16 National Champs Crowned On Day 1 Of Masters Track Nationals

  
  


Neva Day leads the womens 40-44 points race.
Neva Day leads the womens 40-44 points race.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 24, 2012) --
Racing got underway at the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships in Colorado Springs today with 16 national titles being awarded at the 7-Eleven Velodrome.
 
Over 300 of the nation’s top masters riders registered for the six-day event which, because it takes place on what is considered the country’s fastest velodrome, is likely to see several age-group records broken.
 
In fact, the record-breaking got started pretty quickly during the morning session when Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, CA/San Jose Bicycle Club) clocked a 11.470 in the men’s 60-64 flying 200-meter sprint qualifying to unofficially best the age-group record set by fellow American Victor Copeland in 2004.
 
In the final of the men’s 60-64 sprint, Macbeth was fourth. Bill Ziegler (Oceanside, CA/San Diego Cyclo Vets) claimed the gold medal after a heated final match with silver medalist Butch Stinton (Castle Rock, CO/Mix1). Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, CA/LTO Velo) then bested Macbeth in the bronze medal round and John Fitzgerald (Santa Ana, CA/Veloce Santiago) rounded out the podium in fifth.
 
The morning session’s first national titles were in the individual pursuits. Michael Miller (Morgantown, PA/Chester County Cycling Foundation) bested Gregory Pent (Boulder, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing) in the men’s 40-44 3-kilometer individual pursuit. In the 35-39 2-kilometer individual pursuit, Anne Donley (Boulder, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) won the national title ahead of Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, CO/Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella/Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella).
 
In the women’s 45-49 time trial, Gea Johnson (Scottsdale, AZ/Team Green Choice/Team RPM/Airpark Bikes) clocked in at 38.064 to claim the national title while Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Eddie B Cycling) was the fastest in the men’s 70+ event with a 37.855. Thomas O'Rourke (Westbloomfield, MI/Cadieux Bicycle Club) added to his collection of Stars-and-Stripes jerseys when he posted a 42.043 in the men’s 75-59 race against the clock, and Bobby Walthour IV (Carmel, CA/) won the men’s 45-49 1-kilometer time trial in 1:06.964, setting an unofficial national record in that category.
 
 The afternoon session was full of sprint, scratch race, and points race action. The women 60+ all  lined up together for their scratch race and it was local artist Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) to cross the line first.
 
“I had talked with Cathy Nicoletti who’s in my age group and I told her to just follow me when I take off,” Miller explained afterwards. “So a lap into it, the pace was relatively easy so I dove underneath everyone and looked back over my shoulder and Cathy was there. We lapped all of our contenders except just one.”
 
“I’m a match sprinter,” she went on. “And in the final lap, Cathy looked over at me and said ‘This is gonna be a match sprint isn’t it?’, and I said ‘You bet.’ So I just did a flying 200 on her.”
 
Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing) grabbed the silver medal  in the age group after the sprint finish while Jo Johnson (Wilmington, DE/Team TBB/Deep Blue) raced in the same pack to take the women’s 65-69 title and Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, MA/Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)) bested Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, CA/Cal-Pacific Export Packers / LV/Lightning Velo) for the women’s 70-74 national title.
 
 In other women’s scratch race action, Sandra North (Berthoud, CO/Blue Sky Velo) came out on top in the women’s 55-59 category and Joseph Paulson (Boulder, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) took a dramatic victory in the men’s 50-54 event.
 
 Jerry Shafer (Seattle, WA/Slalom Consulting Racing) earned 20 points in the men’s 65-69 points race to beat out silver medalist Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) who amassed 16 points.  In the women’s 40-44 points race, new national champ Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, CA/COG Cycling/Cog Cycling) also grabbed 20 points compared to the 15 earned by runner up Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, GA/Louis Garneau Factory Team).
 
 In addition to the men’s 60-64 sprint, the day also featured the women’s 50-54 sprint and the men’s 55-59 sprint. Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) added to her hardware collection when she beat out Mary Nunnelly (Houston, TX/Bike Barn (Texas) for the national title. Among men 55-59, Richard Voss (Littleton, CO/Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) was the champion after outsprinting second-place finisher Kurt Sato (San Pedro, CA/South Bay Wheelmen).
 
Racing continues in southern Colorado tomorrow and will last through Sunday.
For more information, including a complete schedule, visit the event’s webpage.
 
RESULTS
 
PHOTO GALLERY
 
2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
July 24-29, 2012
7-Eleven Velodrome – Colorado Springs, CO
 
Men 40-44 3-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Michael Miller (Morgantown, PA/Chester County Cycling Foundation) 03:39.8
2. Gregory Pent (Boulder, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 03:42.5
3. James Kramer (Scottsdale, AZ/FASTER Performance Center) 03:42.8
4. Kurt Broadhag (Los Angeles, CA/8th Wonder Cycling) 03:42.9
5. Larry Stoegbauer (Evanston, IL/WDT-Allvoi International Cycling Team) 03:44.0
 
Women 35-39 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Anne Donley (Boulder, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) 02:38.7
2. Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, CO/Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella/Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) 02:39.0
3. Therese Johnson (Denver, CO/ProDesign Cycling) 02:42.9
4. Heather McWilliamsMierzejews (Louisville, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) 02:52.7
Women 45-49 500-meter Time Trial
 
Women 45-49 Time Trial
1. Gea Johnson (Scottsdale, AZ/Team Green Choice/Team RPM/Airpark Bikes) 38.064
2. Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, CA/Team Hammer Nutrition) 40.153
3. Christine Phillips (Chandler, AZ/Strada Racing Club) 40.238
4. Bonnie Karas (Rochester Hills, MI/Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) 42.437
5. Monika King (Hermosa Beach, CA/COG Cycling/Cog Cycling) 43.648
 
Men 70+ 500-meter Time Trial
1. Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Eddie B Cycling) 37.855
2. Leo Menestrina (San Jose, CA/Webcor/Alto Velo/Alto Velo Racing Club) 38.64
3. James Murdock (Loveland, CO/Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) 38.963
4. James Martins (Houston, TX/Team Spincycle) 38.969
5. Earl Henry (Pinellas Park, FL/Florida Velo) 40.267
 
Men 75-79 500-meter Time Trial
1. Thomas O'Rourke (Westbloomfield, MI/Cadieux Bicycle Club) 42.043
2. Skip Sparry (Plano, TX/Matrix Cycling Club) 42.583
3. J Beck (Hanover Park, IL/Midwest Masters Cycling Team) 44.607
 
Men 45-49 1-kilometer Time Trial
1. Bobby Walthour IV (Carmel, CA/) 01:07.0
2. Kenneth Williams (Kenmore, WA/Slalom Consulting Racing) 01:07.8
3. David Klipper (Portland, OR/Guinness Cycling Team) 01:08.0
4. Daniel Casper (Northfield, MN/Revolution Cycle and Ski) 01:08.3
5. Michael Paulin (Aurora, CO/Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) 01:09.0
 
Women 55-59 Scratch Race
1. Sandra North (Berthoud, CO/Blue Sky Velo)
2. Debra Cavender (Troy, MI/Fraser Bicycle & Fitness)
2. Debra Cavender (Troy, MI/Fraser Bicycle & Fitness)
3. Sile Kiernan (Marysville, WA/Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo)  
4. Barbara Thiele (Hillsboro, OR/)
5. Valerie Tiemann (Spring, TX/Northwest Cycling Club)
 
Women 60+ Scratch Race
1. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, CO/Pikes Peak Velo)
2. Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing)
 
Women’s 65-69 Scratch Race
1. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, DE/Team TBB/Deep Blue)
 
Women’s 70-74 Scratch Race
1. Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, MA/Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC))
2. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, CA/Cal-Pacific Export Packers / LV/Lightning Velo)
 
Men 65-69 Points Race
1. Jerry Shafer (Seattle, WA/Slalom Consulting Racing) 20
2. Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, CO/Boulder Orthopedics) 16
3. Thomas Lobdell (Indianapolis, IN/Scarlet Fire) 13
4. John Forbes (Portland, OR/Cyclesport.com Racing p/b  BRIHOP/BRIHOP Cycling) 6
5. james briggs (North Huntingdon, PA/Allegheny Cycling Association) -80
 
Men 50-54 Scratch Race
1. Joseph Paulson (Boulder, CO/Boulder Orthopedics)
2. Jon Lazard (Marion, IN/)
3. Victor Williams (Lonetree, CO/Natural Grocers Cycling Team)
4. Robert Bodamer (Humble, TX/Matrix/RBM/Matrix Cycling Club)
5. Jay Wolkoff (Altadena, CA/Radsport Cycling Team)
 
Women 40-44 Points Race
1. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, CA/COG Cycling/Cog Cycling) 20
2. Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, GA/Louis Garneau Factory Team) 15
3. Jane Evely (Carnation, WA/Slalom Consulting Racing) 11
4. Heidi Blackie (Seattle, WA/Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo) 6
5. Carol Kauder (Boulder, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 1
 
Women 50-54 Sprint
1. Annette Williams (Kenmore, WA/Slalom Consulting Racing)
2. Mary Nunnelly (Houston, TX/Bike Barn (Texas))
3. Lisa Giuffre (Englewood, OH/The Midwest Express)
4. Janet Lischer (Colorado Springs, CO/Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.)
5. Marilyn Trout (Colorado Springs, CO/)
 
Men 60-64 Sprint
1. Bill Ziegler (Oceanside, CA/San Diego Cyclo Vets)
2. Butch Stinton (Castle Rock, CO/Mix1)
3. Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, CA/LTO Velo)
4. Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, CA/San Jose Bicycle Club)
5. John Fitzgerald (Santa Ana, CA/Veloce Santiago)
 
Men 55-59 Sprint
1. Richard Voss (Littleton, CO/Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.)
2. Kurt Sato (San Pedro, CA/South Bay Wheelmen)
3. Kevin Wayman (Saint Louis, MO/Hub Bicycle Company)
4. Aron Seiken (Ft Worth, TX/Lone Star Racing Club)
5. James Thiele (Hillsboro, OR/)


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