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 NameCity, StateTimeLicenseBibTeam
1150Edmund (Ned) OverendDurango, CO0:42:3826957331Specialized
2135Norman KreissOrinda, CA43:35:00127410302Morgan Stanley Cycling Team/Mor
3120Randall RootSterling, VA45:29:0030526343Evolution Cycling Club P/B Long
4105Paul CurleyTaunton, MA45:51:008380301Mid State Cycling Club/Gear Wor
590George SmithMenlo Park, CA46:35:00168005330Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Al
685Michael LongmireMissoula, MT46:53:0021552344Northern Rockies Cycling Team/M
780Evan GriffithsPortland, OR47:09:0014195338Emerald Velo Cycling Team Inc.
875Jeff TownsendLos Gatos, CA47:35:00262232329
970Steve YenneSalem, OR47:57:0039209332
1065Terrell KnightVancouver, WA48:35:00221516319
1160R Brook WattsLongmont, CO48:37:00125080322Cody Racing
1255Wayne GorryPayson, AZ48:50:0013741304
1350Steve LamontDurango, CO49:04:0020229328
1445Gary KlinglerBend, OR49:15:0019389311Webcyclery Racing/Webcyclery.Co
1540David BurnardForest Grove, OR49:21:00143865315
1638Gregory PautschChippewa Falls, WI49:22:00180532306Planet Bike
1736Glen JonesMadison, WI49:24:00237780313Brazen Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts
1834Torre SmithermanGainesville, GA49:36:0033326325
1932Steve “Cosmic” MillerLake Stevens, WA50:06:00203491334
2030Daniel MacNaughtonPortland , OR50:36:00330244323
2128rick gregoryEugene, OR50:44:00303502337
2226Michael OlenickHailey, ID50:53:00183968316Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnag
2324John BrownSanta Cruz, CA51:13:005094341
2422steven millerPortland, OR51:37:00303178307
2520Steven LaceyPortland, OR51:44:0020086335Showers Pass
2619Randall SilvaAlbuquerque, NM52:17:0032666336Nob Hill Velo
2718Peter SpirLake Oswego, OR52:22:0086438309
2817Ralph TolliBend, OR52:44:0035700324
2916James (Jimmy) DaySanta Fe, NM53:09:008894305Velo Del Norte
3015Ken ColemanNew York, NY@1Lap199626327Berkshire Cycling Association/B
3114Eric PerrymanDenver, CO@1Lap121932303
3213Richard SachsWarwick, MA@1Lap45884318Connecticut Yankee Bc/Richard S
3312Vern KristPortland, OR@1Lap222491326Showers Pass
3411Kevin RyanVentura, CA@1Lap177958320The Team /The Team Socalcross
3510Robert WalkerPocatello, ID@1Lap48931308The Contender Club/Contender Bi
369Thomas SullivanSanta Cruz, CA@1Lap129366312
378Kerry ShieldsSalisbury, NC@2Lap32468340Carolina Masters
387Karl JacksonBend, OR@3Lap75474348
DNS0Harold ParkerLenexa, KSDNS27258310360 Racing
DNS0Rick SwansonCorona, CADNS34753314Radsport Cycling Team
DNS0Chris CanfieldWestminster, CODNS199672317Blue Sky Velo
DNS0Erik BrooksSeattle, WADNS235484321Avanti Racing Club
DNS0Paul SadoffSanta Cruz, CADNS83434333
DNS0Robert DownsMadison, WIDNS9947342Planet Bike
DNS0Scott SampsonNewhall, CADNS213711345
DNS0Barry JohnsonWoodinville, WADNS48815347
DNS0Charles TownsendMendota Heights, MNDNS46011350St Paul Bicycle Racing Club/Bia
DNF0Roland GoeckelSeattle, WADNF209812346
DNF0Tom HolmesSeattle, WADNF16611351