Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cat 3 Davis Sheppard sets best mark Sunday at OBRA Hillclimb Championships

MT. HOOD -- Cat 3 rider Davis Sheppard set the overall fastest time at the OBRA Hillclimb Championships Sunday at Government Camp on Mt. Hood. The Hutch's-OIC rider needed just 25 minutes, 28 seconds to cover the 5.6 mile course that features 2,000 feet of climbing.

The Timberline Hill Climb Time Trial starts at Government Camp and climbs steadily through a wooded area of alpine fir on a narrow twisting service road that's closed to traffic. The last half-mile pitch to the finish at Timberline Lodge is especially challenging.

Therapeutic Associates Cycling/GENR8's Andrew Boone set the second fastest time of the day at 25:36, just eight seconds slower than the leader. ZteaM's David Zimbelman won the Masters 55-59 category with the third fastest overall time of the day at 25:42, just 14 seconds off Sheppard's winning pace.

Landshark's Jenny Slawta set the best women's mark at 29:53, just ahead of Alice Pennington (Veloforma) at 30:33 and Jacqueline Cohen (Therapeutic Associates Cycling/GENR8) at 32:30. Team S&M's Rhonda Mazza was fourth fastest woman on the day at 32:34.

Complete OBRA results are HERE.