Newport News, VA
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Richmond cyclists rode well in the Shamrock Criterium last Sunday at Newport
News Todd Stadium. In all the events, local teams put six riders
on the podium (top three).
happy that Richmond Ciclismo landed 3 riders on podiums in 3 different
races, Ciclismos Joe Notarnicola said of his teams
performance. Equally important, all of our riders, throughout
all of our squads, looked great. Notarnicola said the success
in the races was a team effort. Strategy and communication with each
squad help in that success. In all races, we looked like squads
that had practiced together and working as a team. This made our team
a factor in all the races, he said. As a whole, Richmond
Ciclismo was noticed at Shamrock yesterday. The D
shaped course, around Todd Stadium, created fast racing. Most team strategies
forced the pace even faster.
Team CSK/ Central Virginia Cycling Clubs Leigh Carter said this
is the type of racing that makes cycling fun. Team CSK was represented
in every move, Carter said. In a race like this you have
to be ready to take advantage of whatever has been dealt.
Team Cobblestone showed its strength in the elite category 1 and 2 race
and the category 3 race. Cobblestones Bill Malone placed fifth
in the days premier race.
Snow Valleys Cam Holland won that race. Snow Valley has become
the team to watch. If those two weren't in a move, most of the
time you could let it go, said Ciclismos Matt Forbes of
Snow Valleys Holland and Jon Wirsing. You have to be a bit
selective as to what you chase down. It's better to be ready to hop
on the strong attacks from the strongest riders than to cover every
Many of the cyclists took the opportunity to race more than once that
day. Ciclismos Stephen Selby won the 30+ age group then he raced
again in the premier race.
Snow Valleys Nancy Jadatz won the womens category 1, 2 and
3 race. That race was combined with the womens category 4 race.
Early in the race, four women were dropped from the main field. As the
pack pulled away, the four regained their composure, took turns at the
front and bridged the gap. The field got away from us in that
windy back stretch, said Ciclismos Ann Hardy. It took
a lap to get everyone together. We stayed tight in a constant rotation
for 2 laps until we caught the field. I was able to sit-in comfortably
until the last lap.
Once back in the field, Hardy and team-mate Sally Snead used coded phrases
to communicate how they feel and how they should work together. Snead
placed third and Hardy placed sixth.
Ciclismos David Anderson accurately described his day of racing
the category 4 race in one word.
Anderson, with team-mate Matt Kleiman and four other riders, broke away
from an already fast pack to lap the field. With one lap to go, Anderson
slammed hard into the road and skidded into the grass. Being a lap ahead
came in handy, Anderson placed sixth. Kleiman moved through the pack,
after the crash, and sprinted for third.
We were off from the gun with early attacks from Matt Marchal,
Kleiman said. Other designated members woke up the pace whenever it
lulled. Stratton Delany and Mark Saunders kept watch over anyone who
tried to bridge to the break. Saunders opted for this race instead of
racing as a junior. He placed 16th.
Ciclismo members spent their last race in the developmental category
5 event racing like they have had years of experience. Bob Haufler opened
the race with an individual break that lasted for three laps.
I had been frustrated watching Tony (Hall) do all the heavy lifting
in all the races so far, to either barely win, or to just barely not
to - knowing that if he had stronger mates, it would help him a lot,
said Haufler. I figured this is probably the last Cat 5 race for
most of us, I was hoping that this would be a good effort.
my brief chat with Terry Ashby, I kept some gas in the tank so that
I would remain strong when I got caught. After that, I was determined
that nobody was getting off the front, except somebody wearing yellow,
he said. Scott Sheble pulled a lap, Jed Hurt got off the front
for a bit - everybody contributed.
Somewhere around 8 laps or so to go, Jed (Hurt) put in a big attack,
staying of the front for a little over a lap. With all the work those
guys did, I was able to just sit hidden mid pack most of the race,
Hall said. That was important because a week ago in Tyson Corner, Hall
rode hard with every break except the one on the last lap. Nick
Johnson was calling out the split each time around, and each time I
gained 5 seconds, Hall said. That was a great feeling, hearing
the split go up each lap.
Concentrating hard, he put every bit of energy into the solo, Hall said
he remembers seeing a team-mate cheering him on with his index finger
One to go? Hall wasnt sure and hammered his victory lap.
I wasnt sure I heard the bell for the final lap or not,
Hall said. I guess I heard one to go when he really
said, way to go.
Zoe Haufler - Richmond Ciclismo
J.R. Miller - Conte's/Cycor
David Swager - Team Cobblestone
Brad Lang - Team Cobblestone
James Revere - Team Cobblestone
Stephen Selby - Richmond Ciclismo
Matt Forbes - Richmond Ciclismo
Rob Suydam - Virginia Beach Velo
John Schindler - Richmond Ciclismo
17. Dan King - 3 Sports
Women 1, 2, 3
Nancy Jadatz - Snow Valley
Sally Snead- Richmond Ciclismo
Ann Hardy - Richmond Ciclismo
Susan Revere - Team Cobblestone
Karen Hanson Contes/Cycor
Senior 1, 2, 3
Cam Holland - Snow Valley
Bill Malone - Team Cobblestone
6. Charles Goble - Team Cobblestone
John Gaudio - Richmond Ciclismo
9. Jon Hansen - Richmond Ciclismo
John Schindler - Richmond Ciclismo
12. Hawker Dawes - Team Cobblestone
13. Matt Forbes - Richmond Ciclismo
14. Mason Haymes - Team CSK/CVCC
19. Jeff Hackett - Team CSK/CVCC
20. Denis Rainear Team CSK/CVCC
Charles Goble - Team Cobblesone
5. Terry Ashby - Richmond Ciclismo
6. Bill Malone - Team Cobblesone
Hawker Dawes - Team Cobblesone
10. Andy Lupo - Team Cobblesone
12. Keck Baker - Team CSK/CVCC
13. John Gaudio - Richmond Ciclismo
Matt Klieman - Richmond Ciclismo
David Anderson - Richmond Ciclismo
Nick Blend - Team Cobblestone
Mark Saunders- Richmond Ciclismo
Anthony Hall - Richmond Ciclismo
Tim Reams - 3 Sports
Bob Haufler - Richmond Ciclismo
16. Jed Hurt - Richmond Ciclismo
19. Scott Sheble - Richmond Ciclismo
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