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:

CategoryPlaceTimeBib #Last NameFirst NameTeam
Men 4
122:43808RadesPaulArtemis
20:15844FaberGregNCVC/Inova Health System
30:29816CernichScottRoute 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
40:34852SappNealBen’s Performance Bikes / Jamis SuperNova
51:10835stahlscottSEAVS RACING
62:04817moralijayC3/Sollay
72:05815WelchAndrewSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
82:23814WolfeThori
92:51876CongroveCJ
102:57811PhillipsTimothyTeam BBC
113:00853MarciniakBillBike Doctor/SEAVS Racing
123:02839CarrawayChrisNorth Carolina State University
133:18854GiancoliMichaelHup United
143:23830DouglasRyanRoute 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes
153:26806MorrisKennethWinchester Wheelmen Racing Team
163:42874CaldwellElliot
173:45877MattinglyChrisproteus bicycles
183:50809BattanDavidSquadra Coppi/IM SAAB
194:00845HeywoodJohn1412 Velo Club
204:14848PearlmanJasonThe Bike Rack
214:18867EvenMattHub Racing
225:00856TrinhJeffGeorgetown University
235:04859RogersZacharyGP Velotek
245:10872DarwickTimMt. Nittany Wheelworks
255:18824CarlisleJamesBattlefield Velo
265:20840KoniowskyDanny
275:36834PriceSeanChesapeake Wheelmen/King Pawn/Fixie
285:47810owensdouglasNCVC/Inova Health System
295:55843guetodddhbd /bicycle place velo
306:10813SchlitzerHenryWhole Wheel Velo
316:11805HicksJonWinchester Wheelmen Race Team
326:21865HayneKristopherThe Bike Lane/Burke/Store #1
336:26820SchmiererBrian
346:32862TuckerMatt
356:58857ArnoldErik
367:01803SchiavoMikeSquadra Coppi
377:07847SternerGaryHUP United
387:36829LudickeJohn
398:01879CundiffJeff
40-1849PriceChristopherCRCA/South Africa.net
41-1842GhaisAaronALL-AMERICAN BICYCLE CLUB
42-1871MabryScottNational Capital Velo Club / Inova Health System
43-1873PorterRead
44-1846BoadaStephen
45-1855WiesenhahnDavidWWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team
46-1825ThissellJeremyunattached
47-1866CohenJosh
48-1837EshamKeithTeam Army
49-1804MooreTchadBicycle Place Velo Club (BPVC)
50-1841MagnussenDavid
51-1870PrughDavidCorning Race Team
52-1832MurbyRichardThe Bike Rack
53-1864JonesThomasproteus bicycles
54-2838DonaldsonMikeFCPD
DNF-2807MetroJoeSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
UKN-2812HohenbrinkRichardunattached
UKN-2819PaulTimothyBattlefield Velo
UKN-2826KralecJamesTeam BBC
UKN-2836LewandowskiAdamThe Bike Lane
UKN-2861ResnickJustin
UKN-2863TaborBenLos Pariahs
UKN-2875CulmonJoseph
UKN-2878SandersJeffSquadra Coppi
Master 3/4 Men (35+/45+)
114:20641LillibridgeJoeKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
214:37661LortzChipKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV amateur racing
314:48646WahnerPaulDrWahner.com
415:46638JensenPeterLattitude/ABRT
515:58640BrachNormanC3-Sollay.com
616:01653mayjohnnyC3-Sollay.com!!
716:26669KayDavidClean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
816:38665BlodgettDavidAll American Bicycle Club
916:49622ThompsonScottSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
1016:55623KreiselmeierNormanTeam Army
1116:59679CusackPat
1217:00626JohnsonJamesBattlefield Velo
1317:12632RogersJohnClean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
1417:13617AndersonJeffHPC/List
1517:20678HalpinBruce
1617:24642BillingtonBryanRacing Union
1718:27668frazermarcKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amatuer Racing
1817:30635SchiekenWilliamUnattached
1917:43666MaconChrisKelly Benefits/LSV
2017:59639SeiboldJonathanFamily Bike Shop
2118:03677MichelMatt
2218:38664gwadzjoeldcmtb\city bikes\metro gutter
2318:42624WolfeThori
2418:44656McCaslandWilliamUS Air Force
2518:47644GutzeitAndreasHPC
2618:49675DavisMichael
2718:51627CernichScottRoute 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
2819:01676HofeltAaron
2919:06629ZangmeisterChrisAll American Bicycle Club
3019:07645KotunJosephEvolution Cycling
3119:10634HunterCaryPotomac Velo Club
3219:33663KloseSteveAdventures for the Cure
3319:36618BicklingToddBike Doctor/Bayside Velo
3419:41671JINKSMIKEBikeWorks Racing
3519:44660OKeefeBillC3-Sollay.com
3620:01672TambeauxDavidAdventures for the Cure
3720:11654WancoMarkHUP United
3820:38625KrawczelMikeArtemis
3920:50659SchaeferChrisYellow Breeches Racing
4021:26621HindmanBarryJames River Velo Sport
4121:32647LoganJerrySquadra Coppi/IM Saab
4222:16680MorrisGaryLanterne Rouge
4322:49652SlomanEricNCVC/Inova Health System
44-1649BrowneWilliamBike Doctor/Bayside Velo
45-1657MathiasMichaelDCMTB/Citybikes
46-1655ZoellerMichaelRacerHeads SLC
47-1673notarnicolajoeTeam Carytown Bicycle Company
48-1662SchottSollos pariahs
49-1636KlineJamesArtemis
50-1648KelleyGaryBean’s Bikes
UKN619HuhnChrisEvolution Cycling
UKN631O’BrienConorBicycle Place Velo Club — BPVC
UKN633CarlisleJamesBattlefield Velo
UKN643guetodddhbd /bicycle place velo
UKN658MaistoJohnBicycle Place Velo Club
UKN674StahlMark
Master 1/2/3/4 Men (55+)
114:20294DiBiasiNunzioYellow Breeches Racing
2-1297LeaRobTEAM FUJI
3-1293CarlsonJamesPotomac Velo Club
4-1296HellwigBill
Men 3/4
120:56727MathiasIanHunt Valley Bicycles / Marathon Roofing
221:03724OKeefeSamC3-Sollay.com
322:10728TroyAndrewVirginia Commonwealth University
422:26708parsemattRoute 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes
522:43722PapadopoulosYanniThe Valley Athletic Club
623:22713KennedyPeterC3-Sollay.com
723:59725Monte-SanoAlex
80:01742BerryJasonGFK Racing
90:08723CampbellRobNCVC/Inova Health System
100:10717AshmanJoseph
110:13745ShattuckTrevorHunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing
120:27756PearceMichael A.
130:29707WalencikowskiJuddBike Doctor
140:49719WillifordRustyWWVC / 3D Fitness and Health Cycling Team
151:17714BartlettMatthewThe Bike Rack
161:29711WahlStephenAVC/ Team Hagerstown-Washington Co
171:43741BassettBenjaminProteus Bicycles
181:44757NusbaumChris
191:49720NewillRyanSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
201:52750KingChristopherRoute 1 Velo / Capitol Hill Bikes
212:12749O’BryanShaunProteus Bicycles
222:30729ShawCreedenceOn The Couch
233:08746HuddlestonScottHup! Hup! Hup!
244:19718RiskusStephenAABC
264:42743DelaneyRyanPotomac Velo Club
274:53706kamenickjohnevolution cycling
285:25751ScalesChrisJames River Velo Sport/JRVS
29-1764WinsorCurtis
30-1747notarnicolajoeTeam Carytown Bicycle Company
31-1752CarlsonJames
32-2763Sharp IIBrown
33-2755EspinozaCarlos
34-2715MagnussenDavid
UKN710O’BrienConorBicycle Place Velo Club — BPVC
UKN712DouglasRyanRoute 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes
UKN716FifeSteveBike Doctor
DNF726MilinkovicGeorgeSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
UKN744MonctonJonathan
UKN748PoochigianBrianDCMTB/City Bikes
UKN753LeeSydTEAM FUJI
UKN754WallaceVaugh
UKN758CusackPat
Juniors 18 & Under
14:49591Lortz IIICharlesKelly Benefits Strategies
221:19590KloseJimmyAdventures for the Cure
3-1592MauchJustinNCVC/Inova Health System
4-1595ByerMax
Master 1/2/3 Men (35+/45+)
12:51147ShogrengunnarSoBe/Cannondale
22:55118AuerKristopherC3-Sollay.Com
33:26141RootRandallEvolution Cycling Club
43:53124GwadzMarcDCMTB/City Bikes
54:11146BirnerMichaelBen’s Performance Bikes/BMC
64:31134HollandCameronJRVS/Casey Auto Group
74:40130FuentesDaveBattley Harley Davidson
84:46127ShiaoBernieKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
94:55131connollykarlKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
105:09129NystromChrisC3-Sollay.com !
115:23145KolbMichaelC3-Sollay.com
125:36137KensingerKarlNCVC/Inova Health System
135:38139HolmanBarryTeam Fuji
146:07143HuebnerRonPotomac Velo Club
156:22138van LieropAnthonyHunt Valley Bicycles-Marathon Roofing/HVB
166:31121MasseRogerTrek/VW East
176:57136vettorimarcC3-Sollay.com !
187:14144GreeneAlbertYellow Breeches Racing
197:22132BuchnessMichaelPedalShop
207:23126ClarkeChristopherDCMTB/CityBikes
218:13142MuddJimHunt Valley Bicycles/Marathon Roofing
228:52133BreckenmakerKevinYellow Breeches Racing
239:41135MCGIllChrisWV29er/CANNONDALE MTB TEAM
24-1149WoodrowKenSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
25-1140SaundersJamesRoute 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycles
UKN122KamenickJohnEvolution Cycling
DNS148SaundersBlairSecret Henry’s Team
Women 1/2/3
115:58473ShogrenBetsySobe/Cannondale
216:11474SheldonLibbeyTokyo Joe’s
316:52472webberlauriSecret Henry’s Team
417:16476BuenklePatty
519:18471SpanogleTerriNCVC/Inova Health System
620:12470ColsantJeanSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
722:16475EnnserCarol
Women 3/4
121:36432HillesheimLindseySquadra Coppi/IM Saab
223:52437BayerLindsayPotomac Velo Club
30:25452BufkaLynn
40:25435AlexMary
5-1445TsuiKayHPC/LIST
6-1450DurhamLiza
7-1448LeaTracyTEAM FUJI
8-1441FrederickRebeccaKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
9-1453ZolmanBridgetPotomac Velo Club
10-1440KildayLisaDC Triathlon Club
11-1454SchmitzAvaneil M.
12-1439KesselEllenArtemis
13-1451WehlburgChristine
14-1446DugovichLindsayHunt Valley Bicycles
15-1444HuebnerChristinaPotomac Velo Club
16-1442HudsonAshleyFeedback Sports
17-1449ShueNicole
18-1438SchiffmanMegSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
Juniors 16 & Under
1527ByerMax
2526MauchJustinNCVC/Inova Health System
3593BellNoah
4522BattanNicholassquadra coppi
5523ThompsonJakeSquadra Coppi/IM Saab
6594BellDaniel
7524BrowneTannerBike Doctor-Waldorf
Men 1/2/3
14:40355SchempfWestonC3-Sollay.com!
25:30352BahnsonJeffSecret Henry’s Team / Van Dessel
36:18360cummingsstephenIndiana Regional Medical Center
46:19365GalegherSean
56:48361WeaverDaveALAN N. America Cycling Team
69:19356HaymesMasonAltius Cycling Team
7-1363BucklesJeffrey
8-1358FoucheBrianAVC/Team Hagerstown-Washington Co
9-1362WittwerFredVan Dessel Factory Team
10-1364SeymourNate
11-1350TilleDanFulcrum Coaching
UKN353McKeeganAndrewKelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Amateur Cycling
UKN354BakerKeckBattley Harley-Davidson/Sonoma/
DNS359FuentesDaveBattley Harley Davidson

 

 

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