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Bruno Roy Boogies Donahue Takes the Money and Runs
December 1, 2007, Carlisle, PA, USA: The first half of the final weekend of the 2007 Verge MAC Series brought the first taste of the winter weather to the Mid Atlantic racing scene after an unusually warm autumn. The Carlisle Cross Classic took place at Pennsylvania's Carlisle Fairgrounds, a location more famous for its massive antique auto shows than for human powered speed. "Speed" was the name of the game on the course designed by Mike Hebe on the wide open spaces of the fairgrounds. The course sent riders up and over every side of the only hill, but it's dominant characteristic was the extremely long, paved approach the finish. The character of the course was evident early in the day when John Brewer (Squadra Copi/IM Saab) won the Men's "B" race in a three-wide, side-by-side sprint with Patrick Bradley (Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon) and Ethan Townsend (C3-Sollay.com) in a race that seemed to be equal parts cyclocross and track Keirin.
With the course's character established, it was even more surprising to see the complete domination of the Elite Women's Race powered by SRAM by Verge MAC point leader Maureen Bruno Roy (Independent Fabrications/Wheelworks/SRAM presented by General Catalyst). With a live blues/funk band adding to the atmosphere, Bruno Roy simply boogied away from her competitors from the start and won by 34 seconds. Fishing second in a solo ride of her own was Catherine Walberg (Team Kenda Tire). Three-time Verge MAC Champion Betsy Shogren (FORT Factory Team) recovered from a first lap fall to finish third. For a while, Shogren was closing in on Walberg and it looked as though she would take second place. But eventually the gap stabilized.
In the International Men's race powered by SRAM, point leader Davide Frattini and his Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light teamate Tyler Wren established and early lead. Riding a controlled team race, the two grew their lead slowly and deliberately. Not chasing them was Fiordifrutta's Matt White, who's first-lap pinch flat ended his race when his clincher tire came off the rim and wrapped itself around his seatstay. Also having problems was Alec Donahue, who crashed on the first lap and was in last place. The race played out without much excitement for 40 minutes as the leading duo stretched their lead. Then, Wren disappeared while the leaders were out of sight on the opposite side of the hill. A flat tire had ruined Wren's best 'cross race of the year. One lap later, it was Frattini who failed to show up over the top of the hill, also with a flat rear tire. Suddenly, what had been a procession had turned into the most dramatic race of the year, with a lead group of four with just two laps to go. Pennsylvania's Wes Schempf (C3-Sollay.com) as well as North Carolinians Jon Hamblen (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) and Charles Pendry (Inland Construction/BTD) joined a resurgent Alec Donahue (Joe's Garage), who had worked his way through the field. Meanwhile, Frattini was furiously trying to make his way back to the leaders. Donohue attacked several times, finally finding success with half a lap to go on the short, steep run-up near where Wren and Frattini had flatted. Donahue finished the final lap eleven seconds in front of the sprint for second, which was won by Pendry ahead of Hamblen and Schempf. Frattini recovered to join the race long duel between Canadian Nathan Chown (Handlebars C.C. Kona Canada) and Michael Gallegher (U.S. Army). Using his road skills, Frattini outsprinted both of them to finish fifth and keep his Verge MAC Season Championship aspirations alive.
"White and Frattini were the strongest riders here," said Donahue after the race. "They should have won based on UCI points. But keeping air in the tires is part of cyclocross too."
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. Elite Men Place U23 Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 0:55:45 Alec DONAHUE Joe's Garage Hadley MA 2 0:55:56 Charles PENDRY Inland Construction - BTD Hays NC 3 0:55:56 Jon HAMBLEN RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS Winston Salem NC 4 0:55:57 Wes SCHEMPF C3-Sollay PA 5 0:56:28 Davide FRATTINI Colavita/sutter home presented by Cooking light Linden NJ 6 0:56:28 Nathan CHOWN handlebars CC/kona Canada St.catharines ON 7 0:56:28 Michael GALLEGHER US Army Cycling Chambersburg PA 8 0:56:48 Jacob FETTY Myogenesis/TheBikeGame dot Com/HAMBLEN RULES Athens GA 9 0:56:50 Ryan LEACH GPOA-Cannondale State College PA 10 0:57:04 Stephan KINCAID EKRacing/Rite Aid Pro Cycling Pottstown PA 11 0:57:25 Stephen CUMMINGS Indiana Regional Medical Center / FUJI BIKES! Pittsburgh PA 12 0:57:34 Bill ELLISTON Indiana Regional Medical Center/Fuji Easton PA 13 0:57:37 Tyler WREN Colavita / Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light Philadelphia PA 14 0:57:48 Nathan WYATT Carolina Fatz/Sram/Santa Cruz Bicycles Asheville NC 15 0:57:53 Greg WITTWER FORT Factory Team Richmond VA 16 0:58:16 Peter RUBIJONO Cambridge bike/Igleheart frames Boston MA 17 0:59:06 Todd CASSAN Westwood Velo NYC NY 18 1:00:00 Ernesto MARENCHIN asylum cycles Stow OH 19 1:01:00 Michael YOZELL FORT Factory Cyclocross Team Emmaus PA 20 1:01:28 Gregory LINDSTROM Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Mount Wolf PA 21 1:02:04 Andrew WULFKUHLE C3/Sollay.com Lancaster PA 22 -1 Nicholas SHAFFER Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon Phoenixville PA DNF Matt WHITE FiordiFrutta Hadley MA DNF Steve TILFORD KCCX/Verge/Eriksen Cycles Topeka KS DNF Chris MCGILL FORT Factory Team Washington DC DNS Matthew FERRARI Mt Nittany Wheelworks State College PA Elite Women Place U23 35+ Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 40:00 Maureen BRUNO ROY IF/Wheelworks/SRAM presented by General Catalyst Arlington MA 2 40:34 Catherine WALBERG Team Kenda Tire Topeka KS 3 41:02 Betsy SHOGREN FORT Factory Team Morgantown WV 4 41:19 Erica YOZELL MILLER FORT Factory Team Emmaus PA 5 41:57 Melanie SWARTZ Velo Bella - Kona Reston VA 6 42:36 Cheryl SORNSON Trek VW East Coast Fairfield PA 7 43:33 Lisa VIBLE C3-Sollay.com Wilmington DE 8 44:41 Beth MASON C3-Sollay.com Ft. Meade MD 9 44:55 Jessica SINGERMAN Wissahickon/Twin 6 Philadelphia PA 10 45:10 Diane GRIM C3-Sollay.com Boyertown PA 11 45:35 Tammy EBERSOLE Evolution Racing Warminster PA 12 46:27 Amy BREYLA FORT Factory Team New Castle DE 13 48:18 Kristine CHURCH Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA DNF Lesley CHOWN St.Catharines C.C. St.catharines ON DNS Jennifer MAXWELL TEAM KENDA TIRE Washington DC DNS Arley KEMMERER Hub Racing Palmerton PA Elite Masters 35+/45+ Place 45+ Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 43:40 Greg FERGUSON Fort Factory Team Glassboro NJ 2 Troy KINNGOLD Westwood Velo Randolph NJ 3 44:06 Gerry PFLUG Freddie Fu Cycling Team Mount Pleasant PA 4 44:12 Mike HEBE GPOA-Cannondale New Cumberland PA 5 44:26 Blair SAUNDERS Henry's Newark DE 6 44:43 Kris AVER C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 7 44:49 Gunnar SHOGREN FORT Factory Team Morgantown WV 8 45:01 Ralf WARMUTH Westwood Velo Highland Park NJ 9 45:05 Brian WIECZOREK Freddie Fu Cycling Team Ligonier Township PA 10 45:09 Dave WEAVER Towson MD 11 45:25 Glenn TURNER Human Zoom / Pabst Blue Ribbon Newtown Sq PA 12 45:34 Mark KUTNEY Van Dessel Cycles Charlottesville VA 13 45:36 Christopher LONG Independent Fabrication/Gotham Woodside NY 14 45:43 Andy GORSKI NetApp - Viner p/b kinetic-koffee.com Allison Park PA 15 45:48 Chris NEWELL Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Reisterstown MD 16 46:13 Bernie SHIAO Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Sparks Glencoe MD 17 46:33 Michael KOLB Chrsitiana Care PT+/FSVS Newark DE 18 Jeff CORDISCO C3-Sollay.com Kennett Square PA 19 46:37 Judd MILNE Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 20 46:41 Daniel BRILL Cape Atlantic South River NJ 21 46:43 Michael BIRNER All American Bicycle Center Woodbine MD 22 46:53 Sean MEALEY Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing York PA 23 47:24 Charles ERNDL Human zoom cycling Point Pleasant NJ 24 48:11 Kelly CLINE Wissahickon PA 25 48:15 Kevin FRYBERGER Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Devon PA 26 48:18 Mark DONTIGNY Central Penn Racing/The Bicycle Shop State College PA 27 48:20 David LOWE Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon Bala Cynwyd PA 28 48:29 Karl KENSINGER NCVC/Inova Health System Arlington VA 29 48:39 Kevin BRECKENMAKER Yellow Breeches Racing Hershey PA 30 50:04 Roger MASSE All American Bicycle Club Bethesda MD 31 -1 Jay DOWNS FORT Factory team PA DNF Kirk REISINGER Wissahickon Schwenksville PA DNF James PERREN Breakaway Racing/QCW Philadelphia PA DNF Todd CASSAN Westwood Velo NYC NY B-Master Men/55+ Place 55+ Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 40:40 Karl CONNOLLY Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Baltimore MD 2 40:42 Fred WITTWER Van Dessel Factory Team VA 3 41:20 Shawn DOWNING Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn Baltimore MD 4 41:24 Henry TREMPER FSUS Arden PA 5 42:00 Trevor WILLIAMS Guy's Bicycle Racing Radnor PA 6 42:03 Bernard MCDONALD C3/Sollay.com Baltimore MD 7 42:20 Raymond ZEIMET Cycle Sports/Zaveta Construction Ewing NJ 8 42:26 Paul WAHNER Well Adjusted Racing/Wahner Chiropractic Drexel Hill PA 9 42:28 Barry WAHNER Well Adjusted Racing/Wahner Chiropractic Drexel Hill PA 10 42:41 Leo PIZZINI Henry Bike West Grove PA 11 42:50 Rolf WINDH Guy's Racing Philadelphia PA 12 42:58 Thor ENGBLOM NCVC/Inova Health System Frederick MD 13 43:18 David TROOP First State Velo Sport Cochranville PA 14 43:37 James PERREN Breakaway Racing/QCW Philadelphia PA 15 43:42 Chris SCHAEFER Yellow Breeches Racing Enola PA 16 44:07 Dennis SMITH Secret Henry's Team DE 17 44:00 Steven DONTIGNY Team Bike Lane Falls Church VA 18 44:33 Rob LEA TEAM FUJI Taneytown MD 19 44:35 Nunzio DIBIASI Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA 20 45:00 Brian RIFE Faulkner Honda Camp Hill PA 21 45:02 Kevin KUZAS Guy's Racing Merion Station PA 22 45:14 Mark LASER Yellow Breeches Racing, baby! Carlisle PA 23 46:02 Scott REYNOLDS Guys Racing Club Pipersville PA 24 46:14 Christopher STINE Cedar Bike Kingston PA 25 46:30 Lauri WEBBER Newark DE 26 47:03 Mark WANCO World Cup Ski and Cycle cycling team New Cumberland PA 27 47:10 Bob PERNA beans bikes West Chester PA 28 48:00 Michael TAYLOR Yellow Breeches Racing Mechanicsburg PA 29 49:19 Mark HEEB yellow breeches racing Carlisle PA 30 -1 Dave BAUMGARDNER Tri-State Velo Newtown Square PA 31 -1 Gary KELLEY Beans Bikes Carlisle PA DNF Norman BRACH C3-Sollay.com Sykesville MD DNF Brian STONER cole's velo cycling club Chambersburg PA B Men Place Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 38:07 John BREWER Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB Arlington VA 2 Patrick BRADLEY Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon Richwood NJ 3 Ethan TOWNSEND C3- Sollay.com Wilmington DE 4 Kevin KRALIK Guys Racing Philadelphia PA 5 Jeff BAHNSON C2S/Henry's Bikes Newark DE 6 38:33 Carey FRIDRICH Cambridge MA 7 Michael MIHALIK Beaver Valley Velo Aliquippa PA 8 39:18 Eric LINDER Hunt Valley Bikes / Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 9 39:20 Jim MUDD Hunt Valley Bikes / Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 10 39:41 Marc VETTORI C3-Sollay.com ! Elkton MD 11 39:51 Nathan GOATES Faulkner Honda Racing Shippensburg PA 12 40:02 Chad CULBERTSON CRCofA / BM&G-Pete's Bikes Pennington NJ 13 40:05 Tom MCDANIEL Secret Henry's team DE 14 40:14 Ben MILLER Penn State University State College PA 15 40:18 Don KESSEL Holmes Cycling/BodyLogicTherapy New Cumberland PA 16 40:21 Joel MOATS Yellow Breeches Racing Chambersburg PA 17 40:59 Dan CONRAD Lancaster PA 18 41:30 Mark VARESCHI Rutgers University Cycling Team Highland Park NJ 19 Chris RUHL Penn State University Quakertown PA 20 41:44 Shawn STAFFORD Bike Line Lancaster PA 21 42:01 Matthew PANAS the Bare Wall Camp Hill PA 22 42:34 Justin WOULFE Tri State Velo Philadelphia PA 23 43:02 Trevor SHATTUCK Hunt Valley / Marathon Roofing Lutherville MD 24 43:43 Dan BONORA Faulkner Honda Racing York Haven PA 25 44:02 Marty MCKEON Guys Racing Lancaster PA 26 46:31 Mark BOWMAN South Mountain Cycles Emmaus PA 27 47:02 Luke ST.CLAIR Penn State University Pine Grove Mills PA 28 -1 Stephen GUALANO Easton PA DNF Ian MATHIAS Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD DNF Luke SANDUSKY Towson MD DNF Mike LAUB Mountainside Harrisburg PA DNF Norman BRACH C3-Sollay.com ! Sykesville MD C Men/U19 Men Place U19 Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 32:51 Matthew SPINKS Skylands Cycling Layton NJ 2 33:09 Sam OKEEFE C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD 3 33:21 Andy GLASER Rutgers University Cycling Team New Brunswick NJ 4 33:31 Joseph ZORN III FIRST STATE VELO SPORT Bear DE 5 34:00 Syd LEA Team Fuji Taneytown MD 6 34:23 Matthew HENNESSY Team BBC Baltimore MD 7 34:28 Brett KIELICK Drexel Cycling Philadelphia PA 8 34:39 Ken WOODROW Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA 9 34:51 Eric CHESSLER Race Pace/Velo Club Of Baltimore Reisterstown MD 10 34:52 Kyle FRIIS Bucknell Cycling Brookeville MD 11 35:22 Kevin DILLARD C3-Sollay.com Washington DC 12 35:29 Les RUSSELL Yellow Breeches Racing Carlisle PA 13 35:40 Michael BESHORE York PA 14 35:50 Mark GINN Landenberg PA 15 35:59 John HEFFNER Pittsburgh PA 16 36:02 Ross GORDON Cape Atlantic Racing/Team Beacon Galloway NJ 17 36:06 Joseph GILCH Rutgers University Cycling Team Glendora NJ 18 36:14 Luke ST.CLAIR Penn State University Pine Grove Mills PA 19 36:23 Gary STERNBAR Lewisburg PA 20 36:35 David KIM Rutgers University Cycling Team North Brunswick NJ 21 36:36 Tyler BROWN Christiana Care PT+/FSVS Elizabettown PA 22 36:40 Steven BURKE Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 23 36:41 Devon HALLEY Carnegie Mellon University Cranberry Twp. PA 24 36:46 Clayton CHILES Penn State University Cycling State College PA 25 37:02 Jim DOHERTY Perkasie PA 26 37:05 Josh CARTER ˇCornballer! Allentown PA 27 37:10 Matthew BRANCHEAU Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling Baltimore MD 28 37:22 Keith PLUNKETT South mountain cycles Emmaus PA 29 37:29 Jake DAVIDSON Intense Cycles/Bean's Bikes/Hayes Brakes/ODI/Evomo West Chester PA 30 38:34 Alvin WILLIAMS Herndon VA 31 38:57 Todd EROH Big Ring Velo Winfield PA 32 39:40 Boyd GARRISON Pro Pedals Dorchester NJ 33 39:57 Joe FAVARA Hampton Velo Macungie PA 34 39:57 Craig HISE Yellow Breeches Racing Mechanicsburg PA 35 39:57 Michael GIANCOLI Hub United Shippensburg PA 36 39:57 Robert SANDS Evolution Racing Warminster PA 37 40:07 Brent SHULTZ Mountainside Ski & Sports Harrisburg PA 38 40:31 Brent DILELLA Penn State Cycling Club Southampton PA 39 41:16 Gary SNYDER New Hope PA 40 41:22 Phillip ESEMPIO Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Racing Easton PA 41 42:24 Bill POWELL West Grove PA 42 42:31 Joseph ORSINI York PA 43 -1 Leon CHON Prince William Manassas VA 44 -1 Brian STONER cole's velo cycling club Chambersburg PA 45 -1 Ryan SHANK Drexel U York PA 46 -1 Stephen GUALANO Easton PA 47 -1 Hans BAKERMANS World Cup Ski & Cycle Cycling Team Boiling Springs PA 48 -1 Bradley BECHTEL Harrisburg PA DNF Frederick KLENK G.E. Mitchell Cabinetry Titusville NJ B Women, 45+ & U19 Place U19 45+ Time First Name Last Name Team City ST 1 37:34 Nikki THIEMANN Human Zoom Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA 2 37:41 Elizabeth HARLOW Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 3 38:40 Jill WAGGETT Guy's Racing Hopewell NJ 4 38:46 Christine FENNESSY South Mountain Cycles Emmaus PA 5 39:05 Kristin GAVIN Philadelphia PA 6 39:21 Kathrin SCHUMACHER CRCofA / BM&G - Pete's Pennington NJ 7 40:38 Tracey LEA TEAN FUJI Taneytown MD 8 40:39 Lindsey HILLESHEIM Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA 9 40:44 Kimberly DUBECK Bean's Bikes West Chester PA 10 41:26 Jean COLSANT Squadra Coppi Arlington VA 11 42:07 Karen TOURIAN Guy's Racing Philadelphia PA 12 42:15 Kera DAILY Mountainside Ski & Sports Harrisburg PA 13 42:36 Nicole SHUE Velo Bella - Kona Wash DL 14 42:55 Susan NEGLIA Lincoln Univ. PA 15 43:17 Anne ROCK Sturdy Girl Cycling Philadelphia PA 16 -1 Hillary STYER Velo Bella - Kona Gettysburg PA 17 -1 Jill WIEST Mountainside Ski and Sports Lykens PA 18 -1 Kathleen WULFKUHLE C3-Sollay.com Lancaster PA 19 -1 Heidi GINN Landenburg PA 20 -1 Alicia STYER Velo Bella - Kona Gettysburg PA DNF Janice MORRIS Mountainside Mechanicsburg PA