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USA Cycling National Festival - CN
Seven Springs, PA, USA, July 6-16, 2007
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Day 9 - July 14: Junior road races
King adds road race title to junior time trial crown
After winning the junior men's 17-18 national time trial title on Friday, Ben King (Hot Tubes) earned his second national championship of the weekend with a commanding victory in the road race as the 2007 USA Cycling National Festival at Seven Springs.
King distanced himself from the rest of the peloton and finished the 91-kilometre race in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 5 seconds - 7:41 ahead of his teammate and second-place finisher Nick Bax. King, already assured of a nomination to represent the United States at the upcoming UCI Junior Road World Championships in August with his time trial victory, attacked the field on the first of four laps and continued to amass a significant lead. Initially, Carter Jones marked King's move, but eventually fell off the pace to leave King out front alone where he mounted an eight-minute advantage over the field.
"Carter came up and we rode together for about a half lap, but when we hit the hill the second time, I knew a gap had opened up," King explained. "I wasn't sure if the move would stick because I knew there were some strong guys back there, but the next two laps I felt pretty good and in the end it was all or nothing."
As King's advantage grew, the gap eventually became insurmountable as the field never put together an organized chase. In the race for second place, Bax, Cheyne Hoag (JW Dundees-Home Performance) and Danny Summerhill (TIAA-CREF-5280) came to the line in a three-up sprint for second with Bax earning the silver medal over Hoag and Summerhill.
Also competing on Saturday was the junior women's 17-18 category in which Lauren Shirock (BMW-Bianchi) claimed the national title. Competing against 13 other riders, Shirock rode away from her competitors throughout the course of the 73-kilometre race. After ascending the course's major climb on the first of three laps, only Shirock and five others remained in contention for the win - Sinead Miller (UPMC), Ashley James (Nova-IS Corp), Jerika Hutchinson, Erica Zaveta (Cycle Sports) and Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles). Shortly after cresting the climb for the third and final time, Shirock and Miller opened up a gap as the other leaders were strung out one-by-one behind. Shirock proved to be the strongest of the lead pair, taking most of the pulls and eventually dropping Miller near the finish. At the line, she had grown her advantage to 2:00 over Miller, while James placed third at 3:34.
"Coming into the race, I was hoping to come in solo across the line, but I knew I had a lot of good competition," Shirock said after her victory. "I attacked up the climb on the third lap and two of us were able to get away. I didn't want it to come down to a sprint, so I drilled it in the final climb up to the finish."
Like King, Shirock will earn an automatic nomination to the U.S. National Team for the world championships by virtue of her winning performance on Saturday. Two weeks ago, Shirock also captured a national title in the individual pursuit at the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships and eclipsed the world team time standard to earn an automatic nomination to the UCI Junior Track World Championships, held in conjunction with the road worlds August 4-12 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Two younger fields also contested national championship races on Saturday as Nathan Brown (Juris More) won the men's 15-16 contest and Coryn Rivera (Kahala-La Grange) added a road race title to yesterday's time trial victory in the women's 15-16 category.
Browne finished 1:06 up on silver medalist Cody Foster (Southern Elite) in the 73-kilometre race, while Marshall Opel (Montana Junior Cycling Foundation) placed third, 1:20 off the pace.
Rivera put 2:22 between herself and runner-up Jessie Yeaton (Kaladi Subway), while Jessica Prinner (Athletes by Design) added a bronze medal to the silver she won in the time trial, finishing 4:26 back from Rivera in the 56-kilometre contest.
Junior men 17-18 1 Benjamin King (Hot Tubes Development) 2.23.06 2 Nick Bax (Hot Tubes Development) 7.41 3 Cheyne Hoag (JW Dundees- Home Performance) 7.42 4 Danny Summerhill (Team TIAA-CREF/5280 Magazine) 7.42 5 Grant Van Horn (Simply Fit) 7.52 6 Christian Parrett (Myogenesis Nutrition pb Landmar) 8.07 7 Josh Yeaton (Kaladi-Subway) 8.10 8 Joey Rosskopf (Aarons/ L5 Flyers) 8.23 9 Oscar Clark (Land Rover/Siemens Home Applian) 10 Travis Burandt (Woodlands Cycling Club) 8.23 11 Micah Herman (AMD Discovery Channel) 8.24 12 Nolan Froese (Mesa Cycles Racing Team) 8.32 13 Gregory Battista (Team Metra/Wendy's/Ideal Tile) 8.32 14 Zachary Williams (Tieni Duro) 8.37 15 Thacker Reeves (Matrix/RBM) 8.41 16 Lawrence Warbasse (Priority Health) 8.41 17 Andy Baker (Time Factory Development Team) 8.43 18 Jose Blanco (Major Motion) 8.48 19 Taylor Phinney (Team TIAA-CREF/5280 Magazine) 8.48 20 Ryan Zupko (Swiss American Racing Team) 21 Patrick Stockton (Mob Cyclery Racing/RMCEF) 8.52 22 Joseph Schmalz (Team X Cycling) 8.55 23 William York (Project Velo Racing) 9.01 24 Adam Farabaugh (Ruud Racing Team) 9.02 25 Joseph Kukolla (Nova/ISCorp) 9.04 26 Tyler Brandt (Team Swift) 9.18 27 Ian Marcuse (Richmond Ciclismo) 9.21 28 Nicholas Keough (CL Noonan/ Coast to Coast/ KAM) 9.30 29 Ethan Weiss (Team Swift) 9.42 30 Bryan Larsen (MAKO / DEMARCO) 10.03 31 Alder Martz (Carolina Cyclone Development Te) 10.03 32 Scotty Tickemyer (SC Velo) 10.04 33 Nick Housley (Cutters L-5) 34 Scott Krankkala (Sun Summit Cycling Club) 10.06 35 Carter Jones (Colavita Racing) 10.10 36 Marshal Hartley (Agisko-Viner P/B Kinetic Koffee) 10.11 37 Nikolai Masluk (3D Racing/Tom's Atlantic Cyclin) 10.18 38 Alfredo Cruz (Major Motion) 10.22 39 Michael Midlarsky (Bike America) 10.33 40 Erik Meier (Baraboo Sharks) 10.33 41 Connor Sallee (CRCA JrDev/Orbea) 10.40 42 Jeremy Ferguson (Team Spine) 10.40 43 Alex Schneider (Team Power Train) 10.42 44 Bennett Farkas (Juris MorePartnerIncome) 10.42 45 Carmi Schulman (Southern Elite) 10.56 46 Thomas Marrs (FCS/Compliance Depot) 10.58 47 Nicholas Jerabek (Tieni Duro) 11.16 48 Weston Luzadder (M.O.B. Squad UBuiltIT) 11.16 49 Phillip Baxter (Raleigh AllStars) 11.53 50 Danny Finneran (Major Motion) 11.56 51 Daniel Sullivan (Metra Industries/Wendy's/Ideal ) 12.01 52 Cameron Lasky 12.11 53 Zach Mcbride (Priority Health) 12.22 54 Andrew Schwalb (Matrix Cycle Club/Richardson Bi) 12.27 55 Dylan Jones (BYRDS) 12.45 56 Patrick Bradley (Cape Atlantic Racing/Beacon) 12.53 57 Ricardo Cruz Iii (Major Motion) 13.03 58 Alessio Bares (CL Noonan/ Coast to Coast/ KAM) 13.46 59 Paul Runyon (Tri State Velo) 13.52 60 Joseph Tokarski (Team Hotel San Jose) 14.17 61 David Hackworthy (IS Corp) 15.40 62 Brett Jacoby (Gotham Cyclists""p/b Hensley Ra) 16.39 63 Jim Lennon (Slipstream Sports) 17.03 64 Kyle Paterson (Monticello Cycling Club) 17.29 65 Cody Hall (Aarons/ L5 Flyers) 17.36 66 Zachary Hockett (Mesa Cycles Racing Team) 18.00 67 Ben Barsi-Rhyne (AMD-Discovery Channel Juniors) 18.00 68 Garrick Valverde (Team X Cycling) 19.36 69 Jean-Yves Meyer (Rimrock United Racing) 23.27 70 Jimmy Macdonald (Abercrombie & Fitch Pro Develop) 24.43 71 David Rich (Team Dayton Bicycling) 25.45 72 Colton Hlavinka (BYRDS) 27.14 73 Matthew Petersen (Maroone Chevy of Pembroke Pines) 27.55 74 Kyle Johnson (Matrix Cycle Club/Richardson Bi) 29.56 75 Allen Steckmest 76 Austin Stewart (GS Tenzing/Wheels In Motion) 31.14 77 Christopher Thornton (ACT/Cuevas) 31.25 78 Henk Calderon (Southern Elite) 31.27 79 Zach Putt (World Cup Cycling Team) 31.37 80 Addison Bain (MNJRC) 31.46 81 Zachary Felpel (Red Rose Rockets) 31.46 82 Lloyd Sutton (Front Rangers Cycling Club) 32.06 83 Will Mcginnis (Aarons/ L5 Flyers) 38.18 84 Travis Troxtell (Team Hotel San Jose) 42.15 85 Micah Moore (Aarons/ L5 Flyers) 86 Kyle Cochran (Land Rover/Briar Rose/FFCC) 42.59 87 Ryan Ellner (Cycle Science) 51.00 88 Jordan Hester (GS Tenzing/Wheels in Motion) 51.54 89 Chris Di Re (Gregg's Lemond) 53.44 DNF Ryan Barlow (ACT/Cuevas) DNF Anthony Olson (All9Yards.com) DNF Heath Medeiros (Alta Alpina) DNF Russell Brown (ARTEMIS) DNF Zane Dees (BYRDS) DNF Jerome Townsend (CL Noonan/ Coast to Coast/ KAM) DNF Emerson Oronte (CL Noonan/ Coast to Coast/ KAM) DNF Stephen Tvedt (Colavita Racing) DNF Chris Rodgers (Colavita Racing) DNF Alex Wick (Davis Bike Club) DNF Benn Stover (GP Velotek) DNF David Bisenius (Handlebars Cycle Co.) DNF Iggy Silva (Rock Racing) DNF David Talbott (Juris MorePartnerIncome) DNF Stefan Swecker (KnoxVelo/Melting Pot) DNF Brian Ceballos (Land Rover/Briar Rose/FFCC) DNF Garrett Stockton (Mob Cyclery Racing/RMCEF) DNF Zack Allison (NCVC/Inova Health System) DNF Alex Wieseler (Nova Cycle Sport) DNF Nick Grigsby (Ohio Valley Velo Elite Developm) DNF Allen Morris (One Call Now/Troy Chiropractic) DNF James Mitchell (Power Train) DNF Ryan Nye (Preferred Care Elite Cycling Te) DNF Pierce Fowler (Pullin Fowler & Flanagan) DNF Luke Pirtle (St.Louis Cyclones) DNF Luke Pirtle (St.Louis Cyclones) DNF Logan Vonbokel (St.Louis Cyclones) DNF Adam Harmon (Team Power Train) DNF Justin Williams (Team Rock) DNF Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse) DNF Andy Goessling (Tieni Duro) DNF Peter Boyd (Trek Stores: Heartland) DNF Alex Hetherington (Tyson Racing) DNF Cesar Acosta (United Cycling Club) DNF Juan Saldana (United Cycling Club) DNF Robert Antley Iii (Hearns Jr Development) DNS Matt Rotroff (BTD/Inland Construction) DNS JJ Cross (BYRDS) DNS Lucas Fortini (C.L. Noonan/ Coast to Coast) DNS Robert Schmidt (CCNS/Pedal Power) DNS Harrison Harb (CCNS/Pedal Power) DNS Bob German (CCNS/Pedal Power) DNS Franklin Saillot (Colavita Racing) DNS John Cody Vance (Colavita Racing) DNS Grant Boursaw (Greggs/Lemond) DNS Alex Coelho (Hot Tubes Development) DNS Daniel Estevez (Hot Tubes Development) DNS Matthew Huseboe (IS Corp) DNS Jorge Rodriguez-Castillo (Karl Straus/SDBC) DNS Travis Enmon (Mercy) DNS Ryan Bibko (Oh Boy Oberto/Redline) DNS Nicholas Dale (Raleigh AllStars) DNS Christopher Brinkman (Saturn of Toledo/Shell) DNS Carlos Lopez (Team Laser-ES) DNS Brandon Mart (Team Spine) DNS Nick Keller (Team Waste Management) DNS Dylan Stephen Jason (Tiger Cycling Foundation) DNS Peter Boyd (Trek Stores: Heartland) DNS Peter Boyd (Trek Stores: Heartland) DNS Matt Green (UBuildit/MOB squad) DNS Matt Green (UBuildit/MOB squad) DNS Fidel Goytia DNS Aaron Torres (Velosport Racing) Junior women 17-18 1 Lauren Shirock (BMW-Bianchi) 2.21.22 2 Sinead Miller (UPMC Cycling Performance) 2.00 3 Ashley James (IS Corp) 3.35 4 Jerika Hutchinson 4.28 5 Erica Zaveta (Cycle Sports/ Zaveta Constructi) 4.38 6 Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles Racing Team) 13.07 7 Missy Erickson (MNJRC) 15.48 8 Kimberley Turner (BYRDS) 19.22 9 Charlsie Donnelly (Mission In Motion) 28.56 10 Nina Santiago (Targetraining Women's Team) 1.29.25 DNS Samantha Barlow (ACT/Cuevas) DNF Antonia Musto (Priority Health) DNF Loren O'neill (CSE/CSS) DNF Danielle Haulman (Hot Tubes Development) DNF Savannah Rice (BYRDS) Junior men 15-16 1 Nathan Brown (Juris MorePartnerIncome) 2.03.07 2 Cody Foster (Southern Elite) 1.07 3 Marshall Opel (Montana Junior Cycling Foundati) 1.21 4 A.J. Meyer (Hincapie-Bianchi-Dasani Elite C) 1.25 5 Gavin Mannion (CCB/Volkswagen) 1.25 6 Connor O'leary (Velosport Racing) 1.26 7 Ian Boswell (Hagens-Berman Cycling) 8 Michael Niemi (Cycle Science) 1.27 9 Ty Magner (Land Rover/Briar Rose/FFCC) 1.27 10 Zack Stein (Big Shark Racing) 1.29 11 Jacob Rathe (BBC) 1.30 12 Robin Eckmann (Team TIAA-CREF/5280 Magazine) 1.36 13 Kevin Gottlieb (Squadra Coppi) 1.48 14 Maxwell Durtschi (Sun Summit Cycling Club) 1.50 15 Andrew Barker (Team TIAA-CREF/5280 Magazine) 1.50 16 Charlie Avis (AMD Discovery Channel Juniors) 2.38 17 Anders Newbury (Team New Hampshire) 2.47 18 Chris Wallace (Team X Cycling) 3.24 19 Daniel Tisdell (AMD Discovery Channel Juniors) 3.25 20 Andreas Freund (Davis Bike Club) 4.12 21 Stephen Koelbl (Warrenton Cycling Race Team) 4.28 22 Jordan Campbell (Janice Campbell) 4.41 23 Zane Dordai (Colavita Racing) 5.06 24 Davis Bentley (AMD-Discovery Channel Juniors) 6.07 25 Edan Levaton (Davis Bike Club) 6.30 26 Ryan Eastman (Team Swift) 6.31 27 Luke Keough (CL Noonan/ Coast to Coast/ KAM) 6.52 28 Mark Edwards (Tri-Power) 6.53 29 Ricky Gargiulo (Colavita Racing) 6.54 30 James Bird (IS Corp/ Nova) 7.17 31 Taylor Birmann (South Lyon Cycle Racing Team) 7.21 32 Jeremy Shirock (South Mountain Cycles) 7.30 33 Marcos Rodriguez (Laser-es) 7.35 34 Kevin Mcguire (Team Laser-ES) 7.38 35 Cody Kaiser (Team Spine) 8.11 36 Pete Muto (Gotham Cyclists""p/b Hensley Ra) 8.11 37 Zack Noonan (Young Medalists Cycling Club) 8.17 38 Andrew Hammond (Pro Bike/First Choice Medical) 8.17 39 Eddie Grystar (RC-13) 8.27 40 Nathan Wilson (NCVC/Inova Heath System) 9.03 41 Morgan Gerlak (C3/ADG/Joe's) 9.24 42 Alan Ting (Northwest Cycling/Alkek Velodro) 9.36 43 Alex Battles-Wood (Team Power Train) 10.03 44 Colton Barrett (MNJRC) 10.12 45 Andy Gallagher (Liberty Cycle) 10.18 46 Adrian Balsara (Tyson Racing) 10.22 47 Adam Leibovitz (Mob Squad Cycling) 10.35 48 Juan Carmona (Young Medalists Cycling Club) 10.48 49 Parker Thompson (Compliance Depot Cycling Team) 12.02 50 Graham Coy (Tri-State Velo) 12.08 51 Cam Mancuso (A.C.T.) 12.19 52 Broday Walker (Richardson Bike Mart/Matrix Cyc) 12.32 53 Jesus Martinez (Cycleyouth) 13.02 54 Cody Wignall (FFKR/SportsBaseOnline.com P/B X) 13.47 55 Jonathan Merritt (BYRDS) 13.48 56 Ethan Bell (Brown & Will/Two Rivers JDT) 14.25 57 Sam Stone (Baraboo Sharks) 15.07 58 Lawson Craddock (Northwest Cycling Club) 15.37 59 Anthony Marut (October Lake Effect Racing) 18.16 60 Joel Shaffer (AMD-Discovery Channel Juniors) 19.06 61 Danny Hiller (Team TIAA-CREF/5280 Magazine) 19.08 62 Tony Wieczorek (South Lyon Cycle Racing Team) 19.42 63 Trace Althans (October Lake Effect Racing) 20.52 64 Craig Creeden (Orlando Road Club) 21.42 65 Kal Farmer (Team Power Train) 22.07 66 Chase Watkins (BYRDS) 22.21 67 Adam Kosela (Nova/ISCorp) 23.36 68 Njisane Phillip 23.47 69 Angelo Roman (BYRDS) 23.47 70 Morgan Ryan (Major Motion) 26.02 71 Tyler Malay (Young Medalists Cycling Club) 26.45 72 Bradley Schaff (BYRDS) 31.17 73 Jorge Higuera (United Cycling Club) 31.34 74 Jeffrey Alpert (Young Medalists Cycling Club) 36.09 75 Henry Willis Ii (Colavita Florida) 36.10 76 Royce Strange (GS Tenzing) 38.25 77 Joshua Wade (OZ Racing) 43.01 DNF Argenis Morales (United Cycling Club) DNS Josh Courtney (United Cycling Club) DNS Adolfo Orozco (United Cycling Club) DNS Erick Goytia DNS Thomas Jondall (Summit Velo) DNS Luke Brannigan (Colavita Florida) DNS Zachary Wick (Davis Bike Club) DNS Nathan Williams (McGhie's-Coronodo Investments-M) Junior women 15-16 1 Coryn Rivera (Kahala LaGrange) 1.50.51 2 Jessie Yeaton (Kaladi-Subway) 2.23 3 Jessica Prinner (Athletes By Design) 4.37 4 Colleen Gulick (Team Fuji/Salamander) 5.05 5 Kendall Ryan (Major Motion) 5.58 6 Kaitlin Antonneau (Nova/ISCorp) 7.45 7 Bridgette Mclean (Brushy Mountain Cyclists) 9.43 8 Hannah Summers (Kaladi-Subway) 11.25 9 Mikayla Lyman (BYRDS) 13.10 10 Paulina Lopez (Major Motion) 15.47 11 Danielle Barrett (MNJRC) 22.24 12 Christina Norwich (Oh Boy Oberto/Redline) 24.33 13 Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - Specialized Wome) 28.29 DNS Mary Costelloe (East Coast Velo) DNF Michelle Morris (One Call Now/Troy Chiropractic) DNF Kate Potylycki (Team Vortex) DNF Rose Mauney (Land Rover/Briar Rose/FFCC)