Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OBRA riders snag podium spots at Star Crossed

While the contingent of Oregon elite riders were in the parking lot readying to kick off the North American Cyclocross Trophy at Star Crossed, an even greater number of OBRA riders was already making its presence felt in the amateur ranks.

Oregon riders took five of the top-10 spots in the Masters Women 35+ race. Heather Gunderson (Veloforma) finished second, with Verloce/Felt's Beth Burns following not far behind in fourth. Sorella Forte had a great showing up north, with Kim Reuter finishing fifth and Rhonda Morin in eighth. Vigninie Calme (Cyclepath) was ninth. Anne Linton (Sorella Forte) and Anne Leitheiser just missed the top 10, finishing 11th and 12th, respectively.

Oregon women dominated the podium in the Cat 3/4 event. Hammer Velo's Anna Vaughn took the top spot, followed Alalaea Berry in second and Lindsay Kandra in third. Bridgetown Velo's Margi Lifsey just missed the top 10, crossing the line 12th.

Veloce Felt's Michael Benno (pictured above) scored a third place spot in the hotly contested Masters Men Cat 1/2 30+ race. Team S&M's Bradway Scott finished close to the podium, finishing sixth. Of the 74 starters in the 30+ race, 14 DNF'd.

In the Singlespeed event won by Jason Williams, Cyclepath's Patrick Wilder finished third. Jacob Furniss (Revolver-Cascadia) was fourth. Ironcald Performance Wear's Bryan Voytilla rounded out the top 10.

Complete Star Crossed results for all categories are HERE.

Complete Rad Racing GP results for all categories are HERE.