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Results and Reports for July 6-12, 2002
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American Velodrome Challenge
7-11 USOTC Velodrome, Colorado Springs, July 4-5, 2002
After a hot morning of racing the dust is settling on the Colorado Velodrome. This morning brought us pursuit, Women's 500m time trials and Men's Sprint Qualifying. The racing was safe and the speed was high! Several national records fell today, more details on that below.
Session 2 - Colorado's only fireworks at the velodrome!
By Scott Patton
With the extremely dry conditions in Colorado, fireworks are banned. That didn't stop some of America's best cyclist from blowing stuff up! Incredible racing!
As the sprint tournement got started, we took a break to run the women's keirin final. Suzie Tignor drew the motor but Rebecca Conzelman wasn't about to let that stop her from going to the front to control this from the beginning. She held the motor until it pulled off. Shortly after that, Tammy Thomas attacked early. Showing she had two 500 meters sprints in her, she solo'd for victory. The rest of the riders came in together with Rebecca Conzelman beating out Suzie for second place.
Men's Points Race
After we lined up the sprint finals, it was time to give the spinters a break and move onto the men's points race. Early on, the race lacked identity. Some short attacks gave riders points but they quickly were discarded as the pace picked up. A powerful break of Colby Peace, Jame Carney, Mike Creed, Kenny Williams and Marcus Black developed. These riders worked well together taking several sprint laps and eventually a lap. With Colby watching Jame and Jame working with teammate, Mike Creed it was anybodies race. Mike Creed took off on a solo break getting a good gap. While off the front Mike managed to win himself a six pack of beer from Breckenridge Bewery and a Chipotle Burrito Prize Pack. Colby worked hard and brought Mike back to the field. It was then the two teammates and Colby working together off the front to take yet another lap. On this mission, Mike managed to score his second six pack of the night! Creed and Carney took turns gaining points on the outnumbered Pearce. Coming in for the final sprint, with another Chipotle Burrito pack on the line, it was Carney taking the double points and winning the race.
Women's 5 Mile
With high wind conditions, the record in this event was unlikely to fall. That opened the race up to a host of other tactics. The field worked well together but when they realized they were off record pace, that all went away. The bell started ringing and it was Missy Thompson winning a Chiptole Burrito Prize Pack! A few laps later with beer on the line Missy decided to make it a good dinner and won herself a Breckenridge Brewery 6 Pack! Missy held a good gap and it looked like this might be the move that would win. The field drove hard, brought Missy back and it came down to a field sprint. Rebecca Conzelman came in for the win followed by Suzie Tignor and Missy Thompson.
Another sprint fest going on here between the men's sprint rounds showed us that tomorrow night will be just as exciting. The ladies were battling for position from the gun. As the field was whittled away, it was Rebecca Conzelman taking another win in front of Missy Thompson. Suzie Tignor worked her way into another top three position!
I wish I had notes of all the sprint rounds, I don't think words would do most of the justice. The two final rides were incredible. The battle for 4-6 came down to youth vs. experience and or the AAA ride of the night! Anton Quist pulled on his masters world championship skinsuit and headed out agains junior Andy Lakatosh and Espoir Kilo National Champion, Adam Duvendek. It appeared that Andy and Adam seemed to be watching each other which left Anton Quist a little lattitude in his tactics. The pace was high on the first lap when Anton jumped hard leaving the other to chase. In this long drag race to the finish Anton managed to hold off the younger riders with Andy edging out Adam for 5th place overall.
The 1-3 ride kept was set to finish off the night of racing. Giddeon Massie drew the first position, Jame Carney "fresh" off his points race win was next on the track followed by Indy sprint winner, Stephen Alfred. Giddeon and Stephen were really busy watching each other while Jame stalked the two of them in third position. As the riders crossed the start finish line with two laps to go Jame was well hidden behind Giddeon. Jame jumped like there was no tomorrow suprising the big sprinters. Stephen took up the chase with Giddeon on his wheel. Both sprinters used every bit of the banking to gather speed on this 500m drag race. As Steven tired he moved out of the lane just a little bit going into turn three. This opened the door for a hard charging Massie. Giddeon dove underneath and had the now tiring Jame in his sites. At the line, it was Giddeon by less than half a wheel.
Images courtesy Mike Gladu & www.velodrome.com
2km pursuit 1 Terry Roach 2.40.20 2 Kathleen Clinton 2.53.54 Men 3km Pursuit 1 Tyler Farrar 3.29.33 2 Josh Kerkhof 3.33.45 3 Victor Williams 3.33.67 4 Steve Prokopiw 3.35.10 5 Hans Taufen 3.40.34 6 Zach Grabowski 3.40.93 7 Blake Caldwell 3.42.30 8 Bruce Hitchcock 3.48.50 9 Bart Sheldrake 3.51.26 10 Sean Madsen 4.05.72 Women 3km Pursuit 1 Rebecca Conzelman 3.54.58 2 Katrina Berger 3.59.62 3 Jenn Wangerin 4.05.60 4 Renee Eastman 4.05.63 5 Rebecca McClintock 4.18.07 6 Amy Zirneklis 4.26.27 7 Gabby 4.43.29 Men 4km Pursuit 1 Marcus Black 4.48.95 2 Kenny Williams 4.51.17 3 Joey D' Antoni 4.56.78 4 Dan Larson 5.00.12 5 Ian Robertson 5.05.85 6 Chris Burton 5.07.33 7 Jeremy Hackney 5.18.43 8 Carter Allgood 5.26.43 9 Jay DeBender 5.28.46 10 David Williams 5.32.77 Women 500m Time Trial 1 Tammy Thomas 35.19 2 Rebecca Conzelman 36.14 3 Suzy Tignor 37.52 4 Jenn Wangerin 38.26 5 Martha Dunne 38.27 6 Rachel Herring 38.55 7 Cindy Lakatosh 38.58 8 Linelle Betts 39.93 9 Amy Zirneklis 40.65 10 Kathleen Clinton 42.07 Men 200m TT 1 Stephen Alfred 10.529 2 Adam Duvendeck 10.538 3 Anton Quist 10.654 4 Giddeon Massie 10.658 5 Andy Lakatosh 10.829 6 Jame Carney 10.864 7 Andy Sparks 10.864 8 Mark Guerin 10.944 9 Morgan Montgomery 10.987 10 Tim Goodwin 11.031 11 Carl Boucher 11.136 12 Che Frey 11.194 13 Larry Detrist 11.282 14 Rocco Mazzei 11.349 15 Kevin Belz 11.422 16 Mike Creed 11.511 17 Giovanni Rey 11.534 18 Kevin Vick 11.760 19 Jay DeBender 11.971 20 John Marshall 12.062 21 Ron Hargrave 12.158 22 Vergil Warren 12.374
Women's Keirin 1 Tammy Thomas 2 Rebecca Conzelman 3 Suzie Tignor 4 Rachel Herring 5 Martha Dunne 6 Cindy Lakatosh 7 Amy Zirneklis Men's Points Race 1 Jame Carney 59 2 Mike Creed 57 3 Colby Pearce 40 One lap behind 4 Kenny Williams 18 5 Marcus Black 8 Two laps behind 6 Dan Larson 6 7 Dave McIntosh 2 8 Blake Caldwell 1 9 Chris Burton 0 10 Frank Luttrell 0 Three laps behind 11 Jeff Pierce 6 Women's 5 Mile 1 Rebecca Conzelman 2 Suzie Tignor 3 Missy Thompson 4 Jenn Wangerin 5 Renee Eastman 6 Rebecca McClintock 7 Cindy Lakatosh 8 Jenner Yaeso 9 Kathleen Clinton 10Maria Dollagara Women's Elimination 1 Rebecca Conzelman 2 Missy Thompson 3 Suzie Tignor 4 Renee Eastman 5 Jenn Wangerin 6 Cindy Lakatosh 7 Rebecca McClintock 8 Jenner Yaeso 9 Gabriela Dollagara Men's Sprints 1 Giddeon Massie 2 Jame Carney 3 Stephen Alfred 4 Anton Quist 5 Adam Duvendeck 6 Andy Lakatosh 7 Andy Sparks 8 Mark Guerin 9 Tim Goodwin 10 Carl Boucher
Day 2 Results
2km Pursuit 1 Cindy Lakatosh 2.52.47 (New National Record) Out of Competition 500m 1 Ron Hargrave 37.66 2 Terry Roach 40.39 3 Kathleen Clinton 42.38 Women's Sprint Qualifying 1 Tammy Thomas 11.142 2 Becky Conzelman 11.657 3 Suzie Tignor 11.838 4 Rachel Herring 12.108 5 Cindy Lakatosh 12.228 6 Martha Dunne 12.357 7 Amy Zirneklis 12.670 8 Linelle Betts 12.747 (New Masters National Record) Men's Kilo 1 Anton Quist 1.05.98 2 Mark Guerin 1.06.77 3 Che Frey 1.07.15 4 Morgan Montgomery 1.07.63 5 Larry Detris 1.08.06 6 Steve Prokopiw 1.08.45 7 Rocco Mazzei 1.10.53 8 Kevin Vick 1.11.13 9 Kevin Belz 1.11.16 10 Giovani Rey 1.11.36 11 Patrick Vest 1.11.47 12 Ian Robertson 1.12.11 13 Jeremy Hackney 1.12.53 14 Michael Sandler 1.16.77
Courtesy Scott Patton/www.fixedgearfever.com