Beacon Cyclocross

Cape Atlantic Racing, LL

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Beacon Cyclocross
-UCI C2-
Mid Atlantic Championship Series #2
Presented by
Cape Atlantic Racing, LLC
Bridgeton, NJ
Sunday, October 16, 2005


October 16, 2005, Bridgeton, NJ, USA; Kona riders dominated Sunday�s second race of the $30,000 Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series with wins in both UCI Elite races, and a convincing podium sweep in the UCI Elite Men�s event in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The three-century-old river port town is the county seat and boasts a city park almost as large as the town itself. Within the park, residents can find a riverside beach, an amphitheater and even a small zoo. Unfortunately for the eastern regulars of the Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series, the zoo wasn�t part of the course -- because a cage would have been the only thing that could have stopped the onslaught of Kona riders Georgia Gould, Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks and Kona East Coast/CCA�s Tyler Johnson. However, both the amphitheater and the beach were included as obstacles, and they would play pivotal roles in the day�s action

As the sun came up over the farms that surround the town, 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia, it was clear that there would be no repeat of last weekend�s mudfest in Pennsylvania. The day dawned clear and breezy. The �Chamber of Commerce weather� was further enhanced by the warm temperature that would eventually approach 70 degrees (F). The rain of the previous week had actually served to make the sandy soil and hard-pack trails harder and faster than previous years, with many racers commenting that the 80 meter long Beach Run �seemed shorter� than last year.

The Pro Double-Header started with the Women�s event. Led by West Virginia�s two-time series champion Betsy Schauer of FORT/GPOA!, the women lined-up for the first of six UCI-sanctioned in this year�s series. As the field came down the hill and into the spectator area for the first time, it was clear that the rider to beat was Kona�s Georgia Gould. The Idaho native, whose racing season this year will extend from March to December this year, quickly established a lead ahead of Schauer and last week�s second-place rider, Melanie Swartz of Squadra Coppi/IM Saab. For most of the first lap, it looked like Schauer and Swartz might make a race of it, but those thoughts were erased on the first trip up the dreaded �Amphitheater of Pain�. Running up the unevenly-spaced foot-and-a-half high steps as though they were the steps in front of the local Post Office, Gould raced away, never to be headed. Her eventual margin of victory was one minute and 29 seconds. Behind Gould, the race f or second turned out to be a tactical fight between Swartz, who led the battle for much of the race, and Schauer, who didn�t seem as confident on the dry sandy soil as she did in last week�s mud. Schauer may have been lying low on the high-speed course, however. With just over a lap to go, she attacked on the steps of the amphitheater to retake second place, eventually finishing with nine seconds in hand over the ever-present Swartz.

On the line for the Men�s event, and it appeared that FORT/GPOA! had an advantage with no fewer than five riders -- including defending Elite Champion Ryan Leech and defending U23 Champion Greg Wittwer. Lining up beside them though, was the Kona triple-threat: Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks and Tyler Johnson. Trebon had plenty to prove in this, his unexpected first east coast race since breaking his arm. The debut was unexpected, since the Kona duo were in Maine to race the UCI leg of the New England series, but thanks to the airlines, their bikes were not. Since most shops don�t have four spare 62cm, 17 pound Kona �Jake-the-Snakes� available for visiting pros from Oregon, Trebon and Wicks had to wait until Sunday. Once the race started, they let it be known that they had had enough of waiting, and they certainly weren�t going to be waiting for their competition.

Tyler Johnson, of Connecticut and wearing the black jersey of Kona East/CCA, took the holeshot on the uphill start, but from then on it was all bright orange of Kona�s big boys out in front. Trebon and Wicks rode together, stretching their lead and bounding up the steps of the amphitheater like gazelles. The two leaders stayed just inches apart until Wicks bobbled while entering the beach run, followed by an awkward dismount. Just like that, the race was over. Trebon eventually won by nearly a minute-and-a-half. Afterwards, Wicks described the race succinctly, �Fast and fun�, he said. Ryan Trebon�s post-race comments said more than he intended about the effort he had to make for his dominating performance. �When�s it get dark around here?� he said, �Let�s go out for a road ride for an hour -- or two.�

Race Notes:

Barry Wicks was actually riding almost the entire beach run in practice -- staying on his bike for the plunge to the river and the right-angle turn, both in deep sand, plus an additional 60 meters of deep sand following that.

Lisa Most of Team Wissahickon, the sponsors of next Sundays Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross series event, was the highest-placed 35+ rider in the Women�s Elite Field.

By far the most entertaining race of the day was the Masters, with eight riders swapping positions continuously, eventually culminating in a six rider sprint through the sand pit, up the amphitheater and up the paved finishing straight. Bohemia, New York rider Bob Campos of Huc Jessies was the overall winner. Randall Root of Team Snow Valley/Sibex was the highest placed 45+ rider. Fred Wittwer of the Charlottesville Race Club was the best 55+ rider, beating more than 2/3 of the entire Masters field in the process.

After dominating win last week that had some wondering if he shouldn�t be racing in the Elite class, Steve Cummings was unable to repeat at the fast New Jersey Circuit. Christopher Case, racing for the University of Texas out of Chevy Chase, Maryland took a 38 second victory in the Men�s B class. Cummings was able to hold off fast closing local rider Paolo Zenoni (Westwood Velo) for second.

The $30,000 Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series returns next weekend for an International Double Header weekend with a UCI C1-ranked race at Granouge estate in Wilmington Delaware on Saturday, October 22, followed by a UCI C2-ranked race at Ludwig�s Corner Horse Show in Glenmore Pennsylvania the following day.

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. Men's Elite 26 starters Place Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 55:51 TREBON Ryan Kona Corvallis OR 2 57:17 WICKS Barry Kona Corvallis OR 3 59:48 JOHNSON Tyler Eastern Kona/CCA Chester CT 4 1:00.16 LEECH Ryan Fort-GPOA ! Philadelphia PA 5 1:00.47 ASPHOLM Roger Westwood Velo Howorth NJ 6 1:00.44 SHOGREN Gunnar FORT-GPOA! Morgantown WV 7 1:01.45 WITTWER Greg Fort GPOA Charlottsville VA 8 1:01.46 WILSON Dan Henrys Bikes Wilmington DE 9 1:01.47 WULFKUHLE Andrew Alan Mid-Atlantic LSV/Kelly Benefits Lititz PA 10 1:01.53 GALEGHER Sean Hunt Valley Bicycles Towson MD 11 1:01.54 MARINI Greg coffee plus inc. com Columbia MD 12 1:02.52 FERGUSEN Greg Fort GPOA Glassboro NJ 13 1:03.26 BAKER Myron Verge Sport Hamilton NJ 14 -1lap CASSAN Todd Rocinan NYC NY 15 -1lap KAHLENBERG Jordan ALAN Baltimore MD 16 -1lap TURNER Glenn Evolution Pro Bike Shop Newtown Sq PA 17 -1lap WEAVER Ransom Guys Bikes Philadelphia PA 18 -1lap PICCILLO Joseph Evolution Racing Doylestown PA 19 -1lap ROMANOW Myles HVC/Jessie's Southampotn NY 20 -1lap NEWELL Chris Hunt Valley Bicycle Club/HVB Reisterstown MD 21 -1lap REYNOLDS Joseph Wissahickon Folsom NJ 22 -1lap SPONSEL Alistair Colavita Racing Princeton NJ 23 -1lap BECK Christopher 24 -1lap MINTURM John Kraynicks Cincinnati OH 25 dnf AUER Kristopher Alan Midatlantic Baltimore MD 26 dnf SCHEMPF Weston FORT-GPOA! Sinking Spring PA Category: Elite Women 11 starters Place 35+ Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 34:02 GOULD Georgia Kona Ketchum ID 2 35:29 SCHAUER Betsy FORT/GPOA! Morgantown WV 3 35:38 SWARTZ Melanie Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 4 37:50 VON TEITENBERG Heidi ALAN Mid-Atlantic Baltimore MD 5 35+ 38:06 MOST Lisa Wissahickon Philadelphia PA 6 38:23 YOZELL Erica FORT-GPOA! Phila PA 7 35+ 39:05 VIBLE Lisa Velo Bella Wilmington DE 8 35+ 39:11 EBERSOLE Tammy Evolution Warminster PA 9 35+ 40:54 NEUMANN Jill Evolution Racing Newtown SQ PA 10 41:16 WAHL Pamela Evolution Pipersville PA 11 42:01 STARK Laura Somerset Wheelmen Princeton NJ Category: Masters 77 starters Place 45+ 55+ Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 40:19 CAMPOS Robert HUC/JESSIES Bohemia NY 2 40:22 MIHILLS Richard The Secret Henry's Team Newark DE 3 40:25 SCHLAUCH Eric Somerset Wheelmen/Van Dessel Califon NJ 4 40:27 CASSAN Todd Rocinante NYC NY 5 40:30 SAUNDERS Blair FSVS Newark DE 6 40:32 KIMBALL Troy Westwood Velo Guttenburg NJ 7 45+ 40:35 ROOT Randall Team Snow Valley/SIBEX Sterling VA 8 41:32 HEBE Mike FORT-GPOA Etters PA 9 45+ 41:33 KUTNEY Mark Charlottesville Earlysville VA 10 41:43 HOWARD Matthew CRCA/BENNETTS BICYCLES/FDNY New York NY 11 41:44 LUX John Hunt Valley Bicycles/HVB Cornwall PA 12 41:45 VETTORI Marc Secret Henry's Team | Spot Brand Elkton MD 13 42:01 REISINGER Kirk Wissahickon Schwenksville PA 14 42:03 CUSACK Patrick Rockville Harley-Davidson Washington DC 15 45+ 42:05 CORDISCO Jeff CAPOforma Kennett Square PA 16 42:07 REUTHER Robert Alliance Westchester PA 17 45+ 42:12 GRAY Douglass First State Velo Sport Elizabethtown PA 18 42:13 WARMUTH Ralf Highland Park Hermes Highland Park NJ 19 42:27 JONES Martin Somerset Wheelmen High Bridge NJ 20 45+ 55+ 42:33 WITTWER Fred Charlottesville racing club Charlottesville VA 21 42:40 BUDAY Alan rotations racing Manorville NY 22 45+ 42:45 LONG Christopher Independent Fabrication/Gotham Woodside NY 23 42:57 CLINE Kelly Wissahickon Glenside PA 24 43:01 LYON III Robert HUNT VALLEY BICYCLE CLUB York PA 25 45+ 43:28 FREDERICK Robert Evolution Racing Doylestown PA 26 45+ 43.33 SAINT CLAIR Kevin QCW/Bike Addicts Philadelphia PA 27 43:34 FEATHERMAN Mark Guy's Racing Elkins Park PA 28 44:01 MILNE Judd Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 29 45+ 44:02 KAUFMAN Larry Velocity Sports/CCE Belle Mead NJ 30 45+ 44:03 BRECKENMAKER Kevin Yellow Breeches Racing Hershey PA 31 44:05 MILLER John Guy's Racing Glen Mills PA 32 44:07 DICKS Douglas CRCA/BENNETTS BICYCLES/FDNY Staten Island NY 33 44:09 EVANS Chris Wissahickon Philadelphia PA 34 44:51 SMITH Peter Doylestown Doylestown PA 35 45+ 44:58 SMITH Dennis First State Velo Sport (FSVS) Newark DE 36 45:01 KIRK Michael Wooden Wheels Racing Kennett Square PA 37 45:03 FACAS Christopher Westwood Velo Hillsborough NJ 38 45+ 45:05 MCDANIEL Charles Wooden Wheels Wilmington DE 39 45+ 45:07 PERREN James QCW/Bike Addicts Philadelphia PA 40 45+ 45:09 CONNAIR Mike First State Velo Sport Elkton MD 41 45+ 45:26 REYNOLDS Scott Guy's Racing Perkiomenville PA 42 45:35 GOREL Greg Somerset Wheelmen Neshanic Station NJ 43 45+ 45:39 CZUPRYNA Michael FSVS Newark DE 44 45:44 ZEIMET Raymond Premier Bank-Cycle Sports Ewing NJ 45 46:03 TREMPER Henry First State Velo Sport Ardentown DE 46 46:09 WINDH Rolf Guy's Racing Philadelphia PA 47 46:21 WENTZEL Joseph Breakaway Philadelphia PA 48 46:30 BECHTOLD Marc Peddler's Shop Racing Cherry Hill NJ 49 45+ 46:45 KENAS Joseph Guy's Racing Meadowbrook PA 50 46:51 ERNDL Charles Englishtown NJ 51 47:29 WATKINS Jim Somerset Skillman NJ 52 45+ 55+ 47:56 SALING Joe Somerset Wheelmen Bridgewater NJ 53 47:58 IGNOGNITO Paul Quaker City Wilmington DE 54 45+ 55+ 48:10 DIBIASI Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA 55 45+ 55+ 48:37 MORRISON Donald Wissahickon West Brandywine PA 56 45+ 47:44 HEEDE Steve Hunt Valley Bicycles York PA 57 49:19 MANHARDT David Henry's Bikes Quakertown PA 58 49:21 STAHL Scott Seavs Farifax VA 59 45+ 49:26 DUDEK Lawrence Somerset Wheelmen Skillman NJ 60 45+ 49:32 GULLEMMO Ralph East End East Moriches NY 61 45+ 49:33 KELLEY Gary South Mount Velo Carlisle PA 62 45+ 49:56 FAIRCHILD Steven Westwood Velo Wayne NJ 63 50:09 DEEMER Kevin Mohrsville PA 64 45+ 50:26 PERNA Bob beans bikes West Chester PA 65 -1 MCCABE Mark 3D Racing Rumson NJ 66 45+ -1 SANCHEZ Gustavo Evolution Racing Wrightstown PA 67 45+ -1 SANDS Robert Evolution Racing Warminster PA 68 45+ -1 ROMEFELT Alan LSV - Kelly Catonsville MD 69 45+ -1 BAUCH Richard Colavita Racing Team Califon NJ 70 45+ 55+ -1 WILLIAMS Michael Wilmington Velocity Wilmington DE 71 45+ 55+ -2 HOSTETTER John Alan MidAtlantic Aberdeen MD DNF DNF LEONARD Patrick Evolution Racing Holland PA DNF DNF WILSON Scott Evolution Racing Warminster PA DNF DNF PIZZINI Leo 1st State Velosport West Grove PA DNS GENTLES Steven Guy's Racing Wynnwood PA DNS ELSASSER Mark THC/Spot Brand Philadelphia PA DNS FAINO Christian Evolution Racing Philadelphia PA Category: B Men 56 starters Place Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 40:15 CASE Christopher Univ of Texas Chevy Chase MD 2 40:53 CUMMINGS Stephen Kraynicks Pittsburgh PA 3 41:10 ZENONI Paolo Westwood Velo Tenafly NJ 4 41:22 TOTARO Charles Human Zoom Philadelphia PA 5 41:27 O'HARA Mike LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies Baltimore MD 6 41:42 SZCZEPANSKI Adam Bike & Blade - Serfs Collegeville PA 7 41:44 LABARR Dusty Ketchum ID 8 41:46 MAYHEW Chris FORT/GPOA Pittsburgh PA 9 41:48 MEALEY Sean Hunt Valley Bicycles/HVB York PA 10 41:50 LINDSTROM Gregory 1st Captial Velo Mt Wolf PA 11 41:57 IGNOSH Ray Gotham Cyclists Berinigsville PA 12 42:27 BRILL Dan Team Beacon South River NJ 13 42:32 MAINS Tom Velocity Sports/CCE Hamilton NJ 14 42:34 HOSTETTER III John ALAN Mid-Atlantic Perryville MD 15 42:41 BERNARDI John Action Wheels Sweedsboro NJ 16 42:46 SCOTT Wayne First State Velo Sport Elkton MD 17 43:17 FREEHOFF Bruce Team Beacon Robbinsville NJ 18 43:22 HESS Wade Team Beacon Ocean View NJ 19 43:29 MORGAN Eric Wissahickon Philadelphia PA 20 43:39 LOUSTAU Emerson Philadelphia PA 21 43:53 WILLIAMS Trevor Guy's Bicycle Racing Radnor PA 22 43:56 NORVELL Montana Wissahickon Philadelphia PA 23 44:21 SKINNER Christian Team Beacon Belle Mead NJ 24 44:22 HUGHES Frederick Baltimore MD 25 44:47 ALLEN Christopher Action Wheels Mount Laurel NJ 25 44:49 CHICHESTER Charles CRC OF A Titusville NJ 27 44:51 HUBER Jamie Cedar Bikes Jim Thorpe PA 28 44:53 GRETLES Steven Guy's Bicycle Racing Wynnwood PA 29 44:55 MCDONALD Bernard LSV/Kelly Baltimore MD 30 44:57 PROCOPOS Theo Club Wissahickon Havertown PA 31 45:08 CALLAN Craig Highland Park Highland Park NJ 32 45:10 NEWMANN Andrew Evolution Racing Newtown Sq PA 33 45:12 KILGORE Mark first capital velo York PA 34 45:15 LINVILL John MLLC Wayne PA 35 45:30 PFAFF Sean LSV Haletharpe MD 36 45:33 BURGESS Brian Team Beacon Devon PA 37 45:35 GULDALIAN Drew Club Wissahickon Phila PA 38 45:40 FREYMANN Werner Club Cedar Bike Conygham PA 39 45:53 VARESCHI Mark Rutgers Cycling Highland Park NJ 40 45:55 LOWE David Human Zoom Bala Cynwyd PA 41 46:08 HARSHMAN Chris Team Snow Valley p/b Seal-On Ellicott City MD 42 46:20 MCGREGOR-MENTO Matthew Black Cross NY NY 43 46:34 WENTZELL Joseph Breakaway Philadelphia PA 44 46:36 PORTLAND JP Kissera Cycle Club NY NY 45 46:38 MILINKOVIC George Squadra Copps Falls Church VA 46 46:40 SHUMAKER Jeffrey Breakaway Haddonfield NJ 47 46:57 JOYCE Jeremy Evolution Racing Buckingham PA 48 46:59 STRIKA Dusan Kissena Parcin NJ 49 47:13 COVELL David Guy's Bicycle Racing Collingdale PA 50 47:53 MURRAY Leyton Visit Brit Brooklyn NY 51 49:13 STINE Christopher Club Cedar Bike Kingston PA 52 49:34 CHURCHI Kristine Human Zoom Havertown PA 53 -1lap BERNSTEIN Jim Mambo Kings Princeton NJ dnf BIDDLE Brent First State Velo Sport Wilmington DE dnf FLOREK Charles Rutgers Cycling Piscataway NJ dnf THALER Chris Evolution Racing Dublin PA Category: C Men 38 starters Place Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 35:00 SPRAGUE Robert Penn Cycling Philadelphia PA 2 36:30 BERSON David East Coast Velo Phila PA 3 36:40 RIOS Rodney Team Beacon Vineland NJ 4 36:52 TROOP David FSVS Cochranville PA 5 37:40 AMBAGIS James FORT-GPOA! Newark DE 6 37:49 BILSON Richard Tri-State Velo Newtown Square PA 7 38:08 DILLARD Kevin NCVC Washington DC 8 38:10 HERBERT Gerhardt East Coast Velo Philadelphia PA 9 38:18 DEDOYARD Jake Washington DC 10 38:27 SHAFFER Matthew Mystic Velo RioGrande NJ 11 38:37 QUINNAN Brad Evolution Pro Bike Newtown PA 12 38:47 MERCER Daniel Philadelphia PA 13 39:14 BOWMAN Tim Trophy Bikes Philadelphia PA 14 39:12 NUDY Nick Trophy Bikes Philadelphia PA 15 39:23 BURKE Steven Hunt Valley Bicycles Baltimore MD 16 39:39 DEVUONO Mike 'This Space For Sale' Racing Philadelphia PA 17 39:50 NIEDZIOCHA Daniel Trophy Bikes Philadelphia PA 18 39:59 DISCHLER Dennis Wooden Wheels Delaware City DE 19 40:00 MCCABE Mark 3D Atl Cyclery Rumson NJ 20 40:07 MORGAN Bren Eatontown NJ 21 40:08 KOLSHORN Leo 3D Racing Team / Atlantic Cyclery East Windsor NJ 22 40:25 HERMANN Ron LSV BelAir MD 23 40:36 PETERSON Matthew HP Hermes Belle Mead NJ 24 40:42 MORAN Edward Pittsgrove NJ 25 41:05 LEX Jim Sicklerville NJ 26 41:17 LEMAN Adam University of Rochester Cycling East Aurora NY 27 41:19 DUBECK Jeff Beans Bikes Chester PA 28 41:52 FITZWATER Mark Wooden Wheels Newark DE 29 42:00 PINEO Matthew Glassboro NJ 30 42:31 ORSINI Joseph Cycle Works York PA 31 42:37 SUTHERLAND Jeffery H. Team Beacon Ocean City NJ 32 42:59 MANNING Joseph Lafayette Hill PA 33 -1LAP MULLIN Tim Team Bicycle Therapy Philadelphia PA 34 -1LAP RUIGROK Albert Willow Grove PA DNS DONOVAN Terry Lido Beach NY DNS PEIFFER Robert Evolution Racing Doylestown PA DNS DAMELIO Louis Century Road Club Belle Mead NJ DNS VELASQUEZ Esteban White Plains NY Category: B Women 14 starters Place Jr. Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 37:44 BREYLA Amy Henry's Bikes New Castle DE 2 39:47 GALEGHER Marilyn Hunt Valley Bicycles Towson MD 3 40:12 THIEMANN Nikki Human Zoom Philadelphia PA 4 40:59 TOURIAN Karen Club Wissahickon Philadelphia PA 5 42:09 POLIWODA Sally Sturdy Girl Cycling Philaelphia PA 6 42:25 MOFFAT Michele Rociwante 7 1 43:23 SANTIAGO Nina ACT-UPMC 8 43:24 ROACH Elizabeth Hunt Valley Bicycles Towson MD 9 43:25 SINGERMAN Jessica Lehigh Valley 10 43:26 CSIRA Laura Trophys 11 37:45 FITE Kathleen Alan Factory 12 -1lap DUBECK Kimberly Bean's Bikes 13 DNF SCHULTZ Krista Hunt Valley Bicycles Baltimore MD DNS ZADNIK NEWELL Mary Hunt Valley Bicycle/HVB Reisterstown MD Category: Juniors 10-16 4 starters Place Time Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST 1 37:08 FELREL Zac Redrose Rockets 2 37:56 GERLAK Morgan Alan Mid-Atlantic Baltimore MD 3 40:29 BAHNSON Jeff Henry's Bikes Newark DE 4 43:53 SCHLAUCH Adam Somerset Wheelmen Califon NJ