Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup Day 2 UCI C2

Southampton, NY

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup Day 2 UCI C2 Presented by Hampton Velo Club Southampton, NY Sunday, October 07, 2007

Wicks Leads All American Podium at Whitmore�s

October 7, 2007; Southampton, NY, USA: Barry Wicks (Kona/YourKey.com) took advantage of World Champion Erwin Vervecken�s derailleur failure with half a lap to go to take the win at the second day of the Whitmore�s Landscaping Super Cross Cup, a UCI C2 event. Wicks and Vervecken were wheel to wheel for the lead when the Belgian�s derailleur snapped off his frame, not only beat the World Champion, but also the German National Champion, the Canadian National Champion and the U.S. National Champion (teammate Ryan Trebon). Wicks, who lost to Vervecken by a wheel in the previous day�s sprint finish, was never out of contention on the much more technical course featured on the second day at the Southampton Youth Services Center. Ryan Trebon, who also led much of the race, finished second with Jeremy Powers (CyclocrossWorld.com) a strong third. German National Champion Malte Urban (Heinz von Heiden) finished fifth behind Tim Johnson (Leer/Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com) while Canadian Champ Greg Reain (RWR/Colnago/Time) finished seventh. �It�s unfortunate that we couldn�t race it out to the win,� said Wicks. �But a win�s a win. Ryan didn�t feel too good after his efforts in the heat yesterday and I don�t think Erwin felt that good either.�

If nothing else, the weekend indicated that America�s domestic cyclocross program is growing in quality as well as quantity. No longer the �not ready for prime-time players�, the Americans surprised the contingent of Belgians who were on hand to witness the proceedings. Trebon and Wicks proved to be formidable competition for the three-time World Champion and other Americans, notably Jeremy Powers and Tim Johnson, also spent time in the lead and were serious players. �My legs just didn�t feel good,� said Vervecken in the locker room after the race. �Maybe it�s normal with the airplane trip and the heat yesterday.�

Long airline flights are one thing that is different about top-tier American cyclocross compare to the European sport. Whereas it was unusual for Erwin Vervecken and Malte Urban to fly seven hours to America, it�s almost routine for Wicks and Trebon to make an almost equally long flight from Oregon to the east coast -- something they do several times per year. �It was a five hour flight for us,� recounted Wicks before Saturday�s race, �And we got here the day after Erwin. So it�s about the same.�

How it unfolded: Sunday�s course featured much more climbing and required more technical skills than the previous day�s course. At the start, Trebon led Jesse Anthony and Malte Urban through the first turn, though the entire field was compact and nobody had a notable advantage. Powers moved to the front heading into �methane hill�, a short, steep hill with very loose, deep soil. Powers controlled the tempo of the race from the front for most of the first four laps before Trebon attacked from fourth place approaching the log-strewn run-up. Halfway through the race, the lead group of Trebon, Johnson, Vervecken, Wicks and Powers established itself as the wind picked-up and clouds began to build. The next time they approached the log run-up, Johnson and Powers were off the back of the lead group, with Malte Urban another 20 seconds behind them. As the temperature continued to drop (though still unseasonably warm), Wicks and Trebon started taking turns attacking Vervecken. It was a case of the tables being turned on Vervecken according to his Belgian supporters, as it is usually he who has the benefit of his Fidea Assurance teammates (like Bart Wellons) to try to isolate opponents. Trebon again attacked from behind approaching the log run-up with three-and-a-half laps to go, this time taking Wicks with him. As they crossed the line with three laps to go, Trebon and Wicks had a five second gap. However, Trebon bobbled up Methane Hill. This allowed Vervecken to catch him but Wicks was still clear by over four seconds. With two laps to go, all three were back together. They stayed together until the start of the last lap, where things change dramatically. Vervecken took the lead approaching Methane Hill. Immediately following the hill, Trebon was dropped. Then, 20 seconds later, the crowd yelled �OH!� as Vervecken crashed approaching the steepest hill on the course, a 20% monster. Wicks, who was right on his wheel, passed immediately and Trebon was close enough to pass before Vervecken could even get up. Soon it became obvious that Vervecken had suffered a mechanical problem, but he was too far away from the hill were the majority of spectators had congregated for anybody to realize that it was a broken derailleur. Vervecken slowly carried his bike to the edge of the course, ducked under the tape and stepped gracefully out of the race trying not to take the attention away from Wicks who rode cleanly the last half lap to take the win. �It was just bad luck,� said Vervecken afterward. �It happens maybe two times a year.� As he shrugged his shoulders, though, the look on his face belied his disappointment.

In the preceding women�s event, the women competitors were once again racing for a purse equal to that of the men. The two-day purse of over $6400 is believed to be the biggest prize list ever offered for a women�s cyclocross anywhere in the world. Once again it was Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Lyne Bessette (CyclocrossWorld.com) who dominated the proceedings. The two were together for the first half of the race, neither able to gain and hold a substantial advantage until Compton began to pull away at about half-race. Once gone, Compton dominated to score her second consecutive victory for the weekend and the lion�s share of the purse. Behind Bessette, a race-long dual for third between two west-coasters drew the crowd�s attention. Californian Barbara Howe (Velo Bella Kona) appeared to be away for third by the end of the second lap, only to have Bend, Oregon�s Megan Elliott come out of the remains of the pack to catch her. The two were never more that a bike length apart for the remainder of the race until Howe pulled away in the last quarter of the last lap to take the final podium position.

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Elite Men        36           starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Barry      WICKS        Kona                                 Coravllis            OR   1:04:07
2     Ryan       TREBON       Kona                                 Ventura              CA   1:04:24
3     Jeremy     POWERS       Cyclocrossworld.com                  Niantic              CT   1:04:37
4     Timothy    JOHNSON      Team Leer/Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.Middleton            MA   1:05:02
5     Malte      URBAN                                             32049-herford             1:06:11
6     Matt       WHITE        FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team      Hadley               MA   1:06:21
7     Greg       REAIN        RWR/Colnago/Time                                               1:06:21
8     Mathieu    TOULOUSE     Maxxis                               Montreal             PQ   1:06:28
9     Matt       SHRIVER      Jittery Joe's/Sonic Cyclocross       Durango              CO   1:06:43
10    Jamey      DRISCOLL     FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team      Jericho              VT   1:07:36
11    ChristopherJONES        Nerac Pro Cycling                    New Haven            CT   1:07:49
12    Jesse      ANTHONY      Jamis                                Beverly              MA   1:08:16
13    Troy       WELLS        Team CLIF BAR Cyclocross             Durango              CO   1:09:42
14    Ryan       LEECH        GPOA-Cannondale                      State College        PA   1:09:57
15    Adam       MYERSON      Nerac Pro Cycling                    Ditson               MA   1:09:57
16    Weston     SCHEMPF      C3-Sollay.com                        Sinking Spring       PA   1:10:08
17    Alec       DONAHUE      Joe's Garage                         Hadley               MA   1:10:39
18    Jerome     TOWNSEND     Ridley Factory Team                  Princeton            MA   1:10:45
19    Toby       MARZOT       Fiordifrutta                         Hanover              NH   1:10:45
20    Josh       DILLON       Fiordifrutta                         Essex Junction       VT   1:10:55
21    Mark       BATTY        TeamRace.com                         Brooklin             ON   1:11:00
22    Kevin      WOLFSON      CL Noonan/Coast to Coast/KAM         Belmont              MA   1:11:20
23    Derrick    ST JOHN      The Cyclery                          Ottawa               ON   1:11:13
24    Matt       KRAUS        RGM Watches / Richard Sachs          Arlington            MA   lap
25    Dan        NEYENS       Hagens-Berman Cycling Team           Seattle              WA   lap
26    Andrew     WULFKUHLE    C3/Sollay.com                        Lancaster            PA   lap
27    Ethan      GILMOUR      Jittery-Joe's/Sonic                  Ludlow               VT   lap
28    Peter      RUBIJONO     Cambridge bike/Igleheart frames      Boston               MA   lap
29    Kyle       DOUGLAS      3 Rox Racing                         Ashburn              ON   lap
30    Jamie      PAIR         Alan North American Cycling Team     Forest Park          GA   lap
31    Myles      ROMANOW      wildthyme/IF                         Southampton          NY   lap

Elite Women      27           starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Katie      COMPTON      Spike Shooter                        Colorado Springs     CO   41:13
2     Lyne       BESSETTE     Cyclocrossworld.com                  Middleton            MA   41:47
3     Barbara    HOWE         Velo Bella Kona                      Larkspur             CA   45:11
4     Megan      ELLIOTT      unattached                           Bend                 OR   45:37
5     Anna       MILKOWSKI    Velo Bella-Kona                      New Haven            CT   45:45
6     Amanda     SIN          3 Rox Racing                         Sudbury              ON   46:13
7     Natasha    ELLIOTT      Stevens Cross                        Ottawa               ON   46:36
8     Rebecca    WELLONS      Ridley Factory Team                  Woburn               MA   46:53
9     Marci      TITUS HALL   DeSalvo Custom Cycles                Groton               MA   47:00
10    Amy        WALLACE      RGM Watches / Richard Sachs          Medford              MA   47:32
11    Perri      MERTENS      Cambridge Bicycle/Igleheart Frames   Norfolk              MA   48:09
12    Cris       ROTHFUSS     NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental    Medford              MA   48:40
13    Pauline    FRASCONE     Independent Fabrication/Kempner      Plainfield           CT   49:04
14    Alie       KENZER       RGM Watches / Richard Sachs          Medford              MA   49:15
15    Jennifer   MAXWELL      Team Kenda Tire                      Washington           DC   50:13
16    Melanie    SWARTZ       Velo Bella - Kona                    Reston               VA   50:54
17    Arley      KEMMERER     Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon         Palmerton            PA   51:03
18    Stephanie  WHITE        Velo Bella/Kona                      Bedford              NH   51:33
19    Heidi      VON TEITENBERC3-Sollay.com                        Baltimore            MD   52:31
20    Megan      BILODEAU     Hup United                           Easthampton          MA   lap
21    Kim        BLODGETT     Ridley Factory Team                  Somerville           MA   lap
22    Brenda     BAHNSON      Independent Fabrication              Great Barrington     MA   lap
23    Jennifer   STEBBINS     Worker's Comp Solutions/Everactive   Portsmouth           NH   lap
24    Beth       MASON        C3-Sollay.com                        Ft. Meade            MD   lap
25    Cecelia    PLEVA        CRCA/Radical Media                   New York             NY   lap

2/3 Men          23           starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Peter      BRADSHAW     Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames Arlington            MA   46:22
2     Gregory    LINDSTROM    Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon RoofingMount Wolf           PA   01:11
3     Don        Snoop        Verge Sport/Test Pilot               Monroe               NY   01:28
4     Sean       CAVANAUGH    BETHEL CYCLE                         Bethel               CT   01:34
5     John       BREWER       Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB                Arlington            VA   01:34
6     Brian      WOLFF        GBSC/Carl Hart Bicycles              Port Jefferson StatioNY   01:34
7     Alex       WHITMORE     Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames Somerville           MA   02:27
8     Matthew    Budd                                              New York             NY   03:09
9     Jeremy     DUNN         Cambridge Bicycle                    Cambridge            MA   03:51
10    Patrick    GOGUEN       cl noonan/coast to coast/kam         Hopedale             MA   04:38
11    ChristopherGagne        Boston Road Club                     Arlington            MA   04:51
12    J.P.       Partland     High Gear Cyclery/Watchung Wheelman  New York             NY   05:43
13    Todd       KRUGER       Hermes                               Highland Park        NJ   06:16
14    Mark       VARESCHI     Rutgers University Cycling Team      Highland Park        NJ   07:26
15    Robert     WOLFF        GBSC/Carl Hart Bicycles              Middle Island        NY   lap
16    ChristopherUGLIETTA     CRCA /Jonathan Adler Racing          New York             NY   lap
17    Tom        Buttner      Verge Sport/Test Pilot               Cornwall             NY   lap
18    Frank      ZGODA        Skylands Cycling                     Sussex               NJ   lap
19    Charlie    Ray                                                                         lap
20    Mark       ROBSON       Nerac Cycling                        Danbury              CT   lap

Masters 35+      23           starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Robert     CAMPOS       HVC/Jessies                          Nesconset            NY   46:34
2     Kris       Auer         C3-Sollay.com                        Baltimore            MD   46:34
3     ChristopherLONG         Independent Fabrication/Gotham       Woodside             NY   47:29
4     Matt       Howard       CRCA/Gotham                          New York             NY   47:55
5     Keith      GAUVIN       cyclonaut racers                     Ellington            CT   48:29
6     Wade       SUMMERS      Horst-Benidorm-Property Research CorpSouthington          CT   51:22
7     Paul       NYBERG       Horst-Benidorm-Property Research CorpAvon                 CT   51:23
8     Eric       MARRO        BOB/Shift-Stonyfield Farm-Ariza-GoodaNashua               NH   51:23
9     Douglas    DICKS        bennetts bikes                       Staten Island        NY   52:35
10    Steven     KANE         Byron Lake/East End Cycling Team     Brightwaters         NY   52:52
11    Timothy    SHEA         BOB/Shift-Stonyfield Farm-Ariza-GoodaAmherst              NH   53:59
12    Eric       Ragot        Kissena Cycling Club                 Brooklyn             NY   lap
13    Percy      Zahl                                              Rocky Point          NY   lap
14    Mark       Shenstone    Finger Lakes Cycling Club            Trumansberg          NY   lap
15    Charlie    LaPunzina    Kissena Cycling Club                 Brooklyn             NY   lap
16    George     HEBNER       Bethel Cycle Sport Club              Easton               CT   lap
17    Jerry      White        Essex County Velo                    Bedford              MA   lap
18    Ian        LANDAU       Kissena                              Brooklyn             NY   lap
19    Oscar      ROSALES      GS Gotham/Toga                       New York             NY   lap

Juniors 15-18    2            starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Joseph     FAVARA       Hampton Velo                         Macungie             PA   48:40

3/4 Men          30           starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Ben        Miller                                                                      34:41
2     Kenneth    Boyle                                             Babylon              NY   02:02
3     Gary       Giacchetto   East End/Kreb Cycle                  East Moriches        NY   02:27
4     Michael    JENKS        Highland Park Hermes                 Highland Park        NJ   02:41
5     Nicholas   MASHBURN     Cambridge Bicycle/ Igleheart Frames  Cambridge            MA   03:42
6     Mark       SALAZAR      skylands cycling                     Succasunna           NJ   04:00
7     Jonathan   SEBAT                                             Cold Spring Harbor   NY   04:42
8     Ben        Dailey       Brooklyn Velo Force                  Brooklyn             NY   05:07
9     Saverio    FIORINO      DC Racing/Danny's Cycles             Harrison             NY   05:26
10    Tommy      GOGUEN       Minuteman Road Club                  Hopedale             MA   05:45
11    Erik       PETERSON     Cambridge/Igleheart                  Boston               MA   05:51
12    Dusan      STRIKA       Kissena Cycling Team                 Parlin               NJ   06:18
13    Todd       MCLOUGHLIN   Kissena                              New York             NY   06:25
14    Chris      Joinnides    East End/Kreb Cycle                  Bellport             NY   07:26
15    Jacob      Smoller                                           Boston               MA   07:32
16    Jason      GAY          CRCA/Brooklyn Velo Force             Brooklyn             NY   lap
17    Joshua     STORCK       Brooklyn Velo Force                  Brooklyn             NY   lap
18    Craig      GOODSTEIN    CRCA/Sanchez-Metro                   Merrick              NY   lap
19    Drew       Tyger                                             State College        PA   lap
20    Todd       SILSKI       Auburn Bike Works                    Auburn               CA   lap
21    Esteban    VELASQUEZ                                         White Plains         NY   lap
22    Philip     Pile         East End/Kreb Cycle                  Bellport             NY   lap
23    Kevin      STAWIASZ     Bethel Cycle Sport Club              Bethel               CT   lap
24    Dwight     Merriman     Hampton Velo                         New York             NY   lap

3/4 Women        9            starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Robin      SHEA         east end/kreb cycle                  Manorville           NY   34:11
2     Elizabeth  White        NEBC                                 Bedford              MA   02:16
3     Kathleen   WULFKUHLE    C3-Sollay.com                        Lancaster            PA   04:00
4     Kyra       KENWOOD      Carl Hart/GSBC                       Miller Place         NY   04:12
5     Liz        SEWARD       CRCA/Third Nature                    New York             NY   07:18
6     Kristine   Jimenez      Penn State                           Union                NJ   10:01
7     Cathy      WILSON       GBSC/Carl Hart Bicycles              Middle Island        NY   10:01
8     Leah       Pappas-BarnesIndependent Fabrication              Arlington            MA   10:01

Cub Juniors      2            starters
Place First Name Last Name    Team                                 City                 StateTime
1     Tommy      GOGUEN       Minuteman Road Club                  Hopedale             MA   14:20
2     Peter      GOGUEN       Minuteman Road Club                  Hopedale             MA   01:17