Breast Cancer Awareness Race, Hagerstown Maryland
By Joe Jefferson
October 7, 2007; Hagerstown, Maryland, USA: The forth-annual Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge represented the 3rd leg in the 2007 MABRA Cyclocross Series. Hagerstown, MD along with AVC-Team Hagerstown/Washington County promoted a very hotly contested series of races that took place at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park.
The course itself represent a challenge the every rider as it was the perfect mix of fast sections along with speed scrubbing off-camber turns and leg burning short but steep uphill sections. Riders knew they were in trouble as soon as they took the first warm up lap.
Steven Wahl did not disappoint the host team as the AVC rider started the morning off with his first win of the season. Steven was fully aware of the fact that his closest competitor (Adam Driscoll) was recovering from a non-cycling injury and he took this opportunity to earn a very important win. When considering the fact that Adam races with a single speed setup, it would have been great to see him and Steven go at it on such a tuff course.
Terri Spanogle form NCVC continued to show progress as she notches a convincing win in the Women’s B race. Terri’s win was a true testament to her stick-to-itiveness as other strong riders such as Cynthia Anderson failed in their efforts to keep the rubber side down. To Cynthia’s credit, this is her first year on the cross scene.
Mr. Marc Vettori of C3 Sollay.com opened up early lead in the Master’s 35-45 event and appears to be on his was for his third win in as many weeks. However Marc flatted while whiles exiting an off camber section was forced to ride the rim until getting relief from the pit. Marc’s miss-fortune opened up the door of opportunity for Michael Kolb of Christiana Care to notch his first win. It was not smooth sailing for Mr. Kolb as the C3 Sollay.com rider (Marc Vettori) chased him all the way to the line.
Ethan (E-Town) Townsend of C3 Sollay.com went for the 3-peat in the B race but it was not with out some heavy competition from the 15 year old from Henry’s as well as David Duke and another GPOP rider. This quartet of athletes moved clear of the field early and waged war on each other until the final dash to the line. E-Town arrive at the finish-line with a comfortable gap but only after a timely acceleration in the final 400 meters
Nunzio Dibiasi of Yellow Breeches went for his first in the Master 55+ race, with Mr. James Carlson of Potomac Velo Club coming in second. Rookie cross rider Larry Dell of the home team AVC came in 3rd. Nunzio hit the go button early and the rest of the riders spent time choking on his dust. Things should be interesting during the fourth leg of the series as the Larry’s third place was not without controversy.
Fort Factory rider Betsy Showgren goes two for two with a win the women’s A race but not without having stiff competition MABRA Champion Lisa Vible C3 Sollay.com who came in 2nd. Libby Sheldon continued to move up on the podium as the Tokyo Joes rider came in 3rd. Ms. Consistency (Jessica Hill) Trails End came in fourth.
Proving that the Slipstream team is not the only squad that could look good argyle, first time cross racer Steven Gordon notches a win for the Haymarket team in what was a fast pace slugfest of an A race. This showcase of talented rider kept the spectators and veteran riders on edge as they kept the air full of dust wile navigating this twisting and turning course. Stephen Cummings of the Meridith Group made up the lead trio of riders and put in attack throughout the race. For his efforts, Stephen came in 2nd. Michael Gallagher of the US Armed Forces Team looked to be the favorite as he did a lot of work at the front. However, he started to falter toward the final few turns only to finish third on the day. Evan Fader represented the Harley Davidson squad and looked to be in top cross form, as he came back in the last lap to sneak in to the fifth spot.
It appeared to be a great day of racing for a great cause and the bulk of the athletes appeared to be pleased.
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. Total Starters: 202 Men Cat1/2/3 36 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 35+ 45+ 1 534 Gordon Steven Haymarket Bicycles Warrenton VA 2 531 Cummings Stephen Meredith group GPOA Cannondale pittsburgh PA 3 589 Gallagher Michael US Armed Forces Portland OR 4 585 Fader Evan Battley Harley Davidson Bethesda MD 5 540 Kutney Mark Van Dessel Cycles Earlysville VA 35+ 45+ 6 537 Hesel Todd Hunt Valley/Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Parkville MD 7 556 Hebe Mike GPOA - Cannondale New Cumberland PA 35+ 8 554 DeLisie Stephen FORT Factory Team Glouchester VA 9 553 Totano Chad HumanZoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA 10 536 Gwadz Marc DCMTB/City Bikes Washington DC 35+ 11 558 Shogren Gunnar FORT Factory Team Morgantown WV 35+ 45+ 12 535 Guy Jeffrey R. FORT Factory Team Greensburg PA 35+ 13 557 Root Randall Latitude/ABRT Merrifield VA 35+ 45+ 14 545 Pittman Todd Ellicott City MD 35+ 15 544 Nieters Jared Haymarket Bicycles/World Gym Haymarket VA 16 590 Buchness Mike Pedal Shop/ODBC Reston VA 35+ 17 547 Shiao Bernie Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling sparks glencoe MD 35+ 45+ 18 591 Johnson Turner Meredith group GPOA Cannondale Renfrew PA 19 539 Kelsey Sean Evolution Racing Doylestown PA 35+ 20 529 Birner Michael All American Bicycle Center Woodbine MD 35+ 21 551 Wood David Bike Doctor Laplata MD 22 550 Wittwer Fred Charlottesville Racing Club Charlottesville VA 35+ 45+ 23 530 Clarke Christopher DCMTB/CityBikes/Metro Gutter Washington DC 35+ 24 542 MCGIll Chris FORT Factory Team Washington DC 25 548 Wagner James W. Bethesda MD 35+ 26 541 Mayhew Chris Wissahickon pittsburgh PA 27 588 McCormick Sean 9B Silver Cycles Washington dc 35+ 28 586 Brlottn tony Van Dessel Cycles Earlysville VA 35+ 45+ 29 555 Ferrari Matthew Mt. Nittany Wheelworks State College PA 532 Fouche Brian Antietam Velo Club/Team Hagerstown-Washington Co hagerstown MD 533 Fung Adam Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo Silver Spring MD 543 Milne Judd Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 552 Downs Jay WVU Health Care Greensburg PA 559 Gerlak Morgan C-3 Sollay.com 587 Wittwer Greg FORT Factory Team Richmond VA 592 Sovek chip Potomac Velo Centerville VA Women Cat1/2/3 10 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 35+ 1 628 Shogren Besty Fort Factory Team Morgantown WV 2 625 Vible Lisa C3-Sollay.com Wilmington DE 35+ 3 629 Shelden Libbey Tokyo Joe's Washington DC 35+ 4 627 Hill Jessica Trail's End Cycling Upperville VA 5 626 Grim Diane Joe's Bike Shop.Sollay.com Boyertown PA 35+ 6 620 Ebersole Tammy Evolution Racing Warminster PA 35+ 7 624 Spanogle Terri NCVC/Inova Health System Alexandria VA 35+ 8 623 Maldonado Lynda C3-Sollay.com Philadelphia PA 35+ 9 619 Briseno Christina Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 35+ 622 Kelsey Kristen Evolution Racing Doylestown PA MABRA Juniors (U18) 3 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 396 O'Keefe Sam C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 2 398 Mauch Justin NCVC/Inova Health System Sterling VA 399 Kendall Steven NCVC/INOVA Health System Fairfax VA Men 35+/45+ - Cat3/4 39 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 45+ 1 115 Kolb Michael Chrsitiana Care PT+/FSVS Newark DE 2 131 vettori marc C3-Sollay.com ! Elkton MD 3 110 Huebner Ron Potomac Velo Club Waterford VA 45+ 4 138 Czupryna Michael Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Newark DE 45+ 5 141 Bernard Darren Haymarket Bicycles Haymarket VA 6 121 McDonald Bernard C3/Sollay.com Baltimore MD 7 108 Holman Barry Team Fuji Washington DC 8 107 Gray Douglass Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Elizabethtown PA 45+ 9 109 Houghton Jonathan Baltimore MD 10 119 Masse Roger All American Bicycle Club Bethesda MD 45+ 11 120 McDaniel Charles Secret Henrys Team Wilmington DE 45+ 12 122 Moats Joel Yellow Breeches Racing Chambersburg PA 13 102 Blodgett David All American Bicycle Club Ellicott City MD 14 140 Michel Matthew NCVC/Inova Health System Manasas VA 15 126 Rogers John Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo Takoma Park MD 45+ 16 117 Kreiselmeier Norman Team Army Myersville MD 17 112 Hunter Cary Potomac Velo Club Waterford VA 45+ 18 103 Breckenmaker Kevin Yellow Breeches Racing Hershey PA 45+ 19 114 Kensinger Karl NCVC/Inova Health System Arlington VA 45+ 20 106 Engblom Thor NCVC/Inova Health System Frederick MD 21 105 DonTigny Steven Team Bike Lane Falls Church VA 22 104 connolly karl Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Baltimore MD 23 136 Tremper Henry Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Arden DE 24 127 Schaefer Chris Yellow Breeches Racing Enola PA 25 130 Troop David First State Velo Sport Cochranville PA 45+ 26 124 Nusbaum John Haymarket Bicycles Amissville VA 27 125 Redlack Christopher Silver Spring MD 28 118 Laser Mark Yellow Breeches Racing, baby! Carlisle PA 45+ 29 111 Huhn Chris Evolution Cycling Leesburg VA 30 123 Moore Thom Potomac Velo Arlington VA 31 142 Frazer Marc Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Owings Mills MD 32 137 Dibiasi Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA 45+ 33 133 Wolfe Thori Washington DC 34 129 Taylor Michael Yellow Breeches Racing Mechanicsburg PA 35 132 Wiesenhahn David WWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team Springfield VA 45+ 36 134 Wolven Brian Unattached Baltimore MD 45+ 37 116 Kotun Joseph Lanterne Rouge Falls Church VA 45+ 38 139 Kinney Michael Potomac Velo Club Manasas VA 45+ 39 128 Stoner Brian Coles Velo Club Chambersburg PA Men Cat3/4 32 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 318 Townsend Ethan C3- Sollay.com Wilmington DE 2 324 Johnson Turner Meredith Group Renfrew PA 3 301 Bahnson Jeff C2S/Henry's Bikes Newark DE 4 306 Duke David Page Valley Cycling Luray VA 5 319 Wood Thomas Philadelphia Cyclismo Philadelphia PA 6 311 Koelbl Stephen Fairfax Station VA 7 313 Mayhew Chris Wissahickon pittsburgh PA 8 314 Mudd Jim Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 9 327 Pagoda Chris Conshohocken PA 10 307 Fife Steve ETS / Silver Cycles Reston VA 11 325 Campbell robert NCVC Inova 12 330 Goates Nathan Faulkner Honda Shippensburg PA 13 329 McKeeson Andy KBS Harrisonburg VA 14 328 Lazar Jay unattached Baltimore MD 15 316 Shattuck Trevor Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Lutherville MD 16 312 Mathias Ian Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 17 321 Wahl Stephen AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Frederick MD 18 332 Murphy Kyle The Bike Lane Washington DC 19 304 Cruz Michael Trizilla Triathalon Company Pittsburgh PA 20 315 Revere James Team Cobblestone Midlothian VA 21 320 Yeager Sean Richmond Ciclismo Richmond VA 22 317 thomas robert Henry's Bikes Newark DE 23 323 Robinson Evan TRM Cycles Bethel Park PA 24 322 Hermanson Charly Kelly Benefits strategies/LSV Columbia MD 25 308 Fisher Ed ShoreVelocity Hallwood VA 26 333 Kotun Joseph Falls Church VA 27 331 Hampton Robb ETS / Silver Cycles Silver Springs MD 302 Coats Joseph Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Alexandria VA 303 Crouse David The Bike Lane Springfield VA 309 Gerlak Morgan C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 310 kilgore mark Hunt Valley Bicycles/ Marathon Roofing lewisberry PA 326 Wilson Nathen NCVC Inova Arlington VA Men 55+ 4 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 666 Dibiasi Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA 2 668 Carlson James Potomac Velo Club Springfield VA 3 667 Dell Larry AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Falling Waters WV 4 670 WAGNER JAMES Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo ARLINGTON VA Men Cat4 62 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 450 Wahl Stephen AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Frederick MD 2 448 Shapiro Kenny Frederick MD 3 455 Goates Nathan Faulkner Honda Shippensburg PA 4 403 Biggs Darren DCMTB\City Bikes Arlington VA 5 431 Sandusky Luke Towson MD 6 434 Stephens Benjamin Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 7 440 twyman corey Hub Racing washington DC 8 423 Lillibridge Joe Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Racing Finksburg MD 9 409 dillard kevin C3-Sollay.com washington DC 10 464 Vandivere Loren The Bike Lane Manassas VA 11 419 gue todd dhbd /bicycle place velo glenwood MD 12 460 Hennessy Matthew Team BBC Baltimore MD 13 413 Geary Brian All American Bicycle Club Rockville MD 14 456 Smith Michah Cumberland Transit Arlington VA 15 402 Battan David Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB Bethesda MD 16 422 Leung Ka Chun (Alan) Squadra Coppi / IM Saab Alexandria VA 17 439 Tressler Lyal rockville MD 18 418 Goldberg Richard Hunt Valley Bicycles Cockeysville MD 19 430 Paul Timothy Eldersburg MD 20 454 Clark Kevin The Bicycle Escape Woodbridge VA 21 426 Mazzei Robert Mountain Bikers of Michaux Hagerstown MD 22 425 Mauch Larry National Capital Velo Club/Inova Health System Sterling VA 23 453 Bavier John Team Bike Rack washington DC 24 443 Wolfe Thori Washington DC 25 404 Brach Norman C3-Sollay.com Sykesville MD 26 444 Zangmeister Chris All American Bicycle Club Gaithersburg MD 27 451 Fitzwater Mark Secret Henrys Team Newark DE 28 446 Monnett Mark AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Hagerstown MD 29 458 Lueicke John n/a Silver Spring MD 30 407 Carlisle James Frederick MD 31 414 Ghais Aaron ALL-AMERICAN BICYCLE CLUB Potomac MD 32 435 Sterner Gary Lewisberry PA 33 447 Jones David NCVC Inova Health Rockville MD 34 463 Buczeskie Chuck YBR Chambersburg PA 35 442 Wiliams Alven unattached Herdon VA 36 412 Foster Chad Team Army Frederick MD 37 449 Buchanan Jeff AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Frederick MD 38 452 Michael Rick AVC/Hag/WC Tourism Hagerstown MD 39 437 Sullivan Michael Team Geezer New Market MD 40 405 Brancheau Matthew Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Baltimore MD 41 415 Giancoli Michael Hub United Shippensburg PA 42 401 Bakermans Hans World Cup Ski & Cycle Cycling Team Boiling Springs PA 43 406 Brown Tyler Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Elizabettown PA 44 438 Travers Raymond baltimore MD 45 441 ventosa joseph PROTEUS baltimore MD 46 457 Lerch Wayne The Bike Rack washington DC 47 424 Malone Zach Baltimore MD 48 427 McCloskey Keith Damascus MD 49 462 Clark Damien Clark Custom Cycles Keedysville MD 50 416 Gilman Daniel Arlington VA 51 432 Saunders James Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Germantown MD 52 459 Bold Mark ACA/Sette Nove Allison Park PA 53 436 Stoner Brian Coles Velo Club Chambersburg PA 54 408 Chou Leon Prince William Elite Racing Manassas VA 55 445 Zorn III Joseph Christiana Care PT+ / FSVS BEAR DE 400 Abbe Owen Hamilton VA 417 Glodek John NCVC/INOVA Health Systems Rockville MD 420 Holmes Dale Greenbelt MD 421 Kendall Steven NCVC/INOVA Health System Fairfax VA 428 McNeely James Squadra Coppi / IM Saab Crofton MD 433 schaeffer Ben Daisy import Honda service woodbine MD 461 Pause Matthew Route One Velo Hillsboro VA Women Cat3/4 11 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 493 Spanogle Terri NCVC/Inova Health System Alexandria VA 2 497 Briseno Christina Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 3 499 Anderson Cynthia AMVC/DND Inc. Alexandria VA 4 489 Adams Kristina Glenwood MD 5 498 Artusio Lynda Frederick MD 6 494 Mauch Pamela NCVC/Inova Health System Sterling VA 7 495 LoParco Karen Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 8 492 Vettori Diane C3-Sollay.com ! Elkton MD 9 490 Peacock Marisa Velo Bella Alexandria VA 496 Cabrinety Margaret HoCoCyclists Columbia MD 491 Fox Anna Human Zoom PBR Philadelphia PA Juniors (U16) 5 starters Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 1 680 Mauch Justin NCVC/Inova Health System Sterling VA 2 677 Wilson Avery NCVC/INOVA Health System Arlington VA 3 679 Rogers Zeke Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo Takoma Park MD 4 676 Mach Svetlana Silver Springs MD 681 Kendall Steven NCVC/INOVA Health System Fairfax VA Lil Belgians Place Bib # Last Name First Name Team City ST 977 Rogers Asa Clean Current Tacoma Park MD 978 Shattuck Johan Lutherville MD 979 Smithhisk Dylan Hagerstown MD 980 St. John Corey Frederick MD 981 Hardesty Jared Hagerstown MD 982 Mach Svetlana GS Silver Silver Springs MD 983 Dotson Jasmine Hagerstown MD 984 Cham Ebrima Hagerstown MD