Basking Ridge, NJ

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Bicycle Races Welcome Back Families

Bernards Township, N.J. -- Bernards Township welcomed back its residents from their summer vacations for the 17th consecutive year with the Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge bicycle race on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2008. The event, the second longest-running criterium event in New Jersey behind the Tour of Somerville, featured 325 adult cyclists competing in various USA Cycling-sanctioned categories. More than 250 children participated in the town�s popular children�s bicycling events.

Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter officially kicked off the event, followed by township resident Samantha Cordasco, 12, who sang the national anthem. Nationally known Giant Bicycle stunt rider Jeff Lenosky thrilled the crowd after the children�s races with his breath-taking bicycle trials performance.

�Everything went beautifully,� said Jen Gander, Bernards Township Parks & Recreation Director.

Adult and Junior racers in ten different age or experience categories completed between 6 and 25 laps of the 1.1-mile course through the streets of the historic downtown. National bicycling organization USA Cycling sanctioned the day�s Junior and Adult licensed events.

Noah Granigan of Cape May, N.J., won the 6-lap, age 10-12 Junior race. James Geddis, of Jackson, N.J., won the Junior, age 13-14, event. David Stires, of Bridgewater, N.J., won the 10-lap, age 15-16 event. Franklin Saillot of Berkeley Heights, N.J., won the Junior, age 17-18 category race, while Abigail Borah, of Belle Meade, N.J., won the Junior Girls, age 17-18 event.

Brian Butts from Arlington, Va., won the featured 25-lap Category 1,2,3 event, in 1 hour, 1 minute, and 49 seconds.

Scott Hodder, of Ocean Port, N.J., won the 15-lap, age 45 and over category race, while Jamie Troy of Liberty Cycle took second.

Dave Fuentes of Ashburn, Va., won the 15-lap, age 35 and older event. Race promoter Greg Cordasco, 46, of Liberty Cycle raced in the age 35 and over event, finishing eighth. With his placing, Cordasco maintained his first-place standing in the state�s Garden State Cup series of races in the 35 and over category. Cordasco clinched the age 45 and over Garden State Cup title the day before on Sunday, August 31, at the Denville Cycling Challenge in Denville, N.J., making history by leading the season-long Garden State Cup series of races in two categories simultaneously.

Samuel Barker of Maplewood, N.J., riding for Liberty Cycle, won the 15-lap Category 4/5 race. Also, in the 4/5 race, Stephen Persak, riding for Liberty Cycle, took fifth place, and Liberty Cycle�s Anthony Diaz won tenth place.

Josef Urzedowski of Woodbridge, N.J., won the 10-lap, age 55 and over age category race. Tom Van der Poel took first-place in the 5-lap Citizen�s race.

The day�s events were sponsored by the Olde Mill Inn and presented by Bernards Township and Liberty Cycle.

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.

Category 1,2,3                 25 miles
1     Brian Butts              Battley Harley            Arlington, VA             time: 1:01:49
2     Chris Schmidt            Bike Line                 McLean, VA
3     Sean O'Rourke            Kenda/Raleigh             Arlington, VA
4     Gilberth Gomez           Van Dessel                Somerville, NJ
5     Gerardo Fernandez        Mike Fraysee              Glen Spey, NY
6     Bobby Lea                Rite Aid/OB /shebell
7     Dave Fuentes             Battley Harley            Ashurn, VA
8     Jason Walters            Team Metra                Old Bridge, NJ
9     Jermaine Burrowes        WS United                 Brooklyn, NY
10    Anthon Lowe              WS United                 Brooklyn, NY
11    Guillaume Nelessen       Van Dessel                Belle Mead, NJ
12    Scott Boden              Target Training           Nanuet, NY
13    Jason Snow               Metra/Wendy's             Charlottesville, VA
14    Ernest Tautkus           Exodus Road               Uncasville, CT
15    Jackie Simes             Time Pro Cycling          Breiningsville, PA
16    Charles Hutcheson        Battley Harley            Highland Park, NJ
17    David Martin             Northeastern Hardware     Clifton, NJ
18    Glenroy Griffith         CRCA Foundation           Brooklyn, NY
19    John Durso               Liberty Cycle             Morristown, NJ
20    Johann Burrows           WS United

Junior 15-16                   10 miles
1     David Stires             CRCA                      Bridgewater, NJ
2     Dan Blauvelt             Colavita                  Flemington, NJ
3     Max Kaplan               Colavita                  Randolph, NJ
4     Thomas Barnett           YSG Racing                Freehold, NJ

Junior 17-18
1     Franklin Saillot         Colavita                  Berkeley Heights, NJ
2     Christopher Stern        Liberty Cycle             Milford, NJ
3     Kyle Foley               Cuevas                    Wallingford, CT
4     Thomas Nesel                                       Castleton, NY
5     Abigail Borah            Colavita                  Belle Mead, NJ

Junior 10-12                   6 miles
1     Noah Granigan            Team Somerset             Cape May, NJ
2     Teddy Kozlowski          Vortex Cycling            Bridgewater, NJ
3     Stephen Spiller          Colavita                  Flemington, NJ
4     Thomas Dudzik            Eastern Block             Burlington, CT
5     Spencer Campbell         Cape Atlantic             Northfield, NJ
6     Scott Thomas                                       Bernardsville, NJ

Junior 13-14                   6 miles
1     James Geddis             3D Racing                 Jackson, NJ
2     Dag Anderson             Team Somerset             Bridgewater, NJ
3     Zach Bender              GS Park Ridge             Glen Rock, NJ
4     Juan O. Pimental         CRCA/Global               Maywood, NJ
5     Joshua Kozlowski         Team Type                 Bridgewater, NJ
6     Michael Glasser          Colavita                  Stanton, NJ
7     Isabella Wilson          Colavita                  New Providence, NJ

35+                            15miles
1     Dave Fuentes             Battley Harley            Ashburn, VA               Time 38:56
2     Chris Schmidt            Bike Lane                 McLean, VA
3     Juan Pimentel            CRCA/Global               Maywood, NJ
4     Gary Steinberg           CRCA/Global               Mahwah, NJ
5     Richard Gonzalez         Global                    Bayonne, NJ
6     Jason Snow               Metra                     Charlottesville, VA
7     Monte Frank              Cycle Fitness             Sandy Hook, NJ
8     Greg Cordasco            Liberty Cycle             Basking Ridge, NJ
9     Christian Young          Metra                     Brick, NJ
10    Horace Burrowes          WS Unite                  Brooklyn, NJ
11    John Nyman               PS Racing                 Mount Laurel, NJ
12    Johann Burrowes          WS Unite                  Massapequa, NY
13    Frank Negri              Colavita                  NY, NY
14    Anthony Taylor           Target Training           Brooklyn, NY
15    Dave Walker              Liberty Cycle
16    Shawn Teske              PSR                       Marlton, NJ
17    Mark Pohndorf            Colavita                  Pottersville, NJ
18    Don Clapp                Liberty Cycle             Long Branch, NJ
19    David Whitney            Team Somerset             Green Brook, NJ

45+                            15 miles
1     Scott Hodder             CRCA                      Oceanport, NJ             39:35:00
2     Jamie Troy               Liberty Cycle             Hackettstown, NJ
3     Richard Gonzalez         Global                    Bayonne, NJ
4     Aubry Gordon             Liberty Cycle             Reading, PA
5     Jim Watkins              Team Somerset             Skillman, NJ
6     Brian Wolf               Bethel Cycle
7     Christopher Dimattio     Bethel Cycle              Wilton, CT
8     Karl Hembrechi           CCB/Volks                 West Newt, MA
9     Don Clapp                Liberty Cycle             Long Branchg, NJ
10    Larry Towner             Liberty Cycle             Pompton Plains, NJ
11    John Raheb               Westwood Velo             Montvale, NJ
12    Romel Campbell           Westwood Velo             Dumont, NJ
13    Jose Hernandez           Colavita                  Linden, NJ
14    Marty Friedman           Watchung Wheelmen         Basking Ridge, NJ
15    John Lennox              Watchung Wheelmen         North Plainfield, NJ
16    Vladimir Borovkov        Team Somerset             South River, NJ
17    Walter Risse             Mainline                  Springfield, NJ
18    Greg Campi               3D Racing                 Shrewsbury, NJ
19    Steve Stacy              Liberty Cycle             Pittstown, NJ
20    Curt Hurst               Liberty Cycle             Morristown, NJ

55+                            10 miles
1     Josef Urzedowski         Watchung Wheelmen         Woodbridge, NJ            Time: 28:30
2     Cheryl Wolf              Bethle Cycle              Ridgefield, NJ
3     John Auer                Team Somerset             East Stroudsberg, PA
4     Donald Hard              Hudson Valley Velo        Marlton, NJ
5     Daniel Kiningham         Bike Line                 Little Silver, NJ
6     Michael Shapanka         Watchung Wheelmen         Somerville, NJ
7     Joe Saling               Team Somerset             Bridgewater, NJ
8     Gerry Ryerson            Skylands                  Sparta, NJ
9     Nate Morgenstern         Montclair                 Fairlawn, NJ
10    Jeff Morin               Mystic Velo               Waterford, CT
11    John Autore              Team Bikery               Wayne, NJ
12    Joe Skorupa              Skylands                  Madison, NJ
13    Neal Grobman             Summit                    Marlton, NJ
14    Karl Fenske              Liberty Cycle             Morristown, NJ
15    Brian Murphy             Summit                    Edgewater, NJ
16    David Holmander          NHCC/Team NJ              Epsom, NH
17    Ted Pozniakoff           Sotheby's                 Guttenberg, NJ
18    Russ Padgett             Cycle Funattic            Pen Argyl, PA
19    Carmen Gaita             Team Bikery               Little Falls, NJ
20    Barry Nazarian           Team Bikery               Rutherford, NJ

Category 4/5                   15 miles
1     Samuel Barker            Liberty Cycle             Maplewood, NJ             41:06:00
2     Marshall Johnson                                   Westerly, RI
3     Austin Matlee            Cycle Funattic            Phillipsburg, NJ
4     Luis Funez               Van Dessel Factory        South Bound Brook, NJ
5     Steven Persak            Liberty Cycle
6     Ryan Phelan              Team Fitness              Lyndhurst, NJ
7     Anthony Diaz             Liberty Cycle             Fairview, NJ
8     John Jackson             Skylands                  Hamburg, NJ
9     Raul Galliano             Westwood Velo            North Bergen, NJ
10    Samuel Martinez          WS United                 Ozone Park, NJ
11    David Hussey              Cycles 54                Ocean, NJ
12    Mike Servais             Van Dessel Factory        Morristown, NJ
13    Joseph Mundi             Watchung Wheelmen         Millington, NJ
14    Taylor Cohen             Tri State Velo            Philadelphia, PA
15    Andrew Buchannan         Skylands                  Stanhope, NJ
16    Craig Easton             NJ Road Club              Somerset, NJ
17    Joseph Sieracki          Team Somerset              Scotch Plains, NJ
18    Andy Keesler             CRCA                      Hillsborough, NJ
19    Brian Bauer              Liberty Cycle
20    Patrik Dyberg            Liberty Cycle             Warren, NJ

Citizen's Race
1     Tom Van der Poel
2     Biran Busnach
3     Mark Hurst
4     Bruce Rice
5     Josh Kozlowski
6     Robert Risse
7     David Desimone
8     John Kupsci
9     Caesar Mistretta
10    Miguel Rustian
11    Greg Miller
12    Bob Dillon
13    Ian Kutz
14    Paul Oertel