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Fitchburg Longsjo Classic - NE

Fitchburg, MA, USA, June 27-30, 2002

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Stage 1 - June 27: Royal Plaza time trial, 7 miles/11.2km

Hundredths of seconds separate top riders in stage 1

Bessette Zajicek Take Top Honors, Bruckner and Wohlberg a very close second

By Giana Roberge, team Saturn

The Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic kicked off in Fitchburg Massachusetts today with the Royal Plaza seven mile time trial. Held on a rolling out and back course, the first stage of four has typically seen vast time differences within the top podium spots. Not so today, however, with Canadian Lyne Bessette beating Saturn's Kimberly Bruckner by one second and Mercury's Phil Zajicek over Saturn's Eric Wohlberg by twenty-four hundredths of a second.

Third off, Bruckner came in with a 17:50 and held the lead until the last rider off, Bessette, who finished with a 17:49. Genevieve Jeanson, hot off her second place finish at the HP Women's Challenge finished third with a 18:33. Clara Hughes, preparing for the Commonwealth Games finished in fourth. Saturn's Catherine Marsal rounded out the top five.

Mercury's Chris Wherry set the fastest time early on in the men's race with a 16:32. It looked for a long time like it would be Wherry in yellow for tomorrow's circuit race, however, it was his Mercury teammate, Zajicek who finally unseated him with a 16:19:02. However, last man in would be the defending champion, Wohlberg. Flying up the hill, it looked very close, but in the end, Wohlberg finished with a 16:19:26. Navigator's Chris Baldwin showed that he is on excellent form after a spring crash sidelined him, placing fourth with a 16:34. Saturn's Victor Repinski rounded out the top five with a 16:39.

Team Mercury report

With Thunderstorms unleashing their wrath on the Pro 1-2 field at the 43rd annual Fitchburg/Longsjo Stage Race, some riders thought boats, not bikes, might be better suited to the course.

The weather improved as the day went on and those starting at the end had a small advantage over those who went early. Despite the bad weather, Mercury set the fast pace early (Wherry 16'32") and held on to take 4 of the first 7 spots in the stage 1 Time Trial.

Fresh off a strong showing at the Tour de Beauce, Mercury's Phil Zajicek won his first ever NRC race with a time of 16'19". It was Mercury's 61st win of the year.

Results

Men Pro/1/2
 
1 Phil Zajicek (Mercury)                         16.19.8
2 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn)                          0.06.3
3 Chris Wherry (Mercury)                          0.12.3
4 Chris Baldwin (Navigators)                      0.15.2
5 Viktor Repinski (Saturn)                        0.20.2
6 Adham Sbeih (Mercury)                           0.30.9
7 Tom Danielson (Mercury)                         0.33.5
8 Michael Creed (Prime Alliance)                  0.37.2
9 Danny Pate (Prime Alliance)                     0.38.6
10 Chris Horner (Prime Alliance)                  0.40.2
11 Mark Mccormack (Saturn)                        0.43.0
12 Brian Sheedy (Navigators)                      0.43.3
13 Doug Ziewacz (7Up / NutraFig)                  0.44.3
14 Greg Seiniewicz (Ofoto-lombardis)              0.46.1
15 Andrew Randell (Kissena)                       0.48.3
16 Glen Mitchell (Navigators)                     0.48.7
17 William Innes (Kissena)                        0.50.8
18 Frank Mccormack (Saturn)                       0.51.9
19 Hayden Godfrey (7Up / NutraFig)                0.52.0
20 Mike Sayers (Mercury)                          0.52.4
21 John Lieswyn (7Up / NutraFig)                  0.54.1
22 Damon Kluck (Saturn)                           0.56.2
23 Jesus Zarate (Mercury)                         0.58.3
24 Tom Leaper (Navigators)                        0.59.5
25 Mark Walters (Navigators)                      1.01.3
26 Jon Hamblen (Wheelworks / Cannondale)          1.05.3
27 Shawn Milne (Wheelworks / Cannondale)          1.06.5
28 Tim Johnson (Saturn)                           1.07.4
29 Matthew Svatek (Wheelworks / Cannondale)       1.09.8
30 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn)                        1.10.5
31 Andy Applegate (Cane Creek / Subaru)           1.11.4
32 Lauper Reto                                    1.11.6
33 Svein Tuft (Prime Alliance)                    1.12.5
34 Kevin Monahan (7Up / NutraFig)                 1.12.6
35 Mike Jones (Wheelworks / Cannondale)           1.13.7
36 Brice Jones (Mercury)                          1.14.4
37 Jon Page (Wheelworks / Cannondale)             1.16.7
38 Jonathan Wirsing (Team Snow Valley)            1.16.8
39 Mike Dietrich (Fuji UPMC)                      1.18.9
40 John Wordin (Mercury)                          1.19.6
41 Scott Zwizanski (Team Snow Valley)             1.19.7
42 Ryan Guay (Navigators)                         1.21.6
43 Darby Thomas (Wheelworks / Cannondale)         1.22.7
44 George Menard (Team Snow Valley)               1.23.0
45 Todd Herriott (Think Racing)                   1.23.4
46 Ed Beamon (Navigators)                         1.23.6
47 Soren Petersen (Saturn)                        1.24.0
48 Hugo Pradoneto (Cody Racing)                   1.24.9
49 Russell Stevenson (Prime Alliance)             1.25.7
50 Ryan Roth (Ontario)                            1.26.0
51 Kris Hedges (Team Snow Valley)                 1.26.5
52 Robert Bailey (Hawley-RackSmith.com)           1.27.0
53 Mark Hekman (Finger Lakes Cycling)             1.28.3
54 Tyler Wren (Mercury)                           1.29.8
55 Cameron Hughes (Kissena)                       1.31.1
56 Alex Candelario (Prime Alliance)               1.31.2
57 Larry Perera (CCB / Volkswagen)                1.31.7
58 Oscar Pineda (7Up / NutraFig)                  1.31.9
59 Kevin Bouchard-Hall (G.S. Mengoni)             1.32.0
60 Patrick Sullivan (GS Ciao)                     1.34.5
61 Nat Faulkner (Kissena Sports)                  1.34.7
62 Matt Decanio (Prime Alliance)                  1.35.6
63 Clark Sheehan (7Up / NutraFig)                 1.36.7
64 Michael Norton (UPMC / Fuji Cycling)           1.36.9
65 Don Mills (Wheelworks / Cannondale)            1.37.0
66 Jon Husk                                       1.38.0
67 John Peters (Prime Alliance)                   1.38.4
68 Saul Raisin (The People's Cycling)             1.38.9
69 Shawn Mccormack (Trek / Volkswagen /)          1.39.7
70 Joe Papp (Think Racing)                        1.42.8
71 Igor Misicki (CRCA-E-CAPS.COM)                 1.42.9
72 Peter Lopinto (OFOTO - Lombardi Spo)           1.43.6
73 Kurt Hackler (CCB / Volkswagen)                1.44.5
74 Bret Williamson (Hawley / Racksmith.c)         1.47.5
75 Tim Reinhart (Saturn Development)              1.47.6
76 Matthew Kings (GearsRacing.com)                1.48.1
77 Max Finkbeiner (Jittery Joe's)                 1.48.6
78 Peter Sanowar (GearsRacing.com)                1.50.3
79 Peter Baker (West Virginia / Goma)             1.51.8
80 Kindler Chase (unattached)                     1.52.2
81 Charles Dionne (7Up / NutraFig)                1.54.0
82 Guillaume Nelessen (UPMC Fuji Cycling)         1.55.7
83 Eugene Boronow (Century-SBCG)                  1.57.6
84 Russell Langley (Team Snow Valley)             1.58.1
85 Zach Zimmerman (Trek / Volkswagen /)           1.59.4
86 Juan Pineda (7Up / NutraFig)                   2.00.0
87 Warren Tilbrook (GearsRacing.com)              2.01.4
88 Craig Wilcox (Saturn Development)              2.01.8
89 Hugh Moran (Cyclescience/Trek/VW)              2.06.1
90 Joseph Alachoyan (Ideal Tile / Brielle)        2.06.2
91 Lincoln Brown (Hawley / Racksmith.c)           2.06.6
92 Chris Peck (Wheelworks / Cannondale)           2.06.8
93 Kirk Albers (Jelly Belly / Carlsb)             2.07.3
94 Benjamin Peters (NECSA/FUJI/Fraysee's)         2.08.8
95 Roger Aspholm (Think Racing)                   2.10.4
96 James Mcdade (CRCA)                            2.13.0
97 Josh Holder (Hotter-n-Hell Hundre)             2.14.6
98 Michael White (National Capitol Vel)           2.18.1
99 Jean Paul Desroseirs (Hawley - Racksmith.c)    2.19.2
100 Jason Baer (GS Mengoni USA)                   2.20.1
101 Chris Isaac (GearsRacing.com)                 2.20.8
102 Isaac St. Martin (NHCC / Team NH)             2.22.3
103 Nils Dennis (Bike Doctor)                     2.23.6
104 Jonathan Erdelyi (Ideal Tile / Brielle)       2.24.6
105 Adam Garlapow (Shickluna)                     2.25.3
106 Greg Wolf (CC Etupe)                          2.25.3
107 Forest Reid (Providence Velo Club)            2.25.9
108 Nathan Race (Fitness First / MBRC)            2.26.9
109 Jeffrey Austtin (PCT)                         2.27.5
110 Jake Rytlewski (Tri City Cyclist)             2.27.7
111 Jeff Via (Team Snow Valley)                   2.27.7
112 Marc Anderson (Cyclescience/Trek/Vo)          2.27.8
113 Mike Barton (Sunapee / Banagan's)             2.27.9
114 Matt Hawkins (Kissena)                        2.28.4
115 Jason Schneider (Think Racing)                2.28.9
116 Ian Beilby (GMBC / Invensys)                  2.29.0
117 Chris Sacramone (ProCycles/Giant)             2.31.0
118 Fritz White (Rage Racing/Titus)               2.32.5
119 Ross Krause (GS Mengoni USA)                  2.34.6
120 Yasuhiro Yamamoto (Kissena)                   2.34.8
121 Andrew Mills (Trek/VW/Goodales)               2.35.1
122 Ryan Pinkham (GS MENGONI USA)                 2.36.4
123 Eric Fleming (Pro Cycles - Giant)             2.38.3
124 Dylan Taylor (ASU)                            2.39.0
125 Marco Kelsey (Watchung Wheelmen/Hi)           2.39.7
126 Jeff Weber (GearsRacing.com)                  2.40.2
127 Christopher Benoit (Essex County Velo)        2.40.7
128 John Morrell (Hawley - Racksmith.c)           2.41.6
129 David Youngblood (NCC/Bikereg.com)            2.41.8
130 Luke Stockwell (Jittery Joe's)                2.42.4
131 Ben Stafford (Kissena)                        2.42.4
132 Christopher Beck (LSV/Trek/VW)                2.44.3
133 John Verheul (Ideal Tile / Brielle)           2.45.0
134 Robby Ketchell (UPMC / Fuji Cycling)          2.45.1
135 Ian Mcleran (Stage 1 / Cannondale)            2.45.8
136 Adam Pantastico (Watchung Wheelmen)           2.46.6
137 Chad Davis (Think Racing)                     2.47.0
138 Will Letendre, Jr. (Boston Road Club)         2.47.4
139 Marc Silberman (Watchung Wheelmen /)          2.49.8
140 Ben Silberfarb (Essex County Velo)            2.53.3
141 Amos Brumble (CCB / Volkswagen)               2.57.2
142 Cody Harple (Essex County Velo)               2.57.9
143 Michael Mueller (Wheelworks / Cannondale)     3.03.3
144 Jason Jones (Jittery Joe's)                   3.04.1
145 Jerald Yu (Team Express/Pro Ped)              3.04.6
146 Adam Myerson (GS Mengoni USA)                 3.06.8
147 Steve Roszko (NCC / BikeReg.com)              3.07.8
148 Greg Roth (Ontario/McMaster)                  3.07.9
149 Jeff Craddock (CCB / Volkswagen)              3.10.8
150 Matt Loftus (NCC/BikeReg.com)                 3.16.3
151 Mariusz Brinken (Kissena)                     3.17.8
152 Matt Inconiglios (Stage 1)                    3.20.1
153 Ben Early (Evergreen / Easton)                3.21.1
154 Marc Bertucco (Athletes By Design)            3.24.6
155 Kristopher Auer (LSV/Trek/VW)                 3.27.8
156 Kirk Ditterich (Ada Bike Club)                3.28.0
157 Ben Kubas (Hawley - Racksmith.c)              3.33.2
158 David Sommerville (Davidsommerville.com)      3.33.3
159 Laurence Lane (Bike Doctor/Cannondale)        3.34.6
160 Nicholas Bornholt                             3.45.6
161 Steve Millington (Winners Edge)               3.57.2
162 Skip Foley (Trek, East Coast Fa)              3.58.5
163 Donny Lopez (Ideal Tile / Brielle)            4.04.1
164 Curt Davis (Wheelworks / Cannondale)          4.50.7
165 David Young (NCC Bikereg.com)                 5.17.0
166 Phil Southerland (People's Cycling)           6.15.2
167 Inson Wood (CRCA-E-CAPS.COM)                  6.26.9
168 Josh Anthony (Saturn Development C)           6.36.3
169 Burke Swindlehurst (Navigators)               6.36.3
 
Pro Women
 
1 Lyne Bessette (Quebec)                         17.49.5
2 Kimberly Bruckner (Saturn)                      0.01.4
3 Genevieve Jeanson (Rona)                        0.43.5
4 Clara Hughes (Quebec)                           0.46.5
5 Catherine Marsal (Saturn)                       0.51.9
6 Mina Pizzini (Diet Rite)                        1.03.4
7 Melissa Holt (Rona)                             1.04.4
8 Tina Mayolo-Pic (Diet Rite)                     1.06.8
9 Manon Jutras (Rona)                             1.10.5
10 Kim Davidge (Saturn)                           1.14.8
11 Kristy Scrymgeour (Saturn)                     1.26.6
12 Iona Wynter (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)               1.29.9
13 Jessica Phillips (Saturn)                      1.31.4
14 Kori Kelly (Diet Rite)                         1.34.1
15 Suzanne Sonye (Saturn)                         1.34.9
16 Laura Vangilder (Trek Plus)                    1.49.0
17 Tina Skelley (TalgoAmerica)                    1.50.5
18 Catherine Bearce (CCB/Volkswagen)              1.51.5
19 Nicole Freedman (Rona)                         1.52.6
20 Catherine Powers (Terry Precision)             1.54.5
21 Marjan Huizing (Team Snow Valley)              2.00.7
22 Larssyn Staley (Saturn Development)            2.01.7
23 Grace Taylor (Serotta)                         2.09.9
24 Margaret Shirley (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)          2.11.7
25 Erika Schwarz (Red 5 Racing)                   2.15.0
26 Susy Pryde (TalgoAmerica)                      2.16.0
27 Andrea Cox (CCB/Volkswagen)                    2.17.8
28 Christine Miller (Mercy)                       2.17.9
29 Jennifer Cooper (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)           2.19.8
30 Lauren Gaffney (Terry Precision)               2.21.3
31 Ann Marie Miller (Verizon Wireless)            2.21.8
32 Giselle Trahan (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)            2.21.8
33 Kristine Bilyeau (Naples Velo)                 2.22.3
34 Laura Schmidt (Terry Precision)                2.23.5
35 Chloe Black (Terry Precision)                  2.24.4
36 Helen Kelly (Verizon Wireless)                 2.24.9
37 Lauren Franges (Amoroso's / HH Racing)         2.26.2
38 Leah Toffolon (Mike Fraysse's Sport)           2.28.3
39 Kristy Scheffenacker (Team Snow Valley)        2.29.4
40 Naomi Gollogly (Bike Gallery/Trek/VW)          2.40.2
41 Anna Milkowski (Gearworks / SRP)               2.42.2
42 Melanie Claude (Bermuda National Team)         2.45.3
43 Meghan Morse (Serotta)                         2.46.3
44 Hiroko Shimada (Verizon Wireless)              2.47.8
45 Katrina Davis (Trek Plus)                      2.48.7
46 Isabelle Gagnon (Quebec)                       2.50.6
47 Liz Begosh (unattached)                        2.55.3
48 Michele BotŽ (Lateral Stress Velo-)            2.56.4
49 Caryl Gale (San Diego Cyclo Vets)              2.56.9
50 Yvonne Ilton (Verizon Wireless)                2.58.2
51 Jody Kosinski (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)             3.02.2
52 Alison Brown (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)              3.03.9
53 Lenora Felker (Amoroso's / HH Racing)          3.04.8
54 Genevieve Leblanc (Quebec)                     3.07.2
55 Sophie St. Jacques (Trek Plus)                 3.12.3
56 Ivana Bisaro (Serotta)                         3.12.4
57 Christine Harding (ABRT / Team Snow Val)       3.16.3
58 Julia Hawley (Bermuda National Team)           3.17.9
59 Erinne Willock (Verizon Wireless)              3.18.5
60 Katy St. Laurent (Quebec)                      3.23.0
61 Michele Smith (Webevent.com/HVVC)              3.23.4
62 Kirsten Grassgoff (Danslo/Wheelworks/IF)       3.27.6
63 Rebecca Mcclintock (Serotta)                   3.30.5
64 Odessa Osorio (Trek Plus)                      3.31.1
65 Amanda Lawrence (Yale University)              3.32.8
66 Ann Turrin (Amoroso's / HH Racing)             3.33.4
67 Graciela Martinez (Amoroso's / HH Racing)      3.34.3
68 Laura Summers (Webevent.com)                   3.35.0
69 Dawn Richardson (Verizon Wireless)             3.38.9
70 Julia Farell (Verizon Wireless)                3.41.7
71 Megan Elliott (Mercy)                          3.42.1
72 Amyazellie Tremelling (TREK / Volkswagen)      3.42.4
73 Kristen Lasasso (Dansko / Wheelworks)          3.43.4
74 Lisa Maxwell (Dansko / Wheelworks)             3.49.3
75 Patty Davis (Los Gatos Bicycle Cl)             3.50.1
76 Christine Huff (Lateral Stress Velo-)          3.52.0
77 Juli Van Abbema (Lippert Sports Cycli)         3.52.0
78 Kathryn Roszko (Dansko / Wheelworks)           3.52.3
79 Elisa Gagnon (Trek Plus)                       3.56.1
80 Alicia Mayer (AAVC/Specialized)                3.59.9
81 Julie Monagle (Verizon Wireless)               4.02.3
82 Veronica Martinez (Amoroso's / HH Racing)      4.03.5
83 Brenda Bahnson (Dansko / Wheelworks)           4.03.7
84 Sarah Foulkes (NHCC)                           4.07.5
85 Kirsten Robbins (Amoroso's / HH Racing)        4.17.8
86 Allicia Genest (Trek Plus)                     4.33.7
87 Michele Smith (Dansko / Wheelworks)            4.47.4
88 Karen Nash (Verizon Wireless)                  5.08.1
89 Katheryn Curi                                 14.55.0