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Frisco Superdome, TX September 7-11, 2004
Day 1 - September 7: Women Pursuit, Men Pursuit, Men Keirin
Elite Track Nationals heat up opening night
By USA Cycling
Photo ©: Mike Gladu
Bobby Lea (Taneytown, Md.) and Annette Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) claimed the
gold medals in last night’s individual pursuit finals, while Marty Nothstein
(Orefield, Pa.) took the top honor in the men’s keirin at the USCF Elite Track
National Championships. After posting the fastest time in yesterday’s qualifying
round, Bobby Lea successfully defended his 2003 national title by besting Kenneth
Williams for the win, while Curtis Gunn (Tuscon, Ariz.) defeated 2004 Olympian
Colby Pearce (Boulder, Colo.) to take the bronze.
The top qualifier also took the victory in the women’s event, as Hanson beat
Nancy Lux (Clyde, N.C.) for her top spot on the podium. In the bronze medal
race, it was 2003 Junior World Champion Larssyn Staley (Beaverton, Ore.) who
posted the win over Natalie Klemko (Bristol, Wis.)
2004 Olympian Marty Nothstein claimed top honors in the men’s keirin last night,
by defeating silver medalist Andy Lakatosh (Trexlertown, Pa.) and bronze medalist
Robert Lindstrom (St. Paul, Minn.). Annette Hanson claimed gold in the women's
Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com
Alfred shakes off the effects of a spill during pre-keirin warm-up session.
Mirabella receives her 2004 Olympic Points Race Bronze Medal from Frisco's
Mayor Mike Simpson.
Mirabella glows for the crowd, showing off her Olympic Bronze Medal from
the Points Race.
Nothstein drives the pace in the qualifying heats of the Keirin, with
Christian Stahl on his wheel and Robert Lindstrom searching for room below.
Klemko on her way to 4th in the Women's Individual Pursuit.
Staley claimed the Bronze Medal over Klemko in the Pursuit Finals.
Hanson brings home her first Elite Championship in the Pursuit after numerous
National and World Masters titles.
Lux came out of the gate fast but could not hold off Hanson in the Gold
Medal Pursuit Final
Carney fights to hold onto a top-three placing in the Keirin Semi-Final,
to transfer with Kevin Belz (top L) and Robert Lindstrom (bottom R), eliminating
one of the favorites - Stephen Alfred (Top R).
Kelly gets some medical attention after a spill took him out of his Keirin
Pearce batlled with Gunn for fourth in the Men's Individual Pursuit.
Gunn had to fight off a late surge by Colby Pearce to take the Bronze
Medal Pursuit Final
Gunn celebrates his win the Bronze Medal Pursuit Final vs Colby Pearce.
Williams could not by Bobby Lea in the Gold Medal Pursuit Final.
Lea skipped defending his National Kilometer title in return for a Gold
Medal Performance in the Individual Pursuit.
Carney in the Keirin Final.
Nothstein sits fourth wheel behind the pacer in the Keirin Final.
Lindstrom came back from an extremely exfoliating spill in the pre-race
warm-ups to make the Keirin Final.
Lakatosh holds onto lead position in the last lap in the Keirin Final.
Nothstein powers over the top to claim the Gold Medal over Lakatosh (R),
Lindstrom (hidden, back), and Kevin Belz (R) in the Keirin Final.
celebrates his Keirin victory.
is all smiles after taking the Gold Medal in the Keirin.
Hanson atop the Women's Pursuit podium with Klemko (4th), Lux (2nd), Staley
(2) and Shannon Koch (5th).
Lea atop the Men's Pursuit Finals, with Colby Pearce (far L), Kenny Williams
(L), Lea (center), Curtis Gunn (Near R) and Mike Friedman (far R).
Medalists from the Pursuit Finals - Zac Ford (4th), Friedman (3rd) Lea
(1st), Kerkhof (3rd).
Podium (L to R) Kevin Belz, Andy Lakatosh, Marty Nothstein, Robert Lindstrom,
- Men Pursuit Qualification
- Women Pursuit Qualification
- Men Keirin Heats
- Women Pursuit Final
- Men Keirin Repechage
- Women Sprint Qualification (Top 12)
- Men Keirin Round 2
- Women Sprint Round 1
- Men Pursuit Final
- Women Sprint Repechage
- Men Keirin
Men's Pursuit qualifications and final results
1 Robert Lea (T.E.A.M. Fuji) 04:44.5
2 Kenneth Williams (First Rate Morgage) 04:47.5
3 R Curtis Gunn (Veloworx Racing) 04:48.6
4 Colby Pearce (TIAA-CREF/5280) 04:51.3
5 Michael Friedman (NERAC.COM) 04:56.3
6 Douglas Beck (Unattached) 04:58.2
7 David Wenger (Sharper Image/Mathis Brothers) 04:59.8
8 Joshua Kerkhof (Team Rubicon/United) 05:03.0
9 Marcus Black (Cody Racing) 05:06.3
10 K Benjamin Richter (University of Minnesota) 05:07.6
11 Zachary Ford (Team Biycles Inc.) 05:08.6
12 Randy Smargiassi (Gotham Cyclists) 05:09.1
13 Kevin Anderberg (TREK/VW/RBM) 05:14.7
14 Jimmy Tart (Cole Sport) 05:23.4
15 Jason Romain (People's Burn Foundation) 05:23.6
16 John Wright (Wolf Pack Bicycle Club) 05:47.0
Women Pursuit qualifications and final results
1 Annette Hanson (Team Rubicon/United) 03:59.4
2 Nancy Lux (Asheville Women's Cycling) 04:02.2
3 Larssyn Staley (Hot Tubes Development) 04:05.8
4 Natalie Klemko (ABD Cycling Team) 04:09.5
5 Shannon Koch (Team LaS'port) 04:10.5
Men's Keirin final
1 Marty Nothstein
2 Andrew Lakatosh
3 Robert Lindstrom
4 Kevin Belz
5 Christian Stahl
6 James Carney
7 Ryan Nelman
8 Aaron Kacala
9 Julian Cushing
10 Joel Kelly