Posted by Editor on 07/19/98
More Mammoth News
We spoke with Chrissy Redden (Team Ritchey) about her win in Mammoth, California.
Ã¢â‚¬Å¾The race started conservatively in the start loop, and I was 13th going into the main climb. I rode at my own pace, and slowly caught up to Ruthie (Matthes, Powerbar) and Tammy (Jacques, Toyota/Schwinn), who were 1 - 2. They were attacking each other - really aggressive - so I sat back and watched in third. On the second lap (of 3), Ruthie slowed up and Tammy surged, so I went with her.
At the top of the climb towards the end of the second lap I looked over my shoulder and could see there was some action happening back behind Ruthie. I didnÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t want to get caught, so I put the hammer down and dropped Tammy, and then I really punched it on the descent. I got 50 seconds by the end of the lap, and then got another minute in the final lap.Ã¢â‚¬Â°
Chrissy said that it was really hot (mid-30Ã¢â‚¬Å¡s C), and dry. She also passed on the results of the menÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s race:
1. Travis Brown (USA) Trek/VW
2. Greg Randolph (USA) Team GT
3. Tinker Juarez (USA) Volvo-Cannondale
4. Chris Sheppard (CAN) Catera-Pure Energy
5. Pavel Tcherkassov (ITA) DBR
8. Andres Brenes (CRC) Team Ritchey
9. Roland Green (CAN) Kona/Mapei
22. Seamus McGrath (CAN) Haro
36. Peter Wedge (CAN) Kona/Mapei
DNF Andreas Hestler (CAN) Volvo-Cannondale
Road Nationals Criterium (courtesy Ed Schum)
The 125 rider senior menÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s criterium at the Road Nationals today was fast and furious from the gun. There were many, many attacks on the 1.5 kilometre oval circuit around the Abbotsford Automall, but no one could stay away. Among the prime winners were National Time Trial champion Eric Wohlberg (Shaklee), Brian Walton (Saturn), Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (QuÃƒÂ©bec) and Jacques Landry (QuÃƒÂ©bec).
Walton was particularly aggressive, away repeatedly, only to get reeled in by the stronger teams (who didnÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t want a repeat of last weekÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s Whiterock criterium, when Walton lapped the field twice). With 8 laps to go, Walton was caught after another breakaway, and Wohlberg counterattacked. He quickly went to 10 seconds, and was joined by 6 other riders, including Steve Rover (QuÃƒÂ©bec). Eric didnÃ¢â‚¬Å¡t like his chances with this group, and attacked again with 2 laps to go, scooping up the last lap $200 gamblers prime, and taking the $1000 first place cash prize. Rover saw that the chase group was about to get caught by the main bunch, and broke clear, managing to hold on for second place.
No other results are available at this time, we will post them as they become available.
Kokanee 24 Hrs of Adrenalin - Final Results
The Kokanee 24 Hours of Adrenalin at the Canmore Nordic Centre draws to a close on this Sunday, July 19th. Over 850 riders participated in the 24 hour event that makes it the largest mountain bike race in all of Alberta (based on number of participants!). It was an amazing weekend where the weather was perfect, the course challenging but not too tough, and the people who participated were exceptional! Everyone seemed to be here to have fun first and ride hard second. And fun they had. A walk through the pit areas would find not only tents but chairs of all kinds, full-camp set-ups and even sofas! Here are the results for the weekend race:
Note: The course duration was 18 km.
1. John Stamstad, Cincinatti, Ohio 22 laps
2. Greg Blackwell, Fernie, BC 19 laps
3. Rob Borstmayer, Alberta 18 laps
4. Richard Diamond, Penticton, BC 17 laps
5. Greg Paulhus, Canmore, AB 15 laps
6. Pete Friebel, Calgary, AG 13 laps
7. Larry LeMesurier, Fort McMurray, AB 12 laps
8. Alex Nilsson, Creston 11 laps
9. Dave Norona, North Vancouver, BC 8 laps(DNF)
10. Lowell Grieb, Waterloo, ON 7 laps(DNF)
11. Jerry Price, Ypsilanti, 7 laps
1. Chloe Lanthier, Whistler BC 13 laps and 7th overall in the solo field ahead of Larry LeMusurier.
1. Tail Winds, Taber 22 laps
2. Menacing Methodical Mountain Maniacs, Calgary, AB 19 laps
3. Dumb & Dumber, Canmore, AB 18 laps
4 PERSON ELITE
1. Chubacabras, Calgary, AB 21 laps
2. Team #31, Calgary, AB 17 laps
5 PERSON-ALL FEMALE OVER 135
1. Chicks Rock, Canmore, AB 23 laps
2. Team X, Calgary, AB 21 laps
3. Soma Cycle, Calgary, AB 21 laps
5 PERSON-ALL FEMALE UNDER 135
1. Unlimited Coyotes, Banff, AB 21 laps
2. Dirt Divas/Pedalhead, Edmonton, AB 21 laps
3. The Dirt Bags Strike Back, Fort McMurray 13 laps
5 PERSON - Under 100
1. Team Link, Ryland Lilje 21 laps
2. Cheezy Poofs, Edmonton, AB 19 laps
5 PERSON - 100-149
1. Pedalhead Chain Smokers, Edmonton, AB 27 laps
2. Snapper Heads,Calgary, AB 27 laps
3. Calgary Cycles Aggravators, Calgary, AB 26 laps
5 PERSON- 150-199
1. Pedalhead Old Boys, Edmonton, AB 28 laps****OVERALL RACE WINNERS WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF LAPS and AN AVERAGE LAP TIME OF 51 MIN!
2. Sleep Disorder Society, Calgary, AB 27 laps
3. Team Deneem, Hinton 26 laps
1. MudSluts, Prince George, BC 16 laps
1. Unlimited Bike Shop, Canmore, AB 27 laps
2. Boat Anchor Cycling Club, Edmonton, AB 26 laps
3. Ascent Cycle-Prickley Pears, Lethbridge, AB 25 laps
BEST PIT AREA
To the Flower Power team who rode the entire race with plastic flower bouquet on their helmets and decorated their pit area with large 3 foot in diameter flowers! The team wins a free entry into the 1999 race!
RIDE GUIDE PRIZE
To Team Cheezy Poofs who provided cheeze poofs for all riders, spectators and anyone else who walked by their cardboard box taped to a post, containing an ample supply of cheeze poofs. Their prize was an assortment of doritos and other chips.
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