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Labor Day Bicycle Races Welcome Back Families
Bernards Township, N.J. -- Bernards Township welcomed back its residents from their summer vacations for the 17th consecutive year with the Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge bicycle race on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2008. The event, the second longest-running criterium event in New Jersey behind the Tour of Somerville, featured 325 adult cyclists competing in various USA Cycling-sanctioned categories. More than 250 children participated in the town’s popular children’s bicycling events.
Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter officially kicked off the event, followed by township resident Samantha Cordasco, 12, who sang the national anthem. Nationally known Giant Bicycle stunt rider Jeff Lenosky thrilled the crowd after the children’s races with his breath-taking bicycle trials performance.
“Everything went beautifully,” said Jen Gander, Bernards Township Parks & Recreation Director.
Adult and Junior racers in ten different age or experience categories completed between 6 and 25 laps of the 1.1-mile course through the streets of the historic downtown. National bicycling organization USA Cycling sanctioned the day’s Junior and Adult licensed events.
Noah Granigan of Cape May, N.J., won the 6-lap, age 10-12 Junior race. James Geddis, of Jackson, N.J., won the Junior, age 13-14, event. David Stires, of Bridgewater, N.J., won the 10-lap, age 15-16 event. Franklin Saillot of Berkeley Heights, N.J., won the Junior, age 17-18 category race, while Abigail Borah, of Belle Meade, N.J., won the Junior Girls, age 17-18 event.
Brian Butts from Arlington, Va., won the featured 25-lap Category 1,2,3 event, in 1 hour, 1 minute, and 49 seconds.
Scott Hodder, of Ocean Port, N.J., won the 15-lap, age 45 and over category race, while Jamie Troy of Liberty Cycle took second.
Dave Fuentes of Ashburn, Va., won the 15-lap, age 35 and older event. Race promoter Greg Cordasco, 46, of Liberty Cycle raced in the age 35 and over event, finishing eighth. With his placing, Cordasco maintained his first-place standing in the state’s Garden State Cup series of races in the 35 and over category. Cordasco clinched the age 45 and over Garden State Cup title the day before on Sunday, August 31, at the Denville Cycling Challenge in Denville, N.J., making history by leading the season-long Garden State Cup series of races in two categories simultaneously.
Samuel Barker of Maplewood, N.J., riding for Liberty Cycle, won the 15-lap Category 4/5 race. Also, in the 4/5 race, Stephen Persak, riding for Liberty Cycle, took fifth place, and Liberty Cycle’s Anthony Diaz won tenth place.
Josef Urzedowski of Woodbridge, N.J., won the 10-lap, age 55 and over age category race. Tom Van der Poel took first-place in the 5-lap Citizen’s race.
The day’s events were sponsored by the Olde Mill Inn and presented by Bernards Township and Liberty Cycle.
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. Category 1,2,3 25 miles 1 Brian Butts Battley Harley Arlington, VA time: 1:01:49 2 Chris Schmidt Bike Line McLean, VA 3 Sean O'Rourke Kenda/Raleigh Arlington, VA 4 Gilberth Gomez Van Dessel Somerville, NJ 5 Gerardo Fernandez Mike Fraysee Glen Spey, NY 6 Bobby Lea Rite Aid/OB /shebell 7 Dave Fuentes Battley Harley Ashurn, VA 8 Jason Walters Team Metra Old Bridge, NJ 9 Jermaine Burrowes WS United Brooklyn, NY 10 Anthon Lowe WS United Brooklyn, NY 11 Guillaume Nelessen Van Dessel Belle Mead, NJ 12 Scott Boden Target Training Nanuet, NY 13 Jason Snow Metra/Wendy's Charlottesville, VA 14 Ernest Tautkus Exodus Road Uncasville, CT 15 Jackie Simes Time Pro Cycling Breiningsville, PA 16 Charles Hutcheson Battley Harley Highland Park, NJ 17 David Martin Northeastern Hardware Clifton, NJ 18 Glenroy Griffith CRCA Foundation Brooklyn, NY 19 John Durso Liberty Cycle Morristown, NJ 20 Johann Burrows WS United Junior 15-16 10 miles 1 David Stires CRCA Bridgewater, NJ 2 Dan Blauvelt Colavita Flemington, NJ 3 Max Kaplan Colavita Randolph, NJ 4 Thomas Barnett YSG Racing Freehold, NJ Junior 17-18 1 Franklin Saillot Colavita Berkeley Heights, NJ 2 Christopher Stern Liberty Cycle Milford, NJ 3 Kyle Foley Cuevas Wallingford, CT 4 Thomas Nesel Castleton, NY 5 Abigail Borah Colavita Belle Mead, NJ Junior 10-12 6 miles 1 Noah Granigan Team Somerset Cape May, NJ 2 Teddy Kozlowski Vortex Cycling Bridgewater, NJ 3 Stephen Spiller Colavita Flemington, NJ 4 Thomas Dudzik Eastern Block Burlington, CT 5 Spencer Campbell Cape Atlantic Northfield, NJ 6 Scott Thomas Bernardsville, NJ Junior 13-14 6 miles 1 James Geddis 3D Racing Jackson, NJ 2 Dag Anderson Team Somerset Bridgewater, NJ 3 Zach Bender GS Park Ridge Glen Rock, NJ 4 Juan O. Pimental CRCA/Global Maywood, NJ 5 Joshua Kozlowski Team Type Bridgewater, NJ 6 Michael Glasser Colavita Stanton, NJ 7 Isabella Wilson Colavita New Providence, NJ 35+ 15miles 1 Dave Fuentes Battley Harley Ashburn, VA Time 38:56 2 Chris Schmidt Bike Lane McLean, VA 3 Juan Pimentel CRCA/Global Maywood, NJ 4 Gary Steinberg CRCA/Global Mahwah, NJ 5 Richard Gonzalez Global Bayonne, NJ 6 Jason Snow Metra Charlottesville, VA 7 Monte Frank Cycle Fitness Sandy Hook, NJ 8 Greg Cordasco Liberty Cycle Basking Ridge, NJ 9 Christian Young Metra Brick, NJ 10 Horace Burrowes WS Unite Brooklyn, NJ 11 John Nyman PS Racing Mount Laurel, NJ 12 Johann Burrowes WS Unite Massapequa, NY 13 Frank Negri Colavita NY, NY 14 Anthony Taylor Target Training Brooklyn, NY 15 Dave Walker Liberty Cycle 16 Shawn Teske PSR Marlton, NJ 17 Mark Pohndorf Colavita Pottersville, NJ 18 Don Clapp Liberty Cycle Long Branch, NJ 19 David Whitney Team Somerset Green Brook, NJ 45+ 15 miles 1 Scott Hodder CRCA Oceanport, NJ 39:35:00 2 Jamie Troy Liberty Cycle Hackettstown, NJ 3 Richard Gonzalez Global Bayonne, NJ 4 Aubry Gordon Liberty Cycle Reading, PA 5 Jim Watkins Team Somerset Skillman, NJ 6 Brian Wolf Bethel Cycle 7 Christopher Dimattio Bethel Cycle Wilton, CT 8 Karl Hembrechi CCB/Volks West Newt, MA 9 Don Clapp Liberty Cycle Long Branchg, NJ 10 Larry Towner Liberty Cycle Pompton Plains, NJ 11 John Raheb Westwood Velo Montvale, NJ 12 Romel Campbell Westwood Velo Dumont, NJ 13 Jose Hernandez Colavita Linden, NJ 14 Marty Friedman Watchung Wheelmen Basking Ridge, NJ 15 John Lennox Watchung Wheelmen North Plainfield, NJ 16 Vladimir Borovkov Team Somerset South River, NJ 17 Walter Risse Mainline Springfield, NJ 18 Greg Campi 3D Racing Shrewsbury, NJ 19 Steve Stacy Liberty Cycle Pittstown, NJ 20 Curt Hurst Liberty Cycle Morristown, NJ 55+ 10 miles 1 Josef Urzedowski Watchung Wheelmen Woodbridge, NJ Time: 28:30 2 Cheryl Wolf Bethle Cycle Ridgefield, NJ 3 John Auer Team Somerset East Stroudsberg, PA 4 Donald Hard Hudson Valley Velo Marlton, NJ 5 Daniel Kiningham Bike Line Little Silver, NJ 6 Michael Shapanka Watchung Wheelmen Somerville, NJ 7 Joe Saling Team Somerset Bridgewater, NJ 8 Gerry Ryerson Skylands Sparta, NJ 9 Nate Morgenstern Montclair Fairlawn, NJ 10 Jeff Morin Mystic Velo Waterford, CT 11 John Autore Team Bikery Wayne, NJ 12 Joe Skorupa Skylands Madison, NJ 13 Neal Grobman Summit Marlton, NJ 14 Karl Fenske Liberty Cycle Morristown, NJ 15 Brian Murphy Summit Edgewater, NJ 16 David Holmander NHCC/Team NJ Epsom, NH 17 Ted Pozniakoff Sotheby's Guttenberg, NJ 18 Russ Padgett Cycle Funattic Pen Argyl, PA 19 Carmen Gaita Team Bikery Little Falls, NJ 20 Barry Nazarian Team Bikery Rutherford, NJ Category 4/5 15 miles 1 Samuel Barker Liberty Cycle Maplewood, NJ 41:06:00 2 Marshall Johnson Westerly, RI 3 Austin Matlee Cycle Funattic Phillipsburg, NJ 4 Luis Funez Van Dessel Factory South Bound Brook, NJ 5 Steven Persak Liberty Cycle 6 Ryan Phelan Team Fitness Lyndhurst, NJ 7 Anthony Diaz Liberty Cycle Fairview, NJ 8 John Jackson Skylands Hamburg, NJ 9 Raul Galliano Westwood Velo North Bergen, NJ 10 Samuel Martinez WS United Ozone Park, NJ 11 David Hussey Cycles 54 Ocean, NJ 12 Mike Servais Van Dessel Factory Morristown, NJ 13 Joseph Mundi Watchung Wheelmen Millington, NJ 14 Taylor Cohen Tri State Velo Philadelphia, PA 15 Andrew Buchannan Skylands Stanhope, NJ 16 Craig Easton NJ Road Club Somerset, NJ 17 Joseph Sieracki Team Somerset Scotch Plains, NJ 18 Andy Keesler CRCA Hillsborough, NJ 19 Brian Bauer Liberty Cycle 20 Patrik Dyberg Liberty Cycle Warren, NJ Citizen's Race 1 Tom Van der Poel 2 Biran Busnach 3 Mark Hurst 4 Bruce Rice 5 Josh Kozlowski 6 Robert Risse 7 David Desimone 8 John Kupsci 9 Caesar Mistretta 10 Miguel Rustian 11 Greg Miller 12 Bob Dillon 13 Ian Kutz 14 Paul Oertel