Stephen Tilford wins the mens 50-54 © Steve Anderson

Stephen Tilford wins the mens 50-54 © Steve Anderson

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by Lee Waldman

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY —Stephen Tilford (Tradewind Energy/Eriksen Cycles; USA) took the win nearly a minute ahead of Kevin Hines (Corner Cycles; USA) and Gunnar Shogren (Team Pathfinder of WV; USA), making the podium All-American.

The story line for all of the races today was incredibly similar. The first few riders coming off of the start straight were the race. Behind them, the consistent pattern was chaos, causing the races to blow apart within the first 3 minutes of the Women’s 35 – 39 race, the Men’s 50 – 54 and 45 – 49 races. They were won, by Lyne Bessette, Steve Tilford and Don Myrah respectively. Those were the stories, but the course conditions truly contributed to the story line today. Bessette, Tilford and Myrah were clearly the strongest riders in each of their fields stamping their authority on the races early on.

Coming off of the pavement Tilford grabbed the hole shot with Kevin Hines and Gunnar Shogren hot on his heels. By the end of the first lap it was a one man race for first and a dogfight till the end for the next two podium placings. Ultimately, Hines took second with Shogren third. Again, the gap to the remainder of the field was substantial.

Results follow videos and photos.

Pete Webber interviews Stephen Tilford:

Photo Gallery by Brian Nelson:

Full Results:

PosNameTeamNATTime 
1TILFORD StephenTradewind Energy/Eriksen CyclesUSA42:01:00
2HINES KevinCorner CycleUSA43:00:00
3SHOGREN GunnarTeam Pathfinder Of WvUSA43:17:00
4ROACH PhilipRugby VeloGBR45:46:00
5HACKER TimPlanet BikeUSA46:44:00
6HUEBNER RonEvolution Cycling Club P/B Long & Foster USA47:41:005:40
7ANDERSEN ToddMen Of Steel RacingUSA47:47:00
8SULE RobertChain Reaction/Molson67CAN47:48:00
9LUCZYNSKI DavidSpin Doctor CyclewerksUSA47:57:00
10FARRELL DennisBcv/ScionUSA48:06:00
11INOMATA KiyoshiClubSilbestJPN6:12
12THOMPSON JohnSt. Paul Bicycle Racing ClubUSA48:18:00
13BLANCHARD AlanBlue Ribbon Restaurants / Translations.ComUSA48:26:006:25
14CALLAHAN KevinCycle LodgeUSA48:50:00
15COLBERT RobertMock Orange BikesUSA48:55:00
16YOUNG BradTeam Tinney'S Tavern CyclingUSA48:58:00
17DUCKETT ChipSmartchoice/Mob; Mock Orange RacingUSA49:21:00
18FUNK ColinFirst Capital CyclingCAN49:26:00
19THORSTROM RussellTeam IcoUSA49:26:00
20BLISS JohnJustin'S CyclingUSA49:41:00
21FABRIS JoeFightin' Bobas / Plus 3 NetworkUSA50:14:00
22EDWARDS DrewEuro-SportsCAN50:19:00
23HOUSE GeoffreyNorthampton Cycling ClubUSA50:31:00
24THOM AllanChicago.CxUSA50:42:00
25VAUGHAN JimmieBicycle-HeavenUSA50:43:00
26BELKNAP DavidCycle LodgeUSA[email protected]
27MCGRATH JohnNebc P/B Cycle LoftUSA[email protected]
28KENEALY PhillipUnhUSA[email protected]
29NYBERG PaulHorst Engineering Cycling TeamUSA[email protected]
30SCHWAB BruceOa/CyclemaniaUSA[email protected]
31BARTOLEWSKI WojciechScout.PlPOL[email protected]
32RAMBUSKI EdwinTeam Rambuski LawUSA[email protected]
33BUTTON KeithCcb RacingUSA[email protected]
34TOTH PeterJuventusCAN[email protected]
35SAINT CLAIR KevinMain Line Cycling - Bikyle/Mazur CoachingUSA[email protected].
36SHEPHERD MichaelCyclocrossracing.ComUSA[email protected]
37FEATHERMAN MarkGuys Racing ClubUSA[email protected]
38SIMON WayneEnzo'S/ PsimetUSA[email protected]
39FISHER JeffreyOa/CyclemaniaUSA[email protected]
40DOWNING ShawnC3 - Athletes Serving AthletesUSA[email protected]
41GRENIER JohnClif Bar/ PactimoUSA[email protected]
42KUSTER WilliamLoon State CyclistsUSA[email protected]
43SHEA TimothyBob-Goodale' S Bike Shop/Speed MerchanUt SAAero/[email protected]Cyc
44RHINEHART KirkThe Nationals ProjectUSA[email protected]
45TOLER RichardMerrill Lynch CyclingUSA[email protected]
46WELLSMAN PeterPro City RacingCAN[email protected]
47WARREN RandalXxx Racing-AthleticoUSA[email protected]
48REED DaveHup UnitedUSA[email protected]
49YOUNG ScottTritecUSA[email protected]
50LETTERMAN DwayneTri Cities Road Club/Msg Cyclo-CrossUSA[email protected]
51CORDIER GillesIndependentCAN[email protected]
52LODER JayLa Bicicletta ProshopCAN[email protected]
53BASS RickMomentum RacingUSA[email protected]
54KAUFMAN LarryVan Dessel Factory TeamUSA[email protected]
55LEWIS StevenMillcreek BicyclesUSA[email protected]
56MORRISON KirkAg3R-ButlerhealthsystemUSA[email protected]
57ANDERSON William360 RacingUSA[email protected]
58LINNEN JeffreyTri Cities Road ClubUSA[email protected]
DNFABELL RobBicycle Sport ShopUSA.
DNFSTEVENS WilliamGear Works/Spin ArtsUSA.
DNFKEEFER Franz BironInfinity Bike ShopUSA.
DNSSMITH KennethOkc VeloUSA

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