Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CB Success at Five Races in Four States!

The Cambridge Bicycle/Igleheart Frames Cyclocross Team showed a presence this weekend at six races in four different states.

One squad went north to the Catamount Cyclocross Weekend, presented by Catamount Family Center in Williston, VT. Jordan Winkler scored top-ten finished on both days which netted him a 10th place in the Beginner Men's Omnium Overall. Nice job Jordan!

Another squad hit two races in Connecticut: Saturday's Southington Cyclocross - Connecticut State Championships in Southington, CT and Sunday's Mansfield Hollow 'Cross Race in Mansfield Center, CT. Alex Whitmore placed 15th in Saturday's Men's Elite race, while Perri Mertens podiumed on both days with a 3rd place on Saturday and a 2nd place on Sunday! Michael Savona went just outside the top 20 in Saturday's Men's B race, and beginner women racers Tasha Boltukhova and Kathleen Fulton were mixing it up with the big girls in the Open Women's race. Way to represent, Team Cambridge!

And yet another squad made the 5 hour trip south to the first two Verge Mid-Atlantic Series races at Granogue and Wissahickon. "Tall Erik" Peterson took 20th in Saturday's C Men's race and then bettered that on Sunday, placing 16th. Cambridge/Igleheart was all over the Men's 2/3 race on both days. Pete Smith podiumed with 4th and Jeremy Dunn 8th at Granogue, and then Jeremy got on the podium at Wissakickon with a 3rd place finish while Pete Smith fought back from a broken chain mid-race to finish 23rd. Lastly, Elite Men's racer Peter Rubijono had a breakout weekend with superb races both days. At Granogue, Rubi finished 24th out of 50 starters and 33rd out of 50 at Wissahickon. For those of you who were not there to see it with your own eyes, I'm convinced Rubi was consistently doing the barrier/run-up section faster than the top pros. Everybody was noticing and talking about him, and soon I will post some video as evidence. Keep it up, Pete! You're moving up!

This weekend's focus will be the local Canton Cup race. It's close, so everyone bring at least two friends along as spectators! Cyclocross Rules!!!

Results and Race Reports:
Mansfield Hollow 'Cross Race
Southington Cyclocross - Connecticut State Championships
Granogue Cross UCI C1- 2007 VERGE MAC Series Race #1
Wissahickon Cross UCI C2- 2007 MAC Series Race #2


carolynesutra said...

hey i was at these races, dudes did well, looked good! those kits are solid.