Henry Kramer topping the podum at Masters Worlds. © Geoff Wilcox

Henry Kramer topping the podum at Masters Worlds. © Geoff Wilcox

Racing in Gossau, Switzerland started early this morning, with several of the American contenders for the Masters World titles taking to the course.

In the Men’s 55-59 race, last year’s champion Henry Kramer (Cal-Giant) kept his title, with 40 seconds in hand by the finish.

Fellow American racers Thomas Hayles and Paul Curley (VC Steinmaur – Spin Arts Cycling) finished in sixth and seventh, respectively, and Steven Kinney finished in 19th.

The other title won today by an American was in the Women’s 50+ race (a field that had been originally 55+, separate from 50-54, but then combined due to the small field sizes). Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) of Massachusetts took the title that she has long been working for, and defending champion Karen Brems (Team Rambuski Law) took third.

See also: Masters Worlds, Where Attendance Matters More Than Age to read Lillian Pfluke’s behind-the-scenes report on combining age groups at Masters Worlds.

It was a muddy day on course for racers at Masters Worlds 2014. © Geoff Wilcox

It was a muddy day on course for racers at Masters Worlds 2014. © Geoff Wilcox

In the Men’s 60-64 race, David McMullen took the win in dominant fashion, and Jimmy Day (bike n Sport Racing) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, took eighth.

In Men’s 65+,  Jean Bernard Galissaire is the new Masters World Champion, with Americans Robert Ogren (The Fix Studio) coming in seventh and Masters National Champion Leone Pizzini unfortunately DNFing.

In the Women’s 40-49 race, Manja Wall took the win, and in Women’s 30-39, Laure Bouteloup took the title.

2014 Masters Men 55-59 World Championships Results

1
KRAMER Henry
Menlo Park
Cal Giant Berry Farms / Specia
2ANDERSSON BennyKlippanstorpsCK/Trek Sweden
3PERRET DanielservasSt Denis Cyclisme
4HAYLES ThomasAspenZG7908
5GUINLE AlainTOSTATA. L. TOSTAT
6GENET DanielVucherensCyclocross Romandie
7BATTISTELLI CarloPETRIGNANO D' ASSISI (PG)UC PETRIGNANO
8LAMETTE DenisERMENONVILLE
9SZKOLNIK Jean JacquesguitresA.V.C. Libourne
10MANDAUS Ji_’Plze_ROTORBIKE PLZE_
11CHABBEY Jean-MarcVucherensCyclocross Romandie
12KUBERKA PeterSchnegaIGAS Wendland
13CURLEY PaulTaunton, MAVC Steinmaur - Spin Arts Cycli
14BURZI MassimoAREZZOTEAM SCOTT PASQUINI STELLA AZZ
15SEDLç_EK Ji_’Ostrava-PorubaSK JIRI TEAM Ostrava
16KREJ_ê KarelM_cholupy 38SWEEP Chomutov
17SCHEPENS Jean Jacquesfontaine heudebourgcsa cyclisme
18BRUSCH Lubom’rM_cholupy 38SWEEP Chomutov
19BOLLIGER UrsWinterthurVC Volketswil
20KINNEY StevenGenevaVC Lancy
21CHIERUZZI SandroAMELIA - TRGS AVIS MTB AMELIA
22BERSET GuyVucherensCyclocross Romandie
23GRAF UrsKriessernbsk Graf Rollmat MTB Team
24THOME StefanSchmelzRV Mšve Schmelz
25BAUMANN ChristianLaupersdorfVNC Aarwangen/Tri Team Oensing
26VALENTINI MarcoCAVRIGLIAUS FRACOR
27SCHERZ Jean-ClaudeepalingesMontreux-Rennaz Cyclisme
28KUCEWICZ JerzyBytom
29BAUMANN PeterMainzRV Mainz - Finthen
30DEMATTEIS PatrickGUERIGNYJGS NIVERNAISE

2014 Masters Men 60-64 World Championships Results

1
MCMULLEN David
Maidenhead
COTSWOLD VELDRIJDEN
37:58,7
-
2GRANGE Jean.claudeSARTROUVILLELES BLEUS DE FRANCE39:02,2+1:03,4
3ULBERT Jean ClaudeSARLAT LA CANEDAUNION CYCLISTE SARLADAISE40:36,8+2:38,0
4GRAF PaulDiepoldsaubsk Graf Rollmat MTB Team40:59,5+3:00,8
5ROBERTS AndrewSwindonCOTSWOLD VELDRIJDEN42:28,9+4:30,2
6MEISEN JosefStolbergRC Zugvogel Aachen44:03,7+6:05,0
7HAMILTON DavidKingsbridgeSouth West Cyclocross44:33,7+6:35,0
8BERGARECHE BorjaPOZUELO DE ALARCONBOBRUC OIL44:36,4+6:37,7
9HAERING RolandFrenkendorfVCWOHLEN/teamveteran 60+44:37,1+6:38,4
10DAY JimmySanta Fe, New MexicoBike N Sport Racing44:37,6+6:38,9
11WEDEKIN MichaelDiekholzenStahlrad Laatzen von 189745:47,8+7:49,1
12KUPPER HeinzBad KrozingenRIG Freiburg49:14,4+11:15,6
13LONGAUER LadislavBansk‡ BystricaCK Bansk‡ Bystrica52:20,4+14:21,6
14KLAG PaulOtterbachRadclub PfŠlzerwald40:55,4-1 LAP
15PROBST BrunoOensingenVMC Aarwangen / Tri Team Oensi45:18,9-1 LAP
16SCHNEIDER Felixaeschbischibikes / kopierpapier.ch50:40,7-1 LAP

2014 Masters Men 65+ World Championships Results

1
GALISSAIRE Jean Bernard
guitres
A.V.C. Libourne
30:27,0
-
2STEINER RichardBŠretswilScott Hotel Funivia Bormio30:51,0+0:23,9
3MERTENS FrancoisHeusden-Zolder31:14,4+0:47,3
4DEKKERSJ Jacobushoogstraten31:45,3+1:18,2
5MOONEY PeterRugbyRugby Velo31:54,5+1:27,4
6BARNETT Victormarket harboroughwelland valley cc32:45,8+2:18,7
7OGREN RobertBloomington MNThe Fix Studio33:38,2+3:11,2
8KOFLER MaxLaternsRV-Schwalbe Rankweil34:24,0+3:56,9
9GINLEY JohnHALIFAXCONDOR ROAD CLUB34:24,1+3:57,0
10TORTIGUE JeanMadiranU S Plaisance Cyclisme34:26,8+3:59,8
11SIMAES DIOS JoseMADRIDMADRID38:28,1+8:01,0
12IVES MichaelCoventryTeam Jewson - MI Racing - Poly41:01,1+10:34,0
13SENCK WilfriedLudwigshafenRC 1899 Friesenheim e.V.30:41,7-1 LAP
14HELLEU MichelVallereuilJeunesse Sportive St-Astier30:55,1-1 LAP
DNFPIZZINI LeoneAvondalefrist state velo sportDNFDNF
DNFGAEDE ErwinLUDWIGSHAFENGfR LUDWIGSHAFENDNFDNF

2014 Masters Women 30-39 World Championships Results

1
BOUTELOUP Laure
SARTROUVILLE
LES BLEUS DE FRANCE
27:53,2
-
2NUESSLI JaneChamAegeri Bike Club28:47,7+0:54,5
3SELVA Chiaramaniagospezzottobiketeam30:37,7+2:44,5
4R…PKE ElisabethBremenRSV Bruchhausen-Vilsen30:44,8+2:51,6
5HODANOVA JitkaPolickaSK PRIMA Policka37:34,6+9:41,4
6SAUVAGE SophieGRAND COURONNECO COURONNAIS43:26,0+15:32,7

2104 Masters Women 40-49 World Championships Results

1
WALL Manja
Syke
RSV Bruchhausen-Vilsen / Schmo
31:10,0
-
2PHILLIPS PepeSeeheim-JugenheimVC Darmstadt32:43,9+1:33,8
3HEISE AlanaCalgaryTerrascape Racing32:59,8+1:49,7
4BAEHLER AlexandraVucherensCyclocross Romandie33:35,8+2:25,8
DNFKOENIG StephanieSARTROUVILLELES BLEUS DE FRANCEDNFDNF

2014 Masters Women 50+ World Championships Results

1
COOKE Lori
Pembroke
CYCLE Lodge
30:51,0
-
2STROBL BeritBad KšnigTV Dorf Erbach31:50,8+0:59,7
3BREMS KarenRedwood City, CATeam Rambuski Law32:16,1+1:25,0
4PFLUKE LillianSaint CloudUS Metro Transports33:02,7+2:11,6
5B…RJESSON CarinaKlippanstorps CK/Trek Sweden47:49,5+16:58,4
6DUFOND-DEMATTEIS ChristineGUERIGNYJGS NIVERNAISE29:47,5-1 LAP

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