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Mt Hood Classic
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Mount Hood Classic - NE

USA, May 29-June 3, 2007

2006 results     Stage List     Preview    Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - May 29: Panorama Point Prologue, 3 miles
  • Stage 2 - May 30: Columbia Hills Road Race, 112/84 miles
  • Stage 3 - May 31: Cooper Spur Circuit Race, 87/66 miles
  • Stage 4 - June 1: Scenic Gorge Time Trial, 18.5 miles
  • Stage 5 - June 2: Wy'East Road Race, 87 miles
  • Stage 6 - June 3: Downtown Hood River Criterium, 1 hour

Fifth Mt. Hood Classic promises epic racing

2006 GC leader Nathan O'Neil (Health Net-Maxxis)
Photo ©: Clark Ritchie
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The 2007 edition of the Mt. Hood Classic starts Tuesday in Hood River, Oregon. Over the course of 6 days, the racers will climb 35,000 feet over 400 miles.

This year's race serves up a new crowning stage that covers nearly 10,000 feet of vertical over 92 miles and finishes on the flanks of Mt. Hood at the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area.

To add to the challenge, the organizers have reformatted the already epic time trial to make it a point-to-point adventure through the Columbia River Gorge that measures 18.5 miles, during which the riders will face 1950 feet of climbing. Factor in headwinds, diversity of terrain, the strongest pro field in its history, and the scenic splendor of the Gorge and Mt. Hood, and this race is without question an epic one.

2005/2006 winner Leah Goldstein
Photo ©: Melanie McCloskey
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In just four years, the organizers have transformed the Mt. Hood Classic from the dream of a few avid racers in the area into an established pro sanctioned race that has been selected as one of the National Racing Calendar (NRC) stops in 2007. Backed by sponsor and community support, the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic attracts some of the strongest riders in North America and abroad.

The event was won is 2006 by Nathan O'Neil (Health Net/Maxxis). O'Neil returns in 2006 with a slightly different squad; he will be facing Mt. Hood stage winner Scott Moninger instead of riding beside him. Besides Health Net, expect strong domestic efforts from Navigators Insurance, California Giant Strawberries, Fordifruitta along with regional teams and even Team Rwanda (a development team of African riders sponsored in part by cycling legend Tom Ritchey who have been competing throughout the United States in 2007).

Leah Goldstein (Symmetrics Cycling) took the women's overall in 2006.

In addition to the pro/elite racing the event also hosts several different amateur categories. Over 500 riders showed up to race in 2006 making it the largest competitive road or mountain biking event in the Northwest.

Start list

1 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis              
2 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis             
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis               
4 Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                  
5 Matt Crane (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                   
6 Jeff Louder (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                  
7 Phil Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team              
8 Michael Wolf (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team              
9 Matt Cooke (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                
10 Glen Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team            
11 David Rodriguez (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team          
12 David Oloughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team          
13 Darren Lill (RSA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team              
14 Bernard Vanulden (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team         
15 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing                                   
16 Ryan Trebon (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                    
17 James Mattis (USA) California Giant/Specialized                  
18 Devon Vigus (USA) California Giant/Specialized                   
19 Chris Lieto (USA) California Giant/Specialized                   
20 Jesse Moore (USA) California Giant/Specialized                   
21 John Hunt (USA) California Giant/Specialized                     
22 Max Jenkins (USA) California Giant/Specialized                   
23 Patrick  Dunaway (USA) California Giant/Specialized              
24 Osvaldo Olmos (USA) California Giant/Specialized                 
25 Michael Olheiser (USA) Memphis Motor Works                       
26 Brent Miller (USA) Kenda/ Titus/ X-Fusion MTB Team               
27 Collin Becker (USA) Team Rio Grande                              
28 Brad Cole (USA) Team Rio Grande                                  
29 Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande                               
30 Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande                             
31 Dan Workman (USA) Team Rio Grande                                
32 Phil Mann (USA) Team Rio Grande                                  
33 Ryan Morris (Can) Team Rio Grande                                
34 Taylor Kneuven (USA) Team Rio Grande                             
35 Matt Weyen (USA) Team                          
36 Mark Santurbane (USA) Team                     
37 Justin Rose (USA) Team                         
38 Justin Mayfield (USA) Team                     
39 Eric Rumps (USA) Team                          
40 Derik Archibald (USA) Team                     
41 Michael Gallagher (USA) Team                   
42 Robert Campbell (USA) Team                     
43 Andrew Fischer (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                          
44 Adrian Hegyvery (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                         
45 Adam Curry (NZl) Hagens Berman, LLP                              
46 Jakob  Macarthur (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                        
47 Sam  Johnson (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                            
48 Nick Weighall (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                           
49 Owen Gue (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                                
50 Ulrich Deyoung (USA) Hagens Berman, LLP                          
51 Marco Rullo (Ita) Rock Racing                                    
52 Greg Drake (USA) Unattached                                      
53 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona                                           
54 Christopher Jones (USA) Nerac Pro Cycling                        
55 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona                                           
56 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling               
57 Bobby Lea (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling                        
58 Chris Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling                    
59 Justin England (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling                   
60 Stefano Barberi (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling                  
61 Heath Blackgrove (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling                 
62 Brian Buchholz (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                           
63 Christian Kearney (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                        
64 Evan Lawrence (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                            
65 Jesse/Andy Mendonca (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                      
66 Matthew Willinger (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                        
67 Uthman Ray Iv (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                            
68 Sean Mcbride (USA) BPG/ Montano Velo                             
69 Omer Kem (USA) Priority Health/Bissell                           
70 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Priority Health/Bissell                     
71 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health/Bissell                 
72 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health/Bissell                       
73 Garett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health/Bissell                    
74 Chris Rozdilsky (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team            
75 Cory Burns (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team                 
76 Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team              
77 Jamey Driscoll (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team             
78 Josh  Dillon (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team               
79 Todd Nordblom (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team              
80 Will Rieffelmacher (USA) Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team         
81 Aaron Tuckerman (USA) Team Rubicon                               
82 Brad Payne (USA) Team Rubicon                                    
83 Dan Harm (USA) Team Rubicon                                      
84 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Team Rubicon                                  
85 Logan Hunn (USA) Team Rubicon                                    
86 Matt Brandt (USA) Team Rubicon                                   
87 Richard Speer (USA) Team Rubicon                                 
88 Abraham Ruhumuriza (USA) TEAM RWANDA                             
89 Adrien Niyonshuti (USA) TEAM RWANDA                              
90 Nyandwi Uwase (USA) TEAM RWANDA                                  
91 Rafiki Jean De Dieu Uwimana (USA) TEAM RWANDA                    
92 Nathan Byukusenge (USA) TEAM RWANDA                              
93 Joseph Wiley (USA) Axley                                 
94 Lang Reynolds (USA) Axley                                
95 Trevor Mays (USA) Axley                                  
96 Shawn Ongers (USA) Axley                                 
97 Chris Daifuku (USA) First Rate Mortgage                          
98 Tyler Stetson (USA) First Rate Mortgage                          
99 Kenny Williams (USA) First Rate Mortgage                         
100 David Richter (USA) Ital Pasta - Transport Belmire              
101 Philippe Abbott (Can) Ital Pasta - Transport Belmire            
102 Thorben Wieditz (Can) Ital Pasta - Transport Belmire            
103 Brock Curry (USA) NOW MS-Society                                
104 Daniel Stevens (USA) NOW MS-Society                             
105 Johnny Rondash (USA) NOW MS-Society                             
106 Patrick Zahn (USA) Recycled Cycles                              
107 Ben Rohdes (USA) Recycled Cycles                                
108 Jimmy Lingwood (USA) Recycled Cycles                            
109 Galen Erickson (USA) Recycled Cycles                            
110 Mitch Moreman (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory            
111 Ben Kneller (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory              
112 Grant Berry (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory              
113 John Eisinger (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory            
114 Alex Rock (USA) Contender Bicycles                              
115 Evan Hepner (USA) Contender Bicycles                            
116 Nate Page (USA) Contender Bicycles                              
117 Andy Schultz (USA) Bear Naked/Cannondale                        
118 Erik Slack (USA) BYRDS                                          
119 Zach Winter (USA) Capitol Subaru Cycling                        
120 Mitchell Trux (USA) DBC Elite                                   
121 Stephen Dey (USA) DBC Elite                                     
122 Luke Pennington (USA) Desalvo Custom Cycles                     
123 Stephen Ferris (Can) ERTC/Red bike                              
124 Jason Thompson (Can) Escape Velocity                            
125 Ian Burnett (USA) Fort Lewis College                            
126 Joey Thompson (USA) Fort Lewis College                          
127 Carl  Decker (USA) Giant Bicycles                               
128 Nicolas Andrichuk (Can) H&R Block                               
129 Bruce Copeland (Can) Juventus/River Valley Cycle/Kona           
130 Shaun Adamson (Can) Juventus/River Valley Cycle/Kona            
131 Trevor Connor (Can) La-Z-Boy Cycling                            
132 Andrew Kulmatiski (USA) Logan Race Club                         
133 Chris Swan (USA) Lombardi Sports                                
134 Jarred Gilker (USA) Mercy Cycling                               
135 Bill Reuss (USA) Owens Healthcare                               
136 Quinn Keogh (USA) Paul's Bicycle Way of Life                    
137 Steven Perrins (USA) Sienna Development - Goble Knee Clinic     
138 Daniel Vinson (USA) Team 5 Star Fish                            
139 Matthew Johnson (USA) Team 5 Star Fish                          
140 Aren Timmel (USA) Team Chico                                    
141 Patrick Mcglynn (USA) Team Einstein's                           
142 Kyle Barbary (USA) Team Spine                                   
143 Michael Hutchinson (USA) Team Spine                             
144 Jason Williams (USA) Team Zoka                                  
145 Jesăs Ilundăin (USA)                                            
146 Eric Schuman (USA)                                              
147 Brian Kendall (USA)                                             
148 Ryan Barthel (USA)                                              
149 Ross Berger (USA) Vitamin Cottage                               
150 Eric Barlevav (USA) VRC-MSVRC-MS Society                        
151 John Lackey (USA) ZOKA                                          

Past winners

Men                                   Women
2006 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Health Net  Leah Goldstein (Isr) Symmetrics Cycling 
2005 Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics      Leah Goldstein (Can) Trek/Red Truck Beer Racing Team

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,