The second heat of the day started fast and furious. © Cyclocross Magazine

The second heat of the day started fast and furious. © Cyclocross Magazine

The first day of Masters Worlds, or at least, the qualifying heats, is in the books, and while today’s fields were fairly low key, the course itself didn’t allow riders (even in the smaller fields where just finishing guaranteed a starting position for the race) any real rest. The rain held off for the duration of the races, but the wet ground from the showers the day before left the course greasy and slick, and saw more than one rider limp away from the race.

Even cloudy weather couldn't dampen racers spirits in the warm temperatures. © Cyclocross Magazine

Even cloudy weather couldn’t dampen racers spirits in the warm temperatures. © Cyclocross Magazine

The overarching feeling of the racers we chatted with was that with the wet weather and the slick surfaces, the course had gone from roadie-friendly to a lot more technical almost overnight. When we arrived yesterday, racers were worried that the course would favor those with the most watts, but today it seemed more suited to those most comfortable racing in muddy conditions. “It’s like New England,” one racer said, laughing. “My buddy started near the back and was able to move into fourth with the mud.” The races today weren’t being run for a spot in the race, as the fields were under 80 riders, but on the line was start position, so the racing was still hot and heavy in many of the fields. The smallest, with only eight women at the start line, drew some contention from the women, since all would receive a front row start regardless of placing.

We checked in with some of the masters for their thoughts on the races and the course, and here’s what some of them had to say:

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2013 Cyclocross Masters World Championships Day 1 Results:

Heat 1 50-54Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceæNameCity, StateTimeæ
1Gunnar SHOGRENMorgantown, WV15:25æ
2Stephen TILFORDTopeka, KS15:41æ
3Peter LAWRENCE15:43æ
4Ron HUEBNERWaterford, VA15:49æ
5Jeffrey WELCHLenoir, NC16:14æ
6Paul NYBERGAvon, CT16:19æ
7Robert COLBERTTrinity, NC16:24æ
8Rob ABELLSan Clemente, CA16:31æ
9Stephen SONGEROverland Park, KS16:33æ
10Christopher ADOLFEverett, WA16:49æ
11john SCHMITZBargersville, IN17:01æ
12Robert ORANGE17:10æ
13Scott STAHLFairfax, VA17:14æ
14William IRVINGGardiner, NY17:14æ
15David LOWEBala Cynwyd, PA17:40æ
16Derek WILFORDEuclid, OH17:47æ
17Mike GETTINGERGlenwood Springs, CO18:00æ
18Greg CASTEELLenoir City, TN18:18æ
19Andy LUCASLeawood, KS19:07æ
20Paul GERHARDTWoodway, TX19:20æ
21George HLUCKPainted Post, NY19:22æ
22Jon HICKSWinchester, VA19:33æ
23Neal SCOTT19:42æ
24Michael SHEPHERDHouston, TX19:58æ
25William ANDERSONLawrence, KS20:38æ
26Joseph CHRISTIANæ(1 - Cat4) ææEdmonds, WA20:55æ
27William PITTLeawood, KS21:07æ
28Craig ROTILEDemarest, NJ21:28æ
29Mark BROWNHuntington, WV21:40æ
30Wojtek WYSOCKILawrenceville, GA22:09æ
31John DZUBINSKIWarminster, PA23:24æ
32John POLANDMacedon, NY25:04æ
DNSJason ENGLEHarrisburg, SD

Heat 2 50-54 Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceæNameCity, StateTimeæ
1Jeffrey APPELTANSPhiladelphia, PA16:07æ
2Mark FEATHERMANElkins Park, PA16:15æ
3Thomas PRICEOverland Park, KS16:18æ
4Geoffrey HOUSEGreat Barrington, MA16:24æ
5Daniel LACHCincinnati, OH16:29æ
6Todd ANDERSENFort Wayne, IN16:33æ
7John MANDROLALouisville, KY16:42æ
8Mark MASTORASSan Bruno, CA16:45æ
9David LUCZYNSKIElgin, IL16:50æ
10Ed BURGESSNewburgh, NY16:55æ
11John SHULLLibertyville, IL16:58æ
13Bob BERGMAN17:12æ
14Dave ECKELTrevor, WI17:28æ
15David HARTCincinnati, OH17:33æ
16Shawn DOWNINGBaltimore, MD17:49æ
17Derek GRIGGSSeabrook, NH17:54æ
18John MCGRATHWestford, MA18:00æ
19Gary MOONWinchester, VA18:13æ
20Kenneth SMITHMansfield, TX18:26æ
21Paul WATKINSHarrah, OK18:32æ
22Christopher FULLEREast Aurora, NY18:35æ
23Timothy SHEAAmherst, NH18:54æ
24Charles STEARNSBoise, ID19:03æ
25Richard TOLERDayton, OH19:15æ
26Hanspeter KUNZ19:15æ
27Mark HENRYIncline Village, NV19:18æ
28Lonnie BROOKSRaleigh, NC19:41æ
29Paul COLONLouisville, KY23:46æ
DNSBruce SCHWABWoolwich, ME
DNSSamuel MORSECohasset, MA
DNSGregory GOBLIRSCHRiver Falls, WI
DNSJimmie VAUGHANFredericksburg, TX
DNSDavid BARTOLGrand Marais, MN

Heat 2 55-59 Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceÊNameCity, StateTeam
1Colin FUNKFirst Capital Cycling Kingston
2Jim GENTESSoquel,
3Joe FABRISLos Gatos, CAFightin' Bobas
4Randy SHIELDSWinston Salem, NCHearts Racing Club
5William WELLSMANPro City Racing
6Alan BLANCHARDCongers, NYCentury Road Club Assoc
7Brad YOUNGPorter Corners, NYWoodstock Bicycle Club
8Edwin RAMBUSKISan Luis Obispo, CATeam Rambuski Law/Team Rambuski
9Mark WOLOWIECDavisburg, MIFlying Rhino Cycling Club
10Kevin SAINT CLAIRPhiladelphia, PABiKyle/Mazur Coaching/Mainline
11Laurent MCLAUGHLINNederland, COReal D-Amgen Masters Cycling
12John THOMPSONShoreview, MNTeam Plan C
13Dag SELANDERHudson, WITeam Plan C
14Mike WESTColorado Springs, COPikes Peak Velo
15John BLISSBoulder, COTeam Kappius
16Mark MCGEENWaukesha, WITeam Mack Racing Assoc. LTD
17Jeffrey SCHEPPERGreenwood, INSpeedway Wheelmen
18Gary DALTONWakefield RiCox/W.E. Stedman Cycling /Swamp
19Richard MAUNEYLilburn, GAToyota Forklifts/Sport Factory/
20Tom MAHANEYMarquette, MI0
21Mathew BAROLITroy, MIWolverine Sports Club
22Brad DEMOTTShelbyville, INGray Goat Sports
23Marshall LEININGERCanton, OHStark Velo
24Jeff TRIPPDeerfield, NHBlue Steel Cyclery /Blue Steel
25John REIMBOLDCarbondale, ILHeckawee
26Gilles CORDIERKunstadt sports cycling
DNSGeorge SMITHMenlo Park, CAThe 99%ers
DNSBarney BAXTERRaleigh, NCMock Orange Bikes
DNSJoseph KINGMadison, WIBrazen Dropouts
DNSChip DUCKETTHigh Point, NCMock Orange Racing/Mock Orange
DNSJosef MEISENRC Zugvogel 09 Aachen
DNFGraham MILNEREncinitas, CASan Diego Cyclo Vets

Heat 1 55-59 Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceÊNameCity, StateTeam
1Benny ANDERSSONTrek Sweden Racing
2Henry KRAMERMenlo Park, CACalifornia Giant Berry Farms/Sp
3Scott PAISLEYCharlottesville, VAMVC/Blue Wheel/Monticello Velo
4Thomas HAYLESAspen, CO
5Rudy SROKAN Royalton, OHTeam Lake Effect/Lake Effect Cy
6Robert DOWNSMadison, WIPlanet Bike
7Wayne SIMONLake Barrington, ILENZO'S Cycling
8Russell THORSTROMBoise, IDIntermountain Cycling Organizat
9Jeffrey CRAFTMadison, OHTeam Lake Effect/Lake Effect Cy
10Norman KREISSOrinda, CACalifornia Giant Cycling
11David COARFt Wayne, INMen of Steel Racing /Men Of Ste
12William KUSTERAnoka, MN
13Kevin BRECKENMAKERHershey, PAERA Cycling
14David DELPERDANGClear Lake, IANorth Iowa Spin
15William STEVENSBolton, MASpin Arts Cycling
16Jay THORNTONLaguna Beach , CA
17Dennis SMITHNewark, DEBike Line
18Thomas PREHNBoulder, COBoulder Running Company Cycling
19Mark LUKEGoleta, CAPlatinum Performance Cycling Te
20Steven VORDERMANFort Wayne, INDon Galligher-DRT Consulting
21Chris BLACKSan Luis Obispo, CAMorgan Stanley /Specialized/Mor
22Ian SEARLEBellevue, WATeam Double Check
23David CONRADOlathe,
24Bruce LOSHolland, MI
25Thomas WILSONShaker Heights, OH
26Randy RHOADSHorseheads, NYCorning/NoTubes Race Team/Cryst
27Andrew MISHLOVEGlendale, WIHampshire Cycle Club
28Stewart SEAHOLMElk Grove Village,
DNSLennard ZINNBoulder, COBoulder Cycle Sport
DNSThomas MEYERBaltimore, MDLateral Stress Velo Inc.
DNSGeoffrey CHANDLERIndianapolisSpeedway Wheelmen
DNFRichard BAUCHCalifon, NJ

Seeding Women's 45-49 Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceÊNameCity, StateTeam
1Geraldine SCHULZECincinnati, OHBio Wheels Racing
2Kirsten BEGG-SWIDERDanbury, CTCycle-Smart Inc.
3Antonia LEALWaukesha, WIPlanet Bike
4Joan ORGELDINGERDenver, CONaked Women's Racing p/b TriBel
5Shannon GIBSONDurango, COStans Notubes Elite Womens Team
6Sharon GREGGSeattle, WABlue Rooster/Sports Medicine Cl
7Kim BISHOPKingsport, TNMSG Cyclocross/Tri Cities Road
8Sandra DEEGANNovofit 360 Compass Racing
DNSMichele BLISSBoulder, COTeam Kappius
DNSSusan HELM-MURTAGHChapel Hill, NCTri-Cyclists BRC
DNSJeanne FLECKProctor, MNVelo Duluth

Seeding 60-64 Masters Worlds 2013 Results

PlaceÊNameCity, StateTeam
1Charles TOWNSENDMendota Heights, MNSt Paul Bicycle Racing Club
2James LAIRDFirst Capital Cycling
3Gregory PAUTSCHChippewa Falls, WIPlanet Bike
4D Douglas LONGChillicothe, MO360 Racing
5Buff HOPPEREverett, WATeam Double Check
6Torre SMITHERMANGainesville, GA0
7David BEALSNiskayuna, NYTeam
8Larry YANCEYJonesboro, ARBoston Mountain Cyclists
9Harold PARKERLenexa, KS360 Racing
10Charles SouthFort Wayne, IN0
11Thomas GEEParis, TNHub City Bicycle - Lift Center
12Daniel MEYERLake Elmo, MNLoon State Cyclists
13Chuck GILLISPittsboro, NCGarneau Custom
15Kerry SHIELDSSalisbury, NCMock Orange Bikes
16Timothy TARTEKirkland,
17Nunzio DIBIASIElizabethtown, PAERA Cycling
18Jerry WHITEBedford, NHBlue Steel Cyclery
19Michael WYNNYKBowie, MDCrosshairs Cycling
20Chris CANFIELDWestminster, COBoulder Cycle Sport
DNSAlbert WEIGELWheeling, ILVerdigris-Village CX Team/Villa
DNSRit BOOTHMilwaukee, WIHampshire Cycle Club
DNSIan PARKERWestcoast Racing

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