Racing rolls on despite rain on day 2 of 2012 Masters Track Nats

  
  


Christine Phillips on her way to winning the women's 45-49 points race.
Christine Phillips on her way to winning the women's 45-49 points race.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 25, 2012) — Downpours and lightning made their mark on day two of the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships, but 18 national titles were still earned at the 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs.

Individual Pursuit

Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) started things off by winning her second national title of the event, this time in the women’s 50-54 two-kilometer individual pursuit. She bested second-place finisher Peg Labiuk (Orange, Conn./Sage Riders) by more than six seconds. Janet Lischer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) took third.

The men’s 60-64 two-kilometer individual pursuit was up next, with Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) successfully defending his 2011 title after edging Warren Keyser (Huntington Beach, Calif./Bike Religion) for the win. Worley’s teammate Barry Messmer (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) earned the bronze.

Rounding out the individual pursuit competitions was the men’s 55-59 two-kilometer race. James Host (Plainfield, Ill./Pact-DISH Network Cycling) also defended his 2011 crown, winning the race over runner-up Glen Winkel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) and third-place finisher Clif Cassidy (Dallas, Texas/Colavita Racing Inc.).

Time Trials

The altitude didn’t slow down two Texans in the morning session’s time trial finals. Shannon Moak (Katy, Texas/Team Spincycle) earned the Stars-and-Stripes jersey ahead of a Colorado-based field in the women’s 35-39 500-meter time trial. Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella) took second and Anne Donley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) followed in third.

It was an extremely tight race in the men’s 40-44 one-kilometer time trial. Andrew Weathers (Houston, Texas/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) crossed the line just two-tenths of a second ahead of Allen Vugrincic (Palo Alto, Calif./NorCal Elite Cycling), who barely edged Andy Brown (Solana Beach, Calif./RIDE Cyclery) by a single tenth of a second.

Scratch Races

Morning showers had organizers juggling the schedule a bit, but the track was dry for the afternoon racing, which saw its first final contested in the women’s 40-44 scratch race. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif./COG Cycling) used the speed that earned her a title Tuesday in the points race to launch a breakaway with several laps to go and ride to the victory with room to spare. Heidi Blackie (Seattle, Wash./Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo) led the field across the line for second, followed by Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) in third.

Despite several strong efforts to escape the field by Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics), he was outkicked in the final lap by Michael Williams (Metairie, LA), who earned gold in the men’s 65-69 five-kilometer scratch race. Bosch took second ahead of Jerry Shafer (Seattle, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing).

Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif./Ironfly) dominated the men’s 35-39 10-kilometer scratch race, lapping the field to take the win and improve upon this third-place finish in the race a year ago. Jeromy Cottell (Redwood City, Calif./Peninsula Velo Cycling Club) rode to silver while Phillips’ teammate Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif./Ironfly) took bronze.

Sprints

Rita Kacala (Racine, Wis./Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc dba ISCorp Cycling Team) proved to be the strongest women’s sprinter on the day, winning the 55+ contest in the first two finals rides. She topped the 55-59 age group, and was followed by Debra Cavender (Troy, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) in second and Sandra North (Berthoud, Colo./Blue Sky Velo) in third.

Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) finished second to Kacala in the sprint finals, earning the hometown rider the women’s 60-64 age group title — her second in as many days.

In the women’s 65-69 age group, Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Racing Against Diabetes) topped fellow Southern California rider Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif.) for the top step of the podium. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./Team TBB/Deep Blue) took bronze.

The seemingly indefatigable Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club) added another Stars-and-Stripes to her closest with a win in the women’s 70-74 sprint. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif./ Cal-Pacific Export Packers / LV/Lightning Velo) earned silver.

The only men’s sprint competition of the day was won by Todd Hayes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Team Alliance Environmental), who bested Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters) in the first two finals rides to earn the 50-54 title. Robert Bodamer (Humble, Texas/Matrix/RBM/Matrix Cycling Club) rode to third.

The men's 45-49 points race ended the day's racing.
The men's 45-49 points race ended the day's racing.

Points Races

The first points race of the day was the 10-kilometer men 70+, which saw Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) win each of the sprint laps on his way to adding another title in the 70-74 age group after yesterday’s 500-meter time trial win. He was followed by Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) and Mike MacDonald (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Jaeger Wheelmen) .

Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club), a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team, took the win in the 75-79 age group. J R Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) brought home silver and Skip Sparry (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) claimed bronze.

Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite) rode to the men’s 80-84 title.

Christine Phillips (Chandler, Ariz./Strada Racing Club) dropped the hammer on the field to win the women’s 45-49 10-kilometer points race. Phillips won the third and fourth sprints before lapping the rest of her competition to take a 20-point bonus and seal the victory. Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) finished in second, just a point ahead of Bonnie Karas (Rochester Hills, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness).

As storm clouds bore down on the velodrome, the men’s 45-59 20-kilometer points race got underway. Several laps in, the race began to pick up quickly after a slow start, with riders perhaps sensing an urgency in the air. Rather, it was nearby lightning that ultimately stopped the competition short with nine laps to go. David Klipper (Portland, Ore./Guinness Cycling Team) took home the Stars-and-Stripes jersey by two points over Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ken./Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc), who was coming on strong before the race was halted. Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn./Revolution Cycle and Ski) finished in the third spot.

Racing continues Thursday morning with finals in the various age categories of the individual pursuit and time trials. The afternoon session will see scratch race and sprint titles handed out. More information can be found on the Masters Track Nationals event page.

RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY

2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
July 24-29, 2012
7-Eleven Velodrome — Colorado Springs, Colorado

Women 50-54 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) 02:40.0
2. Peg Labiuk (Orange, Conn./Sage Riders) 02:46.9
3. Janet Lischer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) 02:50.1
4. Sandy Mercurio (Boulder, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 03:00.9
5. Meg Mautner (Portland, Ore./Bike Central) 03:03.0

Men 55-59 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. James Host (Plainfield, Ill./Pact-DISH Network Cycling) 02:20.4
2. Glen Winkel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) 02:23.3
3. Clif Cassidy (Dallas, Texas/Colavita Racing Inc.) 02:32.1
4. Gerald Greenleaf (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 02:32.7
5. Joseph Field (Portland, Ore.) 02:35.5

Men 60-64 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 02:28.2
2. Warren Keyser (Huntington Beach, Calif./Bike Religion) 02:30.4
3. Barry Messmer (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 02:33.2
4. David Mulica (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) 02:34.4
5. Larry Wolff (Sacramento, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) 02:34.6

Women 35-39 500-meter Time Trial
1. Shannon Moak (Katy, Texas/Team Spincycle) 39.833
2. Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella) 40.205
3. Anne Donley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 40.642
4. Therese Johnson (Denver, Colo./ProDesign Cycling) 40.908
5. Vera Divenyi (Denver, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) 41.649

Men 40-44 1 Kilometer Time Trial
1. Andrew Weathers (Houston, Texas/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) 01:07.3
2. Allen Vugrincic (Palo Alto, Calif./NorCal Elite Cycling) 01:07.5
3. Andy Brown (Solana Beach, Calif./RIDE Cyclery) 01:07.6
4. James Kramer (Scottsdale, Ariz./FASTER Performance Center) 01:08.8
5. David Broekema (San Francisco, Calif./ MRBerkeley/White Oak/NorCal Elite Cycling) 01:09.2

Men 50-54 Sprint
1. Todd Hayes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Team Alliance Environmental)
2. Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters)
3. Robert Bodamer (Humble, Texas/Matrix/RBM/Matrix Cycling Club)
4. Russell Murphy (Kirkwood, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles)
5. Stephen Sperry (Spartanburg, S.C./POA Cycling p/b Eastside Chiropractic/Team to Quads Powered Sports LLC)

Women 55-59 Sprint
1. Rita Kacala (Racine, Wis./Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc dba ISCorp Cycling Team)
2. Debra Cavender (Troy, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness)
3. Sandra North (Berthoud, Colo./Blue Sky Velo)
4. Jean Zeh (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
5. Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club)

Women 60-64 Sprint
1. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo)

Women 65-69 Sprint
1. Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Racing Against Diabetes)
2. Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif.)
3. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./Team TBB/Deep Blue)

Women 70-74 Sprint
1. Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club)
2. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif./ Cal-Pacific Export Packers / LV/Lightning Velo)  

Women 45-49 Points Race
1. Christine Phillips (Chandler, Ariz./Strada Racing Club) 30
2. Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) 14
3. Bonnie Karas (Rochester Hills, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) 13
4. Renee Schroeder (Nederland, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) 11
5. Renee' Fenstermacher (Redondo Beach, Calif./Ironfly) 7

Men 45-49 Points Race
1. David Klipper (Portland, Ore./Guinness Cycling Team) 20
2. Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ken./Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc) 18
3. Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn./Revolution Cycle and Ski) 14
4. Kenneth Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) 8
5. Peter Lucke (Louisville, Colo./Mix1) 5

Men 70-74 Points Race
1. Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) 25
2. Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) 9
3. Mike MacDonald (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Jaeger Wheelmen) 4
4. Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) 3
5. Peter Moore (Niwot, Colo./Swift Cycling) 2

Men 75-79 Points Race
1. Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club) 4
2. J R Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) 2
3. Skip Sparry (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) -40

Men 80-84 Points Race
1. Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite) 6

Women 40-44 Scratch Race
1. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif./COG Cycling)
2. Heidi Blackie (Seattle, Wash./Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo)
3. Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing)
4. Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga./Louis Garneau Factory Team)
5. Cindi Vargas (Humble, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club)

Men 35-39 Scratch Race
1. Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif./Ironfly)
2. Jeromy Cottell (Redwood City, Calif./Peninsula Velo Cycling Club)
3. Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif./Ironfly)
4. Joshua Frick (Bethesda, MD/Clean Currents p/b Beyer Kia/DC Velo Limited)
5. Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team)

Men 65-69 Scratch Race
1. Michael Williams (Metairie, LA)
2. Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics)
3. Jerry Shafer (Seattle, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing)
4. Gary Bridges (San Carlos, Calif./Peninsula Velo Cycling Club)
5. Fran Rudy (Ooltewah, Tenn./Global BMW-Mini p/b Economy Honda Master/Scenic City Velo)



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