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First-time cyclocross racer Steven Gordon (Haymarket Bicycles) and Betsy Shogren (Fort Factory) won their respective races at the fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge on Sunday in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Stephen Cummings (Meridith Group) took second in the men’s A race with Michael Gallagher (U.S. Armed Forces) third on the dusty, serpentine course at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park.
In the women’s A race, Lisa Vible (C3 Sollay.com) took the runner-up spot with Libby Sheldon (Tokyo Joe’s) third.
Other winners included: Men’s Category 4: Steven Wahl (AVC). Men’s B: Ethan Townsend (C3 Sollay.com) Masters 35: Marc Vettori (C3 Sollay.com).
Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge
1. Steven Gordon, Haymarket Bicycles
2. Stephen Cummings, Meredith Group
3. Michael Gallagher, U.S. Armed Forces
4. Evan Fader, Battley Harley Davidson
5. Mark Kutney, Van Dessel Cycles
1. Betsy Shogren, Fort Factory Team
2. Lisa Vible, C3-Sollay.com
3. Libby Shelden, Tokyo Joe’s
4. Jessica Hill, Trail’s End Cycling
5. Diane Grim, Joe’s Bike Shop
Bamacross is back for ’07
Alabama’s cyclocross series, Bamacross, kicked off Sunday at Birmingham’s West Oxmoor Park.
The series will visit six cities, have seven uniquely different courses and serve up world-famous barbecue courtesy of presenting sponsor Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q.
The series includes the state championships December 2 at Montgomery’s Fain Park and free racing for juniors.
October 7: A fast, first-timer-friendly course at Birmingham’s West Oxmoor Park, presented by Birmingham Bicycle Company.
October 28: Swampy, sandy Munny Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa, presented by Velocity Procycle.
November 4: Picturesque Wetumpka, Alabama, presented by Competitive Velo.
November 11: Steep rock staircases and high-speed downhills at Avondale Park in Birmingham.
November 18: Tricky double-track and steep run-ups at the park in Anniston, presented by Wig’s Wheels.
December 2: The Bamacross State Championship at Fain Park in Montgomery, presented by Cycle Escape
December 16: The series finale at Sportsman Lake Park in Cullman.
For more, see www.bamacross.com.
Chicago ‘cross is cookin’
The Chicago Cyclocross Racing series has begun, with the second race of the series scheduled for Sunday, October 21.
The race will be presented by North Branch Cycling Club of Carpentersville and Main Street Bicycles of Elgin.
The series will end on Sunday, December 9, with the Illinois State Cyclocross Championship.
For more information, see www.chicrosscup.com.
Alaska season wraps
The sixth and final race of the 2007 Bicycle Shop Cyclocross Series was held Saturday on the trail system of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.
The course was fitting for the double-points series finale, with icy puddles, a gritty mud-bog section and the slick Moseley Center hill run-up.
In the men’s division, Josh Yeaton (Kaladi Subway) took the win over teammate Jamie Stull after Matt Novakovich (The Bicycle Shop) flatted in the final laps.
The win gave the series overall to Yeaton, with Novakovich second and Stull third.
In the women’s division, Amber Stull (Kaladi-Subway), fresh from her excellent performance at Xterra Nationals, rode to victory a minute ahead of teammate Jessica Yeaton with Tiffanie Novakovich third.
Stull collected the overall win with Novakovich second and Nylene Wicks third.
For more on the series, see www.arcticcross.org.
2007 Bicycle Shop Cyclocross No. 6
1. Josh Yeaton, 59:18
2. Jamie Stull, at 0:39
3. Matt Novakovich, at 1:26
4. Andy Pohl, at 1:48
5. Andy Duenow, at 2:30
1. Amber Stull, 51:24
2. Jessica Yeaton, at 1:02
3. Tiffanie Novakovich, at 4:22
4. Nylene Wicks, at 6:46
5. Rebecca Mamrol, at 8:39
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