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Hoosier Hardmen Endure Arctic Conditions
Zipp OVCX Tour Finals in Indianapolis
report by: John G. of the 2 Johns Podcast – http://www.twojohnspodcast.com/
Sub-freezing temperatures greeted the participants who braved the elements to contest the final Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Tour event at Brookside Park in Indianapolis. Although the ground was snow covered in spots, icy in others with air temperatures hovering around 20°F, the racing action was anything but frigid. Brookside Park, host to summertime criterium races for more than 30 years, proved a tough opponent for those on ‘cross bikes who had to navigate almost-frozen mud, icy pavement, and the infamous stair climb section. Broken chains, racers quitting due to cold, and epic battles led up to the final races of the day, the Elite Men and Women.
The Women’s event saw Anna Jean Dallaire (Barbasol/Sobe/Cannondale) take the win over Junior rider Michelle Morris (One Call Now). More than twenty bundled-up men toed the slippery start line. Andy Messer (DRT Racing) got a fabulous start and the hole shot with the rest of the field sledding along in his wake. Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com), the pre-race favorite, quickly showed the form that has been winning him races and garnered him top spot in the overall points series by going to the front at the end of the first lap and never looking back. A battle was brewing behind, however, when Clayton Omer (Calistoga Racing Team), a Junior racer just last year, worked his way up to second place rider Isaac Neff (Alderfer-Bergen). Omer burned too many matches with the effort and was quickly cut loose from the smooth-riding Neff. And that’s the way it stayed – Knapp first, Neff second, and Omer third. Early leader Messer rode a solid race and finished fourth.
The post-race awards ceremonies were held in the toasty confines of the Brookside Park Community Building. Master frame builder Tim O’Donnell (Shamrock Cycles) started things off by picking raffle tickets. Those who raced more than 10 races in the series were eligible for a pair of Zipp 404 wheels, a custom made Shamrock frame, a Jamis Super Nova frameset, a Redline Conquest frameset, a pair of hand-built wheels from BioWheels Bike Shop, two Chris King headsets, plus lots of schwag from Quality Bicycle Parts. The festivities were capped off with the presentation of plaques to the top three overall all in each category.
The Zipp OVCX Tour thanks those who participated, spectated, or volunteered this season. Stay tuned for exciting announcements concerning next year’s series. More information is available at http://www.ovcx.com/.
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 Name Team 1 Ryan Knapp BikeReg.com 2 Isaac Neff Alderfer-Bergen 3 Clayton Omer Calistoga 4 Andrew Messer DRT Racing 5 Mitchell Kersting Barbasol 6 Mitchell Graham BioWheels 7 Robert Bush Texas Roadhouse 8 Kip Spaude Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc. 9 Rob Kendall Team Barbasol/Rapid Transit 10 Zach Edwards DRT Racing 11 Andrew Reardon Krystal 12 Ryan Myers Indianapolis Cycling Club 13 Zach McBride 14 Aaron Hawkins Don Galligher-DRT Consulting 15 Jacob Virostko Lucas Oil 16 Nick Tinsler Darkhorse Racing 17 Jason Fowler 18 Jake Rytlewski 19 Katsuhiro Tanda Team Athens 20 Dustin Greer Maxxis/First Endurance 21 Matthew Curin DNF Mike Kennedy Barbasol DNF Donald Galligher DRT Racing Elite Women Place Name Team 1 AnnaJean Dallaire Barbasol 2 Michelle Morris One Call Now 3 Nicole Borem DRT Racing 4 Amanda McKay BioWheels 5 Kiersta Tucker CKW Racing 6 Rebecca Finley Vanderkitten 7 Sarah Lukas Hyundai / Gear Grinder 8 Emily Benson DRT Racing 9 Whitney Kroll Cane Creek DNF Ashley James Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc. DNF Teri Meek BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville Elite Masters 35+/45+ Place Name Team Age Group 1 Donald Galligher DRT Racing 35+ 1st 2 Phil Noble BioWheels 35+ 2nd 3 Erik Fagerberg Calistoga 45+ 1st 4 Robert Bobrow Calistoga 45+ 2nd 5 Morgan Webb Barbasol 35+ 3rd 6 Keith Lucas CKW Racing 35+ 4th 7 John Mandrola Calistoga 45+ 3rd 8 Fred Rose BikeReg.com 35+ 5th 9 Timothy Beirne Calistoga 35+ 6th 10 Bill Crank 35+ 7th 11 Blaine Heppner BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 35+ 8th 12 Joe Bellante BioWheels 35+ 9th 13 Mike Mcshane Calistoga 35+ 10th 14 John May Barbasol 45+ 4th 15 Lou Beckmeyer Seven Hills / Mercy 45+ 5th 16 T.J. Turner BioWheels 35+ 11th 17 Matthew Koehn Speedway Wheelmen 45+ 6th 18 Doug Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels 45+ 7th Category 3 Men Place Name Team 1 Joshua Prater Speedway Wheelmen 2 Keith Lucas CKW Racing 3 Tom Brockman Louisville Firefighters 4 Glenn Francisco BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 5 Chris Nevitt BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 6 Andrew Dillman Red Zone 7 Steven Gers BioWheels 8 Katsuhiro Tanda Team Athens 9 David Hauber Louisville Firefighters 10 Ryan Vingris Ghisallo Cycling Team Inc. 11 Donald Parr BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 12 Micah Fritzinger 13 Martin Bearden BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 14 Adam Rodkey Team Tortuga 15 Josh Biven Louisville Firefighters 16 Ren-Jay Shei 17 Brad McCracken 18 Ryan Kiel Indiana University-Bloomington 19 Kyle Thomas DRT Racing 20 Mark Trousdale Speedway Wheelmen 21 Ryan Lindsay ZWS / Cyclesport 22 Martin Meadows Speedway Wheelmen 23 David Groen Central Ohio Bicycle Club 24 Andrew Millard ZWS / Cyclesport 25 Cory Swihart B Masters Cat. 3/4 35+ Place Name Team 1 Michael Seiler BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 2 Marty Smith CES / PTP 3 Steven Webster BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 4 Micah Fritzinger 5 Duane Walker BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 6 Dave Aukerman 7 John West BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 8 Jeff Schoeny 9 Darrell Edwards BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 10 Rodney Roof ZWS / Cyclesport 11 Gregory Charkoudian Pedal the Planet 12 Doug Roemer BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 13 Jeff Steinrock BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 14 Damon Brown 15 Tom Mulpagano 16 Lars Andersen 17 John Harris BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 18 Chris Halioris BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 19 Pope Mobley BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 20 Justin Forbes 21 Scott Rodriguez 22 Brian Segal BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 23 Brian Greene DNF Jerry Hayes Queen City Wheels B Masters Cat. 3/4 45+ Place Name Team 1 Dan Lach ZWS / Cyclesport 2 Scott Bond Speedway Wheelmen 3 Mike Otting Seven Hills / Mercy 4 David Hart ZWS / Cyclesport 5 Rick Toler 6 Mitchell Beckner One Call Now 7 Lou Beckmeyer Seven Hills / Mercy 8 Jonathan Spicker 9 Fraser Cunningham ZWS / Cyclesport 10 Kenny Sipes CKW Racing 11 Craig Reynolds 12 Timothy Casady Nebo Ridge Bicycles 13 Harry Wicks BioWheels 14 Scott Belcher Seven Hills / Mercy 15 Dell Williamson Queen City Wheels 16 Doug Hamilton BioWheels 17 Jim Pontius Zephyr Wheel Sports 18 Mark Luking BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 19 Robert Locke Speedway Wheelmen 20 Mike McDaniel Seven Hills / Mercy 21 Mark Mckenney Seven Hills / Mercy 22 Ronald Shipman DNF Dan Ramsey Cat. 3/4 Women Place Name Team 1 Kiersta Tucker CKW Racing 2 Teri Meek BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 3 Hannah Mossman One Call Now 4 Colleen Morris One Call Now 5 Jeni Roosen Seven Hills / Mercy 6 Mary Craighead Sorella Cycling / Chrysalis Racing 7 Susan McDaniel Seven Hills / Mercy DNF Lindsay Rodkey Velo Bella Masters Women Place Name Team 1 Jamie Clifton National Engineering - COBC 2 Shellie Heggenberger 3 Staci Mandrola Calistoga 4 Christina Halioris BikeClicks/Team Louisville 5 Bridget Sempsrott CORA 6 Claudia Fritzinger Category 4 Men Place Name Team 1 Brian Lark Red Zone Cycling 2 Nathan Roberson Scheller's 3 Rick Smith 4 John Francisco Red Zone Cycling 5 Todd Nix 6 Steven Bivens 7 Joey Luliano Turin Bicycling Society 8 Jaden Sempsrott 9 Cory St. Clair 10 Cody Joel 11 Brad Oakley 12 Corey Green 13 Tobias Holsman 14 James Sells 15 William Sherman Team Reliant Bank/Harpeth Bicycles 16 Peter Deucher 17 Frank Troiano 18 Thomas Standers 19 Louie Nicholson 20 Bill Meek 21 Martin Lally 22 John Schmitz 23 Geoff Thielmeyer 24 Dave Tharp 25 Geraint Parry 26 John Molnar 27 Brien Fields 28 Daniel Bartholomew 29 Ben Waite 30 Andy Paskins Unattached 31 Matt Swan 32 Dave Mundy DNF John Wischmeier DNF Adam Schmidt DNF William Confer DNF Cameron Poole Junior Men 10-12 Place Name Team 1 James Francisco Red Zone Cycling 2 Will Mandrola Red Zone Cycling 3 Michael Lyle 4 Ian Mcshane Red Zone Cycling 5 Rodney Roof 6 Edward Fritzinger Junior Women 10-12 Place Name Team 1 Eden Webb Red Zone Cycling 2 Rachel Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels 3 Kate Dietrich Red Zone Cycling 4 Cate McShane Red Zone Cycling Junior Men 13-14 Place Name Team 1 John Francisco Red Zone Cycling 2 Cooper Simon Red Zone Cycling 3 Nick Dietrich Red Zone Cycling 4 Reuben Fritzinger DNF Spencer Renck Red Zone Cycling Junior Men 15-16 Place Name Team 1 Andrew Dillman Red Zone Cycling 2 Samuel Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels 3 Will Bain BikeClicks.com / Team Louisville 4 Saxon Porter 5 Zane Wischmeier