TIGHT FINISHES AT ZIPP OVCX BROOKSIDE CUP
“Counting” the Ways to Win and Lose a Race
The thirteenth race in the Zipp OVCX Tour was held at Brookside Park in Indianapolis today, the second day of a double Indy weekend coming on the heels of the Southeastway Park race yesterday. This race also served as the Indiana State Championships, adding a little extra to the race that already held great meaning for many racers with only two races remaining in the series. The Elite Men’s race was once again captured by Mitchell Kersting, while Nicole Borem managed to grab her third win of the year in the Elite Women's race. The Elite Masters race once again belonged to Mike McShane, taking both the overall and 45+, while Fred Rose grabbed the 35+ crown.
The weather was a non-factor, providing beautiful conditions yet again for both racing and spectating. This was quite a contrast from a year ago, when Brookside was the series finale for the OVCX and was contested in several inches of snow and temperatures in the teens. Brookside's trademark steps to the office complex once again provided the spectators with an absolutely magnificent view of the course as well as the toughest obstacle. Coming down a steep off-camber descent, riders made a right turn to the base of the steps. The concrete steps, consisting of two flights of about 15 steps each with a platform about 30 feet long between them, gave the racers the opportunity to show who had the best off the bike cyclocross skills, while giving spectators the opportunity to stand right next to them and yell encouragement as they crested the steps. Directly across from the base of the steps was the finish line adding to the view. The last 500 meters consisted of a set of barriers leading through a pass where riders made a 180 degree turn onto the pavement for the sprint finish.
Unlike yesterday, when Mitchell Kersting (Rapid Transit Racing) ran away from the field, today was a three-man battle all the way with Kersting, Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen) and Tom Burke (Lathrup Industries/Giant Bicycles) taking shots at each other the entire hour. Sherer took the lead on the last lap and held it all the way to the finishing stretch. He appeared to be in total control as nobody had managed to win all day when coming into the final barriers without the lead. Burke attempted to pass Kersting at the barriers but failed and ruined his chances for the victory. Kersting sat on Sherer's wheel and as they made the 180 onto the pavement it was all Kersting to the line.
In the Elite Women's race, Nikki Dallaire (Alderfer Bergen) appeared to be in great shape for a double weekend herself, but somehow lost track of the lap count. Dallaire and Nicole Borem (DRT Consulting) had been racing all day when Dallaire attacked and put a big gap on Borem with two laps to go. Dallaire sat up and coasted up the hill through the finish line as she watched Borem motor by. Dallaire clearly thought she was done and had miscalculated her attack. The effort had clearly taken everything she had and even though there were two laps remaining, Borem was relentless as she flew through the final two laps, never giving her opponent a chance.
The Elite Masters race also saw an exciting finish as Mike McShane (Calistoga Racing Team), Don Galligher (DRT Consulting) and Fred Rose (BikeReg.com) kept things tight the entire race. Gallagher again did some good work on the front and looked like he might be able to challenge McShane with a sprint, something he couldn't do yesterday. With a couple laps to go, as they reached the top of the steps in a Galligher – McShane – Rose order, Rose decided to attack. He cut to the inside as he dropped his bike to the pavement preparing to mount and gave McShane a friendly push into the bushes. That surely instilled a little extra motivation in McShane, who doesn’t take kindly to being pushed around as he is almost always the smallest guy out there. As they came into the final barriers with McShane leading, it appeared to be over with Galligher and Rose left to battle for 2nd. Galligher slid out and hit the turf leaving the 2nd place spot and Indiana State Championship to Rose.
Next week, the Zipp OVCX Tour heads toward Dayton, Ohio for the Buckingham Financial Ohio State Championship at John Bryan State Park on Sunday, November 29. As at today’s Indiana State Championships, next week’s event in Ohio is open to riders from any state or country, and the highest-placing Ohio residents in each class will be declared 2009 Ohio State Champion. Details and pre-registration for next weekend’s penultimate race on this year’s Zipp OVCX Tour can be found on BikeReg.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 Mitchell Kersting Rapid Transit Racing 2 Mike Sherer Alderfer Bergen 3 Tom Burke Lathrup Industries/Giant Bicycles 4 Andrew Llewellyn Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team 5 Erik Hamilton NUVO Cultural Trail 6 Ryan Gamm Kenda Pro Cycling presented by Spinergy 7 Rob Kendall BARBASOL / RAPID TRANSIT 8 Jacob Virostko BIOWHEELS 9 Matthew Belcher VELOLOUNGE.COM 10 Eric Anderson NUVO Cultural Trail 11 Weston Luzadder NOVA CYCLE SPORT INC. 12 Chris Nevitt Team Louisville 13 Chad Salla Alderfer Bergen 14 Zachary Edwards DRT RACING 15 Cory Swihart 16 Katsuhiro Tanda TEAM ATHENS P/B KT PROTOTYPE 17 Adam Leibovitz NUVO Cultural Trail DNF Mike Kennedy Barbasol/ Rapid Transit DNF Aaron Hawkins CHRYSALIS VENTURES RACING DNF Declan Doyle NUVO Cultural Trail Elite Women Place Name Team 1 Nicole Borem DRT Consulting 2 Annajean Dallaire ALDERFER BERGEN 3 Amanda Mckay BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING 4 Melissa Corliss NATIONAL ENGINEERING - CENTRAL OHIO BICYCLE CLUB 5 Briana Kovac Alderfer Bergen 6 Mary Penta SCHELLERS FITNESS AND CYCLING 7 Sierra Siebenlist Marian College Cycling Team 8 Megan Somerville MARIAN UNIVERSITY CYCLING TEAM 9 Rebecca Finley MARIAN UNIVERSITY CYCLING TEAM DNF Emily Benson DRT RACING Elite Masters 35+ Place Name Team 1 Frederick Rose BIKEREG.COM 2 Donald Galligher DRT Racing 3 Morgan Webb Red Zone Cycling 4 Tom Brockman LOUISVILLE FIRE FIGHTERS 5 Jason Karew UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 6 Brian Andriot LOUISVILLE FIREFIGHTERS 7 Michael Lantz 8 Harry Clark Alderfer Bergen 9 Mitch Graham Bio Wheels Racing DNF Steve Bivens OHIO VALLEY VELO DNF Todd Nix OHIO VALLEY VELO - EDT Elite Masters 45+ Place Name Team 1 Michael Mcshane Calistoga Racing Team 2 Erik Fagerberg Calistoga Racing Team 3 John Mandrola Calistoga Racing Team 4 John May, Sr. Fetzer Cycling Team 5 Dean Peterson ZIPP FACTORY TEAM 6 Scott Bond Speedway Wheelmen 7 Matthew Koehn SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN 8 Greg Youngen Wild Card Cycling DNF John Riedel ALAN NORTH AMERICA / CHALLENGE Category 3 Men Place Name Team 1 Josh Johnson DRT RACING 2 Adam Rodkey SPEEDAY WHEELMEN 3 John Francisco RED ZONE 4 Micah Fritzinger SCHELLERS CYCLING 5 Luke Haley RED ZONE CYCLING 6 David Neis HECKAWEE 7 Mark Giganti INDIE BIKE 8 Matthew Kiel 9 Josh Biven LOUISVILLE FIREFIGHTERS 10 Joseph Nalley BIKE CLICKS / TEAM LOUISVILLE 11 Josh Prater SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN 12 Martin Meadows Speedway Wheelmen 13 Ryan Kiel GRAY GOAT SPORTS 14 Scott Catanzaro WOLVERINE SPORTS CLUB 15 Peter Deucher Spin 16 Brian Collier BIOWHEELS/REECE- CAMPBELL RACING 17 John Maggard 18 Dan Lach ZWS/CYCLESPORT 19 Joe Czerwonka BOB'S RED MILL/ROCKY MOUNTAIN 20 David Strole DRT Racing 21 Ryan Lindsay ZWS/CYCLESPORT 22 Dave Mundy 23 Andrew Allwein 24 Nicholas Puaca MORRIS TRUCKING 25 John Ryan DNF Cory Rusher GRAY GOAT CYCLING Masters Cat. 3 35+ Place Name Team 1 Steve Bivens OHIO VALLEY VELO 2 Corey Green ZEPHYR WHEEL SPORTS 3 Todd Nix OHIO VALLEY VELO - EDT 4 Joseph Bellante BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING 5 James Turner Team IPro 6 Mark Trousdale Speedway Wheelmen 7 Duane Walker BIKECLICKS/TEAM LOUISVILLE 8 Matthew Johnson Alderfer Bergen 9 Rodney Roof ZWS/CYCLESPORT 10 Dave Aukerman Some Guys Cycling Masters Cat. 3 45+ Place Name Team 1 Mike Otting 7HILLS RACING 2 Rick Toler Team Columbus 3 Kenny Sipes CENTRAL KY WHEELMEN RACING 4 Scott Belcher 5 Mitchell Beckner One Call Now 6 Greg Youngen Wild Card Cycling 7 Craig Reynolds INDIANA HAND CENTER 8 Charles South 3RVS - Koehlinger/Kelley 9 Harry Wicks Bio Wheels Racing 10 Jonathan Spicker QUEEN CITY WHEELS 11 John Harris ROGUE RACING PROJECT 12 Doug Hamilton BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING 13 James Pontius 14 Steven Vorderman DRT Cat. 3/4 Women Place Name Team 1 Briana Kovac Alderfer Bergen 2 Nancy Henderson COBC 3 Elizabeth Cobb 4 Hannah Mossman ONE CALL NOW 5 Cooper Ambjorn RESER FUSION VELO EXPERIENCE 6 Caitlin Coar Cat. 3/4 Masters Women 35+ Place Name Team 1 Bridget Sempsrott Bio Wheels Racing 2 Malissa Petrov UNATTACHED 3 Shellie Heggenberger 16 Paws 4 Claudia Fritzinger ROGUE RACING PROJECT 5 Karen Hamilton Bio Wheels Racing 6 Mary Bill Category 4 Men Place Name Team 1 Tony O'Neill 2 Ian McShane RED ZONE CYCLING 3 Cooper Simon RED ZONE CYCLING 4 Mike Stumpe 5 Isaiah Newkirk 6 Michael Webber ROGUE RACING PROJECT 7 Chase Moore 8 William Bain Team Louisville 9 Andy Paskins 10 Tyler Lach ZWS/CYCLESPORT 11 Scott Allen 12 Scott Murschel Team Abundance 13 Thomas Standers Some Guys Cycling 14 Dan Bartholomew Speedway Wheelmen 15 Jeremy Crumbaugh Speedway Wheelmen 16 William True DNF Matt Herron Masters Cat. 4 35+ Place Name Team 1 Shane Nalley DANS COMPETITION 2 Ryan Shanahan 3 Butch Farrell SMITTYS CYCLERY/WELLINGTON ORTHEPAEDIC 4 Don Birch 5 Tim Wegner SUMMIT CITY BICYCLES & FITNESS 6 Mike Shipman CYCLING & FITNESS WAREHOUSE 7 Christian Ambjorn RESER FUSION VELO EXPERIENCE 8 Scott Lyle 9 Andy Paskins 10 Joern Brockhaus Team Dayton Bicycling 11 Bryan Dalman Speedway Wheelmen 12 Brian Segal ROGUE RACING PROJECT 13 Matthew Stierwalt Queen City Wheels 14 Trevor Stith SCHELLERS FITNESS & CYCLING 15 Pope Mobley BIKECLICKS/TEAM LOUISVILLE 16 John Downey UNATTACHED 17 Tom Mulpagano SHAMROCK CYCLES 18 Chad Nay 19 Brian Hazelwood GEARS 4 BEERS 20 Patrick Lach PATRICK LACH 21 Yngvar Brynildssen SPEEDWAY WHEELMAN 22 Eric Schilling 23 John Weber CYCLING & FITNESS WAREHOUSE 24 Joe McGuire 25 Gerald Rusin Masters Cat. 4 45+ Place Name Team 1 David Lane SUNRISE BAKERY 2 John Schmitz SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN 3 Kay Ohta 4 Wes Harris SPEEDWAY WHEELMAN 5 Lee Jackson 6 Bryan Smith CKW RACING 7 Brian Blackwell ROGUE RACING PROJECT 8 Kirk Dixon 9 Frank Troiano 10 Dirk Ensley DANS COMPETITION 11 Rodger Cooper 12 Brien Fields WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF 13 John Wheeler MOORE GRAY GOAT 14 Don Bill Team Dayton Bicycling 15 John Rademacher Queen City Wheels Junior Men 10-12 Place Name Team 1 Spencer Petrov Lionhearts 2 James Francisco 3 Edward Fritzinger 4 Zachary Ross Lionhearts 5 Luke Johnson Alderfer Bergen 6 Nicholas Beirne Red Zone Cycling 7 Enzo Allwein QCW LIONHEARTS 8 Nathan Ross Lionhearts 9 Logan Johnson Alderfer Bergen Junior Women 10-12 Place Name Team 1 Eden Webb Red Zone Cycling 2 Frances Haley RED ZONE CYCLING 3 Abigail Roof Lionhearts Junior Men 13-14 Place Name Team 1 Gavin Haley RED ZONE CYCLING 2 Ben Glover RED ZONE JUNIOR CYCLING 3 Jedidiah Fritzinger 4 Will Mandrola RED ZONE CYCLING 5 Andrew Rademacher Queen City Wheels 6 Robert Prewitt Queen City Wheels 7 Michael Gruenwald QCW LIONHEARTS Junior Women 13-14 Place Name Team 1 Mackenzie Green QCW LIONHEARTS 2 Katherine Santos RED ZONE CYCLING 3 Emily Falk RED ZONE CYCLING Junior Men 15-16 Place Name Team 1 Mark Renn RED ZONE CYCLING 2 Alex Melloy RED ZONE RACING 3 Nolan Mcqueen RED ZONE CYCLING 4 John May, Jr. RED ZONE CYCLING 5 Daniel Santos RED ZONE Junior Men 17-18 Place Name Team 1 Will Bain Team Louisville