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Hawaii State Road Race Championship
Hilo, Hawaii, August 7, 2005
Hawaii Cycling Club hosted this year's championship 18 miles south of Hilo on a 13.5-mile loop with 630' elevation gain per lap and a 3.5 mile climb to the finish. What was to be a scenic tree-covered race course turned into flooded roads and wind-whipped downpours.
The Women's race was the first to finish, with Ingrid Rolles taking advantage of the uphill finish to out-distance Hammerhead Jennifer Nottage for the win.
Next came the Master Men, where the 3.5 mile uphill finish had done its damage with only a few riders coming to the line together. Donnie Arnoult of Maui was the first to cross the line.
As the Golden Master Men approached the finish line, only three remained in contention for the win. The last 200 meters saw Barry Masuda sprint for the win, followed closely by Hammerhead Steve Crane
The last race of the day to finish was the 81 mile Elite Men's event. Pre-race favourite Mike Zagorski (Miya Shoji Cycling) lined up with a cast on his left arm, which was broken in a hit and run accident two weeks earlier. Zagorski, winner of the State Criterium in May and State TT in July (where he broke Dennis Haserot's long standing course record) was also the Hawaii B.A.R. competition leader with max points. The state road race would be the decider, with two riders tied for second place - Tony Lang (DC Velo/Martens) and Garrett Ito (Quick Release). If either of those riders won, Zagorski had to place fifth or better to win the B.A.R. jersey.
Heavy rain and poor visibility didn't dampen the spirits of the riders with the race being very active throughout. Carl Brooks (Quick Release) rode his trademark aggressive race but was never allowed to gain any serious time on the main group.
With 2 miles remaining of the 3.5-mile climb to the finish, Czech rider Jiri Skrobanek (Boca Hawaii) launched a strong attack from the tail of the seven man group, quickly establishing a gap. This looked like the race-winning move with no one really committing to the chase, but with 1km to go, a fading Skrobanek had been reeled in.
With 200m to go, the sprint started and Zagorski crossed the line to take the win ahead of 2004 State Road Race Champion Thomas Novikoff (Tradewinds) and Garrett Ito (Quick Release).
Elite Men 1/2/3 1 Mike Zagorski (Miya Shoji Cycling) 2 Thomas Novikoff (Tradewinds) 3 Garrett Ito (Quick Release) 4 Jiri Skrobanek (Boca Hawaii) 5 Ray Brust (Boca Hawaii) 6 Tony Lang (DC Velo/Martens) 7 Dan Evans 8 Carl Brooks (Quick Release) DNF Thomas Magrath (Vertical Earth) Elite Men 4/5 (18-29) and Master Men (30-49) 1 Donnie Arnoult (Go Cycling Maui) 2 Scott Rolles (Quick Release) 3 Ryan Mason (Hawaii Cycling Club) 4 Pat McNerthney (Unattached) 5 Harvey Hanna (Quick Release) 6 Chris Seymour (Unattached) 7 David Lum (Cambiamento d'Andaturo) 8 Scot Mackie 9 Leonard Bisel 10 Michael Stroup (Cambiamento d'Andaturo) 11 Mark Anthony 12 Jahn Sawinski 13 Chris Bella (Hawaii Cycling Club) 14 Nick McDonald DNF Nicolas Yamasaki Golden Master Men (50+) 1 Barry Masuda (TriMoving) 2 Steve Crane (Hawaii Cycling Club) 3 Art Wong (TriMoving) 4 Tim Cotter 5 Harry Yoshida 6 George Goldstein 7 Steven Stickney 8 Randy Castro Women (All) 1 Ingrid Rolles (Quick Release) 2 Jennifer Nottage (Hawaii Cycling Club) 3 Kara Dreflak (Quick Release) 4 Robin Wilkerson (Hawaii Cycling Club) 5 Wendy Gaertner (Hawaii Cycling Club) 6 Janet Miller (Hawaii Cycling Club) 7 Kate Johnson (Tradewinds) 8 Laura Macias 9 Lynn Barr DNF Kaitlin Saunders
Local results 2004