OVCX #1 Draws UCI Level Talent to Opener at Huber’s Apple Cross

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OVCX #1 Draws UCI Level Talent to Opener at Huber’s Apple Cross

OVCX #1 Draws UCI Level Talent to Opener at Huber’s Apple Cross

LOUISVILLE -  Reminiscent of a sector at Paris Roubaix, visibility was down to three bike lengths during the start of most races at Huber’s Apple Cross, the Zipp OVCX series opener held on a working apple farm, vineyard and restaurant just outside of Louisville.  Nearly 500 racers participated across all categories.  When the dust settled on the farm roads in the women’s elite race, Wisconsin’s Ashley James (KCCX/Fuji) wowed the crowd by holding off Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld).  With Collegiate track nationals on Thursday and USGP Saturday and Sunday, the next week will be busy for the U23 National Champion.  Throughout the race, third place Marne Smiley (Bob’s Red Mill) impressively continued to close the gap to Antonneau, leaving only a seven second gap at the finish.  After the race Smiley said, “Catching Katie was motivation, but so was staving off Erin Silliman (Corsa Concepts) who was consistently only a few meters behind.”  Along with the cash prize, podium finishers were treated to a half peck of Huber’s farm fresh apples and a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Honey Oat Granola.

For the mid-afternoon Elite Men’s race the farm was in full fall harvest mode.  Spectators cheered the races from moving hayrides, hay bales book-ended the barriers and apples lined some corners of the course.  According to Joshua Johnson (Bissell-ABG-Nuvo), “From the gun, Bob’s Red Mill showed their strength taking the holeshot and creating a train at the front.”  As the race sliced through the hairpins of the orchard, Johnson was the first to attack the Bob’s Red Mill train, initially shedding BRM’s Greg Wittwer.  Now down to Johnson and BRM’s Dillman and Reardon, Johnson said “the game of tactics, attack-chase-attack” began to play out eventually slowing the pace at the front enough for Wittwer to rejoin.  Wittwer attacked with Dillman on his wheel, creating a gap on Johnson.  At the line, Dillman hopped his way to victory with Wittwer and Johnson seconds behind.

After a one week break to allow riders to travel to the USGP in Madison, the next stop for OVCX is St. Mary’s Child Care Center Cyclocross in Indianapolis on September 30th.  Complete Elite Race results below, all categories at USA Cycling.

A dusty start for the racers.

A dusty start for the racers.

Elite Men’s Results:

AndrewDillmanBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team310:57:02
GregWittwerBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team420:57:04
AndyReardonBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team640:57:42
StephenBassettBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team550:58:44
MitchellKerstingBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team260:58:45
StevenGordonXO Communications p/b Cisco Systems1070:59:18
FrederickRoseBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team32680:59:21
AndrewMesserDRT Racing pb Revolution Bike & Bean71690:59:38
ChristopherBogedinWolverine Elite Cyclocross Team17100:59:49
DanielGerowWolverine Racing Elite CX28111:00:04
ChadTiemanTeam Upland p/b Sustainable Cycling22121:00:06
David (Shawn)AdamsCarbon Racing16131:00:06
MichaelMcShaneBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team325141:00:27
RobertKendallPapa John's Racing Team705151:00:33
JohnFranciscoRed Zone Cycling30161:00:35
DavidHauberBicycle Sport Inc. /Rooibee Red Tea20171:00:48
AdamRodkeySpeedway Wheelmen12181:00:49
LukeHaleyBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team7191:00:50
MichaelKennedyScheller's CXecutioners703201:00:54
ClaytonOmerPapa John's Racing Team31211:01:01
NolanMcQueenBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team8221:01:13
JohnGatchRGF Cleveland Clinic pb Felt bicycles328231:01:21
KeithLucasBRS Racing334241:01:45
SamuelDobrozsiSwallow Bicycle Works25251:01:55
JasonMonkTeam WHAYNE9261:02:06
MichaelCrouchSwiftwick Factory Racing p/b Cumberland Transit11271:02:09
JohnMandrolaPapa Johns Racing Team333281:02:17
JamesBilliterBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing13291:02:35
AlistairSponselThe Pony Shop27301:02:41
AnthonyVitonBSM Cycling19311:02:41
JoshuaPraterSpeedway Wheelmen15321:03:12
TimothyBeirneBetter Cycling/Papa Johns331331:03:26
MichaelSchulzeBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing329341:03:39
RaymondSmithBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team1351:04:10
BrianAndriotBicycle Sport Inc. / Rooibee Red Tea702361:04:19
PeterHillsMerrill Lynch Cycling70137-1LAP
WilliamShermanShamrock Cycles70838-1LAP
DavidAnselTeam Upland p/b Sustainable Cycling2439-1LAP
AshtonWischmeierDRT/ Revolution Bike and Bean2340-1LAP
SteveBivensBreck's Bicycle Shop71041-1LAP
DavidMusichScheller's Racing Team71342-1LAP
EdJaramilloMOAB/Middle Tennessee Velo71744-1LAP
MatthewLernerSchellers Fitness and Cycling71845-1LAP
BlaineHeppnerDon Walker Cycles Racing70646-1LAP
DavidNeisMerrill Lynch Cycling70447-1LAP
JamesO'LoughlinTEAM HUNGRY*71148-1LAP
RyanHubbsSpeedway Wheelmen3249-1LAP
MitchellGrahamBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing70750-1LAP
StevenGersBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing70051-1LAP
JosephBellanteBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing33052-1LAP
JeremyChambersMOAB Bike Shop2653-1LAP
BrianCollierBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing71954-1LAP
ChrisFreterEchelon Cycling Team33655-2LAP
ChristopherNevittScheller's Racing Team1456
NathanRobersonDon Walker70957
DavidHartZWS Bertolli33258
JeffSchoenyMerrill Lynch Cycling71559
LanceFagerbergPapa John's Racing Team32760

Elite Women’s Results:

MarneSmileyBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team30:35:58
ErinSillimanCorsa Concepts Cyclocross Team40:36:07
KatieArnoldBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team50:36:35
AnnaJeanDallairePapa JohnÕs Racing60:36:50
KierstaTuckerBe Real Sports / Wood N Wave70:37:34
ErikaHowardSecret Cycling80:37:41
BridgetDonovanBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing90:37:43
ElizabethCobbBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team100:37:46
TeriMeekDon Walker Cycles Racing110:38:07
CooperAmbjornTeam CNC120:38:18
SarahFredricksonSpeedway Wheelman130:38:28
MaryPentaVO2 Multisport140:38:35
JanelleRenschlerSpeedway Wheelmen150:38:54
JessicaOwingsMOAB Cyclocross160:39:16
NicoleBoremDon Walker Cycles Racing170:39:32
KatherineSantosRed Zone Cycling180:39:35
GeraldineSchulzeBioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing190:39:37
StaciMandrolaPapa Johns Racing Team200:40:13
SarahSwallowSwallow Bicycle Works210:40:16
RebeccaZinkShamrock Cycles22-1LAP
ValarieGossageSpeedway Wheelmen23-1LAP
MackenzieGreenQCW Lionhearts25-1LAP
KarinReedTeam Dayton / Secret Cycling26-1LAP
LindsayRodkeySpeedway Wheelmen27-1LAP
EmilyFalkRed Zone Cycling28-1LAP
KarenElmoreOutdoor Ventures29-1LAP
Jerel LynnWaideBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team30-1LAP




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