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Cohutta 100, NUE #1 - NE

Tennessee, USA, April 21, 2007

Results

Cohutta 100 kicks off National Ultra-Endurance Series

By Sue George

Tennessee hosted the first 100 mile race of the seven-race National Ultra-Endurance (NUE) Series on Saturday, April 21. Chris Eatough (Trek / VW) won the men's race ahead of Tinker Juarez while last year's third place finisher Danielle Musto (Slingshot) was victorious in a sprint finish the women's race this year.

The one-lap course, located in the Smokey Mountains, was characterized by opening and closing singletrack sections with 70 miles (112.6 km) of gravel fireroad in between. Warm, dry conditions made the predominantly road-based course made it go by even quicker. The course was described as hilly - up and down all day, but with climbs shorter than other mountainous 100-milers (161 kms) like the Shenandoah Mountain 100. Racers started and ended at Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympic kayaking events.

Eatough initially pulled away from his competition in the early singletrack section of the race, but on the road, a small group eventually formed and caught him. That group included racers like Juarez and Brandon Draugelis (Bare Naked / Cannondale). Eatough later attacked and got away for good around the midpoint of the race.

"It was the fastest 100 mile mountain bike race," said Eatough referring to the quick times. "I rode a lot of it by myself. I probably rode eight miles at beginning and middle with small groups. The rest of it, I did by myself.

"From mile 50 (km 80.5) onward, I was by myself. A small group came up to us on the road. I broke things up from there, and it was pretty much every man for himself."

Eatough finished about fifteen minutes ahead of Juarez, but he never knew the full magnitude of his gap, so he had to push the entire distance. "I knew it was a least a minute and a half because of places I could see back on the climbs, but beyond that I didn't know," said Eatough, who rode with confidence and good fortune, meaning no mechanicals, to victory.

Eatough intends to race several other races in the NUE series, although he is unlikely to do them all due to schedule conflicts with his specialty 24 hour events, which he will continue to race.

The women's race saw a much tighter battle. Musto took victory over Carey Lowery (Outdoor Store) in a sprint finish. Her margin of victory was only two seconds.

"It was one of the best finishes ever. There was a climb, everyone was screaming for us. I won by a wheel length. I've never had to sprint for a finish in my life, let alone at the end of 100 miles. It made it that much better," said Musto.

Musto passed a woman to assume the lead in the early singletrack section, but then yo-yoed with third place for awhile. From mile 65, she led the rest of the race until Lowery surprised her and caught her at the very end. The two women have raced against each other before - twice last year, Lowery won and once Musto won, so Musto knew she was in for a tough fight.

Musto will race a few other 100 milers including the Lumberjack 100, Mohican100, and Wilderness 101. She's also preparing for the 24 hour solo nationals.

Results

Elite Men

1 Chris Eatough (Trek/VW)                                    6.45.42
2 Tinker Juarez (Cannondale)                                   14.28
3 Brandon Draugelis (Bear naked/Cannondale)                    22.35
4 Shey Lindner (Bear naked/Cannondale)                         22.48
5 Shawn Adams (Lake Effect)                                    23.42
6 Gerry Pflug (Freddie FU, Kona/Speedgoat Bikes)               29.57
7 Mark Hendershot (Santa Cruz Syndicate)                       30.08
8 Ross Clark (Solon Bicycle)                                   33.01
9 Daniel Matheny                                               37.05
10 Mike Kuhn (Visit PA.com)                                    37.26
11 Andy Mills (Trek/VW)                                        38.51
12 Harlan Price (Independent Fabrications)                     39.45
13 Dan Jansen (Niner)                                          39.51
14 Peter Joski (Dedicated Athlete)                             41.10
15 Edward O'Neal (Kona/55 Nine)                                41.38
16 Ernesto Marenchin (Asylum Cycles)                           44.45
17 Chris Ploch (DRJ-Racing/Badger Cycles)                      51.14
18 Collin Izzard (Trek/VW)                                     54.58
19 Harvey Minton (Independent Fabrications)                    55.09
20 Garth Prosser (Bear Naked/Cannondale)                       55.45
21 Caleb Walton (Cutaway clothing/Blackwater Bikes)            57.04
22 Jeffrey Whittingham (Independent Fabrications)            1.01.19
23 Cully Todd (Bear naked/Cannondale)                        1.03.51
24 Andy Sanidas (Igleheart Frames)                           1.06.38
25 Shane Schreihart (Dedicated Athlete)                      1.08.28
26 David Hall (Kits/Kenda/Canecreek)                         1.13.08
27 Kevin Daum (Solon Bicycle/Specialized)                    1.17.22
28 Matt Thourot (Bicicibre)                                  1.18.05
29 Alex Hawkins                                              1.19.07
30 Andy Applegate (Cannondale/Land Rover)                    1.21.39
31 Christipher Schmidt (Keweenaw Endurance Racing)           1.23.59
32 Nicholas Kindt (Land Rover of the Carolinas)              1.26.21
33 Patrick Jones                                             1.29.29
34 Shawn Tevendale (Bike Factory)                            1.32.45
35 Brian Blair (The Path Bike Shop)                          1.34.45
36 David Sprinkle (Scenic City Velo/ Outdoor Chattanooga)    1.34.48
37 Josh Jacquot (The Path Bike Shop)                         1.42.30
38 Jeff Kerkove (Topeak-Ergon)                               1.45.24
39 Big E (Partners Supply Co. Inc)                           1.46.30
40 Mike Schultz (Dirty Harry's)                              1.50.45
41 Andy Klumb (Bicilibre)                                    1.52.09
42 Brian Wieczorek (Freddie FU)                              2.00.05
43 Bradley Cobb (Motormile Racing)                           2.03.08
44 Jason Howard (SCV/Outdoor Chattanooga)                    2.03.14
45 Taylor Sullivan (Organic Systems)                         2.05.55
46 Joe Dunlop (Atlanta Pro Bikes)                            2.09.14
47 Ronald Flagg (Organic Athlete)                            2.09.28
48 Rob Murphy (Cycleworks/Lowes Mortgage)                    2.10.32
49 Mark Landeck (Tilson Homes)                               2.11.32
50 Greg Casteel (Knoxvelo)                                   2.19.09
51 Collin Bishop (Scenic City Velo/ Outdoor Chattanooga)     2.19.11
52 Tim Barnack (Monte Insano)                                2.19.34
53 Doug Frederick (BooKoo Energy)                            2.20.23
54 Brian Deloughy (Arc Angel Adventures)                     2.26.41
55 James Hurst (Motormile Racing)                            2.27.46
56 Adam Jones (The Hub/)                                     2.29.30
57 Anthony Patterson                                         2.36.13
58 Calvin Hill (Los Locos)                                   2.36.32
59 Roger Dunn (Bike Center Racing)                           2.42.00
60 Todd Henne (Yellcounty Veternary Services)                2.44.23
61 Mike Cooley (Los Locos)                                   2.44.25
62 Tom Knopp (SCV Outdoor Chattanooga)                       2.54.34
63 Joshua Cohen (Nimmo Chiropractic)                         3.02.56
64 Jarret Kinder (Memphis Velo)                              3.02.59
65 Rob Brawley                                               3.12.57
66 Chad Bobbitt (Team Bike Works Orlando)                    3.13.11
67 Monte Hewett (ATS)                                        3.13.45
68 Rob Howell (Goodfoot Properties)                          3.14.08
69 James Heverly (Oswald Cycle Works)                        3.19.37
70 RJ Wamsley (Motormile Racing)                             3.28.23
71 David Blalock (Industry nine)                             3.36.43
72 Evan Griffing                                             3.48.19
73 Mike Mazzarese                                            3.49.15
74 Joseph Gore (MT Nitteny Wheelwork)                        4.00.11
75 Dave Tevendale (Charlottesville Racing Club)              4.02.39
76 Harry McIntosh                                            4.06.56
77 Kevin Cooney (Mean Bean/Sunshine Bikes)                   4.07.08
78 Simon Thrush                                              4.19.45
79 Bob Fay                                                   4.23.32
80 Ryan O'Dell (Moongoos/Endura)                             4.34.16
81 Julian Smith                                              4.43.04
82 Nathan Mirus (Bio wheels)                                 4.44.38
83 Cadet Bryant (Bike Pro of San Angelo Texas)               4.55.23
84 Franklin Paine (Silver Potato)                            5.25.24
85 Rob Ern                                                   5.25.31
86 Steve Rogers                                              5.43.06
87 Michael Delany                                            6.06.46
  
Elite Women

1 Danielle Musto (Slingshot)                                 8.34.36
2 Carey Lowery (Outdoor Store)                                  0.02
3 Paula Burks (Vantaggio/Specialized)                           6.04
4 Leslie Williams (Niner Bikes/Path Bike Shop)                 15.49
5 Lisa Randall (Outspokin Bicycles)                            28.53
6 Laurenn Coffelt (Renn Multi-Sport)                         1.35.25
7 Shannon Greenhill (Power Pear)                             1.46.10
8 Namrita O'Dea (55 nine performance)                        1.47.33
9 Kim Moore (Outspokin Bicycles)                             2.13.30
10 Suz Falvey (Dirty Harrys)                                 2.16.06
11 Paula Figura (Founders Racing)                            2.19.28
12 Colleen Paine (Velo Vixens)                               3.36.34
13 Carol AnnLawhon                                           3.37.35
14 Shirlee Finch (Cannondale Midwest Racing)                 3.40.18
 
Master's Men 50+

1 David Coar (Team Chiropower)                               9.04.55
2 Steve Kinley (Hammer Nutrition/Cannondale)                   18.32
3 John Majors (Giffin Interior)                                24.36
4 John Dunn                                                  1.29.31
5 Terry Gardner (Methuselah Racing)                          2.22.19
6 Rich Bulgrin                                               3.06.21
7 Eric Franck (Oswald Cycle Works)                           3.29.52
 
Singlespeed

1 John Mylne (Team Sho Air)                                  7.47.24
2 Thom Parsons (International Bicycle Centers)                 17.39
3 Dejay Birtch (Niner )                                        26.02
4 Zachary Broussard (Chaos Engine)                             31.46
5 Joe Partridge (Founder's Ales Racing)                      1.00.46
6 Mark Elsasser (Independent Fabrication)                    1.26.53
7 Doug Jenne (Vicious Cycles)                                1.32.19
8 Geoff Warner (Team Evergreen Racing)                       1.37.11
9 Connell McCormack                                          1.57.30
10 Billy Horne                                               3.47.50
11 Erik Williams (Path Bike Shop)                            4.24.45
 
Men (35 mile distance)

1 Gary Shodgrass                                                    
2 Peter Uher                                                        
3 Michael Palmeri (Cartecay Bike Shop)                              
4 Jeremy Hoff                                                       
5 Bruce Steinfurth (Biowheels)                                      
6 Eli Narramore (Pennus)                                            
7 James Behning (GTC/YKK)                                           
8 Jeremy Arnold (Mountain Goat Epics)                               
9 Jeff Duckworth (Arc Angel Adventures)                             
10 David Uhlman (Outspokin/Arc Angels)                              
11 Jeremy Dowling (Scenic City Velo/ Outdoor Chattanooga)           
12 Jason Stephens                                                   
13 Sean Wallace (Team Bikeworks/Orlando)                            
14 Rob Anderson (The Sport Factory)                                 
15 David Cook (Rhymes with Buket)                                   
16 Mike Rowe (Independent Fabrication)                              
17 Trey Commander (Outdoor Chattanooga)                             
18 Derek Harris (Murray State University)                           
19 Jeff Harkleroad                                                  
20 Lance Pope                                                       
21 Vick Dyer (Bike Zoo)                                             
22 Jason Powell                                                     
23 Jason Spieth (Solon Bicycle)                                     
24 Everett Lindner (Cycle youth/KHS/Kenda)                          
25 Rodney Barnes (SR-MTB)                                           
26 Keith Dyarmelt                                                   
27 Bill Hartley                                                     
28 Brian Hastings (Bikeworks)                                       
29 John Hunt                                                        
30 Hunter Weekes                                                    
31 Jon Paul                                                         
32 Jeff Reese                                                       
33 Tim Heichel (Team Moab)                                          
34 Peter Genz                                                       
35 Mike Peoples (South River Mountain Bike Club)                    
36 John Johnson                                                     
37 Christopher Neubert                                              
38 John Ball                                                        
39 Brian King                                                       
40 Josh Talley                                                      
41 Phillip Burgess (SCO/Bike Zoo)                                   
42 Dan Brooks                                                       
43 Terry Dee                                                        
44 Reggie Davis                                                     
45 Jacob Stone (Wood N Wave)                                        
46 Drew Baird                                                       
47 Matthew Phillips                                                 
48 Riley Vankor (Mountain Goat Epics)                               
49 Victor Palmeri (Cartecay Bike Shop)                              
50 Casey Maynard                                                    
51 Brandon Maynard                                                  
52 Kirk Urrea                                                       
53 Carlos Urrea                                                     
54 Ron Schamback (SCO)                                              
55 Jeremy Letans                                                    
 
Women (35 mile distance)

1 Kate Cook (Sorrella Cycling/Bad Lasses)                           
2 Sally Collins (Gray Goat)                                         
3 Aimee Murphy (Sorella Cycling/Allegiance Strategists)             
4 Jami Hartwig (Team Skin)                                          
5 Bonnie Vanbalkinburg (Slingshot)                                  
6 Sarah Moore (Gran Fondo Cycles)                                   
7 Cara McCauley (BMW-Bianchi)                                       
8 Kari Lindner (Sorella Cycling)                                    
9 Allison Knight (Sorella Cycling)                                  
10 Maryn Eastin (Adventure Domasucs)                                
11 Carolyn Heickel (Team Moab)                                      
12 Susan Williams (Memphis Velo/Smith & Nephew)                     
13 Star Affolter (Velo Vixens)                                      
14 Patricia Simpson (Sorella)                                       
15 Lisa Thompson (Velo Vixens)                                      
16 Laurie Neubert (Biowheels)                                       
17 Joanie Redman (Team Moab)                                        
18 Laina Hamilton (Sorella Cycling/Allegiance Strategists)          
19 Renee Passinault                                                 
20 Gretchen Munclerloh                                              
 
Overall (100 mile distance)

1 Chris Eatough (Trek/VW)                                           
2 Tinker Juarez (Cannondale)                                        
3 Brandon Draugelis (Bear naked/Cannondale)                         
4 Shey Lindner (Bear naked/Cannondale)                              
5 Shawn Adams (Lake Effect)                                         
6 Gerry Pflug (Freddie FU, Kona/Speedgoat Bikes)                    
7 Mark Hendershot (Santa Cruz Syndicate)                            
8 Ross Clark (Solon Bicycle)                                        
9 Daniel Matheny                                                    
10 Mike Kuhn (Visit PA.com)                                         
11 Andy Mills (Trek/VW)                                             
12 Harlan Price (Independent Fabrications)                          
13 Dan Jansen (Niner)                                               
14 Peter Joski (Dedicated Athlete)                                  
15 Edward O'Neal (Kona/55 Nine)                                     
16 Ernesto Marenchin (Asylum Cycles)                                
17 Chris Ploch (DRJ-Racing/Badger Cycles)                           
18 Collin Izzard (Trek/VW)                                          
19 Harvey Minton (Independent Fabrications)                         
20 Garth Prosser (Bear Naked/Cannondale)                            
21 Caleb Walton (Cutaway clothing/Blackwater Bikes)                 
22 Jeffrey Whittingham (Independent Fabrications)                   
23 John Mylne (Team Sho Air)                                        
24 Cully Todd (Bear naked/Cannondale)                               
25 Andy Sanidas (Igleheart Frames)                                  
26 Shane Schreihart (Dedicated Athlete)                             
27 David Hall (Kits/Kenda/Canecreek)                                
28 Kevin Daum (Solon Bicycle/Specialized)                           
29 Matt Thourot (Bicicibre)                                         
30 Alex Hawkins                                                     
31 Thom Parsons (International Bicycle Centers)                     
32 Andy Applegate (Cannondale/Land Rover)                           
33 Christipher Schmidt (Keweenaw Endurance Racing)                  
34 Nicholas Kindt (Land Rover of the Carolinas)                     
35 Dejay Birtch (Niner )                                            
36 Patrick Jones                                                    
37 Shawn Tevendale (Bike Factory)                                   
38 Zachary Broussard (Chaos Engine)                                 
39 Brian Blair (The Path Bike Shop)                                 
40 David Sprinkle (Scenic City Velo/ Outdoor Chattanooga)           
41 Josh Jacquot (The Path Bike Shop)                                
42 Jeff Kerkove (Topeak-Ergon)                                      
43 Big E (Partners Supply Co. Inc)                                  
44 Danielle Musto (Slingshot)                                       
45 Carey Lowery (Outdoor Store)                                     
46 Mike Schultz (Dirty Harry's)                                     
47 Andy Klumb (Bicilibre)                                           
48 Paula Burks (Vantaggio/Specialized)                              
49 Brian Wieczorek (Freddie FU)                                     
50 Joe Partridge (Founder's Ales Racing)                            
51 Bradley Cobb (Motormile Racing)                                  
52 Jason Howard (SCV/Outdoor Chattanooga)                           
53 Leslie Williams (Niner Bikes/Path Bike Shop)                     
54 Taylor Sullivan (Organic Systems)                                
55 Joe Dunlop (Atlanta Pro Bikes)                                   
56 Ronald Flagg (Organic Athlete)                                   
57 Rob Murphy (Cycleworks/Lowes Mortgage)                           
58 Mark Landeck (Tilson Homes)                                      
59 Lisa Randall (Outspokin Bicycles)                                
60 Greg Casteel (Knoxvelo)                                          
61 Collin Bishop (Scenic City Velo/ Outdoor Chattanooga)            
62 David Coar (Team Chiropower)                                     
63 Tim Barnack (Monte Insano)                                       
64 Doug Frederick (BooKoo Energy)                                   
65 Brian Deloughy (Arc Angel Adventures)                            
66 James Hurst (Motormile Racing)                                   
67 Mark Elsasser (Independent Fabrication)                          
68 Adam Jones (The Hub/)                                            
69 Doug Jenne (Vicious Cycles)                                      
70 Anthony Patterson                                                
71 Calvin Hill (Los Locos)                                          
72 Steve Kinley (Hammer Nutrition/Cannondale)                       
73 Geoff Warner (Team Evergreen Racing)                             
74 Roger Dunn (Bike Center Racing)                                  
75 **John Majors (Giffin Interior)                                  
76 Todd Henne (Yellcounty Veternary Services)                       
77 Mike Cooley (Los Locos)                                          
78 Tom Knopp (SCV Outdoor Chattanooga)                              
79 Connell McCormack                                                
80 Joshua Cohen (Nimmo Chiropractic)                                
81 Jarret Kinder (Memphis Velo)                                     
82 Rob Brawley                                                      
83 Chad Bobbitt (Team Bike Works Orlando)                           
84 Monte Hewett (ATS)                                               
85 Rob Howell (Goodfoot Properties)                                 
86 James Heverly (Oswald Cycle Works)                               
87 Laurenn Coffelt (Renn Multi-Sport)                               
88 RJ Wamsley (Motormile Racing)                                    
89 Shannon Greenhill (Power Pear)                                   
90 Namrita O'Dea (55 nine performance)                              
91 David Blalock (Industry nine)                                    
92 Evan Griffing                                                    
93 John Dunn                                                        
94 Mike Mazzarese                                                   
95 Joseph Gore (MT Nitteny Wheelwork)                               
96 Kim Moore (Outspokin Bicycles)                                   
97 Dave Tevendale (Charlottesville Racing Club)                     
98 Suz Falvey (Dirty Harrys)                                        
99 Harry McIntosh                                                   
100 Kevin Cooney (Mean Bean/Sunshine Bikes)                         
101 Paula Figura (Founders Racing)                                  
102 Simon Thrush                                                    
103 Bob Fay                                                         
104 Ryan O'Dell (Moongoos/Endura)                                   
105 Terry Gardner (Methuselah Racing)                               
106 Julian Smith                                                    
107 Nathan Mirus (Bio wheels)                                       
108 Billy Horne                                                     
109 Cadet Bryant (Bike Pro of San Angelo Texas)                     
110 Franklin Paine (Silver Potato)                                  
111 Colleen Paine (Velo Vixens)                                     
112 Rob Ern                                                         
113 Rich Bulgrin                                                    
114 Erik Williams (Path Bike Shop)                                  
115 Carol AnnLawhon                                                 
116 Shirlee Finch (Cannondale Midwest Racing)                       
117 Steve Rogers                                                    
118 Eric Franck (Oswald Cycle Works)                                
119 Michael Delany