Race Pace Cross: A BikeReg.com MABRA Cyclocross Series Event

Sykesville, MD

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Race Pace Cross: A BikeReg.com MABRA Cyclocross Series Event
Presented by Velo Club of Baltimore
Sykesville, MD
Sunday, November 05, 2006

RACE PACE WRAPS UP BikeReg.com MABRAcross SERIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2006; Sykesville, Maryland, USA: The BikeReg.com MABRAcross series concluded its successful 2006 campaign at the Race Pace Cyclocross in Sykesville Maryland on Sunday. Located just west of Baltimore, Sykesville is a pretty, sleepy little town that would look just right in a country music video, and the muscle car convoy heading to a local car show the same morning as the bike race only added to the ambience. Held in the town�s Freedom Park, the course utilized many of the paths that route between the park�s baseball and soccer fields. According to Chip Sovek, BikeRreg.com MABRAcross Series Director, �The park is a nice little location with a bunch of ball fields and the perfect terrain for a cross race.� The Masters were the first of the Elite classes to take to the course. Comprised of both the 35+ and 45+ age groups, the BikeReg.com MABRA Masters were dominated in 2006 by four riders: Richard Mihills and Blair Saunders of Henry�s Bikes, John Lux of Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing and Mark Kutney of the Van Dessel Factory Team. Of the four, Kutney was the only 45+ competitor and came into the race with three second place finishes, while Mihills had a perfect season of five wins in five races on the line as they stepped up to start the final race of the season. When the dust settled, Mihills� perfect season was broken and Kutney had finally broken through to beat the �young� guys. Richard Mihills� third place was more than enough to earn him the season championship in both the Masters Overall and the 35+ categories. Mark Kutney easily won the 45+ title, scoring nearly double the points of he closest competitor. In the preliminary main event, Melanie Swartz (Velo Bella Kona) once again stormed to the front and rode a commanding race off the front the entire time with a small group behind her. Swartz had elected to support her former club�s Tacchino Cyclocross yesterday instead of traveling to New England to chase UCI points. Staying local, she scored her second BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series win for the weekend. But, while Swartz did everything she could to try to cover the series championship title for her absent Velo Bella teammate Deidre Winfield but, strangely enough, she didn�t get the help she needed from the other competitors. Demonstrating the value of both consistent podium finishes and consistent support of an entire series, Lisa Vible (C3/ADG/Joe�s Bike Shop) rode to the line in second place to secure the BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series Championship by a mere 5 points. In the Men�s Elite race, the group rode together for the first couple laps before a small group of five split off. In addition to Kyle Hammaker of Trek VW and Greg Marini of Coffee Plus, the lead group also contained all three of yesterday�s podium finishers: Weston Schempf and Greg Wittwer of the FORT Factory Team and Nathan Deibert of Holmes Cycling. Hammacker attacked and opened up a gap, but the group reformed -- this time as a group of four as Deibert fell off the pace. Hammacker attacked again with Greg Wittwer, only to have the first four riders regroup again for the final couple laps of the fast Freedom Park course. Finally, with half a lap to go, Kyle Hammaker attacked the select group going up the last incline to steal the win. It was an impressive and confident win for the 19 year old Trek VW mountain biker.
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 1 Kyle Hammaker Trek VW 2 Greg Wittwer FORT Factory Team 3 Marini Greg Coffee Plus Inc 4 Weston SCHEMPF FORT Factory Team Sinking Spring PA 5 Nathan DEIBERT Holmes Cycling Hummelstown PA 6 Nick BAX Hot Tubes Bethesda MD 7 Bryan Butts GP/SPBRC 8 Paul MICA NCVC/INOVA Alexandria VA 9 Zach ADAMS FORT Factory Team Carlisle PA 10 Chris Picket NCVC 11 Chris MCGILL Evolution Cycling Washington DC DNF Erik LEAVER NCVC/Innova Health System Silver Spring MD Elite Women 1 Melanie Swartz 2 Lisa VIBLE C3/ADG/Joe's Bike Shop Wilmington DE 3 Beth MASON C3/ADG/Joe's Ft. Meade MD 4 Jessica Hill DNF Jennifer BODINE Artemis/GWU North Bethesda MD DNF Marisa PEACOCK Potomac Velo Club Alexandria VA MABRAjuniors U18 DNF Nathaniel Wilson Juniors U16 1 Sam Oker 2 Jake DANOFF Rockville MD 3 Jake ThompsonOker 4 Tanner Brown Masters 35+ (45+) 1 45+ Mark KUTNEY Van Dessel Factory Team Charlottesville VA 2 blair Sauder Henry's Bikes 3 Richard Mihills Secret Henry's Team 4 John LUX HVB/Marathon Roofing Cornwall PA 5 45+ Jeff CORDISCO Capoforma Custom/Cadence Kennett Square PA 6 Sean MEALEY Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing York PA 7 45+ Randall ROOT Team Snow Valley/Sibex Merrifield VA 8 Michael KOLB First State Velo Sport Newark DE 9 Todd PITTMAN Lucky Lucy's Canine Cafe Ellicott City MD 10 45+ Roger MASSE All American Bicycle Club Bethesda MD 11 Judd MILNE Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 12 45+ Ron HUEBNER Potomac Velo Club Waterford VA 13 Joe Fritsch 14 45+ Karl KENSINGER Arlington VA 15 45+ Mike CONNAIR Henry's Bikes Elkton MD 16 45+ Bernie SHIAO LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies Sparks Glencoe MD 17 Marc GWADZ DCMTB/City Bikes/Metro Gutter Washington DC 18 Rob LYON HUNT VALLEY BICYCLES/MARATHON ROOFING York PA 19 Thor ENGBLOM NCVC/Inova Health System Frederick MD 20 45+ Dennis Boyle race pace 21 45+ Albert GREENE Yellow Breeches Racing Woodbridge VA 22 45+ William FEASLEY dc velo/martens volvo Takoma Park MD 23 Paul INCOGNITO Secret Henry's Team Wilmington DE 24 45+ Gary KELLEY South Mountain Velo Club Carlisle PA 25 Sellman Chris 26 Mike BUCHNESS Pedal Shop/Old Dominion Brewing Company Reston VA 27 45+ Shawn DOWNING Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn Baltimore MD 28 Chip SOVEK Potomac Velo Club Centreville VA 29 45+ Tom Meyer 30 David BLODGETT Ellicott City MD 31 Mike Birner 32 Norman KREISELMEIER SnakeBiteRacing Myersville MD 33 Les RUSSELL Yellow Breeches Racing Carlisle PA 34 45+ Mark LASER Yellow Breeches Racing Carlisle PA 35 Ramon Benitez 36 45+ John ROGERS DC Velo/Martens Volvo Takoma Park MD 37 Barry HOLMAN Team Fuji Washington DC 40 42 Chuck BUCZESKIE Mountain Bikers of Michaux Chambersburg PA 43 45+ Mark WANCO World Cup Ski and Cycle cycling team New Cumberland PA 44 45+ Alan ROMEFELT LSV - Kelly Benefit Strategies Catonsville MD Joel MOATS MBM Chambersburg PA Leo pizzini 45+ Joseph KOTUN Lanterne Rouge Falls Church VA William BROWNE Team N-Tieractive/Bike Doctor-Waldorf Waldorf MD Masters 55+ 1 Fred WITTWER Charlottesville VA 2 Rob LEA T.E.A.M. FUJI Taneytown MD 3 Narzon Diabiasi 4 James WAGNER DC Velo/Martens Volvo Arlington VA 5 Larry Dell DNF Ben WILLIAMS annapolis bicycle racing team/team snow valleyDumfries VA B Men 1 John BREWER Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB Arlington VA 2 Evan ELLICOTT DCMTB/City Bikes Takoma Park MD 3 Todd HESEL Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing Parkville MD 4 Brian FOUCHE LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies Funkstown MD 5 Miles Smith 6 Ethan TOWNSEND First State Velo Sport Newark DE 7 Steve FIFE Rockville Harley-Davidson/Silver Cycles Reston VA 8 Jared NIETERS Warrenton Cycling Washington VA 9 Mark RUSSELL Staunton VA 10 Evan Fader 11 Chris Nystrum 12 luke sauder 13 Gordon Davis 14 Karl CONNOLLY LSV / Kelly Benefit Strategies Baltimore MD 15 Mike CONNAIR Henry's Bikes Elkton MD 16 16 Syd LEA Team Fuji Taneytown MD 17 Jonathon houghton 18 Dave Crause 19 Kevin DILLARD Washington DC 20 Kenneth MCDOWELL XXXRacing-AthletiCo North Bethesda MD 21 Albert GREENE Yellow Breeches Racing Woodbridge VA 22 Paul WILSON VCB Race Design Hanover PA 23 Mark Fraser 24 Joseph ASHMAN Silver Spring MD DNF Chip SOVEK Potomac Velo Club ns Robert CAMPBELL NCVC/Inova Health System Kensington MD ns Morgan GERLAK C3/ADG/Joe's Baltimore MD ns Keith MCMAHON CRCA Washington DC ns Peter NICOLL Squadra Coppi/ IM Saab Arlington VA ns Scott THOMPSON Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA ns Ken WOODROW Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Arlington VA C Men 1 Judd WALENCIKOWSKI Washington DC 2 Matthew NEUGEBAUER Team DRT presented by Deep Blue & Valero Oil Wilmington DE 3 Scott Thompson Scott 4 Robert THOMAS Secret Henry's Team Newark DE 5 Alex MONTE-SANO Silver Spring MD 6 Joe LILLIBRIDGE LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies Finksburg MD 7 Tim Whittmore 8 Trevor SHATTUCK Team BBC Lutherville MD 9 Dave VANNIER DCMTB/City Bikes/Metro Gutter Washington DC 10 Greg HOFFMAN Bike Doctor Shrewsbury PA 11 Kevin CLARK The Bicycle Escape Woodbridge VA 12 Thom MOORE Potomac Velo Arlington VA 13 Todd GUE downhill by design /bicycle place Glenwood MD 14 Joesph Kotun 15 Scott KRAMER Baltimore MD 16 Rene Hayden 17 Ryan DOUGLAS Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes Washington DC 18 Chris ADAIR capital bikes Annapoils MD 19 Geoffrey HEINTZ The Children in the Shoe Chevy Chase MD 20 Paul HESS King Pawn/CW/Joe's Bike Shop Ellicott City MD 21 Bill Okeefe 22 James P SAUNDERS Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes Germantown MD 23 Craig GRUBE Arnold MD 24 Mark FITZWATER secret henry's team Newark DE 25 ? 26 Joseph VENTOSA Baltimore MD 27 Ray Travers 28 James FLANNERY Pasadena MD 29 Ashley HALSEY ABRT/Latitude Annapolis MD DNF Dale HOLMES Greenbelt MD DNF Kevin LEE Race Pace Glendale MD DNF Neil MEISTER Arnold MD DNF Browne William DNS Jeff ANDERSON HPC/List Vienna VA Tim BLANCHARD The Children in the Shoe Washington DC B Women 1 Elizabeth HARLOW Hunt Valley Bike/Marathon Roofing Baltimore MD 2 Christina BRISENO NCVC/Inova Health System Washington DC 3 Tracy LEA T.E.A.M. FUJI Taneytown MD 4 Christine KELLEY Team BBC Ellicott City MD DNF Yo KUMM Artemis Frederick MD DNS Doron PETERSAN NCVC/INOVA Washington DC

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