Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Weekend Results

My apologies for the lack of updates for last weekends races!
We're back on track this week.

Saturday was the Sturbridge Road Race and the team was well represented. The highlight of the day was the 3/4 race in which Ron LaRose finished 2nd in a photo finish. Right on Ron's heels was Bob German in 5th. Ian Marcuse was up from Virginia and rode strong with the guys until a last lap flat forced him to drop out of the race. In Masters action Steve Youmatz (16th), Keith Hurley (39th), and Patrick Brandon (50th) rode well in the 35+ race. Robert Smythe (18th) and Jeff Fyer (26th) rode well in the 55+ race. Leslie Stevens held her own in the Women's 3/4 race placing 23rd. Congrats to everyone!

Sunday brought on the Palmer Road Race and the team was out in full force! Again, the highlight of the day was the 3/4 race. The 5 guys in the race rode very aggressive and smart covering all breaks and ramping up the pace mile by mile. Bob German came out on top taking the win in a wicked sprint! Ian Marcuse (18th), Ron LaRose (19th), Brian Tompkins (31st), and Anthony Parent (70th) all had key roles in getting Bob the win. Anthony jumped out in an early break and tore his legs off to keep the pace high and stay way from the main field with Brian and Ron eventually bridging the gap. In the 3/4 women's race Leslie Stevens placed 20th. In the Masters 55+ race Bob Smythe place 25th and in the Cat. 4 race Kevin Malloy rode to a 41st place finish.

Bob German tearing legs off in the final sprint at Palmer
Photo courtesy of Brendan Gallivan

The team looks to stay on the podium and keep the tempo up as they head North to Massachusetts for the Jiminey Peak Road Race Saturday and the Blue Hills Classic on Sunday.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Results

There was a lot of racing going on this past weekend. At the Plainville Crit, Jason Cicero took back the yellow leaders jersey in the Cat. 4/5 series with a 3rd place finish. The team kept the overall lead in the 4/5 thanks to Jason's consistent podium finishes. Yet again, Dave Dubos was the work horse in the 4/5 race driving the pace up and up each lap. In the 3/4 race Brian Tompkins jumped in a break and rode strong to a 2nd place finish and a Prime. Brian was back on his Duratec, its first race since Brian crashed it hard a few weeks ago. Brian's finish moved the team into the 2nd slot in the 3/4 overall and Ron LaRose held onto his 4th slot in the individual overall. Brian moved up to 7th overall. In masters action, Keith Hurley rode strong to a 3rd place finish. Keith's effort keeps the masters team in the 3rd slot overall and Steve Youmatz is still in 4th in the individual overall. Nice job guys!

At the Chris Hinds Crit in Rhode Island, the team had a handful of riders giving it their all in the Pro 1,2,3 race. Hunter Pronovost lead the team in with a 10th place finish. Ron LaRose came in 15th, Bob German 20th, and Chris Kohnle 25th. In the masters race Patrick Brandon rode to a 23rd place finish.

Next weekend looks to be very busy with the team spread all over the Northeast. The weekends races include the last Plainville Crit, Battenkill-Roubaix, the Ninigirt Crit, and the Miles Standish Road Race. Check back this time next week for races results and hopefully some new photos!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Weekend Results

Today was a good day for the team at the Plainville Crit Series. After a wet start to the day, the sun broke and temps rose creating ideal riding weather. The Cat 4/5 race was wet, but Jason, Anthony, and Dave rode strong together. Jason took a mid-race Prime to grab a point toward the Overall. Dave was the powerhouse driving the team through the last lap setting up Jason for a 3rd place finish and Anthony was right behind in 7th. Jason lost the Yellow Jersey by 1 point, but CCNS/Pedal Power is still leading the Team Overall by 7 points. Nice job guys! There was quite a turnout for the Masters Race. The guys rode smart the whole race covering breaks, grabbing a prime (Steve Y.), and taking turns working up front. Keith Hurley was a work horse setting the pace for several laps. Steve Youmatz held it down in the final sprint finishing 4th. Steve is now 3rd in the Masters Overall and the team is 3rd in Master Team points. Hunter and Chris rode well in the Pro 1,2,3 race. Hunter came in 11th with Chris right behind in 14th. Despite being a no show for the past 2 weeks, Ron LaRose is still in 3rd in the 3/4 series and so is the team. Not too shabby! Go check out the Masters race photos over at the team's photo page.

At the Johnny Cake Lane race in New York Bob German rode strong to a 16th place finish in the Pro 1,2,3 field of 40+ riders. Patrick Brandon placed 30th proving he can hang with the young guns. Congrats to our Team Director Aidan Charles on his 6th place finish. Aidan rides for the NERAC Pro Cycling Team.