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USA Cycling National Festival - NE
Seven Springs, PA, USA, July 6-17, 2006
Day 9 - July 15: Masters road races
National Masters Road Titles Awarded
By Andy Lee, USA Cycling
Five national championship titles were awarded Saturday as the masters road races kicked off at the USA Cycling National Festival at Seven Springs. Best overall awards were also handed out to the categories that competed Saturday.
The youngest masters categories (men 30-34 and 35-39) not only had to battle each other for 88 kilometres on the hilly 44-km course, but also heavy fog, rain and wind as they raced for national titles. Mike Olheiser (Huntsville, Ala. / MMW/Carve) was the first to roll across the line ahead of 59 competitors in two hours, 27 minutes and 37 seconds for the master men 30-34 championship.
Olheiser was off the front early in the contest with five lead riders. By the completion of the first of two laps, the field came together a minute behind, but riders continued to fall off the back of the chase group. The peloton fell apart on the final two climbs and Olheiser was able to build a one minute and five second gap to roll across the line alone.
Eric Bean (Durham, N.C. / Unattached) was awarded the Best Overall Masters Men 30-34 title.
For the second race of the day, Kenny Williams (Kenmore, Wash. / First Rate Mortgage) claimed the men's 35-39 title ahead of a three-man sprint. In the middle of the first of two 44-km laps, a lead group of 12 riders developed in the field of 46. By the conclusion of lap one, a four-rider break that Williams was a part of began to build a lead on the peloton.
"For the most part we worked pretty well together, but with two K to go, we started playing cat-and-mouse on the feed hill and Frederic Thomas jumped first," Williams said. "I let him get a nice, little lead and I kind of checked that I got far enough up the hill before I hit my acceleration to make sure I didn't fade too soon. I knew the hill was tough enough and you could lose a lot of time if you didn't get over the actual feed hill. Got there with plenty of acceleration and got to ride it out a little bit."
Williams also picked up the Best Overall Masters Men 35-39 title.
The master women 30-34 and 35-39 were combined for their road race. The weather cooperated with the 28 total riders. Throughout their two, 44-km laps, the peloton stayed closely together with no one launching attacks. By the end of the first lap, just the top five from each of the groups remained.
It wasn't until the final 400 meters of the contest that a successful attack was launched. Sally Price (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / Team Summa) of the master women 35-39 category attacked at the feed zone climb before the finish line to roll in ahead of the field for her category's title in 2:55:44. Price was also awarded the Best Overall Masters Women 35-39 title.
Betsy Shogren (Morgantown W.V. / Swashbuckler Brewing Co./PaRenFaire.com) was just six seconds behind to take the 30-34 category championship. Kara Vidaca (Norco, Calif. / Bicycle John's Serious Cycling) was awarded the Best Overall Masters Women 30-34 title.
The final race of the day saw the most favorable conditions - sunny weather and a substantial 57-man field. From the start whistle, the peloton fell apart early with a lead group of 18 riders establishing their dominance by midway through the first of eight, 9.35-km laps. In the end, however, multi-time national champion David Leduc (Willow Springs, N.C. / Mercy Cycling Team) set down the most dominating performance of the day - rolling in 3:41 ahead of his closest competitor.
"It was a very technical course and I don't like to be following people down through turns," said Leduc, who took his category's criterium title Saturday in the same, dominating fashion. "I found in the descents and technical portions of the course I can go real fast and I was coming out of the turns with time on those guys. I wasn't really attacking anybody until midway through the race so I wasn't really expending any energy. The group was fairly small, so I would just pick up time in the technical sections and I made one attack midway through and a guy (Wayne Watson (Denver, Colo. / Vitamin Cottage)) went with me and I wanted to test his legs."
Leduc was also awarded the Best Overall Masters Men 55-59 title for his efforts in the road race and criterium.
Master Men 30-34 1 Mike Olheiser (MMW/Carve) 2.27.37 2 Sam Krieg (ICE Rocky Mountain Surgery Cent) 1.05 3 Mark Santurbane (Unattached) 3.36 4 Eric Bean (Unattached) 3.38 5 Stephan Kincaid (Meredith Group/GPOA/Cannondale) 4.46 6 Mark Warno (Evolution Cycling / DLS) 5.03 7 Mike Stubna (Meredith Group-GPOA-Cannondale) 5.14 8 Norman Zellers (Health Delivery Inc/Giant) 5.26 9 Paolo Zenoni (Westwood Velo) 5.28 10 Daniel Vinson (Kahala LaGrange) 5.29 11 Joshua Frick (DC Velo/Martens Volvo) 6.01 12 Nathan Piekielek (Meredith Group-GPOA) 6.14 13 George Menard (Monster Health) 8.29 14 Paul Basler (Team Snow Valley) 9.40 15 Don Autore (Orlando Velo) 9.42 16 Joshua Webster (SC Velo/Incycle.com) 10.27 17 Jer Walker (Cane Creek) 11.50 18 Stefan Kadar (Team Columbus) 12.07 19 Seth Rubin (Unattached) 14.44 20 Travis Werts (Gran Fondo - Bianchi) 21 James Blake (Team Kaos/Nebraska Medical Cent) 22 A.T. Stamp (Hincapie/Bianchi/Dasani) 15.48 23 Eric Sakalowsky (Team Cadence) 24 Philip Martindale (Gran Fondo - Bianchi) 15.49 25 Jason Meidhof (NCVC/Inova Health System) 21.22 26 Steven Bickling (Team Snow Valley) 21.25 27 Marc Bertucco (Athletes By Design) 21.26 28 James Matson (Team-COBC.com) 22.25 29 Shawn Adams (Abercrombie & Fitch p/b Inferno) 22.26 30 Brian Baker (Papa Johns Racing Team) 31 Chris Latham (Red Rock Racing) 22.37 32 Craig Mattern (Genesee Valley Cycling Club) 23.01 33 Brian Marchionini (DC Velo/Martens Volvo) 24.47 34 David Shaffer (ACA) 28.24 35 Brett Mckay (Hollyloft/Kwik-Fill) 28.28 36 Patrick Conneely (Rudberg Law Cycling) 29.27 37 Peter Baughman (Lake Effect) 29.37 38 John Barcenilla (Tyson Racing) 33.52 39 Richard Hull (Red Rock Racers) 33.53 40 Stathy Touloumis (VisionQuest LLC) 41.35 DNF Ryan Calilung (Vision Quest) DNF Brant Hendler (West Mi Coast Riders) DNF Richard Nance (Hearts) DNF George Bicking (Velocity Sports) DNF Dan Underwood (Team Snow Valley) DNF Jason Stevenson (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNF Jason Urbanczyk (Colavita Racing Inc) DNF Colin Barry (Manulife Financial / Jack Kane) DNF Joseph Coddington (Manulife Financial Jack Kane bi) DNF David Bozak (DC Velo/Martens Volvo) DNF Peter Brown (Art's Cyclery) DNF Zach Browne (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNF Edward M Ceccolini Iii (Westwood Velo/Schwalbe) DNF Hector Colon (PVR Bike Club) DNF John Hart (Scenic City Velo / Outdoor Chattanooga) DNF Mitchell Luck (Artemis) DNF Shane Weaver (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi) DNF John Whittington (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNF Russell Reed (Delta Faucet/Indy Velo) Master Men 35-39 1 Kenny Williams (First Rate Mortgage) 2.29.41 2 Frederic Thomas (Portland Velo Club/Cyclemania) 3 Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo) 0.01 4 Richard Feldman (Durance Cycleworks - Lehman Bro) 0.04 5 Robert Hacker (Meredith Group/GPOA) 2.06 6 Joseph Ruggery (Freddie Fu Cycling Team) 2.18 7 Michael Miller (Team Alliance Environmental) 3.15 8 Michael Hernandez (Safeway/GA Communications) 5.01 9 Andrew Clarke (Outdoors Chattanooga) 5.53 10 Dan Staffo (Foristar/Handlebars cycling co) 5.59 11 Robert Lattanzi (CRCA/VisitBritain) 6.29 12 Chris Hardee (LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies) 8.41 13 Keith Sandbloom (NCVC - Inova Health Systems) 9.48 14 Jason Zimmerman (Freddie Fu Cycling Team) 12.22 15 Rob Daksiewicz (Ford/Giant Bicycles) 12.24 16 Wyatt Weisel (AMD Masters Cycling Team) 12.30 17 Matt Heitmann (Cadence / VeloEuropa) 18 Steve Lusby (LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies) 19 William Baudhuin (Brazen Dropouts) 12.31 20 Eric Streckfuss (Westwood Velo) 21 Mike Hurley (Unattached) 12.39 22 Matthew Howard (CRCA/Blue Ribbon-Translations.c) 13.03 23 Stephen Badger (CRCA/Sakonnet Technology) 13.10 24 Herb Jimenez (Aspen East Cycling Team) 16.58 25 Andrew Gorski (Agisko-Viner (PA) p/b Kinetic-K) 17.00 26 Ryan Saylor (Cycle Science) 19.37 27 Brian Wieczorek (Freddie Fu Cycling Team) 28 James Regan (Aspen East Cycling Team) 26.33 29 Gerhardt Herbert (East Coast Velo) 26.42 30 Gregory Vadas (Rockville Harley-Davidson/Silve) 31.23 31 John Lenart (Main Line Cycling) 31.24 32 Tim Molyneaux (Atlantic Shores Velo) 31.36 33 Michael Birner (All American Bicycle Center) 31.43 34 James Mullins (Allied Decals Racing Team) 32.05 35 Darrell Pounders (Ford Cycling/Orlando Velo) 38.00 36 Denis Osowski (Allied Decals Racing Team) 42.30 37 James Wright (Nail City Velo) 44.35 38 Frederick Billet (Meredith Group/GPOA) 1.30.19 39 Jp Partland (High Gear Cyclery) 40 Robert Dietrick (JW Dundee's Ale's & Lagers Cycling) 41 David Berson (East Coast Velo) 42 Richard Melencio (Printery - Cycles de Oro) DQ R Muoio (LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies) DNF JP Partland (High Gear Cyclery) DNF Jason Swiatlowski (West Michigan Coast Riders) DNF Mike Hebe (Meredith Group-GPOA) Master Women 30-34 1 Betsy Shogren (Swashbuckler Brewing Co./PaRenF) 2.55.50 2 Beth Miller (North Atlantic Velo) 0.06 3 Amanda Lawrence (Verducci Racing/Break Away Bike) 0.46 4 Lori Harkey (Unattached) 9.23 5 Stephanie Swan (Durango Wheel Club) 10.06 6 Diane Miller (HPC/List) 12.51 7 Erica Weitzman (Unattached) 25.46 8 Linda Sone (Hollywood Racing/Silver Cycling) 34.10 9 Lisa Preslar (Unattached) 34.11 Master Women 35-39 1 Sally Price (Team Summa) 2.55.44 2 Heidi Goldberg (HPC/List/Cardinal) 0.05 3 Heather Peck (Independent Fabrication/Kempner) 0.08 4 Lea Adams (Helens/Trek/VW) 0.26 5 Pamela Hinton (Columbia Bike Club Race Team) 7.43 6 Julie Foertsch (Unattached) 10.18 7 Tricia Ingraham (Team Summa) 10.42 8 Janet Olney (ADG/Joe's Bike Shop) 12.06 9 Stacey Bertsch (Mercy Cycling Team) 12.16 10 Mary Downing (Team Kenda Tire) 19.26 11 Samantha House (Stark Velo) 30.12 12 Pauline Frascone (Mystic Velo) 30.21 13 Christine Putnam (Champion Heart's) 34.18 14 Reem Jishi (Team Advil Chapstick) 34.19 15 Sarah Adams (Priority Health Cycling Team) 34.20 16 Alaina Gurski (Verducci/Breakaway Racing) 34.21 17 Cheryl Olson (Priority Health Cycling Team) 34.22 18 Melissa Bellew (Pedal Power Racing) 34.23 DNF Mary Dangelo (Fortistar/Handlebars) Master Men 55-59 1 David Leduc (Mercy Cycling Team) 2.11.09 2 Wayne Watson (Vitamin Cottage) 3.41 3 Michael Krywanski (BiciSport West Michigan) 3.54 4 Walt Chauner (Flathead Cycling) 5.55 5 Barry Messmer (ACA/GS Boulder Masters Cycling) 5.56 6 Fred Galata (Omaha Velo Club) 6.02 7 Richard Pfeiffer (UC Cyclery) 6.07 8 Paul Mack (Boulder Masters Cycling Team) 6.10 9 Gordon Paulson (Spring Street Sports) 10 Randy Gaffney (Subway/Peerless Tyre/ACA) 11 Edward Reid (Essex Brass) 12 Ken Louder (FFKR Architects/SBO.com) 6.11 13 David Linden (Ann Arbor Velo) 14 William Holder (Raleigh Allstars) 15 William Care (ERA Cycling) 16 Robert Hayssen (Vision Quest) 17 Kenneth Norton (Ozark Cycling Club) 18 Scott Haverstick (ERA Cycling) 19 Chip Berezny (Bike Line/LWA) 20 Dan Meyer (Loon State Cyclists) 21 Jerry Weiner (Guys Racing) 22 Ross Mason (Cycles de Oro) 23 Richard Distlerath (Liberty Cycle) 24 Gary Hoffman (DC Velo/Martens Volvo) 25 Fred Storti (Bianchi/Grand Performance) 26 Jim Hartnett (South Mt. Velo) 27 Hart Kuller (Bianchi Grand Performance) 28 Kim Butler (Nail City Velo) 6.26 29 Bill Thistle (Highland Park Hermes) 30 David Stevens (Unattached) 31 Kerry Scanlon (DC Velo) 32 Guenther Kleinewaechter (Big Wheel) 33 Roger Hinson (Ozark Cycling Club) 34 Edward Grystar (Sci Fit/Dirty Harry's) 35 Attilio Nicosia (Job One Enterprise-BBC) 36 John Epting (DC Velo/Martens Volvo) 8.51 37 John Stamm (Loon State Cyclists) 8.52 38 Dennis Krueger (Unattached) 8.53 39 Franklin Kistler, Jr. (Saturn of Toledo) 8.54 40 Lee Sobchak (Boise Cycling Club/George's) 8.55 41 Thomas Lobdell (Indy Velo Team Estridge) 8.56 42 Scott Olson (Charm City Cycling/ADG/Joe's) 8.57 43 Michael Chizkov (Victory Racing) 8.58 44 Stephen Bennett (DR Horton) 8.59 45 Kevin Tuttle (Main Line/BiKyle) 9.00 46 Gary Tarsha (Maumee Valley Wheelman) 9.01 47 Loren Simons (Pediatric Partners) 9.02 48 Michael Hogan (Lake Effect) 9.03 49 Ted Ingraham (Allied Decal Cycling Team) 9.04 50 Charles South (3 RVS) 9.05 51 Carmen Gaita (Skylands Cycling) 9.06 52 David Kjellquist (Main Line/BiKyle) 9.07 53 Robert Rosand (Susquehan56na bicycle Racing te) 9.08 54 Michael Hogan (Lake Effect) 9.09 55 Richard Bagienski (Durango Wheel Club) 9.10 56 Dennis Kershner (Rapid Wheelmen) 9.11 57 Frederick Hofman (Lehigh Wheelmen Assoc) 9.12