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Results and Reports for June 8-10, 2001
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 9, 2001
by Thomas Nagy
Blue Skies greeted national and local racers as they took the line at the Blue Bell Cycling Classic in Blue Bell, PA. The course was a challenging 5 mile loop that rolled through the Philadelphia suburb, but it had a technical one mile section, with 15 turns, that would prove to be a selector. The riders would negotiate the loop 10 times for a total of 50 miles. On paper a very easy course, but throw in some pro power like Mercury-Viatel, Navigators and Zaxbys, plus some top local teams and you've got yourself a very difficult race. The race started out with 135 riders trying to take a piece of the $5,000.00 purse that paid 25 deep.
From the opening laps the race was destined to be fast as riders were already in trouble when the group came across the line for the first time. On lap one, which took 11:15 to complete, there was an attack of two riders that included Scott Mayo (Tru Brew) and Alex Lavellee (Kissena), but with the field strung out the move was quickly brought back. On laps two through four small breaks were able to gain, at most, 15 seconds, but all breaks were begin brought back by good team work from Mercury- Viatel and Snow Valley.
At mile 15 the first major break of the day went clear and it included a good mix of riders. Representing the break were Jon Wirsing and Josh Frick (Snow Valley), Kyle Wamsley (Scott BiKyle Flyers), Josh Beck (Aquafina), Todd Herrott (CRCA), Mike Freidman (Fraysse's) and Sergio Andra Robison (Toga). Well, almost a perfect mix as there were no Mercury- Viatel riders in the break. Pack dynamics on lap 6 and 7 brought the break back and then on lap 8, with only 15 miles remaining, the real action started. At this point the peleton had been whittled down to about 90 riders.
With 12 miles to go two Mercury-Viatel riders, Jon Retseck and Allan Richburg, and Charlie Issendorf (GS Mengoni) launched and attack that was able to shake the field. This group had about 30 seconds on the field as it crossed the start/finish line. Snow Valley missed the move but Skip Menard and Sean Groom, both of Snow Valley and Steve Roszko (NCC/Bikereg.com), were at the front stringing out the field in pursuit of the escapees. This was putting the hurt on the field as gaps were developing and riders were beginning to abandon in groups. Remaining riders were desperately trying to follow wheels and hoping that the chase would let up so they could catch their breath. No dice, the chase continued.
As the riders negotiated the tight neighborhood section Chris Wherry (Mercury Viatel) was able to bridge across and then attack the break. The only rider that was able to react to this power move was Issendorf. With 5 miles to go Wherry and Issendorf were working hard to keep off a charging field lead by Snow Valley, as they were trying to get their sprinter, Rainiel Sanchez, to the line. With 1 mile to go Wherry attacked Issendorf, who could not respond. Wherry was able to take the win as Issendorf rolled in for second, just ahead of a charging field. Snow Valley was able to salvage the third place with great team work, as Rainiel Sanchez out sprinted Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni) and Derek Bouchard Hall (Mercury-Viatel).
Pro-am, sponsored by Lincoln-Mercury, 137 starters 1 Chris Wherry (Mercury-Viatel) (27.5mph) 2 Charles Issendorf (G.S. Mengoni) 3 Rainiel Snachez (Snow Valley) 4 Wilson Vasquez (G.S. Mengoni) 5 Derek Bouchard Hall (Mercury (Viatel) 6 Kyle Wamsley (Scott BiKyle Flyers) 7 Sergio Andros Rolando (Toga) 8 John Wirsing (Snow Valley) 9 Leigh Bryan (Team Columbus) 10 Alex Lavallee (Kissena) 11 Shawn McCormack (Saturn) 12 Adam Sbeih (Navigators) 13 Brian Mooney (LSV/Trek) 14 Glen Randall (Snow Valley) 15 Stephen Kincaid (Bicycle Therapy) 16 Joe Papp (Pittsburgh Cycling) 17 Jeff Rutter (Scott BiKyle Flyers) 18 Jon Moore (Clifton Boyce) 19 Bryan Leech (Aquafina) 20 John Holmes (LSV/Trek) 21 Ryan Deusch (Bean Reinhardt) 22 Mark Light (Scott BiKyle Flyers) 23 Chip Kogelman (Nittany Velo) 24 Brian Lindsey (Team Columbus) 25 Jeff Hopkins (Team Columbus) 26 John DeLong (Saturn) 27 Jason Baer (GS Mengoni) 28 Micah Rice (Zaxbys) 29 H Orlandella (BBC Golds Gym) 30 Robert Hacker (Evolution) 31 Matt Forbes (BBC Golds Gym) 32 Randy Smargiassi (National Capitol Velo) 33 Robert Horton (Beans Reinhardt) 34 Reed Tanger (NCVC) 35 Alec Donahue (NCC-Bikereg.com) 36 Chris Beck (LSV-Trek) 37 Neil Stansbury (Tri State Velo) 38 Chris Samuel (Team Express) 39 Blair Saunders (Team Deleware) 40 Bryan Chikotas (Aquafina) 41Oliver Stiller-Cote (Saturn) 42 Chris Hardee (Monticello Velo Club) 43 Josh Beck (Aquafina) 44 Jesse Anthony (Saturn) 45 Mark May (Pittsburgh Cycling Club) 46 Nathan Baturka (LSV-Trek) 47 Eric Streckfuss (Somerset Wheelmen) 48 Josh Taylor (Zone Perfect) 49 Sterling Magnell (Saturn) 50 Darby Thomas (Nesca) 51 Kyle Wagner (Saturn) 52 Chadd Martin (Bicycle Therapy) 53 Sean Groom (Snow Valley) 54 Kris Hedges (Snow Valley) 55 SteveRoszko (NCC- Bikereg.com) 56 Zack Blaser (Aquafina Women Cat 4, 12 starters 1 Laurie Hug (Unattached) 45:35 2 Tricia Ingrahm (Tri State Velo) 3 Diana Hundley (PBC) 4 Monique Rodenburgh (Squadra Coppi) 5 Dawn Wetzel (Unattached) 6 Amy Stegall (Team TIA 2) 7 Erica Leister (Tri State Velo) 8 Marjorie Adis (Evolution Racing) 9 Michelle Suplick (Guys Bicycles) Women Open, 20 Starters 1 Carolyn Fischer (Freddie Fu) 55:35 2 Caroline Hacker (Evolution Racing) 3 Michelle Bote (Lateral Stress Velo) 4 Brooke O. Conner (Cycle / OFF) 5 Laura Lose (Tru Brew) 6 Betsy Schauer (East Suberban Sports Medicine) 7 Nicole Menotti (Avalon Racing) 8 Susan Dillmuth (Tri State Velo) 9 Lynda Maldonado (Tri State Velo) 10 Marcy Diem (Green Mountain) 11 Monique Rodenburgh (Squadra Coppi) 12 Jennifer Olbrick (Independent Fabrications) 13 Ann Marie Chikotas (Evolution Racing) 14 Stacey Gold Evolution Racing) 15 Nonnei Howard (Evolution Racing) 16 Jen Krebs (Team Harrisburg) Masters 30+, sponsored by smartFUEL, 39 starters 1 Karl Woitas (Enzymatic Therapy) 48:07 2 Ted Inoue (Target ICE) 3 John Lenhart (Beans (Reinhardt) 4 Nicolas Johnson (Wissahickon) 5 Richard Liebfried (Target ICE) 6 Bryan Chickotas (Aquafina) 7 Steve Sambrano (Main Line Cycling) 8 Trey Reinhardt (Beans (Renhardt) 9 Pete Thallner (Enzymatic Therapy) 10 Dave Black (Enzymatic Therapy) 11 Mike Dolan (Beans- Reinhardt) 12 Mike Miller (Target ICE) 13 Abdul Kabia (CTS-Cranford) 14 Ron Short -Team Express) 15 John Spittal (G.S. Lancaster) 16 Tom Nagy (Target ICE) 17 Andrew Dietrich (Evolution Racing) 18 Angel Santiago- Team Moneygram) 19 Kevin Duddy (Knapps) 20 Matt Carreras (Main Line Cycling) 21 Stephan Caffrey (1st State Velo) 22 Christen Hurold (Quaker City Wheelmen) 23 Glenn Krotich (Guys Bicycles) 24 Thomas McMenamin (Mercer) 25 Brad Ober (G.S. Lancaster) 26 George Gibbons (Main Line Cycling) 27 Perry Carter (1st State Velo) 28 Wayne Work (Enymatic Therapy) 29 Rich Ciurlino (Quaker City Wheelmen) 30 Jason Otte (1st State Velo) 31 Ira Krell (CRCA/Moneygram) 32 Frank Jaworski (1st State Velo) Masters 40+, sponsored by Rudy Project,52 starters 1 Donald McCauglan (Quaker City Wheelmen) 2 Lawence Shannon (Taylor Made) 3 Daveid Nesbitt (G.S. Lancaster) 4 Kevin Kolodzieski (Tri State Velo) 5 Desmond Slattery (Quaker City Wheelmen) 6 Joe Manacchio (Tri State Velo) 7 Aubrey Gorden (Team Squiggle) 8 Eugene Petrella (Bean Reinhardt) 9 Neil Stansbury (Tri State Velo) 10 George Theall (Quaker City Wheelmen) 11 Bryan Barrett (Bike Line Lehigh Valley Wheelmen) 12 Doug Long (Red Glare) 13 Doug Gray (1st State Velo) 14 Patrick Gellaneau (Team Squiggle) 15 David Gehman (Amoroso (Cycle Sport) 16 Brain Saylor (Tri State Velo) 17 Jeff Adler (Quaker City Wheelmen) 18 Darrell Vreugdenhill (Snow Valley) 19 Brian Johnson (National Capital Velo) 20 Christian Sell (PA Bicycle Club) 21 Brad Gerhart (Bike Line) 22 Darryl Atherhold (Bike Line) 23 Mike Speranza (QCW) 24 Mike Raynor (Somerset Wheelmen) 25 Robert Gray (Moneygram) 26 Mark Hastings (QCW) 27 Charles Olmstead (Tri State Velo) 28 Thadeus Lewandowski (Tri State Velo) 29 Carlos Cruz (Pasadena Athletics Association) 30 Todd Liester (Tri State Velo) 31 Scott Haverstick (Red Glare Cycling) 32 William Gentile (Lebanon Valley Velo) 33 Scott Mayo (Buck County Racing Club) 34 Robert Stine (QCW) 35 Scott Kurz (1st State Velo) 36 Barry Free (Red Glare Cycling) 37 Bob Campbell (Bike Sport) 38 John Barrett (CRCA) 39 Jim Wiedner (Tri State Velo) 40 Dan Stockard (Red Glare Cycling) 41 Charles Canfield (Bike Line) 42 Paul Pearson (Tru Brew) 43 James Pfeil (Taylor Made) 44 Brian Dreis (Bike Line) 45 David Peter (MoneyGram) 46 Bruce Elfenbein (Tri State Velo) 47 Anthony Labato (South Mt. Velo) 48 Jon Batchlor (Unattached) Mens Cat 3/4, sponsored by PowerTap (Graber), 125 starters 1 Scott Farmer (Bike Line) 47:52 2 Dan Underwood (YMCA / Sun and Ski) 3 Patrick Gellineau (Team Squiggle) 4 Keith Gerber (Main Line Cycling Club) 5 Dylan Brillhart (Aquafina) 6 Darco Lalevic (QCW) 7 James Joseph (Moneygram) 8 Horace Burrowes (Team Squiggle) 9 William Hunt (Beans Reinhardt) 10 Garrett Schreier (GS Lancaster) 11 Mike Zban (Aquafina) 12 Daniel Abbey (QCW) 13 Keith Wilson (Team TIA 2) 14 Greg Hodge (Main Line Cycling) 15 Nicolas Schaeffer (Wooden Wheels) 16 Peter Schildt (Wissahickon) 17 Joe Lanza (Guys Bicycles) 18 Gary Keblish (CRCA) 19 RIchard Straub (Nittany Velo) 20 David Neibauer (FCCC) 21 Louis Secrito- Guys Bicycles) 22 Brent Kresge (Monroe Wheelmen) 23 Colin Sandberg (East Sububan Sports Medicine) 24 Eric Anderson (Reality Bikes) 25 Scott Neville (Monroe Wheelmen) 26 Erick Rodenberg (1st Capital Velo) 27 Nathan Rouse (Tri State Velo) 28 Simon Buckman (Moneygram) 29 Trenton Ashburn (Bikeworks- Festina) 30 Salvatore Abbrussese (Moneygram) 31 Joe Smith (Team Results) 32 Glen Turner (Wissahickon) 33 Dan Fry (Main Line Cycling) 34 Michael Carney (Team Harrisburg) 35 Jason Lokkesmoe (ICCC) 36 Anthony Bauza (Main Line Cycling) 37 Ronald Ferrizzi (Guys Bicycles) 38 Michael Spuesens (SBRT) 39 Robert Lyon III (1st Capital Velo) 40 Peter Petrillo (Bike Works) 41 Norm Morrison (QCW) 42 Tom Kultzer (Aquafina) 43 Bryan Barrett (Bike Line) 44 Brian Rife (Team Harrisburg) 45 Ryan Bosio (Tema Deleware) 46 Chadd Bowser (1st Capital Velo) 47 Keith Cramer (Bike Works) 48 Mark Zach (Evolution) 49 Ryan Graff (Main Line Cycling) 50 #B0111974 (Team Beacon) 51 Andrew Tkaczuk (FCCC) 52 Adam Schildt (Wissahickon) 53 Micaels Root (NCC/Bikereg.com) 54 Brett Bailor (Team Harrisburg) 55 Dave Flesher (Bucks County Racing Club) 56 James Lieken (Kissena) 57 Chris Hensel (RC Cola) 58 Dan Mascolli (Main Line Cyling) 59 Kirk Lindskey (1st Capital Velo) 60 Chad Smeltzer (1st Capitil Velo) 61 Altay Akgun (RC Cola) 62 Robert Rehm (Monroe Wheelmen) 63 Franz Martin (Main Line Cylcing) 64 Raymond Brettle (Guys Bicycles) 65 Fredrick Powell (Team Bike Doctor) 66 Matt Wagner (Beacon) 67 Robert Gray (Moneygram) 68 Jay Longenecker (Aquafina) 69 Brian Gallagher (Aquafina) 70 Andrew Arvin (BCRC) 71 Jon Adomsky (Beans-Reinhardt) 72 George Gibbons (Main Line Cycling) 73 Robert Riffle (East Suburban Sports Medicine) 74 Robert Masterson (East Suburban Sports Medicine) 75 Robert Fineberg (Moneygram) 76 William Gifford (Guys Bicycles) 77 Mark Moskovish (SBRT) 78 Ira Krell (Moneygram) 79 Charles Fishler (Monroe Wheelmen) 80 Chris Remaly (FCCC) 81 Brian Stoner (Lebanon Valley Velo) 82 Joshua Cooperman (Main Line Cycling) 83 Anthony Delicandro (Pro Pedals-Team Express) 84 Art Nissen (SBRT) 85 William Roden (Moneygram) Women - Citizens 1 Dawn Wetzel 2 Jen Britton 3 Estelle Wynn 4 Katherine Kuhnert 5 Carol Cayer Men - Citizens 1 Brandon Ott 2 John Ottey 3 Bill Georges 4 Ron Spataccino 5 Kert Hyde 6 Dave Setley 7 Robert May (1st Mountain Bike Category) 8 Rich Compoe 9 Daniel Loss
New York, NY, June 9,
The NY City Women's Challenge was raced as preparation for tomorrow's First Union Liberty Classic, the sixth round of the Women's World Cup.
The 35-mile criterium around Grant's Tomb was a pleasant backdrop for the many NY City spectators out to cheer for their hometown hero, Elizabeth Emery (Intersports). However, Saturn's Ina Teutenberg put the kibosh on Emeryís victory by winning the final sprint out of a five-woman break. The small group containing Teutenberg and her Saturn teammate Kim Davidge, Jenny Eyerman (Jane's Cosmetics) and Emeryís teammate Erin Carter, escaped half way through the race after a solo break by Saturnís Anke Erlank was absorbed.
In the final sprint, it was Teutenberg handily claiming the win, with Davidge close behind her. Eyerman was third, with teammates Emery and Carter in fourth and fifth, respectively. Saturnís Kristy Scrymgeour was second in the field sprint for a seventh place finish.
Category 1/2/3 35 miles
Trexlertown, PA, June 8, 2001
Local Rider Wins Commercial Color US Women's Open
By Gwen Hoover
Top Female riders from around the world gathered in T-Town for the richest one day track event in the US, The Commmercial Color US Women's Open. Becky Quinn of Quakertown wins overall award in the Commercial Color US Women's Open. Local Favorites Tanya Lindenmuth took Best Sprinter Award and Sarah Uhl took Best Young Rider Award. New Zealand Farrel of New Zealand ran off with the Most Aggressive Rider Award.
The crowd saw a great night of women's racing along with a special tribute to fallen rider Nicole Reinhart. The first annual Spirit of Nicole awards were handed out to Lauren Franges, Tanya Lindenmuth, Sarah Uhl and Becky Quinn to help keep their Olympic Dreams alive. These exceptional athletes were given this tremendous honor for their performance both on and off the track.
Women Kierin Final 1 Tanya Lindenmuth 2 Lucy Tyler 3 Becky Quinn Women 40 Lap Point Race 1 Sarah Uhl 2 Marjon Marik 3 Annaliisa Farrell US Women Open 15 Lap Final 1 Becky Quinn 2 Lucy Tyler 3 Sarah Uhl US Women's Open Miss and Out 1 Becky Quinn 2 Ashley Kimmet 3 Sarah Uhl Commercial Color US Women's Open Final Standings 1 Becky Quinn 2 Sarah Uhl 3 Lucy Tyler Commercial Color "Most Aggressive" Award Annaliisa Farrel Commercial Color "Best Sprinter" Award Tanya Lindenmuth Commercial Color "Best Young Racer" Award Sarah Uhl Got Milk? Women's Pedal Power Award Standings Tanya Lindenmuth 7 pts Lucy Tyler 5 Becky Quinn 3 Liz Williams 2 Rachel Herring 1 Pro-Am Men Miss and Out 1 Hayden Godfrey 2 Greg Henderson 3 Ryan Oelkers ProAm Men 15-Lap Tempo Race 1 Greg Henderson 2 Hayden Godfrey 3 Jeff Hopkins Junior 16-18 Men Unknown Distance 1 Bobby Lea 2 Andy Lakatosh 3 Ben Barczewski Junior Men Marty Nothstein Series 10-Lap Tempo Race 1 Bobby Lea 2 Andy Lakatosh 3 Darby Thomas Pro-Am Men Madison 1 Greg Henderson - Hayden Godfrey (NZl) 2 Jeff Hopkins - Ben Lindsey (Aus) 3 Sebastian Alexandre - Shane Melrose (Arg/NZl) Pro-Am Men 10-Lap Final 1 Jason Allen 2 Jeff Hopkins 3 Greg Henderson Pro-Am Men Final Omnium Standings 1 Greg Henderson 2 Hayden Godfrey 3 Jeff Hopkins