FRATTINI AND POPOVIC TAKE SEASON-OPENING WINS AT CHARM CITY
September 23, 2007; Baltimore, MD, USA:
By Marc “Faticus” Vettori
Over 412 riders from around the Mid Atlantic converged upon Druid Hill Park, nestled in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland for the official kick-off of the Bikereg.com MABRA Cyclocross series. The event, part of thecountry’s fastest growing cyclocross series, has become the annual kick-off for the ‘cross season in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Hosted by Team C3-Sollay.com, the unseasonably warm temperatures marked the opening of the 2007 cross Season. The course rolled around the beautiful grounds of Druid Hill Park, and forced riders off the bike four times per lap, twice with artificial barriers, once through a sandpit and once around a “natural barrier”. Featuring tight cornering, and open power sections, it was a challenging loop designed by Chris “Sven” Nystrom and Kris Auer that benefited riders possessing strong technical skills.
In the Elite Women’s race Carolyn Popovic riding for Team C.I.C.L.E. won a hotly contested race, carving her way through the elite women’s field and taking a direct path to the top of the podium. Erica Yozellof the Fort Factory Team took second place honors as Jessica Hill of Trail’s End Cycles brought home the bronze medal. C3-Sollay.com rider Lisa Vible, the defending Bikereg.com MABRA women’s champion, was fourth.
In the Elite Men’s race, the Italian powers that are Davide Frattini and Luca Damiani of Colavita/Sutterhome presented by Cooking Light team, charged to the front with C3-Sollay.com teammates Andy Wulfkuhle and Weston Schempf in tow. A mid-race attack by Schempf was successful in splitting up the Italians. Two laps later Frattini launched his own attack, and opened a small gap on Schempf that he was able to keep to claim the victory. Home town hero Schempf would take the second step on the podium, followed by Damiani, and Dan Wilson riding for Monster Heath Cycling in fourth.
Greg Ferguson, Mid-Atlantic cross legend and Fort Factory rider, won the Elite Masters race, followed by Blair Saunders, of Henry’s Bikes and Mike Yozell, also from the Fort Factory team.
The next stop on the BikeReg.com MABRA Championship series will be next week at the Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross in Buckeystown, Maryland on September 30, 2007.
These results are provided for informational purposes only. Please note that the protest period for this event has expired and no changes can or will be made to these results. Men Cat1/2/3 36 starters Place Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 FRATTINI Davide Colavita/sutter home presented by Cooking light 2 SCHEMPF Weston C3-Sollay! Sinking Spring PA 3 DAMIANI Luca Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light 4 WILSON Dan Monstr Health Cycling 5 LEA Bobby Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team Mertztown PA 6 FERGUSON Greg Fort Factory Team Glassboro NJ 35+ 7 WITTWER Greg FORT Factory Team Richmond VA 8 KINCAID Stephan Rite Aid Pro Cycling Pottstown PA 9 HAMMAKER Kyle 10 sanders blair team delaware 35+ 11 Cummings Stephen Meredith Group - GPOA 12 KUTNEY Mark Van Dessel Factory Team Charlottesville VA 13 WULFKUHLE Andrew C3/Sollay.com Lancaster PA 14 YOZELL Michael Fort Factory Team Emmaus PA 35+ 15 WOOD David Cannondale/Bike Doctor Laplata MD 16 HESEL Todd Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Parkville MD 17 WEAVER Dave Towson MD 18 WAGNER James W. Bethesda MD 19 ROOT Randall ABRT/Latitude Merrifield VA 45+ 20 NIETERS Jared Haymarket Bicycles/World Gym Haymarket VA Women Cat1/2/3 17 starters Place Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 POPOVIC Carolyn Team C.I.C.L.E 2 YOZELL Erica FORT Factory Team 3 HILL Jessica TRAIL'S END CYCLING 4 VIBLE Lisa C3-Sollay.com Wilmongton DE 5 MAXWELL Jennifer TEAM KENDA TIRE Washington DC 6 BODINE Jennifer Velo Bella - Kona 7 KEMMERER Arley Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Palmerton PA 8 SWARTZ Melanie Velo Bella - Kona Reston VA 9 MALDONADO Lynda C3-Sollay.com Philadelphia PA 10 VON TEITENBERG Heidi C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 11 CHURCH Kristine Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Havertown PA 12 TREMBLAY Kami Boston Scientific Cycling 13 MASON Beth C3-Sollay.com Ft. Meade MD 14 EBERSOLE Tammy Evolution Racing Warminster PA 15 GRIM Diane C3-Sollay.com Boyertown PA 16 HANLON Laura Avalon Cycles Easton MD MABRA Juniors (U18) 5 starters Place Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 OKEEFE Sam C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 2 MACKAY Thomas Family Bike Shop Crofton MD 3 DANOFF Jake DCMTB/City Bikes Rockville MD 4 Mauch Justin NCVC 5 SCHON Ian Baltimore MD Men Cat3/4 67 starters Place Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 TOWNSEND Ethan C3-Sollay.com Newark DE 2 LINDER Eric Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 3 BRADLEY Patrick Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon Richwood NJ 4 GERLAK Morgan C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 5 BAHNSON Jeff C2S/Henry's Bikes Newark DE 6 MUDD Jim Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 7 CAMPBELL Robert NCVC/Inova Health System Kensington MD 8 DUKE David Page Valley Cycling Luray VA 9 ANDERSON Terry Haymarket Bicycles Sterling VA 10 FIFE Steve ETS / Silver Cycles Reston VA 11 WOOD Thomas Philadelphia Cyclismo Philadelphia PA 12 CROUSE David The Bike Lane Springfield VA 13 SCESNEY Tim ETS-Silver Cycles Arlington VA 14 THOMAS Robert Henry's Bikes Newark DE 15 CONRAD Dan Allied Milk Lancaster PA 16 HUMM Jacob MD 17 SHATTUCK Trevor Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Lutherville MD 18 MCKEEGAN Andrew KBS Staunton VA 19 KAHLER Jonathan Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon Wynnewood PA 20 RUSSELL Mark Independent Fabrication Staunton VA Men Cat4 100 starters Place Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 DRISCOLL Adam Adventures for the Cure Halethorpe MD 2 WAHL Stephen AVC/ Team Hagerstown-Washington Co Frederick MD 3 MATHIAS Ian Hunt Valley Bikes Baltimore MD 4 KING Christopher Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 5 BROADWATER Mark Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Cockeysville MD 6 GURR Chris 0 Alexandria VA 7 Cross Jordan Squadra Coppi/IM Saab 0 VA 8 SCHLITZER Henry Whole Wheel Velo Leesburg VA 9 Chessler Eric Velo Club of Baltimore 0 0 10 KING Mike Rowlett's/Design Physics Richmond VA 11 CUSMANO William Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA 12 STEPHENS Benjamin Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 13 JACKSON YONCE Carey 0 Philadelphia PA 14 KALLATCH Ed Bayside Velo/ Bike Doctor Danboro PA 15 DILLARD Kevin Velocity Photo Racing/C3 Washington DC 16 ROBINSON Evan TRM Cycles Bethel Park PA 17 GUE Todd dhbd /bicycle place velo Glenwood MD 18 BARRY Ronald All American Bicycle Club Gaithersburg MD 19 Feazell Josh 0 0 0 20 PAUL Timothy 0 Eldersburg MD Women Cat3/4 27 starters Place Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 HARLOW Elizabeth Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 2 THIEMANN Nikki Human Zoom Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA 3 SPANOGLE Terri NCVC/Inova Health System Alexandria VA 4 BRISENO Christina Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 5 ADAMS Kristina Glenwood MD 6 ANDERSON Cynthia AMVC/DND Inc. Alexandria VA 7 TOURIAN Karen Guy's Racing Philadelphia PA 8 COLSANT Jean Squadra Coppi Arlington VA 9 VETTORI Diane C3- Sollay.com Elkton MD 10 Peterson Doron NCVC/Inova Health System DC 11 PITT Jennifer Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 12 Johnston Laurie 13 ZADNIK NEWELL Mary Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Reisterstown MD 14 LEA Tracy Team FUJI 15 ROCK Anne Sturdy Girl Cycling Philadelphia PA 16 JONES Laura YBR Carlisle PA 17 NEWBURY Tris DCMTB/CityBikes Washington DC 18 FINNEY Christie The Children in the Shoe Washington Dc 20016 DC 19 WULFKUHLE Kathleen C3-Sollay.com Lancaster PA 20 MONTE-SANO Chauncey Silver Spring MD Men 35+/45+ - Cat3/4 88 starters Place Last Name First Name Team City ST 45+ 1 VETTORI Marc C3 - Sollay.com Elkton MD 2 MCDONALD Bernard C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 3 NYSTROM Chris C3-Sollay.com Ellicott City MD 4 CORDISCO Jeff C3-Sollay.com Kennett Square PA 45+ 5 MASSE Roger All American Bicycle Club Bethesda MD 45+ 6 HUEBNER Ron Potomac Velo Club Waterford VA 45+ 7 Featherman Mark Guys PA 8 LOWE David Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Bala Cynwyd PA 45+ 9 Chichester Charles 10 GRAY Douglass Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Elizabethtown PA 45+ 11 MICHEL Matt NCVC / Inova Health System Manassas VA 12 KOLB Michael Chrsitiana Car PT+ / FSVS Newark DE 13 KAUFMAN Larry Van Dessel Factory Team Trenton NJ 45+ 14 THOMPSON Scott Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA 15 CZUPRYNA Mike Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Newark DE 45+ 16 BLODGETT David AABC Ellicott City MD 17 DONTIGNY Steven Team Bike Lane Falls Church VA 18 ANDERSON Jeff HPC/List Vienna VA 45+ 19 SCHULZ George Evolution Cycling/ Team DLS Alexandria VA 20 REVERE James Team Cobblestone Midlothian VA Men 55+ 9 starters Place Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 WITTWER Fred Charlottesville Racing Club Charlottesville VA 2 PIZZINI Leo Henry's Bikes Avondale PA 3 LEA Rob Team FUJI 4 DIBIASI Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA 5 CARLSON James Potomac Velo Club Springfield VA 6 WILLIAMS R. Michael Wilmington Velocity Wilmington DE 7 WAGNER James Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo Arlington VA 8 DELL Larry Antietam Velo Falling Waters WV Juniors (U16) 11 starters Place Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 KENDALL Steven NCVC/INOVA Health System Fairfax VA 2 MAUCH Justin NCVC/Inova Health System Sterling VA 3 STARR Josh Yellow Breeches Racing Carlisle PA 4 Frazer Marc 5 REVERE Ethan Team Cobblestone Midlothian VA 6 TUCKER Dustin 7 THOMPSON Jake Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA 8 ROGERS Zeke Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo Takoma Park MD 9 STYER Alicia Velo Bella - Kona Gettysburg PA 10 SAINT CLAIR Wyatt Main Line Cycling - BiKyle Philadelphia PA