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USA Cycling National Festival - NE

Seven Springs, PA, USA, July 6-17, 2006

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Day 2 - July 7: U23 women & juniors criteriums

Shirock, Salon win junior criterium titles

By Andy Lee, USA Cycling

Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa. / South Mountain Cycles) and Peter Salon (Brooklyn, N.Y. / GS Mengoni) claimed the junior women's and men's 17-18 criterium titles Friday at the 2006 USA Cycling National Festival at Seven Springs.

Raced at the Jennerstown Speedway, a track known more for its NASCAR racing than bicycle racing, the U23 women, and junior men and women wound through a 1-kilometer loop as nine national titles were awarded on day two of the national festival.

Halfway through the junior women's 17-18 race, the field of 12 riders was whittled down to eight. Eventually a group of four riders broke away with eight laps left in the 25-lap contest. Though two riders in that pack - Thursday's time trial champion Jacquelyn Crowell (Maitland, Fl. / Colavita) and Arielle Filberti (Worcester, Mass. / Hot Tubes Development) - exchanged attacks throughout the contest, it was Shirock's jump in the final meters that won her the race.

"I just waited until the end and sprinted right through the finish," said Shirock, who remained tucked and with her head down well after crossing the finish line. "I sprinted right after the turn and kept on going and just hoped the other riders wouldn't pass me."

Filiberti finished second and Amara Boursaw (Stanwood, Wash. / Greggs/Trek) finished third.

USA Cycling Junior Development rider Salon won the junior men's 17-18 criterium in dominating fashion. Five laps into the 50-lap contest, Salon, Stephen DeLisle (Gloucester, Va. / Hilton Cycling/Contes) and Anton Blake (Davis, Calif. / Davis Bike Club) broke away from the peloton, building a 25-second gap just 14 laps into the race. Though several chase groups developed, they were quickly absorbed by the peloton. Salon, DeLisle and Blake, however, stayed close together and continued to grow their gap until five laps remained. With three laps left, the trio held a 10-second gap on the only chase rider. It wasn't until after the trio crossed the start/finish line to begin their final lap that Salon made his move.

"I attacked early and it was just a random attack - nothing special - then all of a sudden I was by myself with two other guys and we started working together, built up the lead, and it stayed pretty much the same the whole race," Salon said of his early jump. "Towards the end, the peloton was really closing in on us so we had to work hard to make sure we stayed away. The last couple of laps, I saw the peloton was really, really coming in fast and when I checked, both of the guys I was with were dead and I just wanted go so I attacked and it worked."

Blake finished second and DeLisle finished in third. Cody O'Reilly (Santa Barbara, Calif. / Echelon Santa Barbara), a participant in USA Cycling's Junior Camps this spring claimed the last spot on the podium in fifth.

In other criterium events held Friday, Erica Allar (Fogelsville, Pa./ Team Fuji) won the espoir U-23 women's category, Karla Lopez (El Paso, Texas / Major Motion) won the junior women 10-12, John Funk (Topeka, Kan. / GP Velotek) won the junior men 10-12, Justin Koelbl (Fairfax Station, Va. / Warrenton Cycling Racing Team) won the junior men 10-14, Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif. / Major Motion) won the junior women 13-14, Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa. / Team Fuji/Salamander Racing) won the junior women 15-16 and Iggy Silva (San Diego, Calif. / Eddie B Racing) won the junior men 15-16.

The USA Cycling National Festival continues Saturday with the elite men's and elite women's/Under-23 women's road races.


U23 Women
1 Erica Allar (Team Fuji)                            1.03.26
2 Caitlyn McCullough (Advil-Chapstick)                  0.01
3 Hannah Whitaker (NCSU Cycling)                            
4 Natalie Klemko (Americas Dairyland)                       
5 kacey Manderfield (Oakland University)                    
6 Kim Geist (Victory Brewing Team)                          
7 Megan Guarnier ( SPORTS)                 0.02
8 Tracie Nelson (McGuire Cycling Team)                  0.03
9 Alane Ballweg (Florida State University)                  
10 Ashley Dymond (HDCC Allegiant Air)                   0.04
11 Molly Hummel (Colorado Premier Training -)               
12 Mara Abbott (Rio Grande/Sports Garage)               0.08
13 Kathryne Carr (Wheelworks)                               
14 Chelsea Reynolds (Mission in Motion)                 0.09
Jr women 10-12
1 Karla Lopez (Major Motion)                           28.01
2 Katrina Howard (Central Valley Cycling)               0.27
3 Alexis Ryan (Scary Fast Racing)                       0.42
4 Ali Brannigan (Team Colavita Central Florida)         0.43
5 Sarah Huang (Kenosha Velosport)                           
6 Elizabeth White (NEBC)                                0.44
7 Lauren Parak (Skylands Cycling)                       1.06
8 Grace Alexander (BYRDS)                               1.08
9 Michelle Blake (Colavita Central Florida)                 
10 Kaitlyn Lawrence (VORTEX)                            2.02
11 Emily Stockton (North Metro Cycltin)                 2.03
12 Kennedy Bizer (XXXRacing)                            3.29
13 Nadia Latzgo (Lehigh Wheelmen Assoc)                     
14 Lucia Carreno (Major Motion)                         3.30
15 Joy Jason (Tiger Cycling Foundation)                     
Jr Men 10-12
1 John Funk (GP Velotek)                               26.04
2 Marcus Smith (International Christian Cycling)        0.40
3 Curtis White (Capital Bicycle Racing Club)            0.43
4 Salvador Fernanadez (Unattached)                      0.44
5 Bryan Galvan (United Cycling)                             
6 Anthony Skorochod (Team Vortex)                           
7 Erik Volotzky (Major Motion)                              
8 Thomas Wrona (Sandhills Cycling)                          
9 Brady Barker (RMCEF)                                  1.07
10 Grahmm Smith (Team Powertrain)                           
11 Noah Williams (Plano Cycling/Cannondale/GS Ten)          
12 Josef Nygaard (Team Swift)                           1.08
13 Cesar Lopez (Major Motion)                               
14 Tom Goguen (Union Velo)                                  
15 Kody McCracken (Unattached)                          1.10
16 Taylor Eisenhart (SBO Junior Racers)                 1.25
17 Aaron Harrison (XXX Racing/Athletico)                1.26
18 Jakob Smith (Pista Elite)                            1.27
19 Ryan Sarll (Unattached)                              2.01
Jr Men 13-14
1 Justin Koelbl (Warrenton Cycling Racing Team)        31.44
2 Lawson Craddock (Northwest Cycling Club / Alkek)      0.02
3 Taylor Birmann (Sunrise Sports)                       0.03
4 Morgan Gerlak (C3/ADG/Joe's)                          0.04
5 Davis Bentley (Team Swift)                                
6 Daniel Tisdell (LGBRC/Easton/Specialized)                 
7 Jorge Higuera (United Cycling Club)                   0.05
8 James Bird (Smart Cycling)                                
9 Ben Gabardi (ProBike)                                 0.06
10 Graham Dewart (Mob Squad Cycling)                        
11 Luke Brannigan (Team Colavita Central Florida)           
12 Alex Battles-Wood (Team Power Train)                 0.07
13 Chris Wallace (Team X Cycling)                           
14 Zachary Wick (Davis Bike Club)                       0.09
15 Joshua Lehmann (NorEast Cycling)                         
16 Broday Walker (Richardson Bike Mart/Matrix Cyc)      0.13
17 Cody Kaiser (Team Spine)                             1.02
18 Joshua Wade (OZ Racing)                                  
19 Tony Wieczorek (Cycling Saddleman)                   1.03
20 Matthew Spinks (Skylands Cycling)                        
21 Anders Newbury (Unattached)                              
22 Tanner Putt (Cole Sport)                                 
23 Cory Williams (Major Motion)                             
24 Ryan Clune (Team Vortex)                                 
25 Eddie Grystar (Sci-Fit/Dirty Harry's)                1.04
26 Brandon Feehery (South Chicago Wheelmen)                 
27 John Tomlinson (XXX Racing AthletiCo)                1.05
Jr women 13-14
1 Coryn Rivera (Major Motion)                          35.52
2 Paulina Lopez (Major Motion)                          0.01
3 Ashlyn Gerber (Team Swift)                            0.02
4 Kendall Ryan (Scary Fast Racing)                          
5 Jessica Prinner (Athletes By Design)                  0.03
6 Hollis Owens (Charlottesville Race Club)                  
7 Katie Hack (TEAM EINSTEINS CYCLING)                   0.04
8 Hannah Hayduk (BikeLine/Lehigh Wheelman Associ)       1.04
9 Jillian Gardner (SBO Junior Racers)                   1.09
10 Amanda Duarte (San Diego Bicycle Club/ Karl St)      1.35
11 Hannah Summerhill (La Forza)                         1.37
12 Tanya Schimek (Team Borah)                               
Jr women 15-16
1 Colleen Hayduk (TEAM Fuji/Salamader Racing)          33.58
2 Sinead Miller (UPMC Cycling Performance)                  
3 Jacqueline Kurth (Athletes By Design)                 0.01
4 Danielle Haulman (Hot TubesHot Tubes Development)         
5 Jerika Hutchinson (Unattached)                        0.03
6 Shelby Reynolds (Southern Elite)                      0.19
7 Colleen Gulick (Team Fuji / Salamander)                   
8 Keely Shannon (Midwest Rolling Thunder)                   
9 Madeline Hack (Team Einsteins Cycling)                0.20
10 Nina Santiago (ACT)                                      
11 Kate Potylycki (Vortex Cycling)                          
12 Charlsie Donnelly (Mission In Motion)                0.22
13 Alex Wechsler (Landrover/Siemens Home Applianc)      1.11
14 Rose Mauney (Land Rover/Siemens Home Applian)        1.12
15 Samantha Barlow (ACT/Cuevas)                         1.37
16 Mandy Marquardt (A.C.T.)                             1.38
Jr Women 17-18
1 Lauren Shirock (South Mountain Cycles)               43.15
2 Arielle Filiberti (Hot Tubes Development)                 
3 Amara Boursaw (Greggs/Trek)                               
4 Jacquelyn Crowell (Colavita)                          0.01
5 Netana Hotimsky (Mesa State)                          1.17
6 Erica Zaveta (Premier Bank/ Cycle Sports)             1.19
7 Sydney Kornegay (Flora Falcon Flyers)                 1.23
8 Stephanie Schlaack (Compliance Depot/ FCS Cycling)    2.19
9 Megan Walkowiak (October Lake Effect Cycling)             
10 Kenna Oaks (Team Tilson Homes)                           
11 Chelsea Dodds (Moritz Cheverolet)                        
Jr Men 15-16
1 Iggy Silva (Eddie B Racing)                          36.30
2 Nick Bax (Hot Tubes Development)                          
3 Ryan Zupko (Landis/Trek/VW)                               
4 Jacob Rathe (Beaverton Bicycle Club)                  0.01
5 Adam Leibovitz (U Build It/Mob)                           
6 Gavin Mannion (CCB/Volkswagen)                            
7 Alder Martz (Carolina Cyclone Development Te)         0.02
8 Daniel Walker (NorthwestCyclingClub/Alkek Velo)           
9 Joseph Schmalz (GP VeloTek)                               
10 Erik Meier (Baraboo Sharks)                              
11 Alfredo Cruz (Major Motion)                              
12 Steve Fisher (Rad Racing NW)                         0.03
13 Ty Magner (Land Rover/Siemens Home Applian)              
14 Stephen Koelbl (Warrenton Cycling Racing Team)           
15 Bruce Hoffman (Ogden One)                                
16 Ian Boswell (GS Forza Velo)                              
17 Edan Levaton (Davis Bike Club)                           
18 Ethan Weiss (Team Swift)                                 
19 Tyler Brandt (Team Swift)                            0.04
20 Alessio Bares (New Hampshire Cycling Club)               
21 Connor O'Leary (Velosport Racing)                        
22 Taylor Kuphaldt (Team Spine)                         0.05
23 Cody Foster (Southern Elite)                             
24 Garrick Valverde (GP Velotek)                            
25 Lawrence Warbasse (Priority Health Cycling)              
26 William York (Savage Hill Cycling Team)                  
27 James Mitchell (Power Train)                             
28 Jan Bradford-Watts (Columbia Bike Club Race Team)    0.06
29 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse)                            
30 Austin Allison (Dent Wizard / Maplewood Bicycle)     0.09
31 David Vuilleumier (Davis Bike Club)                      
32 Emerson Oronte (CLNoonanKAMCoastToCoast)             0.11
33 Christopher Woods (Beaverton Bike Club)              0.12
34 Alex Wick (Davis Bike Club)                          0.13
35 Bryan Larsen (Team Swift)                            0.17
36 Bennett Farkas (Tri Star Cycling)                    0.21
37 Ian Moir (Major Motion)                              0.25
38 Patrick Stockton (Team Rio Grande)                   0.47
39 Marshall Opel (Northern Rockies)                     1.00
Jr Men 17-18
1 Peter Salon (GS Mengoni USA)                       1.12.31
2 Blake Anton (Davis Bike Club)                         0.06
3 Stephen De Lisle (Hilton Cycling/Contes)              0.07
4 Benjamin King (Hot Tubes Development)                 0.08
5 Cody O'Reilly (Echelon Santa Barbara)                 0.17
6 Justin Williams (Major Motion)                        0.18
7 Tucker Olander (Hot Tubes Development)                0.19
8 Joe Iannerelli (Davis Bike Club)                          
9 Peter Nowadnick (First Rate Mortgage/ Pazzo)              
10 Joseph Kukolla (Nova/ISCorp)                             
11 Spencer Spagnola (Karl Strauss/SDBC)                 0.20
12 Adam Lang (Team X Cycling)                               
13 Andrew Dahlheim (Plano Cycling/Cannondale/GS)        0.21
14 Erik Slack (BYRDS)                                   0.22
15 Grant Boursaw (Greggs/Trek)                              
16 Curtis Winsor (Team Snow Valley presented)           0.23
17 Alexander Gil (Active Cycles)                            
18 Jimmy Macdonald (Abercrombie & Fitch pb Inferno)         
19 David Williams (West Michigan Coast Riders)              
20 Joey Rosskopf (Aarons/ L5 Flyers)                        
21 Travis Enmon (Permian Basin Bicycle Assoc)               
22 Tyler Gough (Tieni Duro)                                 
23 Travis Burandt (Woodlands Cycling Club)              0.24
24 Bjorn Selander (Alan Factory)                            
25 Andy Moskal (Texas Roadhouse)                            
26 Carter Jones (Colavita Racing)                           
27 Bennett Brown (Southern Elite/Sun and Ski)           0.25
28 Andy Baker (Carolina Cyclone)                            
29 Harrison Tripp (Kahala LaGrange)                     0.27
30 Sammy Rosansky (AC Flora)                            0.28
31 Shane Densmore (Compliance Depot)                    0.34
32 Christopher Monteleone (Hot Tubes Development)       0.48