Ned Overend wins the 55+ category. © Tim Westmore

Ned Overend wins the 55+ category. © Tim Westmore

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BEND, ORE. – Ned Overend added another national title to his impressive palmares, out-powering his Cal Giant-Specialized teammate Norm Kreiss today.

The race was billed as a reunion battle between reigning Masters national champ Paul Curley (Mid State Cycling Club-Gear Works) and Overend, and Curley used his snap to snag the hole shot in front of a powerful peloton. But a crash during the first lap ended Curley’s bid to contend for the win. Kreiss passed the felled Curley and set off in pursuit of a streaking Overend.

Overend and Kreiss rode together for a couple of laps, with Kreiss doing everything he could to hang onto the accomplished rider’s wheel before the separation, which Kreiss characterized as inevitable, occurred.

Curley would keep the pressure on, but Randall Root would catch him in the waning stages of the race. Curley would gain the upper hand through technical twists of the course, but Root had the edge when it came to outright power, and the course did an excellent job of blending the need for both. As the duo came onto the pavement with one lap to go, Root came around to lead onto the dirt. Shortly thereafter, Root would bobble in the mud, and Curley would get tangled up and crash for a second time. Although Curley would recover and regroup, he’d never be able to close down the gap. Root took third with Curley fourth.

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Full Results:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Edmund (Ned) Overend Durango, CO 0:42:38 26957 331 Specialized
2 135 Norman Kreiss Orinda, CA 43:35:00 127410 302 Morgan Stanley Cycling Team/Mor
3 120 Randall Root Sterling, VA 45:29:00 30526 343 Evolution Cycling Club P/B Long
4 105 Paul Curley Taunton, MA 45:51:00 8380 301 Mid State Cycling Club/Gear Wor
5 90 George Smith Menlo Park, CA 46:35:00 168005 330 Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Al
6 85 Michael Longmire Missoula, MT 46:53:00 21552 344 Northern Rockies Cycling Team/M
7 80 Evan Griffiths Portland, OR 47:09:00 14195 338 Emerald Velo Cycling Team Inc.
8 75 Jeff Townsend Los Gatos, CA 47:35:00 262232 329
9 70 Steve Yenne Salem, OR 47:57:00 39209 332
10 65 Terrell Knight Vancouver, WA 48:35:00 221516 319
11 60 R Brook Watts Longmont, CO 48:37:00 125080 322 Cody Racing
12 55 Wayne Gorry Payson, AZ 48:50:00 13741 304
13 50 Steve Lamont Durango, CO 49:04:00 20229 328
14 45 Gary Klingler Bend, OR 49:15:00 19389 311 Webcyclery Racing/Webcyclery.Co
15 40 David Burnard Forest Grove, OR 49:21:00 143865 315
16 38 Gregory Pautsch Chippewa Falls, WI 49:22:00 180532 306 Planet Bike
17 36 Glen Jones Madison, WI 49:24:00 237780 313 Brazen Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts
18 34 Torre Smitherman Gainesville, GA 49:36:00 33326 325
19 32 Steve “Cosmic” Miller Lake Stevens, WA 50:06:00 203491 334
20 30 Daniel MacNaughton Portland , OR 50:36:00 330244 323
21 28 rick gregory Eugene, OR 50:44:00 303502 337
22 26 Michael Olenick Hailey, ID 50:53:00 183968 316 Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnag
23 24 John Brown Santa Cruz, CA 51:13:00 5094 341
24 22 steven miller Portland, OR 51:37:00 303178 307
25 20 Steven Lacey Portland, OR 51:44:00 20086 335 Showers Pass
26 19 Randall Silva Albuquerque, NM 52:17:00 32666 336 Nob Hill Velo
27 18 Peter Spir Lake Oswego, OR 52:22:00 86438 309
28 17 Ralph Tolli Bend, OR 52:44:00 35700 324
29 16 James (Jimmy) Day Santa Fe, NM 53:09:00 8894 305 Velo Del Norte
30 15 Ken Coleman New York, NY @1Lap 199626 327 Berkshire Cycling Association/B
31 14 Eric Perryman Denver, CO @1Lap 121932 303
32 13 Richard Sachs Warwick, MA @1Lap 45884 318 Connecticut Yankee Bc/Richard S
33 12 Vern Krist Portland, OR @1Lap 222491 326 Showers Pass
34 11 Kevin Ryan Ventura, CA @1Lap 177958 320 The Team /The Team Socalcross
35 10 Robert Walker Pocatello, ID @1Lap 48931 308 The Contender Club/Contender Bi
36 9 Thomas Sullivan Santa Cruz, CA @1Lap 129366 312
37 8 Kerry Shields Salisbury, NC @2Lap 32468 340 Carolina Masters
38 7 Karl Jackson Bend, OR @3Lap 75474 348
DNS 0 Harold Parker Lenexa, KS DNS 27258 310 360 Racing
DNS 0 Rick Swanson Corona, CA DNS 34753 314 Radsport Cycling Team
DNS 0 Chris Canfield Westminster, CO DNS 199672 317 Blue Sky Velo
DNS 0 Erik Brooks Seattle, WA DNS 235484 321 Avanti Racing Club
DNS 0 Paul Sadoff Santa Cruz, CA DNS 83434 333
DNS 0 Robert Downs Madison, WI DNS 9947 342 Planet Bike
DNS 0 Scott Sampson Newhall, CA DNS 213711 345
DNS 0 Barry Johnson Woodinville, WA DNS 48815 347
DNS 0 Charles Townsend Mendota Heights, MN DNS 46011 350 St Paul Bicycle Racing Club/Bia
DNF 0 Roland Goeckel Seattle, WA DNF 209812 346
DNF 0 Tom Holmes Seattle, WA DNF 16611 351