grainger (Multi-Laser)
17 Jeremy Krupat (Verge Test Pilot)
18 Jeff Bakal (Multi-Laser)
 
Cat 4-5 - 3 Laps, 37.5 Miles
 
1 Rob Coapman
2 Brian Pashley (CNYC)
3 Shepard Myers (HVCC)
4 Brian Butts (CNYC)
5 David Donnelly (CNYC)
6 Ben Turits (CNYC)
7 Greg Chase (CNYC)
8 David Ryther (CNYC)
9 Steve Whitehead (MVBC)
10 Rob Stuart
11 Josh Benson (MVBC)
12 Graham Brodock (NECSA)
13 Scott Graham (CNYC)
14 Brian Rabuse (Berkshire CC)
15 Kevin Comerford
16 Craig Malino (HVCC)
17 Ruk Peterson (TVC)
18 Anthony Rotter
19 Michael McHale (CBRC)
20 Kevin Farley (Berkshire CC)
21 Robert Bresee (TVC)
 
Women - 3 Laps, 37.5 Miles
 
1 Aimee Vasse (Wheelworks/Independant Fabrications)
2 Sara Barker (HVVC)
3 Michelle Costello (CNYC)
4 Kate Stewart (OCC)
5 Amanda Lawrence (Yale)
6 Meghan Morse (BU)
7 Margaret Thompson (MVBC)
 
Masters 35+ - 3 Laps, 37.5 Miles
 
1 Ad Stabel (CNYC)
2 Ernie Bayles
3 Bill Erickson
4 Rich Karaz (CNYC)
5 Mike Beggs (CNYC)
6 Tom Wilber (TVC)
7 Mike Cramer (TVC)
8 Mark Shenstone
9 Jeff Poulin (TVC)
10 Tom Morris (CNYC)
11 Don Fritter
12 Ed Luban (OCC)
 
Courtesy of Peter Martin

U.S. Postal Service Clarendon Cup

Arlington, VA, June 3, 2001

Report

By Greg Taylor
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Ina Teutenberg
Photo: © Johnathan Devich

The 2001 edition of the Clarendon Cup was a study in contrasts: the winner of the women's race was settled early, in convincing fashion by a dominant Saturn team, while the result of the men's race was an open question all the way up to the sprint finish.

In the women's race, Saturn's Ina Tuetenburg lapped the field twice on her way to victory, assisted by various teammates. Tuetenburg was part of an early break that contained her teammate Kristy Scrymgeour and Laura Van Gilder, the 2000 National Criterium Champion now riding for Verizon Wireless. This group stayed away and eventually lapped the field.

Not content with this, once the trio caught the field, Tuetenburg teamed up with Petra Rossner to go off of the front again, eventually gaining another lap on the field shortly before the finish. Rossner was therefore on the same lap as Van Gilder and Scrymgeour, and took second place in the race, with Van Gilder 3rd and Scrymgeour 4th.

The emphatic Saturn victory was an appropriate tribute to their former teammate, Nicole Reinhart, who won the 2000 edition of the Clarendon Cup. Before the women's race began, the field participated in a neutral parade lap and moment of silence in memory of Nicole.

"Nicole would have turned 25 on the day of this year's race, so my family and I are particularly grateful for this tribute in her memory," said Nicole's father, Michael Reinhart. "We appreciate all the efforts to commemorate Nicole and to support the sport of cycling in such a positive light."

The Clarendon Cup also hosted a Silent Auction that raised over $3,000.00 for the Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund (www.nicolesbench.com).

While the result of the women's race was never really in doubt, the menro race came down to a two-team shootout between a strong Mercury team and a resilient Navigators squad. In the end, it was Mercury's Jans Koerts who took the victory, with teammate Gord Fraser second, edging out the Navigator's Vasily Davidenko for third.

The riders set a fast pace early in the event, with the pack well strung out after only 10 laps. The fast pace meant that there were no real successful breaks, and most attempts were chased down in short order. Several local riders showed themselves, notably Russell Langley (National Capital Velo Club/Spokes Bike Shop) going off of the front early. Also impressive was Snow Valley's Jonathan Wirsing, who got into a short-lived break with Mercury's Leon Von Bon, the reigning Dutch National Champion. Also aggressive in hunting primes was Roberto Gaggioli of the DeFeet team, a veteran rider with 199 victories to his credit.

What of the U.S. Postal Service team? After all, this was their sponsor's event. The Posties put of a strong squad, headlined by Ghent-Wevelgem winner George Hincapie. The Postal team rode a controlled race, with Hincapie showing himself at the front and doing a lot of the work chasing any dangerous-looking attacks.

In the end, however, it came down to a duel between Mercury and the Navigators. With eight laps to go the Navigators were organized up front, controlling the pace and looking to shut down any late attack. Things looked set for a Navigator's victory when it all came unglued in the last lap and a half. A fast pace became even faster, and the organized finish became a dog-fight ending in a field sprint from the last corner on the last lap. Mercury's Koerts and Fraser nipped Davidenko at the line in an extremely close and exciting race.

Results

Women 

1 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn
2 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn
3 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Verizon Wireless
4 Kristy Scrymgeour (Aus) Saturn
5 Joanna Keisanowski (NZl) Proctor & Gamble
6 Andrea Hannos (USA) Verizon Wireless
7 Roz Reekie-May (NZl) Pittsburgh Cycling Club
8 Stacey Spencer (USA) Proctor & Gamble
9 Rebecca Conzelman (USA) TalgoAmerica.com
10 Shannon Hutchison (USA) Atlanta Velo

Men

1 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury
2 Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury
3 Vasiliy Davidenko (Rus) Navigators
4 Julian Dean (U.S. Postal Service)
5 Jame Carney (Prime Alliance)
6 Jeff Hopkins (Team Columbus-Grange)
7 Baden Cooke (Mercury-Viatel)
8 Oleg Grishkine (Navigators)
9 Robbie Ventura (U.S. Postal Service)
10 Dave McCook (7UP-Colorado Cyclist)

US Postal Service Capital Cup Criterium

Washington DC, June 2, 2001

Results

Women, 45min

1 Ina Teutenberg (Saturn) 
2 Petra Rossner (Saturn) 
3 Roz Reekie-May (Pittsburgh)

Men, 100km

1 Leon Van Bon (Mercury-Viatel)
2 Jans Koerts (Mercury-Viatel)
3 Julian Dean (US Postal)
4 Jame Carney (Prime Alliance)
5 Gord Fraser (Mercury-Viatel)