Masters Road Nats start with 32 time trial titles

  
  


The 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships started with the time trial on a brisk, windy but sunny Wednesday morning at Summit High School in Bend, Ore. In all, 32 national titles were awarded in the race against the clock.
 
Nearly 300 riders contested the individual time trial, which started at Summit High School and featured climbs of varying distances before turning around and looping around Tetherow Golf Club and returning to the finish line.
 
Richard Feldman finished second in the men's 40-44 time trial at the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships.
Richard Feldman finished second in the men's 40-44 time trial at the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships.
The best description of the course came from the winner of the women’s 40-44 time trial, Giana Roberge (Santa Rosa, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12). “This is a very challenging time trial course,” Roberge said. “You have to think and pick good lines. You have to figure out when to conserve energy. I spent a lot of time studying and riding this course, when I should stay in or come out of the bars. It just tests you as an athlete. Other courses are flatter. You can ride a lot of them just with rhythm. On the descents you can get complacent. Kristin Armstrong gave me some tips. She told me that you still have to put power out.”
 
Roberge, who had a stellar career as a professional rider, sought counsel from several distinguished time trialists. Roberge got advice from 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, Kristin McGrath and Alison Tetrick-Starnes before riding the course. Her panel of experts provided sage advice as the director sportif for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 earned the Stars-and-Stripes jersey in her age group.
 
Click on the links below to check out detailed course maps:
 
·         18 km Time Trial course map (men 30-64 and women 30-54)
·         25 km Time Trial course map (men 65+ and women 55+)
·         30 km Time Trial course map (tandems)
 
Kris Lunning (San Rafael, Calif./Marc Pro - Strava) topped the men’s 30-34 podium with a time of 34:35 while Michael Olheiser (Huntsville, Ala./Team juwi solar-First Solar), who posted the fastest time among the 25-kilometer riders, added to his collection of national championships by posting a time of 33:17 to win the men’s 35-39. Christopher Lyman (Napa, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters), who, with his wife, runs a public relations firm in northern California, won the men’s 40-44 time trial with a time of 33:26. The 2010 Masters men time trial world champion Richard Feldman (Ketchum, Idaho/Durance Colnago), who has six masters time trial national titles, placed second, just five seconds behind Lyman. Brendan Sullivan (Atlanta, Ga./Iron Data Racing) took top honors in the men’s 45-49 with a time of 34:04. Kevin Matcalfe (Pleasant Hill, Calif./ Team Specialized Racing Masters) won the men’s 50-54 with a time of 34:31. Dave Zimbelman (The Dalles, Ore.) posted the best time among men 55-59, completing the 25-kilometer course in 34:53. Kenny Fuller’s (Corona Del Mar, Calif./Cycles Veloce-Team Simple Green-Bike Religion) time of 36:25 topped the men’s 60-64 podium while Scott Hennessy (Salinas, Calif./VOS Racing) covered 18 kilometers in 27:20 to win the men’s 65-69 contest. William Meyers (Oak Creek, Colo./Schwab Cycles Racing Team) won the men’s 70-74 time trial with a time of 29:38 while Walter Axthelm (Durango, Colo./Durango Wheel Club) topped the men’s 75-79 podium after registering a time of 31:24. Paul Tetrick (Evergreen, Colo.), who is Tetrick-Starnes’ grandfather, won the men’s 80+ race with a time of 37:01 to add to his expansive collection of Stars-and-Stripes jerseys.
 
Link Lindquist (Foothill Ranch, Calif./Team VeloSport Club), who placed third in the men’s 80+ time trial, was very pleased with his effort. “Out of three, I finished third,” Lindquist explained. “I'm the oldest guy in the group. I did what I wanted to do, which is do the course in 40 minutes, which would be my best time on a course like that. I did 40:23, so I'm happy. Getting better as I get older. That's the challenge for me, always. It's not always how I place, but it's against me. So, I don't have to worry about people being younger. Do I get better as I get older? That's my game plan.”

Jessica Cutler (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Super Squadra-Cucina Fresca Cycling Team) earned the gold medal in the women’s 30-34 time trial with an impressive mark of 38:32. Mindy Caruso’s (Albuquerque, N.M./Olev Rapido-The Kickstand) 39:34 stood up as the fastest among women 35-39 while Lise Grace (Bellingham, Wash./Union Bay Cycling-Bikesale.com) won the women’s 45-49 with a time of 40:20. In the women’s 50-54 race, Ruth Clemence (Newport Beach, Calif./Southern California VELO-Empower Coaching) posted a time of 38:28, the fastest among the females to contest 25 kilometers, to earn the Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Arrietta Clauss (Madison, Wisc./MadCity Velo Club) completed the course in 29:03 to win the women’s 55-59 while Laura Lindgren (Long Beach, Calif./La Habra Cyclery-Chronic Tacos Cycling) topped the women’s 60-64 podium with a time of 31:15. Dagmar Eriksson (Bend, Ore.), who also competes in cross-country skiing, topped the women’s 65-69 podium with a time of 39:48 while Patty Puz (Sun Valley, Idaho/Durance-Colnago/Durance-Colnago) won the women’s 70+ contest with a time of 38:09.
 
All of the tandem pairs contested on a 30-kilometer course. The team of John Elgart (Sacramento, Calif./Alto Velo Racing Club-Webcor-Alto Velo) and Jan Elsbach (Davis, Calif./VOS Racing) posted the best time among any tandem completing their ride in 44:20 to win the men's 110+ contest. The pair of Scott Raymond (Cypress, Calif./BGM Sports-Schroeder Iron Masters) and Frank Schroeder (Fontana, Calif./BGM Sports-Schroeder Iron Masters) topped the men's elite tandems with a time of 44:25. The men's 70+ contest was won by over three minutes by local riders Timothy Jones (Bend, Ore.) and T.J. Paskewich (Bend, Ore.). Scott Kuiper (Louisville, Ky./Better Cycling of Louisville-Papa John's Racing Team) and Stephen Spanbauer (Louisville, Ky./Better Cycling of Louisville-Papa John's Racing Team) teamed up to earn Stars-and-Stripes jerseys in the men's 90+ race.
 
The tandem of Beth Graff (Tacoma, Wash./Old Town Bicycle-Old Town Bicycle Race Team) and Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo./Vic's Espresso-Peerless Tyre) registered a mark of 47:51 to top the mixed tandem 110+ podium. The duo of Helene Carabin (Nichols Hills, Okla./Tulsa Wheelman-Tulsa Tough Racing) and Gil Summy (Nichols Hills, Okla./Oklahoma City Velo Club) won the mixed tandem 70+ by six seconds, posting a time of 45:07. Jennifer Slawta (Talent, Ore.) and John Slawta (Talent, Ore.) won the mixed tandem 90+ race by 21 seconds.
 
Jan Moss (Milwaukie, Ore.) and Sarah Tisdale (Hillsboro, Ore.) posted a time of 50:24 to win the women's elite tandem race while Elizabeth Benishin (Palo Alto, Calif./Velo Bella) and Julie Kaplan (Oxnard, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) won by 13 minutes in the women's tandem 110+ contest. In the women's tandem 70+ race, Julie Cutts (Las Vegas, Nev./Wicked Cycling Inc.-Colavita-Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) and Coleen Knutson (Las Vegas, Nev./Wicked Cycling Inc.-Colavita-Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) earned the spot spot on the podium with a margin of nearly 20 minutes in the women's tandem 70+ race. Melissa Boyd (Corvallis, Ore.) and Michelle Thorstrom (Bend, Ore.) edged silver-medalists Jill Gass (Santa Barbara, Calif./B4T9-Foundation) and MaryAnn Levenson (Menlo Park, Calif./B4T9-Foundation) by 31 seconds to win the women's tandem 90+ race.

Adscope Media produced a highlight video of the day's time trials. Check it out below.
 
The event, which will crown more than 60 national champions through its duration as well as a Best All-Around Rider and Best All-Around Team, continues on Thursday with the first of two days of criterium racing. Women 40-and-over and men 60-and-over will contest the criterium at Northwest Crossing near Compass Park in western Bend Thursday.
 
Visit the official event webpage of the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships for more information on the event, including a complete schedule, tech guide, results, photo gallery and more. Photos from the event are available for purchase from the event photographers, Cascade Event Photography. Additionally, videos are available for purchase from Times-7.
 
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USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships
Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 2011
Bend, Oregon
 
FULL RESULTS
 
PHOTO GALLERY
 
Men 30-34 (25 Kilometers)
1. Kris Lunning (San Rafael, CA/Marc Pro - Strava) 34:35
2. Jonathan Toftoy (Eden Prairie, MN/Synergy) 35:10
3. Jason Anderson (Aspen, CO/NewHope360/Trek/StudioOne) 35:19
4. Cody Peterson (Bend, OR) 36:00
5. Galen Mittermann (Portland, OR) 36:33
 
Men 35-39 (25 Kilometers)
1. Michael Olheiser (Huntsville, AL/Team juwi solar/First Solar) 33:17
2. Matthew Carinio (San Luis Obispo, CA/Rock Solid Cycling/ArtsCyclery.com/Wild Horse Wines) 34:24
3. Sam Krieg (Pocatello, ID/Utah Premier-Ski Utah Cycling Team/Ski Utah Cycling Team) 34:44
4. Benjamin Thompson (Bend, OR/Step Down Racing) 35:16
5. Jason Grefrath (Sacramento, CA/Lamorinda Cycling Club/Taleo Racing) 35:22
 
Men 40-44 (25 Kilometers)
1. Christopher Lyman (Napa, CA/Team Specialized Racing/Team Specialized Racing Masters) 33:26
2. Richard Feldman (Ketchum, ID/Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnago) 33:31
3. Paul Thomas (Tucson, AZ/RIDECLEAN) 34:20
4. Michael Larsen (Bend, OR) 34:32
5. Brian Frykman (Bozeman, MT/Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Archite) 34:49
 
Men 45-49 (25 Kilometers)
1. Brendan Sullivan (Atlanta, GA/Iron Data Racing) 34:04
2. Cale Reeder (Cameron Park, CA/Echelon Gran Fondo/Zteam) 34:33
3. Dirk Pohlmann (Knoxville, TN/Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc/Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/B Motorex) 34:47
4. Craig Roemer (St. Helena, CA/Team Specialized Racing/Team Specialized Racing Masters) 35:04
5. Daniel Casper (Northfield, MN/GrandStay Hotels) 35:12
 
Men 50-54 (25 Kilometers)
1. Kevin Metcalfe (Pleasant Hill, CA/Team Specialized Racing/Team Specialized Racing Masters) 34:31
2. Kurt Bickel (Mc Kinney, TX/Joes Pro Bikes) 36:02
3. Roger Worthington (Capistrano Beach, CA/Breakaway-UBS Elite Masters) 36:06
4. John Novitsky (Woodside, CA/VOS Racing) 36:49
5. Peter Smith (2 - Cat3)    (Scottsdale, AZ/Bicycle Ranch) 36:51.00
 
Men 55-59 (25 Kilometers)
1. David Zimbelman (The Dalles, OR) 34:53
2. Gary Painter (Ft. Wayne, IN/Ft. Wayne Outfitters) 35:56
3. James Dickerson (Fort Collins, CO/Great Divide Brewing/Cody Racing) 36:02
4. Robert Anderson (Mill Valley, CA/Team Specialized Racing/Team Specialized Racing Masters) 36:08
5. Victor Miera (Las Vegas, NV/Velosport Racing/FFKR Architects/SportsBaseOnline.com) 36:39
 
Men 60-64 (25 Kilometers)
1. Kenny Fuller (Corona Del Mar, CA/Cycles Veloce/Team Simple Green/Bike Religion) 36:25
2. Fred Galata (Omaha, NE/) 37:23
3. Wayne Watson (Denver, CO/Natural Grocers Cycling Team) 37:27
4. Ken Louder (Salt Lake City, UT/Velosport Racing/FFKR Architects/SportsBaseOnline.com) 37:46
5. Josef Lemire (Nevada City, CA/Sho-Air/SERT/SHO-AIR/ SERT) 39:16
 
Men 65-69 (18 Kilometers)
1. Scott Hennessy (Salinas, CA/VOS Racing) 27:20
2. Jack Kelso (Pleasanton, CA/Team Hammer Nutrition) 29:07
3. Lance Brigman (Longview, WA) 29:08
4. S Robson (Rob) Walton (Scottsdale, AZ/Boston Mountain Cyclist) 29:51
5. Richard Shields (Fremont, CA/Team Hammer Nutrition) 29:57
 
Men 70-74 (18 Kilometers)
1. William Meyers (1 - Cat4)    (Oak Creek, CO/) 29:38.00
2. Scott Tucker (1 - Cat3)    (Golden, CO/) 30:23.00
3. Dan Taylor (2 - Cat4)    (Alamo, CA/Lamorinda Cycling Club/Taleo Racing) 31:05.00
4. John Swyers (1 - Cat5)    (Ketchum, ID/Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnago) 31:43.00
5. Roger Johnson (3 - Cat4)    (West Linn, OR/) 31:56.00
 
Men 75-79 (18 Kilometers)
1. Walter Axthelm (Durango, CO/Durango Wheel Club) 31:24
2. Richard Hunt (Bend, OR) 34:03
3. Richard Reynolds (Tucson, AZ/Summit Velo) 34:33
4. Frederic Schmid (Waco, TX/Bicycles Outback/Magura) 35:01
5. John Oakes (Palo Cedro, CA/Team Hammer Nutrition) 35:30
 
Men 80+ (18 Kilometers)
1. Paul Tetrick (Evergreen, CO) 37:01
2. Albert Piemme (Sequim, WA) 38:39
3. Link Lindquist (Foothill Ranch, CA/Team Velosport Club) 40:23
 
Women 30-34 (25 Kilometers)
1. Jessica Cutler (Seattle, WA/Seattle Super Squadra/Cucina Fresca Cycling Team) 38:32
2. Anne Donley (Denver, CO) 40:58
3. Haley Juno-Galdes (Menlo Park, CA/Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Alto Velo) 41:39
4. Cristina Lindsey (Greenville, SC/Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club/Headstrong) 41:49
5. Carolyn Eller (Seattle, WA/Puget Sound Cycling Club/Gregg's Specialized-Trek Racing Team) 43:00
 
Women 35-39 (25 Kilometers)
1. Mindy Caruso (Albuquerque, NM/Olev Rapido/Olev Rapido / The Kickstand) 39:34
2. Karen Appleby-Krieg (Pocatello, ID/Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts (ICE)) 41:16
3. Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, GA/Reality Bikes) 41:55
 
Women 40-44 (25 Kilometers)
1. Giana Roberge (Santa Rosa, CA/Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12/Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) 38:31
2. Coleen Knutson (Las Vegas, NV/Wicked Cycling Inc/Colavita / Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) 39:12
3. Julie Cutts (Las Vegas, NV/Wicked Cycling Inc/Colavita / Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) 40:02
4. Michele Conrad (Seattle, WA/Stranamanti Cycling/Keller Rohrback Cycling) 40:57
5. Sarah Tisdale (Hillsboro, OR) 41:22
 
Women 45-49 (25 Kilometers)
1. Lise Grace (Bellingham, WA/Union Bay Cycling/Bikesale.com) 40:20
2. Tawnie McDonald (Bend, OR) 41:01
3. Jodie Bolt (Lakewood, WA/Old Town Bicycle (OTB)) 41:46
4. Lisa Dunnwald (Seattle, WA/Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Group Health) 41:55
5. Catherine Dickson (Glendale, AZ/Tribe Racing/Jobing.com Women's Racing) 42:00
 
Women 50-54 (25 Kilometers)
1. Ruth Clemence (Newport Beach, CA/Southern California Velo/SC VELO/Empower Coaching) 38:28
2. MaryAnn Levenson (Menlo Park, CA/B4T9/Foundation) 40:43
3. Leigh Thompson (Winnetka, IL/Vision Quest LLC/Vision Quest) 40:55
4. Lauraleen Fenech (Vacaville, CA/Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club) 41:17
5. Laura Howat (Salt Lake City, UT/Utah Premier-Ski Utah Cycling Team/Ski Utah Cycling Team) 42:26
 
Women 55-59 (18 Kilometers)
1. Arrietta Clauss (Madison, WI/MadCity Velo Club) 29:03
2. Lesley Jensen (Benicia, CA/One Team Racing) 30:11
3. Sue Lloyd (Wheat Ridge, CO/Peak to Peak Training Systems/WestSide Cycling) 31:15
4. Linda Elgart (Sacramento, CA/Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Alto Velo) 31:19
5. Karen Dlouhy (Longmont, CO/) 31:25
 
Women 60-64 (18 Kilometers)
1. Laura Lindgren (Long Beach, CA/La Habra Cyclery/Chronic Tacos Cycling) 31:15
2. Martha Iverson (Durango, CO/Durango Wheel Club/Durango Wheel Club Masters Team) 32:53
3. Kay Tsui (Arlington, VA/HPC) 33:17
4. Joanne Garuccio (Sandy, UT/Salt Lake City Cycling (SLCC)/Millcreek Bicycles) 33:46
5. Marsha Kirschbaum (Oakland, CA/Velo Bella) 33:57
 
Women 65-69 (18 Kilometers)
1. Dagmar Eriksson (Bend, OR/) 39:48
2. Nancy Brown (Bennet, NE/JoyRide Bicycles) 40:02
 
Women 70+ (18 Kilometers)
1. Patty Puz (Sun Valley, ID/Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnago) 38:09
2. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, CA/Lightning Velo/ Cal-Pacific Export Packers / LV) 45:56
 
Men - Tandem - Elite
1. Scott Raymond (Cypress, CA/BGM Sports/Schroeder Iron Masters) 44:25
1. Frank Schroeder (Fontana, CA/BGM Sports/Schroeder Iron Masters) 44:25
2. David Prechtl (Norco, CA/Radsport Cycling Team/Pinnaclife Racing Team) 47:36
2. P (Fritz) Tomasello (Dana Point, CA/Radsport Cycling Team/Pinnaclife Racing Team) 47:36
 
Mixed - Tandem - 110+
1. Beth Graff (Tacoma, WA/Old Town Bicycle/Old Town Bicycle Race Team) 47:51
1. Steven Worley (Boulder, CO/Vic's Espresso / Peerless Tyre) 47:51
2. Sherry Berde Townsend (Mendota Heights, MN/Gopher Wheelmen/Gopher Wheelman) 48:00
2. Charles Townsend (Mendota Heights, MN/St Paul Bicycle Racing Club/Bianchi/Grand Performance) 48:00
3. Fred Galata (Omaha, NE) 48:30
3. Suzanne Wilson (Omaha, NE/Team Kaos Cycling/Team Kaos-Alegent Health) 48:30
4. David Ludwigson (Stillwater, MN/Loon State Cyclists) 49:54
4. Holly Ludwigson (Stillwater, MN/Loon State Cyclists) 49:54
5. G Crawford (Lon Beach, CA/La Habra Cyclery/Chronic Tacos Cycling) 50:05
5. Laura Lindgren (Long Beach, CA/La Habra Cyclery/Chronic Tacos Cycling) 50:05
 
Men - Tandem - 110+
1. John Elgart (Sacramento, CA/Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Alto Velo) 44:20
1. Jan Elsbach (Davis, CA/VOS Racing) 44:20
2. Steve Matson (Tacoma, WA/Old Town Bicycle (OTB)) 47:16
2. Jeffrey Patterson (University Place, WA/Old Town Bicycle) 47:16
3. James Hopson (Iowa City, IA/Iowa City Cycling Club) 48:17
3. Daniel Shaffer (Ely, IA/Iowa City Cycling Club) 48:17
4. Erich Ginkel (La Verne, CA/) 48:34
4. Demi Hechanova (Claremont, CA/Southern California Velo) 48:34
5. Les Banta (Oklahoma City, OK/Oklahoma City Velo Club) 49:21
5. Charles Hetrick (Edmond, OK/Oklahoma City Velo Club) 49:21
 
Men - Tandem 70+
1. Timothy Jones (Bend, OR) 44:22
1. TJ Paskewich (Bend, OR) 44:22
2. Jason Johns (Laguna Hills, CA/Radsport Cycling Team) 47:31
2. Darrin Monroe (Laguna Niguel, CA/Radsport Cycling Team/Pinnaclife Racing Team) 47:31
 
Mixed - Tandem 70+
1. Helene Carabin (Nichols Hills, OK/Tulsa Wheelmen/Tulsa Tough Racing) 45:07
1. Gil Summy (Nichols Hills, OK/Oklahoma City Velo Club) 45:07
2. Hunter Allen (Big Island, VA/Peaks Coaching Group Racing Team) 45:13
2. Debra Preller (Bothell, WA/Peaks Coaching Group Racing Team) 45:13
 
Men - Tandem 90+
1. Scott Kuiper (Louisville, KY/Better Cycling of Louisville/Papa John's Racing Team) 44:33
1. Stephen Spanbauer (Louisville, KY/Better Cycling of Louisville/Papa John's Racing Team) 44:33
2. Stephen Poulter (Redmond, WA/Emerald City Cycling Club) 46:05
2. Timothy Slotta (Kirkland, WA/Emerald City Cycling Club) 46:05
 
Mixed - Tandem - 90+
1. Jennifer Slawta (Talent, OR) 45:23
1. John Slawta (Talent, OR) 45:23
2. Martha Lane Walsh (Seattle, WA/Northwest Velo/JL Velo Racing Team) 45:44
2. Michael Walsh (Seattle, WA/Northwest Velo) 45:44
3. John Cacabelos (Sumner, WA) 46:55
3. Margareta Germeaux    (Bellevue, WA/) 46:55
 
Women - Tandem - Elite
1. Jan Moss (Milwaukie, OR) 50:24
1. Sarah Tisdale (Hillsboro, OR) 50:24
 
Women - Tandem 110+
1. Elizabeth Benishin (Palo Alto, CA/Velo Bella) 52:54
1. Julie Kaplan (Oxnard, CA/Team Hammer Nutrition) 52:54
2. Pam Reid (Portland, OR/) 1:05:56
2. Barbara Thiele (Hillsboro, OR/) 1:05:56
 
Women - Tandem 70+
1. Julie Cutts (Las Vegas, NV/Wicked Cycling Inc/Colavita/Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) 48:07
1. Coleen Knutson (Las Vegas, NV/Wicked Cycling Inc/Colavita/Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas) 48:07
2. Aimee Baker (Menlo Park, CA/Team Affinity/Sycomp Racing) 1:06:56
2. Kristine Franson (Menlo Park, CA/Team Affinity/Sycomp Racing) 1:06:56
 
Women - Tandem 90+
1. Melissa Boyd (Corvallis, OR) 59:44
1. Michelle Thorstrom (Bend, OR) 59:44
2. Jill Gass (Santa Barbara, CA/B4T9/Foundation) 1:00:15
2. MaryAnn Levenson (Menlo Park, CA/B4T9/Foundation) 1:00:15

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