Tacchino Ciclocross: Schempf Beats Bahnson, Shogren Dominates, Others Win Beer and Sausage

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by Jim McNeely

Leesburg, VA: Weston Schempf and Betsy Shogren turned in strong performances to win the Men’s and Women’s 1-2-3 classes at the Squadra Coppi Tacchino Ciclocross (i.e.: “Turkey Cyclocross”) on Sunday at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Virginia.

The course was radically redesigned due to park construction projects, turning it from the non-technical “roadie course” of past years into a much faster course where high speeds and sharp turns into difficult power climbs posed a relentless challenge. Numerous riders underestimated the difficulty of the easy-looking turns, earning a generous coating of dirt as a punishment.

In the Women’s 1-2-3 race, Betsy Shogren (SOBE/Canondale) got off to a good start and never looked back. After giving up the first lap prime to Vanderkitten’s Patty Buerkle, Shogren took over the lead with Libby Sheldon (Tokyo Joe’s) in hot pursuit. Shogren looked smooth and comfortable as she cruised in 13 seconds ahead of Sheldon. Lauri Webber (Secret Henry’s Team) finished third, nearly a minute behind Shogren. Patty Buerkle finished fourth, and mountain biking stalwart Terry Spanogle (NCVC/Inova Health Systems) completed the podium. Shogren’s ride home to West Virginia was probably very pleasant, as her husband, Gunnar Shogren, took home the laurels in the Men’s 35+/45+ Cat 1-2-3 race, dominating it from start to finish.

The Men’s 1-2-3 race was a duel between an established MABRA powerhouse, Weston Schempf (C3-Sollay), and the young gun, 15 year-old Jeff Bahnson (Secret Henry’s Team / Van Dessel). The pair rode away from the pack early in the race and stayed together for the better part of an hour. At times it appear that Schempf was getting well away from Bahnson through the more technical sections, but Bahnson repeatedly reeled in Schempf. The rubber band did not snap until late in the race. Schempf took the win, Bahnson took second, and Stephen Cummings (Indiana Regional Medical Center) took third, narrowly edging out Sean Gallegher. Dave Weaver (Alan North American) rounded out the podium. As current Men’s 15-16 National Champion, Bahnson, was fighting for the win, reigning Men’s 55+ National Champion Fred Witwer was racing for ninth overall and first place in 55+ 1/2/3.

Over 200 racers competed in support classes at the event, perpetuating rivalries that are growing increasingly intense as the season goes, and enjoying the post-race scene. The weather was unexpectedly mild and sunny, permitting spectators to enjoy free barbecue, a DJ, and a lot of hotly contested races. Prizes for all classes were underwritten by Resource Dynamics Corporation, Conte’s Bikes of Arlington, FastSigns of Alexandria, Glaceau VitaminWater and SmartWater, BikeReg.com, Cyclocross Magazine, Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel, Sette Bello Restaurant, Faccia Luna Restaurant, Java Shack of Arlington, Hammer Nutrition, and Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville, VA. Squadra Coppi also provided Belgian beer primes for race leaders, and mid-pack sausage primes that spurred an exceptional amount of mid-race competition.

Full Results:

Category Place Time Bib # Last Name First Name Team
Men 4
1 22:43 808 Rades Paul Artemis
2 0:15 844 Faber Greg NCVC/Inova Health System
3 0:29 816 Cernich Scott Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
4 0:34 852 Sapp Neal Ben’s Performance Bikes / Jamis SuperNova
5 1:10 835 stahl scott SEAVS RACING
6 2:04 817 morali jay C3/Sollay
7 2:05 815 Welch Andrew Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
8 2:23 814 Wolfe Thori
9 2:51 876 Congrove CJ
10 2:57 811 Phillips Timothy Team BBC
11 3:00 853 Marciniak Bill Bike Doctor/SEAVS Racing
12 3:02 839 Carraway Chris North Carolina State University
13 3:18 854 Giancoli Michael Hup United
14 3:23 830 Douglas Ryan Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes
15 3:26 806 Morris Kenneth Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
16 3:42 874 Caldwell Elliot
17 3:45 877 Mattingly Chris proteus bicycles
18 3:50 809 Battan David Squadra Coppi/IM SAAB
19 4:00 845 Heywood John 1412 Velo Club
20 4:14 848 Pearlman Jason The Bike Rack
21 4:18 867 Even Matt Hub Racing
22 5:00 856 Trinh Jeff Georgetown University
23 5:04 859 Rogers Zachary GP Velotek
24 5:10 872 Darwick Tim Mt. Nittany Wheelworks
25 5:18 824 Carlisle James Battlefield Velo
26 5:20 840 Koniowsky Danny
27 5:36 834 Price Sean Chesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn/Fixie
28 5:47 810 owens douglas NCVC/Inova Health System
29 5:55 843 gue todd dhbd /bicycle place velo
30 6:10 813 Schlitzer Henry Whole Wheel Velo
31 6:11 805 Hicks Jon Winchester Wheelmen Race Team
32 6:21 865 Hayne Kristopher The Bike Lane/Burke/Store #1
33 6:26 820 Schmierer Brian
34 6:32 862 Tucker Matt
35 6:58 857 Arnold Erik
36 7:01 803 Schiavo Mike Squadra Coppi
37 7:07 847 Sterner Gary HUP United
38 7:36 829 Ludicke John
39 8:01 879 Cundiff Jeff
40 -1 849 Price Christopher CRCA/South Africa.net
41 -1 842 Ghais Aaron ALL-AMERICAN BICYCLE CLUB
42 -1 871 Mabry Scott National Capital Velo Club / Inova Health System
43 -1 873 Porter Read
44 -1 846 Boada Stephen
45 -1 855 Wiesenhahn David WWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team
46 -1 825 Thissell Jeremy unattached
47 -1 866 Cohen Josh
48 -1 837 Esham Keith Team Army
49 -1 804 Moore Tchad Bicycle Place Velo Club (BPVC)
50 -1 841 Magnussen David
51 -1 870 Prugh David Corning Race Team
52 -1 832 Murby Richard The Bike Rack
53 -1 864 Jones Thomas proteus bicycles
54 -2 838 Donaldson Mike FCPD
DNF -2 807 Metro Joe Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
UKN -2 812 Hohenbrink Richard unattached
UKN -2 819 Paul Timothy Battlefield Velo
UKN -2 826 Kralec James Team BBC
UKN -2 836 Lewandowski Adam The Bike Lane
UKN -2 861 Resnick Justin
UKN -2 863 Tabor Ben Los Pariahs
UKN -2 875 Culmon Joseph
UKN -2 878 Sanders Jeff Squadra Coppi
Master 3/4 Men (35+/45+)
1 14:20 641 Lillibridge Joe Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
2 14:37 661 Lortz Chip Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV amateur racing
3 14:48 646 Wahner Paul DrWahner.com
4 15:46 638 Jensen Peter Lattitude/ABRT
5 15:58 640 Brach Norman C3-Sollay.com
6 16:01 653 may johnny C3-Sollay.com!!
7 16:26 669 Kay David Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
8 16:38 665 Blodgett David All American Bicycle Club
9 16:49 622 Thompson Scott Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
10 16:55 623 Kreiselmeier Norman Team Army
11 16:59 679 Cusack Pat
12 17:00 626 Johnson James Battlefield Velo
13 17:12 632 Rogers John Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
14 17:13 617 Anderson Jeff HPC/List
15 17:20 678 Halpin Bruce
16 17:24 642 Billington Bryan Racing Union
17 18:27 668 frazer marc Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amatuer Racing
18 17:30 635 Schieken William Unattached
19 17:43 666 Macon Chris Kelly Benefits/LSV
20 17:59 639 Seibold Jonathan Family Bike Shop
21 18:03 677 Michel Matt
22 18:38 664 gwadz joel dcmtb\city bikes\metro gutter
23 18:42 624 Wolfe Thori
24 18:44 656 McCasland William US Air Force
25 18:47 644 Gutzeit Andreas HPC
26 18:49 675 Davis Michael
27 18:51 627 Cernich Scott Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
28 19:01 676 Hofelt Aaron
29 19:06 629 Zangmeister Chris All American Bicycle Club
30 19:07 645 Kotun Joseph Evolution Cycling
31 19:10 634 Hunter Cary Potomac Velo Club
32 19:33 663 Klose Steve Adventures for the Cure
33 19:36 618 Bickling Todd Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
34 19:41 671 JINKS MIKE BikeWorks Racing
35 19:44 660 OKeefe Bill C3-Sollay.com
36 20:01 672 Tambeaux David Adventures for the Cure
37 20:11 654 Wanco Mark HUP United
38 20:38 625 Krawczel Mike Artemis
39 20:50 659 Schaefer Chris Yellow Breeches Racing
40 21:26 621 Hindman Barry James River Velo Sport
41 21:32 647 Logan Jerry Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
42 22:16 680 Morris Gary Lanterne Rouge
43 22:49 652 Sloman Eric NCVC/Inova Health System
44 -1 649 Browne William Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
45 -1 657 Mathias Michael DCMTB/Citybikes
46 -1 655 Zoeller Michael RacerHeads SLC
47 -1 673 notarnicola joe Team Carytown Bicycle Company
48 -1 662 Schott Sol los pariahs
49 -1 636 Kline James Artemis
50 -1 648 Kelley Gary Bean’s Bikes
UKN 619 Huhn Chris Evolution Cycling
UKN 631 O’Brien Conor Bicycle Place Velo Club — BPVC
UKN 633 Carlisle James Battlefield Velo
UKN 643 gue todd dhbd /bicycle place velo
UKN 658 Maisto John Bicycle Place Velo Club
UKN 674 Stahl Mark
Master 1/2/3/4 Men (55+)
1 14:20 294 DiBiasi Nunzio Yellow Breeches Racing
2 -1 297 Lea Rob TEAM FUJI
3 -1 293 Carlson James Potomac Velo Club
4 -1 296 Hellwig Bill
Men 3/4
1 20:56 727 Mathias Ian Hunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing
2 21:03 724 OKeefe Sam C3-Sollay.com
3 22:10 728 Troy Andrew Virginia Commonwealth University
4 22:26 708 parse matt Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes
5 22:43 722 Papadopoulos Yanni The Valley Athletic Club
6 23:22 713 Kennedy Peter C3-Sollay.com
7 23:59 725 Monte-Sano Alex
8 0:01 742 Berry Jason GFK Racing
9 0:08 723 Campbell Rob NCVC/Inova Health System
10 0:10 717 Ashman Joseph
11 0:13 745 Shattuck Trevor Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing
12 0:27 756 Pearce Michael A.
13 0:29 707 Walencikowski Judd Bike Doctor
14 0:49 719 Williford Rusty WWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team
15 1:17 714 Bartlett Matthew The Bike Rack
16 1:29 711 Wahl Stephen AVC/ Team Hagerstown-Washington Co
17 1:43 741 Bassett Benjamin Proteus Bicycles
18 1:44 757 Nusbaum Chris
19 1:49 720 Newill Ryan Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
20 1:52 750 King Christopher Route 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes
21 2:12 749 O’Bryan Shaun Proteus Bicycles
22 2:30 729 Shaw Creedence On The Couch
23 3:08 746 Huddleston Scott Hup! Hup! Hup!
24 4:19 718 Riskus Stephen AABC
26 4:42 743 Delaney Ryan Potomac Velo Club
27 4:53 706 kamenick john evolution cycling
28 5:25 751 Scales Chris James River Velo Sport/JRVS
29 -1 764 Winsor Curtis
30 -1 747 notarnicola joe Team Carytown Bicycle Company
31 -1 752 Carlson James
32 -2 763 Sharp II Brown
33 -2 755 Espinoza Carlos
34 -2 715 Magnussen David
UKN 710 O’Brien Conor Bicycle Place Velo Club — BPVC
UKN 712 Douglas Ryan Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes
UKN 716 Fife Steve Bike Doctor
DNF 726 Milinkovic George Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
UKN 744 Moncton Jonathan
UKN 748 Poochigian Brian DCMTB/City Bikes
UKN 753 Lee Syd TEAM FUJI
UKN 754 Wallace Vaugh
UKN 758 Cusack Pat
Juniors 18 & Under
1 4:49 591 Lortz III Charles Kelly Benefits Strategies
2 21:19 590 Klose Jimmy Adventures for the Cure
3 -1 592 Mauch Justin NCVC/Inova Health System
4 -1 595 Byer Max
Master 1/2/3 Men (35+/45+)
1 2:51 147 Shogren gunnar SoBe/Cannondale
2 2:55 118 Auer Kristopher C3-Sollay.Com
3 3:26 141 Root Randall Evolution Cycling Club
4 3:53 124 Gwadz Marc DCMTB/City Bikes
5 4:11 146 Birner Michael Ben’s Performance Bikes/BMC
6 4:31 134 Holland Cameron JRVS/Casey Auto Group
7 4:40 130 Fuentes Dave Battley Harley Davidson
8 4:46 127 Shiao Bernie Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
9 4:55 131 connolly karl Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
10 5:09 129 Nystrom Chris C3-Sollay.com !
11 5:23 145 Kolb Michael C3-Sollay.com
12 5:36 137 Kensinger Karl NCVC/Inova Health System
13 5:38 139 Holman Barry Team Fuji
14 6:07 143 Huebner Ron Potomac Velo Club
15 6:22 138 van Lierop Anthony Hunt Valley Bicycles-Marathon Roofing/HVB
16 6:31 121 Masse Roger Trek/VW East
17 6:57 136 vettori marc C3-Sollay.com !
18 7:14 144 Greene Albert Yellow Breeches Racing
19 7:22 132 Buchness Michael PedalShop
20 7:23 126 Clarke Christopher DCMTB/CityBikes
21 8:13 142 Mudd Jim Hunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing
22 8:52 133 Breckenmaker Kevin Yellow Breeches Racing
23 9:41 135 MCGIll Chris WV29er/CANNONDALE MTB TEAM
24 -1 149 Woodrow Ken Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
25 -1 140 Saunders James Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycles
UKN 122 Kamenick John Evolution Cycling
DNS 148 Saunders Blair Secret Henry’s Team
Women 1/2/3
1 15:58 473 Shogren Betsy Sobe/Cannondale
2 16:11 474 Sheldon Libbey Tokyo Joe’s
3 16:52 472 webber lauri Secret Henry’s Team
4 17:16 476 Buenkle Patty
5 19:18 471 Spanogle Terri NCVC/Inova Health System
6 20:12 470 Colsant Jean Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
7 22:16 475 Ennser Carol
Women 3/4
1 21:36 432 Hillesheim Lindsey Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
2 23:52 437 Bayer Lindsay Potomac Velo Club
3 0:25 452 Bufka Lynn
4 0:25 435 Alex Mary
5 -1 445 Tsui Kay HPC/LIST
6 -1 450 Durham Liza
7 -1 448 Lea Tracy TEAM FUJI
8 -1 441 Frederick Rebecca Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
9 -1 453 Zolman Bridget Potomac Velo Club
10 -1 440 Kilday Lisa DC Triathlon Club
11 -1 454 Schmitz Avaneil M.
12 -1 439 Kessel Ellen Artemis
13 -1 451 Wehlburg Christine
14 -1 446 Dugovich Lindsay Hunt Valley Bicycles
15 -1 444 Huebner Christina Potomac Velo Club
16 -1 442 Hudson Ashley Feedback Sports
17 -1 449 Shue Nicole
18 -1 438 Schiffman Meg Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
Juniors 16 & Under
1 527 Byer Max
2 526 Mauch Justin NCVC/Inova Health System
3 593 Bell Noah
4 522 Battan Nicholas squadra coppi
5 523 Thompson Jake Squadra Coppi/IM Saab
6 594 Bell Daniel
7 524 Browne Tanner Bike Doctor-Waldorf
Men 1/2/3
1 4:40 355 Schempf Weston C3-Sollay.com!
2 5:30 352 Bahnson Jeff Secret Henry’s Team / Van Dessel
3 6:18 360 cummings stephen Indiana Regional Medical Center
4 6:19 365 Galegher Sean
5 6:48 361 Weaver Dave ALAN N. America Cycling Team
6 9:19 356 Haymes Mason Altius Cycling Team
7 -1 363 Buckles Jeffrey
8 -1 358 Fouche Brian AVC/Team Hagerstown-Washington Co
9 -1 362 Wittwer Fred Van Dessel Factory Team
10 -1 364 Seymour Nate
11 -1 350 Tille Dan Fulcrum Coaching
UKN 353 McKeegan Andrew Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
UKN 354 Baker Keck Battley Harley-Davidson/Sonoma/
DNS 359 Fuentes Dave Battley Harley Davidson

 

 

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