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Mid-America Cross Cup #3

Pioneers Park, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 30, 2004

Wilhelm still on top of Cross Cup standings

By John M. Lefler, Jr.

Despite a frightful beginning that included two spills in the opening lap, Tony Wilhelm (LBC/Highgear) continued to show impressive form with his third victory of the season and second of the Nebraska Cyclo-cross Series at Pioneers Park saturday afternoon. The 60-minute event, which doubled as the third round of the Mid-America Cross Cup started at a furious pace with the familar trio of Wilhelm, LBC/Highgear teammate Jay Thomas and Mark Savery (Scheels/Specialized) flying off the front and stringing out the field. Thomas led for the first three laps, pulling away in the after Wilhelm's first crash in a dry, loose corner. As Thomas blazed through the windy 1.25 mile circuit, Savery fought to reel him in, but was overtaken by Wilhelm who drove to the front and never looked back. Thomas distanced himself from Savery to secure second while the battle behind for the final two spots in the top five featured a four man chess match between Matt Tillinghast (LBC/Highgear), Jesse Petersen (Cycle Works/Moose's Tooth), James Blake (AG Edwards/Revolution Cycling) and Mark Studnicki (Cowtown Cycling), who was competing in his second race of the day after a solid first place finish in the Masters 35+ event earlier in the day. Petersen had the ride of the day, with a strong second half effort to finish fourth after struggling in the middle of the pack early on. The final podium spot came down to a sprint finish, which Tillinghast won by a bike length over James Blake, who showed fantastic form in his first "A" race of the season.

In the Women's event, Marie Neville (Team Kaos Cycling) put it in cruise control to take her third consecutive victory of the series. Kristi Newcomb (Mountain Magnolias) continued her impressive season with a second place finish in front of Renee Carter (LBC/Highgear).

The Mid-America Cross Cup continues next Sunday, November 7, 2004 with the fourth round in Kansas City. The 4th Annual CrossLogic Challenge will be held at Riverside Park in KC. For complete information, please visit: http://www.cowtowncycling.com

The Nebraska Cyclo-cross Series will resume Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Pioneers Park in Lincoln.


A men
1 Anthony Wilhelm (LBC/HighGear)
2 Jay Thomas (LBC/Highgear)
3 Mark Savery (Scheels/Specialized)
4 Jesse Petersen (CycleWorks/MoosesTooth)
5 Matt Tillinghast (LBC/Highgear)
6 James Blake (AG Edwards/Revolution Cycling)
7 Mark Studnicki (cow town)
8 Sam Rosenau (LBC/Highgear)
9 kevin burke (LBC/Highgear)
10 Jim Winklepleck (unattached)
11 Tyler Carmichael (LBC/Highgear)
12 Ian Robertson (Team Kaos)
13 Marc Walter (LBC/Highgear)
14 Jay Chesterman (unattached)
DNS Matt Gersib (Monkey Wrench/Kona)
DNS Mike McGrath (BBC/Bike Way)
B Men
1 Tim Farnham (Team Kaos)
2 Tommy Ralston (Team Kaos)
3 Jason Kingsbury (Team Kaos)
4 Troy Krause (unattached)
5 Lansen Morehouse (A.G. Edwards/Revolution Cycling)
6 Chris Shehan (LBC/Highgear)
7 TJ Carmichael (LBC/Highgear)
8 Rick Beason (unattached)
9 Nate Woodman (Monkey Wrench/KONA Cycles)
10 Sean Craig (Lincoln Plating/Specialized)
11 Skip Cronin (Cycle Works/Moose's Tooth)
C Men
1 Kristopher Epps (Husker Road Club)
2 Larry Kintner (LBC/Highgear)
3 Greg Wollenhaupt (Husker Road Club)
4 Ken Peterson (unattached)
5 Rich Anderson (unattached)
6 Chris Van Ooyen (Cycle Works/Moose's Tooth)
7 Thad Aerts (unattached)
8 JK Purtzer (unattached)
9 Tom Lase (unattached)
10 Dennis Hoffman (Mountain Magnolias)
masters 35+
1 Mark Studnicki (Cowtown Cycling)
2 Kevin Burke (Lincoln Bicycle Co.)
3 Thomas Price (All Ireland Cycling/Guinness)
4 Chris Locke (Cow Town Cycling Team)
5 David Kosark (AG Edwards/Revolution Cycling)
6 Randall W. Farmer (San Simone)
DNF Eric Buhs (AG Edwards/Revolution Cycling)
Masters 45+
1 Tim Carmichael (LBC/Highgear)
2 David Rowe (unattached)
3 Topher Hansen (Mountain Mags)
4 Dan Lynn (Mountain Magnolias)
5 John Dean (Ciao Baby)
1 Marie Neville (Team Kaos )
2 Kristi Newcomb (Mountain Magnolias)
3 Renee Carter (LBC/Highgear)
4 Beth Thacker (Mountain Magnolias)
1 Matt Farnham (Team Kaos)
2 Alex Kintner (LBC/Highgear)

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