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Buckingham, PA

October 09, 2005
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Photos © Kevin Dillard


On a course made treacherous by 7 inches of rain, Matt Krause (Alan Factory Team) and Betsy Schauer (Fort/GPOA!) rode the victories in the season-opening event of the $30,000 Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series. The already soft fields of the None-Such Farm were turned into quagmires in places by two consecutive days of rain that had the entire region under flood warnings until 10:30 the night before the race. Race day dawned overcast, and dry -- but the damage was done. As 17 time National Champion and Cycling Hall of Famer Joe Saling put it after the Masters Race, "Ribbon to Ribbon, just mud." As the amatuer classes rode their races, their tires turned the wet soil like one of the farm's tractor tillers and left portions of the course unrideable for every Elite class racer, except defending Verge MACS Women's Champion Betsy Schauer.

The likeable West Virginian is shy and demure off the bike, but Schauer is a picture of strength and confidence while riding. Riding for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based FORT frames and GPOA medical services team, Schauer hit the front just 1/4 into the 45 minute Elite Women's race with only Melanie Schwartz (Square Coppi/Van Dessel) able to hang onto her wheel. Schwartz attacked the first time up the double run-up, but Schauer countered on the remount and was never matched. Riding in a position reminiscent of the climbing style of Tyler Hamilton, she increased her lead from 30 seconds after one lap, to two minutes by the end of the race.

The men's race was a see-saw battle that saw New Englander Matt Krause (Alan Factory Team) and defending verge MACS series champion Ryan Leach (FORT/GPOA!) swap the lead several times on the track and in the pits. Krause drew first blood with a holeshot on the grass, uphill start. But Leach retaliated on the double run-up. The lead duo was joined by four other riders -- Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo), and the FORT/GPOA! trio of Weston Schempf, Gunnar Shogren and Mike Yozell. As they hit the "Cornfield Peanut Butter", Leach dismounted while Krause tried to ride through. Leach's decision proved the better as he put time on the tire-spinning Krause, who eventually ground to a halt and had to dismount himself. By the end of the first lap, the Krause and Leach were off the front, Yozell was off the back and third-place Asphlom was in no-man's land between the lead duo and the intramural battle of Shogren and Schempf.

On the second lap, the differences in the two leader's techniques were becoming obvious, with Krause spinning at a higher cadence and Leach pushing a bigger gear and repeatedly coming out of the saddle to maintain momentum. At three laps to go, Krause had established a lead of 9 seconds. But, Leach was able to pass when Krause pulled into the pits for a bike change. The main difference in the two was now clear, according to Leach. "All race long I was stronger in the running sections and he was able to ride faster on the technical parts," said Leach afterwards. With just a lap-and-a-half to go, the two leaders came to a tight, muddy hairpin turn around a tree. Leach, in the lead, ran the section while Krause rode his bike around both the tree and the leader. Once in the lead, Krause extended his margin to take Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series Leader's Jersey. Asked afterwards if he attacked Leach at the hairpin, Krause smiled and replied, "I don't really attack. I'm more of a Jan Ulrich diesel kind of rider. I was just faster in that part of the track all day, and he was faster on the runs."

Notes:

Pittsburgh's Stephen Cummings made the most of his cross-state commute by dominating the Men's B-Race to win by nearly two-and-a-half minutes. Cummings twice rode up the second run-up without dismounting.

71 Masters made up the largest field of the day with New Jersey's Eric Schlauch (Somerset Wheelmen/Van Dessel) taking the overall win. New Yorker Christopher Long (Independent Fabrication/Gotham Cyclists) and Fred Wittwer of the Charlottesville (Virginia) Racing Club were the highest-placed 45+ and 55+ riders.

After a day of mud-slogging in Pennsylvania, the Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series moves to South Jersey and the high speeds and three-story "Amphitheater of Pain" run-up of the UCI-sanctioned Beacon Cyclocross in Bridgeton, New Jersey on October 16.

RACE RESULTS

Category: Elite Men 30 starters
Place
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
57:05:00
KRAUS Matt Alan Factory Team Arlington MA
34
2
57:25:00
LEECH Ryan Fort/GPOA ! Philadelphia PA
29
3
58:43:00
SHOGREN Gunnar FORT-GPOA! Morgantown WV
44
4
58:45:00
ASPHOLM Roger Westwood Velo Haworth NJ
37
5
1:01:01
SCHEMPF Weston FORT-GPOA! Sinking Spring PA
29
6
1:01:57
WITTWER Greg FORT-GPOA! Charlottesville VA
23
7
1:02:02
KAHLENBERG Jordan Alan Baltimore MD
24
8
1:02:03
GALEGHER Sean Hunt Valley Bicycles Towson MD
31
9
1:02:36
WILSON Dan Henrys Bikes Wilmington DE
33
10
1:02:45
PICCILLO Joe Evolution Racing Doylestown PA
35
11
1;02:47
BAKER Myron Verge Sport.com Hamilton NJ
33
12
1:02:50
REYNOLDS Joseph Wissahickon Folsom NJ
30
13
1:03:02
YOZELL Michael FORT/GPOA ! Phila PA
37
14
1:03:21
MENARD George HVB York PA
31
15
1:03:36
DEIBERT Nathan Evolution Racing Hummelstown PA
29
16
1:04:20
MAGUR Mike Verge Sport.com Washingtonville NJ
32
17
1:04:33
AMES Kris Alan Mid Atlantic Baltimore MD
35
18
1:04:52
MINTURN John Kraynicks Pittsburgh PA
26
19
1:05:17
BARRY Colin Manulife Financial / Kane Bikes Philadelphia PA
32
20
1:05:37
SNOOP Donald Verge Sport Test Pilot Monroe NY
30
21
1:05:54
STUBNA Mike Savage Hill Cycling Oakdale PA
29
22
1:06:11
ZENONI Paolo Westwood Velo Tenafly NY
32
23
1:06:13
SPONSEL Alistair Colavita Racing Princeton NJ
28
24
1:07:04
SHAFFER Nicholas Evolution Racing Newtown PA
25
25
1 lap
TURNER Glenn Evolution Racing Newtown PA
34
26
2 lap
BLACK Greg Vergesport.com Cornwall NY
34
27
dnf
WULFKUHL Andrew Alan Mid Atlantic Lititz PA
23
28
dnf
FERGUSON Greg Fort/GPOA ! Glassboro PA
30
29
dnf
HUGHES FJ Baltimore MD
37
30
dnf
SCHEERER Kurt Test Pilot Cornwall NY
35
ARNAL Alvaro Human ZOOM ! King Of Prussia PA
25
Category: Elite Women 11 Starters
Place
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
40:23
SCHAUER Betsy FORT- GPOA ! Morgantown WV
30
2
42:22
SWARTZ Melanie Square Coppi/Van Dessel Reston PA
28
3
44:34
YOZELL Erica FORT/GPOA ! Philadelphia PA
31
4
45:17
MOST Lisa Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
36
5
46:09
VON TEITENBERG Heidi ALAN Mid-Atlantic Baltimore MD
30
6
47:02
VIBLE Lisa Velo Bella Wilmington DE
43
7
47:41
EBERSOLE Tammy Evolution Racing Warminster PA
44
8
48:10
STARK Laura Somerset Wheelmen Princeton NJ
31
9
MASON Beth NCVC/Edge Technologies Silver Spring MD
37
10
49:12
SALTZGUEBER Pam Evolution Racing Pipersville PA
32
11
49:53
KUNTZBECK Tina Altoona Bike Club Altoona PA
31
MALDONADO Lynda Tri State Velo/Amoroso's/Victory Racing Team Philadelphia PA
37
Category: Masters 71 Starters
Place
45+
55+
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
42:02
SCHLAUCH Eric Somerset Wheelmen/Van Dessel Califon NJ
41
2
42:26
RUGGERT Joseph Freddie Fu Greensburg PA
34
3
42:45
KINCAID Troy Westwood Velo Guttenberg NJ
40
4
42:57
ALCORN William SPEEDGOAT State College PA
39
5
1
42:59
LONG Christopher Independent Fabrication/Gotham Woodside NY
46
6
JONES Martin Somerset High Bridge NJ
42
7
43:20
MIHILLS Richard The Secret Henry's Team Newark DE
42
8
2
42:29
ROOT Randall Team Snow Valley/SIBEX Sterling VA
51
9
44:07
HEBE Mike FORT/GPOA Etters PA
38
10
44:43
WARMUTH Ralf Highland Park Hermes Highland Park NJ
42
11
44:47
REISINGER Kirk Club Wissahickon Schwenksville PA
38
12
3
44:57
CORDISCO Jeff CAPOforma Kennett Square PA
47
13
45:10
LUX John Hunt Valley Bicycles Cornwall PA
39
14
45:33
CLINE Kelly Club Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
37
15
1
45:35
WITTWER Fred Charlottesville racing club Charlottesville VA
55
16
4
46:07
GRAY Douglass First State Velo Sport Elizabethtown PA
46
17
LYON III Robert HUNT VALLEY BICYCLE CLUB York PA
40
18
46:36
ANESTAD N. Johan Evolution Racing Quakertown PA
36
19
BUDAY Alan rotations racing Manorville NY
39
20
PIACINE Bob Guys Racing Club Sellersville PA
40
21
5
47:07
KAUFMAN Larry Velocity Sports/CCE Belle Mead NJ
45
22
6
47:15
CONNAIR Mike First State Velo Sport Elkton MD
52
23
7
47:20
MIKESKA Kurt Wooden Wheels Holkessin DE
48
24
47:32
HANDEL Fred NVC State College PA
42
25
8
47:37
SAINT CLAIR Kevin QCW/Bike Addicts Philadelphia PA
48
26
47:49
ZEIMET Raymond IL Bradipo dei Romiti USA Ewing NJ
40
27
ELSASSER Mark Philadelphia PA
39
28
48:27
WINDH Rolf Guy's Racing Philadelphia PA
42
29
9
48:31
LANG Brad Team Cobblestone/Nature's Path Chester VA
47
30
10
48:45
FREDERICK Rob Evolution Racing Doylestown PA
46
31
48:56
KIRK Michael Wooden Wheels Racing Kennett Square PA
42
32
49:43
PERREN James Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
44
33
11
49:48
CZUPRYNA Michael First State Velo Sport Newark DE
47
34
12
MCDANIEL Charles Wooden Wheels Wilmington DE
45
35
49:54
SMITH Pete Doylestown Wheelman Doylestown PA
36
36
50:12
EVANS Chris Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
36
37
13
REYNOLDS Scott Guy's Racing Perkiomenville PA
49
38
50:29
WATKINS Jim Team Somerset Skillman NJ
43
39
14
50:47
GULEMMO Ralph East End Kreb Cycle East Moriches NY
48
40
51:03
DICKS Douglas CRCA/BENNETTS BICYCLES/FDNY Staten Island NY
37
41
2
51:39
MORRISON Donald Wissahickon West Brandywine PA
56
43
52:10
KUZAS Kevin Guy's Racing Merion Station PA
40
44
53:43
PINNEO Tom CC Evesham Princeton NJ
42
44
3
-1
DIBIASI Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing Elizabethtown PA
55
45
15
-1
HOLLERBACH George Newtown PA
51
46
-1
BECHTOLD Marc Peddler Shop Racing Cherry Hill NJ
42
47
-1
GOREL Greg Somerset Wheelmen Neshanic Station NJ
40
48
16
-1
BRECKENMAKER Kevin Yellow Breeches Racing Hershey PA
50
49
17
-1
BAUCH Richard Colavita Racing Team Califon NJ
52
50
-1
DEBARTOLO Paul GS Gotham/TOGA New York NY
40
51
4
-1
PIZZINI Leo Henry's Bikes West Grove PA
57
52
18
-1
SANCHEZ Gustavo Evolution Racing Wrightstown PA
45
53
-1
INCOGNITO Paul Quakert City Wheelman Wilmington DE
40
54
19
-1
BAYAT Fafar CRCA/Strictly Bicycles Teaneck NJ
47
55
20
-1
KENAS Joseph Guy's Racing Meadowbrook PA
50
56
5
-1
SALING Joe Somerset Wheelmen NJ
65
57
-1
MANHARDT David Henry's Bikes Quakertown PA
35
58
21
-1
PERNA Bob beans bikes West Chester PA
53
59
-1
FAINO Christian Evolution Racing Philadelphia PA
36
60
-1
DOWNS Jay FORT/GPOA Gettysburg PA
40
61
22
6
-1
ALOYO Vincent Blue Bell PA
58
62
-1
MCCABE Mark 3D Rumson NJ
43
63
-1
WAHL Charles Furlong PA
41
64
23
-1
SANDS Robert Evolution Racing Warminster PA
51
65
7
-1
LEA Rob TEAM Fuji Taneytown MD
63
66
8
-1
WILLIAMS Michael Wilmington Velocity Wilmington DE
55
Category: B Men 60 starters
Place
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
44:13
CUMMINGS Stephen kraynicks/mezzatesta Pittsburgh PA
26
2
46:41
REA Michael Bayside Velo/Bike Doctor Annapolis MD
26
3
47:13
MAINS Tom Velocity Sports/CCE Hamilton NJ
35
4
47:25
LINDSTROM Gregory First Capital Velo Mount Wolf PA
29
5
47:32
BIDDLE Brent First State Velo Sport Wilmington DE
32
6
47:41
MEALEY Sean Hunt Valley Bicycles/HVB York PA
35
7
48:11
BRILL Daniel Team Beacon South River NJ
34
8
48:13
BIEGALSKI Michael State College PA
24
9
48:17
FERRARI Matthew Mt. Nittany Wheelworks State College PA
32
10
48:19
GANTER Chris HighRoad Bicycles Doylestown PA
28
11
48:33
SZCZEPANSKI Adam Bike & Blade - Serfs Collegeville PA
27
12
48:37
IGNOSH Ray Gotham Cyclists Breinigsville PA
13
48:45
SCOTT Wayne First State Velo Sport Elkton MD
36
14
48:52
THALER Chris Evolution Racing Dublin PA
15
49:01
HENDERSON Randall CycleSports Doylestown PA
35
16
49:02
TOTARO Chad Team Human Zoom Philadelphia PA
32
17
49:25
LOUSTAU Emerson Philadelphia PA
22
18
50:01
FLOREK Charles Rutgers Cycling Piscataway NJ
26
19
KOLSHORN Leo 3D/Atlantic Cyclery E. Windsor NJ
33
20
50:11
BERNARDI John Action Wheels Swedesboro NJ
33
21
50:18
SOVEK Chip Potomac Velo Club Centreville VA
36
22
50:37
HOSTETTER III John ALAN Mid-Atlantic Perryville MD
32
23
51:11
WILLIAMS Trevor Guys Racing Radnor PA
35
24
51:18
JOHNSON Christopher Mt. Nittany Wheelworks Altoona PA
30
25
51:22
HESS Wade Team Beacon Ocean View NJ
37
26
51:27
MORGAN Eric Wissahickon Phila PA
27
51:30
NACE Joel First Capital Velo York PA
33
28
51:33
MCDONALD Bernard LSV/Kelly Baltimore MD
39
29
51:38
FREEHOFF Bruce Beacon Robbinsville NJ
37
30
51:42
ZGODA Frank CRCA/Strictly Bicycles Sussex NJ
26
31
52:05
WEST Josh Bikeman Allentown PA
32
32
52:19
PARTLAND JP Kissena Cycling Team NY NY
37
33
52:24
DESOUZA Alessandro Rutgers University/All Brunswick Cyclery Highland Park NJ
33
34
52:33
O'HARA Mike LSV/Kelly Benefit Strategies Baltimore MD
28
35
53:21
ANDREWS Wade Oz Philadelphia PA
29
36
53:30
KILGORE Mark First Capital Velo York PA
23
37
REVERE James Team Cobblestone/Nature's Path Midlothian VA
42
38
53:35
PALERMO Kirk Premier Bank/Cycle Sports Doylestown PA
27
39
LOWENSTEIN Eric Highland Park Hermes Jersey City NJ
28
40
53:51
NEWMANN Andrew Evolution Racing Newtown PA
33
41
54:18
PROCOPOS Theo Wissahickon Havertown PA
27
42
55:30
GULDALIAN Drew Club Wissahickon Phila PA
34
43
56:10
EORIO John Quakertown PA
44
BRADLEY Bill Coatesville PA
30
45
CALLAN Craig Highland Park Hermes Highland Park NJ
36
46
WEISS Eben GS Gotham Brooklyn NY
33
47
NORVELL Montana Club Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
28
48
SHUMAKER Jeff Breakaway Endurance Sports Philadelphia PA
35
49
STRIKA Dusan Kissena Cycling Team Parlin NJ
46
50
JOYCE Jeremy Evolution Racing Buckingham PA
28
51
QUINNAN Brad Evolution Racing Newtown PA
17
52
STINE Christopher Cedar Bike Kingston NY
34
34
Category: B women 14 Starters
Place
Jr.
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
41:02
SCHULTZ Krista Hunt Valley Bicycles Baltimore MD
28
2
42:36
GALEGHER Marilyn Hunt Valley Bicycles Towson MD
31
3
42:39
BREYLA Amy Henry's Bikes New Castle DE
29
4
42:58
TOURIAN Karen Club Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
44
5
43:01
OCHOA Annelisa Wissahickon Philadelphia PA
25
6
43:07
THIEMANN Nikki Human Zoom Philadelphia PA
27
7
44:34
KAHN Alicia Rutgers Cycling/All Brunswick Cyclery Highland Park NJ
30
8
Jr.
46:04
SANTIAGO Nina ACT-UPMC Dover NJ
16
9
46:04
CSIRA Laura Trophy Bikes Philadelphia PA
24
10
46:42
SINGERMAN Jessica Lehigh Valley Bike Line Newark DE
25
11
down lap
DUBEK Kim Bean's Bikies West Chester PA
30
12
down lap
FLORE Kate Artemis Washington DC
27
dnf
dnf
SIEGRIST Laney Human Zoom Havertown PA
24
dnf
dnf
GONELLA Lisa New York NY
31
Category: Juniors 10-16 3 Starters
Place
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
36:26
GERLAK Morgan Alan Mid-Atlantic Baltimore MD
14
2
45:14
SCHLAUCH Adam Somerset Wheelmen Califon NJ
14
3
down lap
BAHNSON Jeff Henry's Bikes Newark DE
13
Category: C Men 29 Starters
Place
Time
Last Name First Name Team Hometown ST
Racing Age
1
36:64
LEA Syd TEAM Fuji Taneytown MD
20
2
37:16:00
YUNGHER Don Rutgers University Cycling Piscataway NJ
23
3
37:37:00
BERSON David East Coast Velo Phila PA
37
4
38:25:00
HERBERT Gerhardt East Coast Velo Philadelphia PA
36
5
38:29:00
WAHNER Barry Drexel Hill PA
39
6
HALL Alex South Bay Wheelman Los Angeles CA
34
7
38:36:00
DILLARD Kevin NCVC/Edge Technologies Washington DC
43
8
38:41:00
COVELL David Guy's cycling club Newtown Square PA
26
9
38:51:00
MASUDA Glenn Long Beach CA
43
10
39:48:00
SAPSFORD Travis Cycle Sports/Premier Bank North Wales PA
32
11
39:56:00
PETERSON Matthew HP Hermes Belle Mead NJ
27
12
40:31:00
AMBAGIS James FORT-GPOA! Newark DE
36
13
40:44:00
DISCHLER Dennis Wooden Wheels Delaware City DE
36
14
40:57:00
NIEDZIODA Daniel Trophy Bikes - Team Shiftless Philadelphia PA
24
15
41:12:00
KOLSHORN Leo 3D/Atlantic Cyclery E. Windsor NJ
33
16
41:26:00
PEIFFER Robert Evolution Racing Doylestown PA
21
17
42:00:00
MALONE Darren Doylestown PA
37
18
42:29:00
JAGER Richard Evolution Racing Richboro PA
19
42:36:00
BOWMAN Tim Trophy Bikes Philadelphia PA
20
BURKE Steven Hunt Valley Bicycles Baltimore MD
30
21
42:a39
DEDOYARD Jake Washington DC
22
22
43:39:00
LOPEZ Andre Peddlers Shop Racing Maple Shade NJ
33
23
43:53:00
MORAN Edward Pittsgrove NJ
45
24
44:00:00
FITZWATER Mark Wooden Wheels Newark DE
36
25
45:22:00
ROTHBERG Jay Evolution Racing Holland PA
42
26
down lap
GILLHAM Patrick Philadelphia PA
22
27
down lap
RUIGROK Albert Willow Grove PA
49

 

 

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