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June 2/06 8:17 am - MT Hood Classic: Stage 2

Posted by Editoress on 06/2/06

Mt Hood Cycling Classic
By Joe Zauner, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic media relations

O'Neill holds lead, Bausch gains it at Mt. Hood Cycling Classic

It didn't take Dotsie Bausch long to figure out that she placed herself in the leader's jersey at the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic in Hood River, Oregon on Thursday.

The women's race, like the men's, ended in bunch sprint with Bausch earning second place on a technical downhill run-in over twisting, chip-seal roads. She was nipped by Brooke Miller of the PABW powered by TIBCO team, but second was enough to earn the 10-second time bonus that vaulted her past Alison Powers (Rio Grande/Sports Garage) and into the overall lead by seven seconds.

Health Net's Nathan O'Neill retained his leader's jersey but that outcome was in doubt during the course of his 85-mile race. Like the women, the time gaps separating the men's general classification were slim after the previous three-mile time trial stage. But unlike the women, who stayed mostly bunched over 56-miles of racing, the men's race saw a long break that almost succeeded.

After 18 miles over rolling hills with little wind, Jacob Erker of Symetrics and Aaron Tuckerman of Team Rubicon/Gleukos rolled clear of the main group. Soon they were joined by Jonny Sundt of Recycled Cycles and Salvador Borrego-Crum of California Giant/Villiage Peddler. After ten miles of even, hard pulls the quartet amassed a 1 minute 40 seconds lead on a languishing field led solely by Health Net's Greg Henderson and Roman Kilun with teammates O'Neill and Scott Moninger tucked safely in the field.

That scenario seemed the order of the day: the two Health Net riders patiently towing the field but losing a handful of seconds per mile to the four up front.

It was around around mile 40 that the lead suddenly ballooned. Behind the leaders the field was heading in the wrong direction. They missed a turn that cost - by most estimates - more than a minute. Suddenly the four up front were 3:48 up and were the leaders on the road with Erker, who won the Redland's KOM in 2004, in the leader's jersey.

"We were a little worried," O'Niell said of his team's ability to pull the break back. "But not really. Even with two or three guys rotating through, we pulled it back to just three minutes in a few miles so we knew it wasn't going to stay."

With two or three riders from other teams working into the Health Net-led chase, the gap was closing. Up front the quartet was faltering. Sundt was the first to lose contact, and although he later regained the break, his contributions to its forward progress were done. And so quite rapidly the gap closed until, four miles from the finish, the break was engulfed by the field.

What followed was, by most accounts, a hair raising bunch sprint over some pretty technical roads. Henderson, recently recovered from a broken hip, took a few miles rest to sharpen his sprint for the finish. At about the same time Symmetrics Andrew Pinfold was rallying his troops and elite national road champion Carl Decker from Broadmark/Hagens-Berman was towing his sprinter Chad Nikolz to the front. Kirk Carlsen of Team Rubicon/Gleukos was set to freelance the mass gallop. What ensued was near mayhem.

With a crosswind blowing from the left, Henderson dove from the left to the right side of the road just as Pinfold was charging up the right side. They met at nearly the same spot. Racing at more than 40 mph, Henderson's line took Pinfold off the road and into the gravel shoulder. Nikolz and Carlsen dove left. Pinfold regained the road and tried again to get by Henderson on the right but again found himself in the gravel.

Henderson crossed first with Pinfold in second, Carlsen in third and Nikolz in fourth.

"It was a tough finish," Henderson said afterwards. "It was a crosswind sprint so I moved across the road to protect my line and someone tried to pass me on the right."

Pinfold protested and the judges saw it his way.

"It's not how I like to win," Pinfold said. "But the reason (Henderson) got relegated was because I tried to pass him, not once, but twice. There was a sprinter's lane there for sure."

For three of the four riders in the early break, the day resulted in no net gains. Sundt, however, moved into the KOM jersey. For the former Jittery Joe's pro, it was a needed break after suffering through a rough season that included a crash that resulted in a bad concussion and a chipped tooth.

"Right now I'm out here faking it, " he said. "But I got the KOM and I'm realistic about keeping it... not going to happen."

Today's 95-mile stage for the men features 9,000 feet of climbing and Sundt, admittedly, is not a climber. The women race 56 miles and endure 5,400 feet of climbing.

Stage: 2 Embarq Columbia Hills Road Race

Pro 1-2 Men: 84 miles/135.16 km
1. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling3:10:01
2. Kirk Carlsen (USA) Team Rubicon/Gleukos
3. Chad Nikolz (USA) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
4. Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Century Tel
5. Chuck Coyle (USA) Vitamin Cottage
6. Kenny Williams (USA) First Rate Mortgage
7. Mike Zagorski (USA) Quick Release
8. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Benaroya Research Cycling Team
9. Daniel Harm (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
10. Michael Gallagher (USA) Hyde Park Cycle Sport Elite
11. Joshua Horowitz (USA) Kahala LaGrange
12. Brian Buchholz (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
13. Tad Hamilton (USA) Hyde Park Cycle Sport Elite
14. Emmet Hogan (USA) Arete' Racing/Vellum Cycles
15. Todd Hageman (USA) Park City Cycling Academy
16. Robert MacNeill (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
17. John Tzinberg (USA) Kahala LaGrange
18. Braden Bingham (USA) CenturyTel / VRAD
19. Patrick Dunaway (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
20. Derik Archibald (USA) Hyde Park Cycle Sport Elite
21. Christopher Jones (USA) Champion System
22. Omer Kem (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
23. Dan Porter (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
24. Michael Margraf (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
25. Carl Decker (Can) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
26. Evan Lawrence (USA) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
27. Marco Antonio Rios (USA) Kahala LaGrange
28. Cam Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
29. Matt Weyen (USA) Hyde Park Cycle Sport Elite
30. Peter Knoop (USA) MMW/CARVE
31. Salvador Borrego-Crum (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
32. Michael Hutchinson (USA) Team Spine
33. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
34. Jonny Sundt (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
35. Frank Breure (USA) MMW/CARVE
36. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
37. Aaron Tuckerman (NZl) Team Rubicon/Gleukos
38. Max Jenkins (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
39. Logan Hunn (NZl) Team Rubicon/Gleukos
40. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net
41. Andrew Fischer (USA) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
42. Ryan Trebon (USA) AEG-Tobisha-Jetnetwork-Kona
43. Ian McKissick (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
44. Adam Currg (NZl) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
45. Taylor Kneuven (USA) Broadmark
46. John Hunt (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
47. Chris DuBois (USA) Claremont Colleges
48. Peter Cazalet (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
49. Scott Nydam (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
50. Damien Waugh (Can) Masi-Adobe
51. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Health Net
52. Aaron Sander (USA) Half Fast Velo
53. Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
54. Daniel Quirk (USA) Veloce / Felt
55. Kevin Rowe (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
56. Adrian Hegyvary (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
57. Marsh Cooper (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
58. Jake Rosenbarger (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
59. James Mattis (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
60. Joe Holmes (USA) Benaroya Research Cycling Team
61. Morgan Schmitt (USA) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
62. Collin Becker (USA) Maverick/CIBER
63. Samuel Starr (USA) Claremont Colleges
64. Matthew Willinger (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
65. Scott Moninger (USA) Health Net
66. Trevor Connor (Can) Chris Cookies/Swan Cycles
67. Calvin Allen (USA) BODE
68. Jackson Buehler (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
69. Jason Williams (USA) Team Spine
70. Barry Wicks (USA) AEG-Tobisha-Jetnetwork-Kona
71. Chris Hamilton (USA)
72. Brent Miller (Aus) Arete' Racing/Vellum Cycles
73. Jonathan Baker (USA) Vitamin Cottage
74. Paul Reichardt (USA) Team Spine
75. Ted Huang (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
76. Nathan Smith (USA) Garage
77. Stephen Shepherd (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
78. Richard Speer (NZl) Team Rubicon/Gleukos
79. Jesse Moore (USA) Davis Bike Club
80. Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance
81. Russell Stevenson (USA) Benaroya Research Cycling Team
82. Greg Drake (USA)
83. Paul Bourceir (USA) Hutch's
84. Mack Chew (USA) Arete' Racing/Vellum Cycles
85. Eric Pardyjak (USA) Park City Cycling Academy
86. Alex Rock (USA) Park City Cycling Academy
87. Jesse Gordon (USA) Park City Cycling Academy
88. Matt Quann (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
89. Patrick Ramirez (USA) Park City Cycling Academy
90. Bruce Copeland (Can) Juventus
91. Joey Carpisassi (USA) Bicycle Post
92. Brandon Archibald (USA) Hyde Park Cycle Sport Elite
93. Eric Tonkin (USA) Team S&M/Kona
94. Andrew McDermid (USA) Broadmark / Hagens-Berman
95. Trevor Mays (USA) First Rate Mortgage
96. Jason Bethel (USA) Garage
97. Jiri Skrobanek (USA) Cambiamento D'Andaturo-Team Core Hawaii
98. Dario Falquier (USA) Webcor / Alto Velo
99. Jon Tarkington (USA) Vitamin Cottage
100. Phil Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance
101. Joel Charles (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
102. Greg Henderson (NZl) Health Netall s.t.
103. Michael Murdin (USA) Garage0:15
104. Alton Dunnigan (USA) Team Spine1:27
105. Mike Porter (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage8:47
106. Shaun Adamson (Can) Juventus10:43
107. Joshua Smith (USA) CenturyTel / VRAD14:27
108. Jesse Mendonca (USA)
109. Daniel Vinson (USA) Kahala LaGrange17:45
110. Lang Reynolds (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh21:15
111. Harrison Tripp (USA) Kahala LaGrange24:10
112. Tyler Ofstad (USA) Kahala LaGrange24:10
113. Kacey Chamberlin (USA) Benaroya Research Cycling Team24:10
114. Kevin Faris" Schlueter " (USA) Kahala LaGrange24:10
115. Matthew Colligan (USA) KMK38:10
116. Roy Pickavance (USA) CenturyTel / VRAD44:51
OTL. Steven Beardsley (USA) Team Rubicon/Gleukos1:02:04
OTL. Matthew Hall (USA) CenturyTel / VRAD1:25:12
OTL. Art Rand (USA) Velo Europa-Cyfac1:25:12
DNF. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance
DNF. Michael Telega (USA) California Giant/Village Peddler
DNF. Mike Olheiser (USA) MMW/CARVE
DNF. John O'Donnell (USA) Recycled Cycles / Raleigh
Pro Women 1/2/3: 56 miles/90.10 km
1. Brooke Miller (USA) PABW powered by TIBCO1:55:25
2. Dotsie Bausch (USA) Colavita/ Cooking Light Cycling Team
3. Amber Rais (USA) Webcor-Platinum
4. Alison Powers (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
5. Laura Brown (Can) CMC/Bow Cycle
6. Kele Murdin (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
7. Stacy Spencer (Can) Colavita/Cooking Light
8. Susan Copeland (Can) Juventus
9. Martina Patella (USA) McGuire Cycling Team
10. Sharon Allpress (USA) TRIA
11. Debbie Preller (USA) Jet City Velo
12. Leiselot Decroix (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
13. Stacy Marple (USA) McGuire Cycling Team
14. Jenette Williams (USA) HPC/LIST
15. Jane Ziegler (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
16. Heidi Goldberg (USA) HPC/LIST
17. Rachel Oconnell (USA) Bicycle John's Serious Cycling
18. Lisa Matlock (USA) JR Engineering
19. Emily Van Meter (USA) Metromint Cycling
20. Yukie Nakamura (USA) PABW powered by TIBCO
21. Alice Pennington (USA) Desalvo Custom Cycles
22. Maria Lee (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
23. Katie London (USA) Metro Mint
24. Marni Hambleton (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
25. Gwen Erffmeyer (USA) JR Engineering
26. Kendra Keeley (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
27. Mara Abbott (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
28. Allison Beall (USA) TRIA
29. Jenn Reither (USA) TRIA
30. Kristi Berg (USA) Team Group Health
31. Alisha Lion (USA) Webcor-Platinum
32. Elizabeth Nettles (USA) Ti Cycles/Avanti Racing
33. Melodie Metzger (USA) McGuire Cycling Team
34. Jennifer Joynt (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
35. Leah Goldstein (Isr) Symmetrics Cycling
36. Diane Miller (USA) HPC/LIST
37. Heather Holmes (USA) Ivory Homes
38. Lisa Dunnwald (USA) Team Group Health
39. Cat Malone (USA) Webcor-Platinum
40. Jadine Riley (USA) Team Group Health
41. Carrie Eller (USA) Ti Cycles/Avanti Racing
42. Lisa Hunt (USA) The Olympic Club
43. Gabriela Gonzalez-Ferrat (Mex) Hi-Tech/5 Star Fish
44. Maria Monica (USA) McGuire Cycling Team
45. Cynthia Mommsen (USA) The Olympic Club
46. Jennifer Chapman (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
47. Martha Walsh (USA) TRIA
48. Amy Campbell (USA) River City Bicycles
49. Nicole Evans (USA) FFKR Architects /
50. India Sanjuan (USA) Touchstone Climbing
51. Suz Weldon (USA) TRIA
52. SyRae Weikle (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
53. Beverley Harper (USA) Touchstone Climbing
54. Brooke Ourada (USA) Colavita/ Cooking Light Cycling Team
55. Holly Borowski (USA) McGuire/United States Armed Forces
56. Kathy Robinson (USA) Intermountain Sports Medicine/LRC
57. Victoria Vallstrom (USA) PABW powered by TIBCO
58. Kelly Crawford (USA) Intermountain Sports Medicine/LRCall s.t.
59. Jenner Yaeso (USA) JR Engineering38:37
60. Trish Heisdorffer (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage
61. Sami Fourneir (USA) Velo Bella-Kona
62. Kim Weins (USA) Velo Girls
63. Susan Hefler (USA) HPC/LIST
64. Flavia Oliveira (USA) PABW powered by TIBCOall s.t.
65. Tracey Ford (USA) PABW powered by TIBCO40:30
66. Annette Hanson (USA) 1st Rate Mortgage
67. Dana Robertson Halter (USA) Team Group Health
68. Tracy Thomas (USA) Team Group Healthall s.t.
69. Cheryl Moffett (USA) JR Engineering46:23
70. Laura Danley (USA) Rio Grande/Sports Garage51:57
71. Elizabeth Wistrom (USA) PABW powered by TIBCO52:01
72. Norrene Godfrey (USA) Team Rubicon1:06:09


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