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Hi-techBikes.com World Cup Qualifier

San Diego, CA, USA, February 28-March 2

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A day of surprises

Although the day started off cold at the San Diego Velodrome and the rains delayed some of the activities for a short time, the racing surely got everyone warmed up and gave them a reason to get out of their seats. With Sarah Uhl and Becky Quinn convincingly winning their qualifying Keirin heats, the spectators knew what to look for in the finals. With the motor gone and nothing to fight but the wind and each other, Quinn and Uhl did just that. All the way to the line Uhl pushed, managing to hold off a charging Quinn with Becky Conzelmen taking 3rd place. Quinn however was first to the line in the 15K scratch - the race in which she is the current US National Champion.

Marty Northstein was a force to be reckoned with in the men's keirin - winning his heat, the semis and the final. The big surprise of the day came from members of the U23 US national road team. To begin the day, National team members Tyler Farrar, Michael Creed and Mark Fitzgerald qualified 2nd, 3rd and 6th respectively in the men's pursuit. With Mike Tilman, the reigning national pursuit champ, qualifying first the 1-2 finals were set for Farrar and Tilman. In the afternoon session, the crowd was treated to a very close and exciting pursuit final. Looking for the upset, Farrar, just 19 years of age, lead 10 of the 12 laps before Tilman, was able to pull ahead in the last 500 meters to win the race.

Further surprises, came in the Men's scratch race when an early break of Mike Creed, Dan Larsen, and Joey D'antoni lapped the field. Many of the top contenders were down a lap at this point and not content to sprint for 4th. Quickly a group of the top riders including Nothstein, Colby Pearce, John Retseck, Tyler Farrar, and Eric Saunders formed. Creed quickly saw the threat of these riders and bridged solo to the group. Despite efforts from the tired pack, the break lapped the field putting Creed up 2 laps on the field. With just 4 laps to go, Pearce and Retseck attacked and worked together to maintain a quarter of a lap lead. In the final meters, Retseck came around Pearce to take 2nd.


Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

Images by Mitchell Clinton/clintonphoto.com

Results - Day 1

Men's 10k Scratch Final

1 Michael Creed                        19.12.60
2 John Retseck
3 Colby Pearce
4 Daniel Larson
5 Marty Nothstein
6 Eric Saunders
7 Joseph Dantoni
8 Tyler Farrar
9 Larry Detris
10 Jared Bunde
11 Kevin Schiller
12 Brent Kay
13 Kevin Belz
14 James Hibbard
15 Dustin Whitson
16 Kenny Williams
17 Matt Chambers
18 Adam Southerland
DNF David Godfrey
DNF Mike Tillman
DNF Andrew Carter
DNF Joseph Chapman
DNF Allen Richburg
DNF Mike Beers

Men's Keirin Final

1 Marty Nothstein
2 Stephen Alfred
3 Garth Blackburn
4 Giddeon Massie
5 Angelo Martorell
6 Andy Lakatosh

Men's Keirin Minor Final

7 Kevin Belz
8 Travis Smith
9 Gil Hatton
10 Erik Bonser

4 Riders In Minor Final Did Not Start Due To Earlier Mishap

Men's 4km Pursuit Qualification
1 Mike Tillman                         4.53.628       49.042
2 Tyler Farrar                         4.56.605       48.549
3 Michael Creed                        4.58.407       48.256
4 Curtis Gunn                          4.59.152       48.136
5 Kenny Williams                       5.00.621       47.901
6 Mark Fitzgerald                      5.06.456       46.989
7 Joseph Dantoni                       5.08.728       46.643
8 Mariano Friedick                     5.09.661       46.502
9 Daniel Larson                        5.10.573       46.366
10 Andrew Crater                       5.15.115       45.698
11 Matt Chambers                       5.17.852       45.304
12 Adam Southerland                    5.18.014       45.281
13 Tucker Brown                        5.21.840       44.743
14 Dustin Whitson                      5.22.887       44.598
15 Adham Sbeih                         5.24.720       44.346
16 Marcus Black                        5.25.167       44.285
17 Brent Kay                           5.29.756       43.669
18 Emory Ball                          5.32.451       43.315
19 Jared Bunde                         5.33.319       43.202
20 Scott Godfrey                       5.41.682       42.144
21 Jeremy Mucha                        5.44.884       41.753
22 John Simmons                        5.48.704       41.296
23 Yung Choi                           6.10.758       38.839
24 Thomas Dahill                       6.12.762       38.631

Men's 4km Pursuit Final

1 Mike Tillman                         4.52.170       49.286
2 Tyler Farrar                         4.53.089       49.132
1 Curtis Gunn                          4.56.443       48.576
2 Michael Creed                        DNF

Women's 10k Scratch Final

1 Rebecca Quinn                        5.59.00
2 Erin Mirabella
3 Sarah Uhl
4 Becky Conzelman
5 Anna Webb
6 Natalia Llaca Salas
7 Jenn Wangerin
8 Jamie Pettinato
9 Jennifer Scott
10 Lisa Heffernan
11 Cindy Lakatosh
12 Ashley Kimmet
13 Tori Wilson
14 Terry Roach
15 Bonnie Bourque
16 Annette Hanson

Women's Keirin Final

1 Sarah Uhl
2 Becky Conzelman
3 Rebecca Quinn
4 Ashley Kimmet
5 Natalia Llaca Salas
6 Jamie Pettinato