Thursday, June 25, 2009

Butler and Leonard win Mt. Tabor Wednesday Night Series' third week

Sue Butler ( won her second Tabor Series race at week three Wednesday, while Rapha Racing's John Leonard took his first win of the seven-race series.

Alice Pennington and her Veloforma teammates spent a good time on the front of the Senior Women's race, driving the pace with Butler. The tempo quickly whittled the front to a select group of riders, and any break attempts on the fast-but-difficult course were short-lived as the pace discouraged the efforts.

Butler gained an advantage in the finish of the final lap and held off Hammer Velo's Sam Yeo in second and Pennington, who crossed third.

The senior men's race was animated early with repeated break attempts. HPChiropractic and gentle Lovers tried first, then Cyclepath Racing, Portland Bicycle Studio, CMG/Hammer and Veloce/Felt gave it shot. Team Oregon and River City tried their luck, but nothing seemed to stick.

Cyclepath's John Browning, who earlier won the Masters race in front of Chris Haverty (Bridgetown Velo) and Veloce-Felt's Dan Quirk, was active in the many break attempts along with teammate Aaron Sander, but Leonard's late-race move in the closing laps was the only one to find ultimate success.

Leonard took the win with plenty of room to spare and left the race for second place to a showdown between junior Austin Arguello (CMG/Hammer) and Browning, the experienced Cyclepath racer. Arguello won the battle to the line, taking Browning by inches.

(The complete Cycling Action photo gallery for this race is now posted HERE).

Mt. Tabor Wednesday Night Series
June 24, Portland

Senior Women
1. Butler, Sue (
2. Yeo, Sam (Hammer Velo)
3. Pennington, Alice (Veloforma)
Masters Women
1. Foulston, Eileen (Portland Velo)
2. Leitheiser, Ann (Cyclepath Racing)
3. Kennedy, Ann (Team Guinness Cycling)
Women Cat. 4
1. Reeve, lisa
2. Vaughn, Anna (Hammer Velo)
3. Simmons, Mindy (Hammer Velo)
Senior Men
1. Leonard, John (Rapha Racing)
2. Arguello, Austin (Hammer/CMG Racing Team)
3. Browning, John (Cyclepath Racing)
Masters Men
1. Browning, John (Cyclepath Racing)
2. Haverty, Chris (Bridgetown Velo)
3. Quirk, Dan (Veloce/Felt)
Men Cat. 3
1. Hansen, Jake (Word-RCB)
2. Liverman, Ryan (Veloce/Felt)
3. Dunn Jeremy
Men Cat. 4
1. Zack, George (Beaverton Bicycle Club)
2. Weber, Johannes (Ironclad Performance Wear)
3. Bedford, Stephen (Word-RCB)
Men Cat. 5
1. Seward, Ryan (Capa Cycling Team)
2. Case, Steven
3. Wolf, Jeff Team (Vegan/Organic Athlete)
Fixed Gear
1. Fabriziu, Erik
2. Guernsey, Ben
3. Murphy, kyle

Complete OBRA results HERE.