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Turkey 'Cross - Urban Cyclo-cross Series #3 - NE

Entradero Park, Torrence, California, USA, November 18, 2007


Locals take on Overend

By Lisa Hackenberg

Ned Overend (Specialized)
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Adding to the excitement of flying bean bag turkeys being tossed for extra series points was the appearance of Ned Overland, the godfather of cross country mountain biking, for the elite men's race. The question of the day was how would "Deadly Nedly" – best known for his UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Gold in 1990 and Bronze in 1991 and six US National Mountain Bike Championship titles 1986, '87, '89, '90, '91, '92 – handle the infamous Entradero Park hill and the new turn with its three log barriers. Overend, racing for Specialized, put the hurt on the younger riders for most of the race but in the end it was Team Bearclaw's Fritz Bottger taking the win ahead of Jason Lowetz and Overend.

Another surprise took place in the Masters 45+ race. The addition of the 'cross friendly triple logs enabled the 'cross specialists to edge out the top mountain biker Eddie Arnet. Masters 45+ series leader Arnet fell behind Jim Pappe and Michael Longmire (who came all the way from Montana) to end up in third. But Arnet retained his series lead over Dave Hnatiuk.

A huge turnout of Shimano Youth racers 12 & under topped the day's attendance at over 150 riders. A random cash giveout by junior Duncan Reid to the elite men's category again entertained the crowd, particularly when Lyle Warner edged out Brandon Gritters for one of the cash grabs.

Urban Cyclocross Series Event #4 will happen at Camp James in Irvine, California on December 16. It will be hosted by Encore Cycling.


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Elite men

1 Frederick Bottger (Team Bearclaw)
2 Jason Lowetz (Team Bearclaw)
3 Ned Overend (Specialized)
4 John Bailey (Celo Pacific)
5 Damon Roberson
6 Jason Siegle
7 Lyle Warner (Team Bearclaw)
8 Brandon Gritters (Team 5 Star Fish)
9 Garnet Vertican (Unattached)
10 Chance Fielder (Team Velosport)
11 Chris DeMarchi (Team 5 Star Fish)

Women 1-3

1 Coryn Rivera (Velo Club La Grange Westwood)
2 Lana Atchley (Southern California Velo)
3 Vanessa Humic

Women 3,4

1 Lisa Crowe (Don's Bikes)
2 Erin Glines

Women 35+

1 Debbie Helms (Unattached)
2 Melanie Peterson (South Bay Wheelmen)

Jr Men 10-14

1 Erik Volotzky (Major Motion Cycling Club)
2 Andrew Hazeltine (Southbay Wheelmen)
3 Duncan Reid (BikePalace-BackOnTrack)

Jr Men 15-18

1 John Kessler
2 Ricky Riedl
3 Ryan Blanchette (Backbone)

Jr Women 10-14

1 Danielle Hazeltine (SBW)

Masters 35+

1 Theodore Posch (Velocity)
2 Paul Welsh (Celo Pacific)
3 Stephan Smith (Team Smith)
4 James Stathas (Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA))
5 Robert Kmetz (Team Velosport)
6 Robert Weyman (Kahala LaGrange)
7 Brendan Foran (Vicious)
8 Dean Yonemori (South Bay Wheelmen)

Masters 45+

1 James Pappe (Action Sports-SSC Racing Team)
2 Michael Longmire (Northern Rockies Cycling Club)
3 Eddie Arnet (MBA)
4 Dave Hnatiuk (Palos Verdes Groupo Ciclismo)
5 Greg Castaneda (Lightning Velo)
6 Stu Thompson
7 Jeffre Hazeltine (South Bay Wheelmen)
8 Michael Hahn (Unattached)
9 Bruce Temesy (Palos Verdes Groupo Ciclismo)
10 Dale Raymond (Southern California Velo)
11 Scott Sampson
12 Jeff Scanlon (Lightning Velo)

Masters 55+

1 John Rubcic (UC Cyclery-JW Flooring)
2 Howard Miller (Paramount Racing)
3 R Lee Willmore (Unattached)

Men 3,4

1 Roger Wotton (Cynergy Cycles Race Team)
2 Ted Willard (Liquid Fitness-1031market.com)
3 Chris Foster (Unattached)
4 Erik Turner (Liquid Fitness-1031market.com)
5 Ian Murray (Triathletix)
6 Max Foorman (Unattached)
7 Neil Browne (Specialized-Long Beach Elite)
8 Newman Bellis (Coates Cyclery-Arce Bros)
9 Steven Sperling (LOOK CYCLE-USA Race Team)
10 Aaron Jones (UC Cyclery-JW Flooring)
11 Wendel Woodford
12 Pete Nesmith

Men Cat 4

1 Erik Turner (Liquid Fitness-1031market.com)
2 Ben Cornell
3 Ryan Gale (Encore)
4 Dale Raymond (Southern California Velo)
5 Michael Hahn (Unattached)
6 Kevin Sweeney (Velo Allegro)
7 Justin Koo
8 Wes Barton
9 Steve Marshall (Bear Valley Bikes)
10 Wendel Woodford (Unattached)
11 Doug Herrick
12 Dave Melchior (HDCC-Allegiant Airlines-Pain MD's.com)

Singlespeed A

1 Coley King (Vertigo)
2 Joshua Wiggins (Spike Racing)
3 Bert Blanchette (Backbone)
4 Jason Vorell (Encore)
5 Cid Castillo (Path)
6 Noah Holcomb (Cannondale MTB Team)
7 Tom McDonald
8 Paul Hernandez (Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling)
9 Ryan Ferro (Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA))
10 Todd Whitehouse (BikePalace-Backontrack)
11 R Lee Willmore (Celo Pacific)

Singlespeed B

1 Jeffrey Goble (Canyon Velo)
2 Frank Sison (Velosport Racing)
3 Scott Junker
4 David Kuo (Southbay Sports Medicine)
5 Steven Ladeby (Swami's Cycling Club)