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Southampton, New York, USA, October 2, 2005

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Howe, McCormack double-up on Long Island

The men flying under the Red Bull arch;
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Another crisp, clear, sunny day on the east end of Long Island set the backdrop for a sweep of the weekend for Barbara Howe (Velo Bella) and Mark McCormack (Clif Bar) as they won again on Sunday on day two of the Whitmore's Super Cross Cup weekend.

Howe once again led the way for the women, but she did not get the hole shot today as she did yesterday. That belonged to Maureen Bruno-Roy (Independent Fabrications), who held it to the barriers to win the first lap prime. The race played out very similarly to Saturday's race, as the opening lap saw Howe, Bruno-Roy, and Mackenzie Dickey (Team Bike Alley) form the lead group and run away from everyone else. Howe did eventually make her move around Bruno-Roy, and showed that she is on great early season form. Bruno-Roy did not go away quietly, as she stayed within range for the first half of the race. But Howe's pace was too much to overcome as she came home comfortable for the win. The podium was unchanged from Saturday, with Howe, Bruno-Roy, and Dickey taking the top 3 spots. The one difference from Saturday's race was the absence of Anna Milkowski (Gearworks/Spin Arts). She started slow again today, but unlike yesterday could not bridge the gap and wound up finishing 6th. Taking advantage was Pauline Frascone (Independent Fabrications), who continued her battle with Rebecca Wellons (Gearworks/Spin Arts) for a while until dropping Wellons and soloing to a 4th place finish. Wellons rounded out the top 5.

Barbara Howe (Velo Bella)
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The men's race was not as pack-laden as was the case on Saturday, thanks in part to a first lap crash on a very treacherous downhill section that involved Troy Wells (TIAA-CREF) and set the field back a bit. Meanwhile a couple of different riders started out the race strong, with John Hanson (NERAC) getting the hole shot and the defending Mid-Atlantic series champion Ryan Leech (Fort/GPOA) taking the first lap preme. But as was the case on Saturday, McCormack immediately went to the front and rode right away and started his assault on the leadership. But this time he has company at the end of the first lap, as Matt White (FiordiFrutta) was the only one to keep pace with McCormack. Meanwhile the front pack had formed with some of the players from yesterday, including Jesse Anthony (Clif Bar), Matt Shriver (Kona/Easton/CCA), and Jonathan Hamblen (FiordiFrutta). Also in the mix were Tyler Johnson (Kona/Easton), Josh Snead (Rock Lobster), and the aforementioned Leach.

The pack didn't stay together long, as riders were popping off the back early and often, including Snead and Anthony, and launching off the front, as Shriver took off after a dropped White. Shriver seemed to have the best legs all weekend, as he caught and blew by White on lap six like he was standing still and never looked back after that to sew up second on the day. To White's credit, he kept himself in check and was able to maintain the 3rd place spot for the rest of the race. Meanwhile, a disintegrated pack was not where Hamblen wanted to be, so he just took off and rode away with fourth spot unchallenged. And the mid-Atlantic fans were in rejoice as their king of the hill Leach was able to maintain a fifth place spot for one of his best results ever. The only lasting race of the day was a cat and mouse affair by Johnson and Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly/Pool Gel). It took the last lap to sort it out, with Johnson getting the nod over Powers for sixth on the day.


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Elite men
1 Mark Mccormack (Clif Bar)                                              56.53
2 Matt Shriver (Kona Easton/CCA)                                          0.27
3 Matt White (FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team)                            0.57
4 Jonathan Hamblen (FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team)                      1.15
5 Ryan Leech (Fort/GPOA !)                                                1.49
6 Tyler Johnson (CCA/Easton/Kona)                                         2.08
7 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly/Pool Gel)                                    2.13
8 Matt Kraus (Alan Factory Team)                                          2.15
9 Michael Cody (FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team)                          2.59
10 Joshua Snead (Rock Lobster)                                            3.01
11 Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo)                                          3.38
12 Noah Taylor (RGM Watches- RICHARD SACHS - HUDSON VALLEY VELODROME)     3.56
13 Jacob Stechmann (Alan Factory Team)                                    4.03
14 Justin Spinelli (CYBC/RICHARD SACHS)                                   4.27
15 Troy Wells (TIAA/CREF/Clif Bar)                                        4.41
16 Jonathan Bruno (Independent Fabrications)                              4.45
17 Jonny Bold (Corner Cycle)                                              4.51
18 Robert Campos (HVC/Jessies)                                            5.10
1 lap down
19 Jesse Anthony (Clif Bar)                                                   
20 Weston Schempf (FORT-GPOA!)                                                
21 Aaron Molloy (1K2GO/S&W SPORTS CYCLING TEAM)                               
22 Brad Sheehan (1K2GO/S&W SPORTS CYCLING TEAM)                               
23 Todd Cassan (Rocinante)                                                    
24 Matt Wilson (NAV/Pedros)                                                   
25 Jeffrey Craddock (CCB/Volkswagon)                                          
26 Brian Hayes (RGM Watches- RICHARD SACHS - HUDSON VALLEY VELODROME)         
27 Myles Romanow (Hampton Velo /Jessie's)                                     
28 Logan Hodson (Independent Fabrications)                                    
29 Jonathan Hansen (Richmond Cyclisme)                                        
30 Alistair Sponsel (Colavita Racing)                                         
Elite women
1 Barbara Howe (Velo Bella)                                              39.24
2 Maureen Bruno-Roy (Indenpent Fabrications)                              0.26
3 Mackenzie Dickey (Team Bicycle Alley)                                   1.47
4 Pauline Frascone (Indenpent Fabrications)                               2.02
5 Rebecca Wellons (Gearworks/Spin Arts Cycling)                           2.43
6 Anna Milkowski (TEAm Lipton)                                            3.47
7 Alicia Hamblen (Richard Sachs/CYBC)                                     4.58
8 Kami Tremblay (Gearworks/Spin Arts Cycling)                             6.43
9 Susan Maclean (Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling Team)                       6.52
10 Lisa Most (Wissahickon)                                                7.22
1 lap down
11 Martha Wilson (Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling Team)                          
Men B
1 Paolo Zenoni (Westwood Velo)                                           44.16
2 Dan Davenport (CogWild Racing/CT RocknRoad)                             1.54
3 Eric Ragot (kissena cycling club)                                       2.43
4 Adam Szczepanski (Bike & Blade - Serfs)                                 3.06
5 Dominique Desmonts (Tokeneke Road Club)                                 3.08
6 Alec Riendeau (Highland Park Hermes)                                    3.34
7 Matthew Roy (Essex County Velo)                                         3.44
8 Alessandro Desouza (Rutgers University/All Brunswick Cyclery)           4.45
9 Frank Zgoda (CRCA/Strictly Bicycles)                                    5.01
10 Matthew Mcgregor-Mento ()                                              5.23
11 Joshua Thiel (Black Sheep Cycles)                                      5.35
12 Christopher Gagne (Boston Road Club)                                   5.37
13 Mark Vareschi (Highland Park Hermes)                                   5.45
14 Benjamin Harris (CRCA)                                                 6.15
15 Eric Lowenstein (Highland Park Hermes)                                 7.10
16 Jay Fitzgerald (CRCA/Foundation)                                       7.30
1 lap down
17 Robert Spillman (Deno's Wonder Wheel)                                      
18 Peter Baiamonte (Brooklyn Velo Force)                                      
19 Mark Robson (Team Bicycle Alley)                                           
20 Jacob Sisson (Hampton Velo)                                                
21 Bob Pucci (Hampton Velo Club)                                              
22 Leyton Murray (Visit Britian/crca)                                         
23 Philip Pile (East End/Kreb Cycle)                                          
24 John Shea (East End/Kreb Cycle)                                            
25 Christopher Uglietta (CRCA/Foundation)                                     
26 Anthony Kuczewski                                                          
27 Christopher Joinnides (East End/Kreb Cycle)                                
28 Douglas Breismeister                                                       
29 Dwight Merriman (Hampton Velo Club)                                        
Women B
1 Robin Read (East End/Kreb Cycle)                                       24.19
Masters 35+ men
1 Christopher Long (Independent Fabrications)                            38.07
2 Ralf Warmuth (Highland Park Hermes)                                     0.59
3 Matthew Howard (CRCA/Blue Ribbon-Translations)                          1.15
4 Alan Buday (Club Rotations)                                             2.25
5 Christopher Daily (GBSC/Festo/Carl Hart)                                3.33
6 Steven Kane (Byron Lake)                                                3.35
7 David Genest (RGM Watches- RICHARD SACHS - HUDSON VALLEY VELODROME)     5.43
8 David Phillips (East End/Kreb Cycle)                                    6.24
9 Richard Sachs (RGM Watches- RICHARD SACHS - HUDSON VALLEY VELODROME)    6.57
10 Fakar Bayat (CRCA)                                                     7.14
1 lap down
11 Esteban Velasquez                                                          
12 Marc Mcentee                                                                

Past winners

2004 Men: Mark McCormack (USA)                 Women: Christine Vardaros (USA)
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com