The start of the Masters Men 40-44, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon
VERONA, WISCONSIN— “Hello, Cyclocross Fans,” a shivering but grinning Pete Webber (Boulder Cycle Sport) said, after taking yet another National Championship win, wearing his Masters World Champion skinsuit. The highly decorated rider, originally from Maine but now residing in Colorado, has been one of the main staples of cyclocross for years, and his dominant win with a gap of nearly 30 seconds to second place came as no surprise.
While the morning started promising, with sun and warmer temperatures, as Mike Yozell (Kapelmuur Independent) told us after his race, temperatures actually seemed to drop while riders were on course. Yozell finished the race and immediately began loading on layers, saying, “I couldn’t feel my hands, so it was making shifting difficult.”
Michael Yozell put in a huge effort to keep Webber in sights. © Meg McMahon
Early on in the race, Yozell took the holeshot, and charged onto the course with Webber hot on his heels. As the racers hit the barriers for the first time, Webber and Yozell were the first through, followed by Edward Baker (Team Kappius), Brian Hludzinski (Boulder Cycle Sport),Michael Robson (MOOTS), Brandon Dwight (Boulder Cycle Sport) and Mark Savery (Midwest Cycling Community).
Savery broke from the chase group to go after Yozell, putting in digs and slowly closing the gap. By the time they came through with two to go, Savery made the pass, and Yozell was back in third spot as Savery then began chasing Webber in earnest, though Webber’s 20 second gap was nearly untouchable at that point. Behind them, Dwight and Baker were tussling for fourth and fifth position.
Webber’s lead held, and with four laps taking nearly the entire 45 minutes for the race leader, he soloed in for a clean victory, grinning from ear to ear. Savery came in for second, with Yozell in third.
Pete Webber represented his World Championship jersey well with another Nationals win. © Meg McMahon
Having a good pit crew could make or break this race, with the peanut butter thick mud, and as Webber remarked, “Boulder Cycle Sport had a great pit crew. I think we had 10 guys in there for us.”
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Interview with Pete Webber:
Interview with Mike Yozell:
Masters 40-44 Cyclocross National Championships Photo Gallery:
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2013 Nationals Masters Men 40-44 Results
Place Name City, State Time Team 1 Peter WEBBER Boulder, CO 0:44:13 Boulder Cycle Sport 2 Mark SAVERY Omaha, NE 44:46:00 Midwest Cycling Community NE 3 Michael YOZELL Emmaus, PA 45:19:00 Kapelmuur Independent 4 Edward BAKER Boulder, CO 46:14:00 Team Kappius 5 Brandon DWIGHT Boulder, CO 46:23:00 Boulder Cycle Sport 6 Michael ROBSON Boulder, CO 46:36:00 MOOTS 7 Kenny WEHN Durango, CO 47:17:00 Stan's NoTubes Elite 8 Brian HLUDZINSKI Boulder, CO 47:33:00 Boulder Cycle Sport 9 Shawn MITCHELL Boise, ID 48:32:00 Joyride Cycles-ID 10 Matt DAVIES (1 - Cat2) Boulder, CO 49:14:00 Boulder Cycle Sport 11 John BAILEY San Diego 49:31:00 Bailey Bikes 12 Jonathan COLN (1 - Cat3) Denver, CO 49:42:00 Boulder Running Company Cycling Team 13 Brian FINNERTY Santa Rosa, CA 49:58:00 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling 14 Matt SILVIA (1 - Cat1) Chicago, IL 50:14:00 Roscoe Village Bike Racing 15 Shadd SMITH Overland Park, KS 50:21:00 KCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires 16 William ELLISTON Easton, PA 50:24:00 Mid Atlantic Cycling Club 17 Aaron BOUPLON (2 - Cat1) Boulder, CO 50:30:00 Boulder Running Company Cycling Team 18 JP BROCKET Raytown, MO 50:39:00 Ethos Racing 19 Grant HOLICKY Boulder, CO 51:12:00 0 20 Kristopher AUER Baltimore, MD 51:24:00 Charm City Cycling LLC 21 Micah FRITZINGER Georgetown, IN 51:34:00 McDonalds Cycling Team/Peloton Sports Group 22 Jay THOMAS (2 - Cat2) Lincoln, NE 51:39:00 Midwest Cycling Community NE 23 Paul BONDS Whitt, TX 51:39:00 Oklahoma City Velo Club 24 William Tyson HAUSDOERFFER Shorewood, WI 52:20:00 KS Energy Services / Team Wisconsin/Team Wisconsin 25 Daniel LARINO Neschanic Sta, NJ 52:49:00 Pete's Bike & Fitness/Century Road Club Of America 26 Peter HILLS Loveland, OH 53:02:00 TEAM DAYTON-MERRILL LYNCH CYCLING/Team Dayton Bicycling 27 Andre-Paul MICHAUD (2 - Cat3) Durango, CO 53:19:00 Durango Wheel Club 28 Jeffrey BANNINK (3 - Cat1) Shorewood, WI 53:59:00 0 29 Gabriel ION Spring Grove, IL 54:50:00 Tread Head Cycling 30 Timothy O'SHEA (4 - Cat1) Cazenovia, NY 55:25:00 0 31 Jeff CURTES Menomonee Falls, WI 55:49:00 Speedvagen Racing 32 Jay MAAS (3 - Cat3) Fitchburg, WI 57:07:00 Trek Midwest Team 33 William PANKONIN (3 - Cat2) Highland Park, IL 57:27:00 xXx Racing 34 Brad DASH (4 - Cat3) Geneva, IL 58:02:00 ABD Cycling Team/ABD Cycling Club 35 David (dwight) SMITH Church Hill, TN 58:42:00 Tri Cities Road Club 36 Hugh MORAN (5 - Cat1) Asheville, NC @1Lap Industry Nine Cycling Team p/b ABRC/Asheville Bicycle Racing Club 37 Phillip MCCARTHY (4 - Cat2) Cazenovia, NY @1Lap Team SCARR 38 Shea BERGMAN (5 - Cat2) Hastings Ne @2Lap Sunflower Outdoor & Bike 39 Patrick RUSSELL Berkley, MI @2Lap Wolverine Sports Club 40 Michael BIRNER Woodbine, MD @2Lap Sportif Coaching Group/Western Howard County Cycling 41 Scot HERRMANN Loveland, OH @2Lap Team Dayton Bicycling 42 Matthew GILHOUSEN Lawrence, KS @2Lap TradeWind Energy Cycling Team 43 Tom SYBERT (5 - Cat3) Northbrook, IL @2Lap Velo Club Roubaix Inc 44 Adam STAUFENBERG (6 - Cat2) Plymouth, MN @2Lap Revolution Cycle/Twin Six 45 Todd PREKASKI (6 - Cat3) Brookline, MA @2Lap Cyclocrossworld 46 David PETERSON (7 - Cat3) Minneapolis, MN @2Lap St Paul Bicycle Racing Club 47 Adam RAMBOW (8 - Cat3) Saint Paul, MN @2Lap Crossniacs 48 Mark FEARY (9 - Cat3) Riverside, IL @2Lap The Pony Shop 49 Timothy HALL Lebanon, TN @2Lap NashvilleCyclist.com 50 Eric GRIFFIN Kensington, MD @2Lap Arrow Bicycle/Route 1 Velo 51 Scott SHAPIRO Madison, WI @2Lap Magnus 52 Henning GERKE (10 - Cat3) Iowa City, IA @2Lap Iowa City Cycling Club 53 Christopher STCLAIR (11 - Cat3) West Allis, WI @2Lap 0 54 Don IWEN (12 - Cat3) Milwaukee @2Lap 0 55 Dan MALLEK (13 - Cat3) Elk Grove Village, IL @2Lap Village-Verdigris Cycling 56 Charles MCDONALD (14 - Cat3) Bellevue, KY @2Lap Reser Bicycle/Covington-Newport Cycling 57 Jason DIGMAN (15 - Cat3) Plymouth, MN @2Lap Dig It Cycling DNS Steve REYNOLDS (Cat3) Pella, IA Jimmy John's Racing Team/Pella Bike Racing DNS Bill MARSHALL Overland Park, KS KCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires DNS Kevin KLUG (Cat1) Evanston, IL The Pony Shop DNS Patrick LACH (Cat3) Cincinnati, OH Zephyr Wheel Sports DNS Billy JONES Milwaukee, WI ISCorp Cycling Team/ISCorp Cycling/NCSF DNS John GATTO (Cat2) Oak Forest, IL Twin Six DNS Edwin BULL Mendham, NJ Van Dessel Factory Team DNS Michael ADAMS Stow, OH WAS Labs Cycling DNF John SVANDA (Cat3) Neenah Wi Lakes Area Physical Therapy/LAPT CC DNF Ernesto MARENCHIN Stow, OH Twin Six DNF Walid ABU GHAZALEH Chicago, IL The Pony Shop Tune in regularly right here to Cyclocross Magazine’s 2013 National Championship Homepage for the most comprehensive source of Nationals 2013 info. We will be updating this page hourly for race reports, results, photos and videos!