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Results and Reports for May 5-6, 2002


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Jacksonville Classic
Penney Farms Road Race
Port of Catoosa Spring Crit
Jefferson Cup Road Race
Spin City Criterium
Spin City Circuit Race
OBRA Banana Belt Road Racing Series #2

Washington Cup #2
Pure Austin Pace Bend Road Race
Ronde Ohop Circuit Race
Jack Frost Time Trial
UCSD Boulevard Road Race

JAR Tour of the Bahamas
RMR #2
CU criterium

Bob Hansing Cup #1



25th Annual Old Capitol Criterium and Chris Lillig Memorial Cup

Iowa City, Iowa, May 5, 2002

By Rick Paulos
This annual bike race & dog show was run under beautiful skies this year. But there were certainly many fewer dogs this year. Some of the highlights of the races were watching Greg Harper, Dan Hill, Rick Hopson and Charlie Townsend rocket off the front of the masters race in the first lap. Road race finishers, Hopson & Hill only stayed with the fresh Harper & Townsend for a few laps. The duo soon laped most of the field and Townsend used some dormant BMX skills to sprint on the curb at the finish and take the win.

The womens race saw Katie Weber riding for Team Mack ride away from the pack and lap everyone. Especially impressive after being late for the saturday road race and having to race with the cat threes for a few laps.

The Pro 1 & 2 race was the usual powerfest. Robbie Ventura was the only guy I saw who sat up on the up hill every lap to look around at everyone else. He just cruised. Robbie and three others lapped the field with little trouble and finished with the pack. Teammate Kenny Labbe worked hard for Robbie in the last few laps. No McCartney this year as the late date of the race was a conflict with the Gila in Arizona. Ventura was awarded his prizes and a large silver cup by Chris Lillig's family.


By Kenny Labbe (US Postal Service)
US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team member Robbie Ventura spent his thirty-first birthday winning the 25th annual Old Capitol Criterium in Iowa City, IA. The event is dedicated to Chris Lillig, a club racer killed training six years ago by a drunk driver. The event is one of the first annual events in the Midwest criterium racing season. Approximately 70 riders started the pro-am event in perfect weather, cloudless sky and temperatures in the upper 70's. Many University of Iowa students lined the streets, adding to the festive spirit.

The event is extensively covered by local media. Robbie's win confirms his return to action after suffering extensive shoulder injuries in a California race in late March. As defending champion, it was my pleasure to support Robbie in his victory on his very special day.




US Cellular Juniors 10-14
1 Andy Cornelison (Carlisle IA DMOS)
2 Winn Roberts (Battle Lake IA)
3 Brian West (Boone IA Midwest Rolling Thunder)
4 Alex McManis (Burlington IA Bickels)
5 Jens Brabbit (Winona MN)
6 Ben Schneider (Burlington IA Bickels)
7 Conrad Roberts (Battle Lake MN)
8 Mike Cornelison (Carlisle IA DMOS)
US Cellular Juniors 15-18
1 Ben Damhoff (Morrison IL Wild Thang)
2 Nathan Birry (Des Moines IA Midwest Rolling Thunder)
3 Chris Mehus (Woodbury MN MNJRC)
4 Nick Bishop (W Des Moines IA Midwest Rolling Thunder)
5 Mike Clancey (Mounds View MN MNJRC)
6 Derek Laan (North Oaks MN Banning)
7 Nick Frey (Des Moines IA Midwest Rolling Thunder)
8 Joe Lewis (Edina MN MNJRC)
9 Adam Feichtinger (Willmar MN MNJRC)
10 Adam Boone (Indianola IA DMOS)
11 Ben DiPardo (Iowa City IA ICCC)
12 Sam Grett (Altoona IA Midwest Rolling Thunder)
13 Matt Marshall (Burlington IA Bickels)
Linn County Anesthesiology Senior Men 5
1 Matthew Means (Chicago IL Hotel Accomodations)
2 Bruce Grell (Davenport IA DICE QCBC)
3 Greg Aronson (Davenport IA Quad Cities Bicycle Club)
4 Daniel Reasoner (Iowa City IA ICCC)
5 William Huntsberger (Bettendorf IA QCBC DICE)
6 Todd Black (Iowa City IA)
7 Greg Lane (Decorah IA)
8 Dave AlderseBaes (Woodstock IL Hotel Accomodations)
9 Stephen Wadle (Beloit WI Quad Cities Bicycle Club)
10 Thad Neil (Webster City IA None)
11 Brian Palen (Iowa City IA Two Bees)
12 Mike DiPardo (Iowa City IA None)
UI Heart Care Masters 40+
1 Charles Townsend (Lilydale MN Bianchi/Grand Performance)
2 Greg Harper (Muscatine IA Melon City BC/Harpers Schwinn)
3 Dan Hill (Pekin IL Peoria Bike Club/Proctor Racing Team)
4 Roger Hash (Estherville IA ICCC)
5 Gregory Shimonek ( Omaha NE Benson Bike Club)
6 Rick Hopson (Iowa City IA ICCC)
7 Daniel Denson (Iowa City IA ICCC)
8 Robert Parker (Savoy IL ABD)
9 Alfonso Reyes (Bloomington IL Proctor Hospitol)
10 Dan Shaffer (Ely IA Two Bee Racing)
11 Paul Whaley (Atlantic IA)
12 Brewr Linn (Sioux City IA)
UI Heart Care Masters 50+
1 Thomas Zoumaras (Kirksville MO Jelly Belly/Carlsbad Clothing)
2 Bill O'Reilly (Kenwood Racing)
3 John Adamson (Cedar Falls IA Bike Tech Bike Racing)
4 Richard Gilmore (Washington IA DMCC-DMOS-Bike World)
5 Brad Roark (Iowa City IA ICCC)
Metro Plumbing & Lattner Mfg Womens Open
1 Katie Weber (Springfield IL Team Mack Racing)
2 Alison Dwyer (Madison WI Team Mack)
3 Rebecca Anderson (Madison WI CVC/TDS Telecom)
4 Erika Nelson-Wong (Moline IL Schwab Cycles)
5 Anne Meyer (LaCrosse WI TDS Telecom)
6 Eva Klohnen (Iowa City IA Valley Spokesmen)
7 Laurel Green (Madison WI Team Mack)
8 Erin Syth (Middleton WI CVC/TDS Telecom)
9 Andrea Mugge (Iowa City IA Cannondale Midwest)
10 Kristin Siebenlist (Indianola IA DMOS/DMCC)
11 Antonia Leal (Greendale WI Grand Performance)
12 Sue Lee (Lilydale MN Bianchi-Grand Performance)
13 Lindsay Wetzel (Iowa City IA Trek-Volkswagen Midwest)
14 Erica Johnson (Madison WI TDS/Telecom)
15 Christina Anthony (Davenport IA ICCC)
Chezik-Sayers Senior Men 4 & 5
1 Tim Shotts (Rochester IL Team Mack Racing)
2 Jim Cochran (Iowa City IA Free Flight)
3 John Lefler (Lincoln NE NHS/UNMC/TEAM KAOS)
4 Alan Jacobsen (Chicago IL Northwestern University)
5 Chad VandeLune (Des Moines IA Rasmussens)
6 Todd Gillihan (Coralville IA ICCC)
7 David Cornelison (Carlisle IA ISU)
8 Jason Ribando (Cedar Falls IA Bike Tech Racing Club)
9 David Kosark (Lincoln NE Runza Cycling)
10 Rob Keller (Champaign IL ABD)
11 Joe Taylor (Iowa City IA ICCC)
12 Eric Lambi (Iowa City IA ICCC)
13 Gregory Shimonek (Omaha NE Benson Bike Club)
14 Mike Papini (Orion IL QCBC/DICE)
15 Stephen Balsley (Madison WI Brazen Dropouts)
16 Kelsey Mullen (Fairfield IA none)
17 Satoshi Ishii (Ames IA ISU Cycling Team)
18 Joe Mann (Muscatine IA Melon City/Harpers)
19 Mike Benson (Moline IL DICE/QCBC)
20 Bruce Timmerman (Dubuque IA Free Flight)
River Products Senior Men 3
1 Tony Kisch (Waterloo IA ICCC)
2 Kevin Wilkins (Lincoln NE NHS/UNMC/KAOS)
3 Aaron Rukgaber (West Burlingon IA ICCC)
4 Joshua Tack (Iowa City IA Cannondale Midwest)
5 Jason Friday (Mason City IA Cannondale Midwest Cycling)
6 Thomas Dolak (Fort Collins CO FCRC)
7 Darin Schlake (Lincoln NE NHS/UNMC/KAOS)
8 Ben Damhoff (Morrison IL Wild Thang)
9 Cody McCullough (Jefferson SD IF)
10 Ryan Ramos (Chicago IL Northwestern U Racing)
11 Dave Lippold (Des Moines IA KCBC)
12 Jim Holmes (Coraville IA Cannondale Midwest)
13 Justin Rumley (Ames IA ISU Cycling)
14 Joe Hetrick (Iowa City IA ICCC)
15 Eric McRae (Decatur IL ABD Cycle Club)
16 Josh Lukins (Adel IA Trek)
17 Patrick McNally (Chicago IL Northwestern Cycling)
18 Steven Lauber (Ames IA ISU Cycling)
19 Evan Solida (Schamburg IL Hinkley Springs)
20 Rick Rohret (Davenport IA QCBC)
21 Sean Moran (Normal IL Hinckley Springs Cycling Team)
22 Jesus Ilundain (Kirksville MO Wild Thang Racing)
Chris Lillig Cup Pro 1 & 2
1 Robbie Ventura (Gurnee IL US Postal Service)
2 Adamd Bergman (Lina Lakes MN Bianchi/Grand Performance)
3 Frank Dierkins (Madison WI Great Dane Velo Club)
4 Jeremy Sartain (St Paul MN Bianchi/Grand Performance)
5 Dale Sedgwick (Minneapolis MN Grand Performance)
6 Joseph Hill (St Louis MO Big Shark Racing)
7 Paul Ellis (Indenpendence WI Bianchi/Grand Performance)
8 Gustavo Carrillo (Oak Park IL Mercy Cycling Team)
9 Joe McWilliams (Lincoln NE UNMC/NHS/TEAM KAOS)
10 Chris Spence (Omaha NE NHS/UNMC-Team Kaos)
11 Frank Pipp (Verona WI Great Dane Velo Club)
12 Rick Denicke (Florissant MO Pharmacia Cycling Team)
13 Chris Johnson (Independence MO HRRC)
14 Erik Tomlinson (Genoa IL
15 John Olney (Iowa City IA ICCC)
16 Ryan Nenninger (Davenport IA Team Mack Racing)
17 Jeff Schroetlin (Decatur IL
18 Ben Neff (Madison WI Brazen Dropouts)
19 Marco Vasquez (Omaha NE NHS/UNMC/KAOS)
20 Joshua Carter (Decatur IL
21 Tom Luke (Kansas City MO KCBC)
22 Matt Gates (Cottage Grove MN Nature Valley)
23 Edward Micek (St Louis MO RCRC/LeMond)
24 John Faull (Urbana IL Wild Thang Racing)
25 Jason Landretti (Madison WI Great Dane Velo Club)
26 Jason Snider (St Paul MN Orbea/MoEx)
27 Paul Deninger (Iowa City IA ICCC)
28 Patrick Loney (Madison WI Great Dane Velo Club)
29 Kenny Labbe (Arlington Heights IL US Postal Service)
30 Thaddeus Paisar (Iowa City IA Cannondale Midwest Cycling)

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