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June 12/08 6:17 am - Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic


Posted by Editoress on 06/12/08
 

Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic

On June 7th & 8th the National Sports Center Velodrome was the location of the inaugural Fixed Gear Classic

Daniele De Franceschi and Dave Byer of Jet Fuel Coffee represented Forest City Velodrome and below is Dave Byer's report

It was an all cat 1 field and better with some pros and Roberto Chiapa, an Italian sprinter with too many claims to fame to list. He is currently ranked 5th in the world and was 4th at the last world championships. and a multiple time world champion. Hungarian national Madison guys and a few more pros with some locals rounding out the field. The race was an "ominum" but it favoured sprinters with no pursuit and the points didn't go all the way down.

Racing started with a (flying) 200 followed by some more sprint events. The first enduro race was a points race. One rider got away and no one chased - thinking he is not a threat. Then the Hungarian jumped up and they worked together. The chase didn't go fast enough so I attacked. I ended up lapping the field by myself just after the2 leaders. Once I was in touch with the pack I recovered a little and moved up to the front for the last two sprints.

Daniele was already sitting in about 4th or 5th on points which is good for money and the overall and all I had to do was sit on his wheel for the sprints to pick up a couple of points and sew up the win. I was coming out of corner 4, but while I was passing a couple guys a rider went down and I ploughed over him toasting my front wheel and knocking some wind out of me. I couldn't get my bike fixed and back on the track within the 5 laps allowed so I was left with a DNF and a whole bunch of splinters instead of a win . This track is awful to crash on because you don't slide as easily and there are splinters like nails.


Results

Mens 200 Meter TT
1. Roberto Chiappa, Italy, Gruppo Sportivo Forestale 10.575
2. Ben Barczewski, Allentown, PA Alliance Environmental Systems 10.897
3. Taylor Olson, St. Cloud MN SpeedFix Racing 11.203

Mens 50 Lap Points Race
1. Andrew Armstrong, Plano, TX Matrix/RPM
2. Dan Harm, Seattle WA, Broadmark Capital
3. Emile Abraham, Atlanta GA, Trinidad/Tobago National Team / Team Type 1

Men's Miss-n-Out
1. Emile Abraham, Atlanta GA, Trinidad/Tobago National Team / Team Type 1
2. Ben Barczewski, Allentown, PA Alliance Environmental Systems
3. Daniele DeFranceschi, Windsor Ont/Canda, JetFuel Coffee

Men's Chariot Race
1. Roberto Chiappa, Italy, Gruppo Sportivo Forestale
2. Ben Barczewski, Allentown, PA Alliance Environmental Systems
3. Emile Abraham, Atlanta GA, Trinidad/Tobago National Team / Team Type 1

Men's 12k Scratch Race
1. Kenny Williams, Kenmore, WA, First Rate Mortgage
2. Daniele DeFranceschi, Windsor Ont/Canda, JetFuel Coffee
3. Emile Abraham, Atlanta GA, Trinidad/Tobago National Team / Team Type 1

Women's Standing Lap
1. Colleen Hayduk, Kutztown, PA, Kutztown Inn/Bicycling World 21.539
2. Cari Higgins, Boulder CO, America's Dairyland 21.998
3. Karen Claeys, Seattle WA, Avanti 22.164

Women's Miss-n-Out
1. Cari Higgins, Boulder CO, America's Dairyland
2. Annette Williams, Kenmore, WA, Avanti
3. Jeniffer Triplett, Seattle, WA, Broadmark Capital

Women's 1mile Sprint
1. Cari Higgins, Boulder CO, America's Dairyland
2. Jeniffer Triplett, Seattle, WA, Broadmark Capital
3. Colleen Hayduk, Kutztown, PA, Kutztown Inn/Bicycling World

Women's Keirin
1. Colleen Hayduk, Kutztown, PA, Kutztown Inn/Bicycling World
2. Jeniffer Triplett, Seattle, WA, Broadmark Capital
3. Cari Higgins, Boulder CO, America's Dairyland

Women's 10k Points Race
1. Cari Higgins, Boulder CO, America's Dairyland
2. Annette Williams, Kenmore, WA, Avanti
3. Veronica Martinez, Allentown PA, JVR Sports/Argentinian National Team

Final omnium standings

Men
1. Emile Abraham (Trinidad/Tobago National Team / Team Type 1)17pts
2. Ben Barczewski (Alliance Environmental Systems)15
3. Roberto Chiappa (Gruppo Sportivo Forestale)14
4. Kenny Williams (First Rate Mortgage)10
5. Daniele DeFranceschi (JetFuel Coffee)10
6. Dan Harm (Broadmark Capital Track Team)7
7. Andrew Armstrong (Matrix / RBM)7
8. Taylor Olson (Speedfix)3
9. Adam Bergman (Texas RoadHouse)2
10. Eugene Chacherine (EVO Pro Cycling)2
11. Matt Diefenbach (Alliance Environmental Systems)2
12. Andrew LaCorte (Sommerville Sports World Team)1
13. David Byer (JetFuel Coffee)0
14. Adrian Hegyvary (Broadmark Capital Track Team)0
15. Brian Crosby (Speedfix)0
16. Andy Kruse (Speedfix)0
17. Brenden Bensen (Essex Brass)0
18. Luke Cavender (wolverine/American cycle and fitness)0
19. Dan Currell (Bianchi-Grand Performance)0
20. Ben Dubay (Speedfix)0
21. Chris Ferris (Sub 11)0
22. Pete Hanna (Bianchi-Grand Performance)0
23. Franco Panveno (Alberto's)0
24. Joshua Ryan (Team Get A Grip Cycles)0
25. Ted Schmid (Speedfix)0
Women
1. Cari Higgins (America's Dairyland)29pts
2. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown Inn/Bicycling World)21
3. Jennifer Triplett (Broadmark)13
4. Annette Williams (Avanti)12
5. Veronica Martinez (JVR Sports/Argentinian National Team)6
6. Elena Dorr (Speedfix)3
7. Karen Claeys (Avanti)3
8. Heidi Dahlmann (U/A)2
9. Clare Vlahopoulos (America's Dairyland)1
10. Stephanie Thompson (University of MN)0
11. Melissa Dahlmann (U/A)0
12. Valeria Brostrom (Team Get a Grip Cycles)0
13. Gwen Steel (Speedfix)0
14. Linsey Hamilton (Grumpy's/LGR)0
15. Christine Chang (Broadmark)0
16. Imelda March (Team Kenda Tire)0


full results

 


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