The start of the Masters Men 40-44, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

The start of the Masters Men 40-44, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

VERONA, WISCONSIN— “Hello, Cyclocross Fans,” a shivering but grinning Pete Webber (Boulder Cycle Sport) said, after taking yet another National Championship win, wearing his Masters World Champion skinsuit. The highly decorated rider, originally from Maine but now residing in Colorado, has been one of the main staples of cyclocross for years, and his dominant win with a gap of nearly 30 seconds to second place came as no surprise.

While the morning started promising, with sun and warmer temperatures, as Mike Yozell (Kapelmuur Independent) told us after his race, temperatures actually seemed to drop while riders were on course. Yozell finished the race and immediately began loading on layers, saying, “I couldn’t feel my hands, so it was making shifting difficult.”

Michael Yozell put in a huge effort to keep Webber in sights. © Meg McMahon

Michael Yozell put in a huge effort to keep Webber in sights. © Meg McMahon

Early on in the race, Yozell took the holeshot, and charged onto the course with Webber hot on his heels. As the racers hit the barriers for the first time, Webber and Yozell were the first through, followed by Edward Baker (Team Kappius), Brian Hludzinski (Boulder Cycle Sport),Michael Robson (MOOTS), Brandon Dwight (Boulder Cycle Sport) and Mark Savery (Midwest Cycling Community).

Savery broke from the chase group to go after Yozell, putting in digs and slowly closing the gap. By the time they came through with two to go, Savery made the pass, and Yozell was back in third spot as Savery then began chasing Webber in earnest, though Webber’s 20 second gap was nearly untouchable at that point. Behind them, Dwight and Baker were tussling for fourth and fifth position.

Webber’s lead held, and with four laps taking nearly the entire 45 minutes for the race leader, he soloed in for a clean victory, grinning from ear to ear. Savery came in for second, with Yozell in third.

Pete Webber represented his World Championship jersey well with another Nationals win. © Meg McMahon

Pete Webber represented his World Championship jersey well with another Nationals win. © Meg McMahon

Having a good pit crew could make or break this race, with the peanut butter thick mud, and as Webber remarked, “Boulder Cycle Sport had a great pit crew. I think we had 10 guys in there for us.”

Stay tuned for more photos, video interviews and full results. Tune into for LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE of the Elite races starting at 1:00 p.m. Central time on Sunday. And don’t forget to enter to win a trip to Worlds courtesy of  Raleigh!


Interview with Pete Webber:

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Interview with Mike Yozell:

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Masters 40-44 Cyclocross National Championships Photo Gallery:

photos by Meg McMahon:


2013 Nationals Masters Men 40-44 Results

PlaceNameCity, StateTimeTeam
1Peter WEBBER   Boulder, CO0:44:13 Boulder Cycle Sport
2Mark SAVERY   Omaha, NE44:46:00 Midwest Cycling Community NE
3Michael YOZELL   Emmaus, PA45:19:00 Kapelmuur Independent
4Edward BAKER   Boulder, CO46:14:00 Team Kappius
5Brandon DWIGHT   Boulder, CO46:23:00 Boulder Cycle Sport
6Michael ROBSON   Boulder, CO46:36:00 MOOTS
7Kenny WEHN   Durango, CO47:17:00 Stan's NoTubes Elite
8Brian HLUDZINSKI   Boulder, CO47:33:00 Boulder Cycle Sport
9Shawn MITCHELL   Boise, ID48:32:00 Joyride Cycles-ID
10Matt DAVIES (1 - Cat2)   Boulder, CO49:14:00 Boulder Cycle Sport
11John BAILEY   San Diego49:31:00 Bailey Bikes
12Jonathan COLN (1 - Cat3)  Denver, CO49:42:00 Boulder Running Company Cycling Team
13Brian FINNERTY   Santa Rosa, CA49:58:00 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling
14Matt SILVIA (1 - Cat1)   Chicago, IL50:14:00 Roscoe Village Bike Racing
15Shadd SMITH   Overland Park, KS50:21:00 KCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires
16William ELLISTON   Easton, PA50:24:00 Mid Atlantic Cycling Club
17Aaron BOUPLON (2 - Cat1)   Boulder, CO50:30:00 Boulder Running Company Cycling Team
18JP BROCKET   Raytown, MO50:39:00 Ethos Racing
19Grant HOLICKY   Boulder, CO51:12:00 0
20Kristopher AUER   Baltimore, MD51:24:00 Charm City Cycling LLC
21Micah FRITZINGER   Georgetown, IN51:34:00 McDonalds Cycling Team/Peloton Sports Group
22Jay THOMAS (2 - Cat2)   Lincoln, NE51:39:00 Midwest Cycling Community NE
23Paul BONDS   Whitt, TX51:39:00 Oklahoma City Velo Club
24William Tyson HAUSDOERFFER   Shorewood, WI52:20:00 KS Energy Services / Team Wisconsin/Team Wisconsin
25Daniel LARINO   Neschanic Sta, NJ52:49:00 Pete's Bike & Fitness/Century Road Club Of America
26Peter HILLS   Loveland, OH53:02:00 TEAM DAYTON-MERRILL LYNCH CYCLING/Team Dayton Bicycling
27Andre-Paul MICHAUD (2 - Cat3)   Durango, CO53:19:00 Durango Wheel Club
28Jeffrey BANNINK (3 - Cat1)   Shorewood, WI53:59:00 0
29Gabriel ION   Spring Grove, IL54:50:00 Tread Head Cycling
30Timothy O'SHEA (4 - Cat1)   Cazenovia, NY55:25:00 0
31Jeff CURTES   Menomonee Falls, WI55:49:00 Speedvagen Racing
32Jay MAAS (3 - Cat3)   Fitchburg, WI57:07:00 Trek Midwest Team
33William PANKONIN (3 - Cat2)   Highland Park, IL57:27:00 xXx Racing
34Brad DASH (4 - Cat3)   Geneva, IL58:02:00 ABD Cycling Team/ABD Cycling Club
35David (dwight) SMITH   Church Hill, TN58:42:00 Tri Cities Road Club
36Hugh MORAN (5 - Cat1)   Asheville, NC@1Lap Industry Nine Cycling Team p/b ABRC/Asheville Bicycle Racing Club
37Phillip MCCARTHY (4 - Cat2)   Cazenovia, NY@1Lap Team SCARR
38Shea BERGMAN (5 - Cat2)  Hastings Ne@2Lap Sunflower Outdoor & Bike
39Patrick RUSSELL   Berkley, MI@2Lap Wolverine Sports Club
40Michael BIRNER   Woodbine, MD@2Lap Sportif Coaching Group/Western Howard County Cycling
41Scot HERRMANN   Loveland, OH@2Lap Team Dayton Bicycling
42Matthew GILHOUSEN   Lawrence, KS@2Lap TradeWind Energy Cycling Team
43Tom SYBERT (5 - Cat3)   Northbrook, IL@2Lap Velo Club Roubaix Inc
44Adam STAUFENBERG (6 - Cat2)   Plymouth, MN@2Lap Revolution Cycle/Twin Six
45Todd PREKASKI (6 - Cat3)  Brookline, MA@2Lap Cyclocrossworld
46David PETERSON (7 - Cat3)   Minneapolis, MN@2Lap St Paul Bicycle Racing Club
47Adam RAMBOW (8 - Cat3)  Saint Paul, MN@2Lap Crossniacs
48Mark FEARY (9 - Cat3)   Riverside, IL@2Lap The Pony Shop
49Timothy HALL   Lebanon, TN@2Lap
50Eric GRIFFIN   Kensington, MD@2Lap Arrow Bicycle/Route 1 Velo
51Scott SHAPIRO   Madison, WI@2Lap Magnus
52Henning GERKE (10 - Cat3)   Iowa City, IA@2Lap Iowa City Cycling Club
53Christopher STCLAIR (11 - Cat3)   West Allis, WI@2Lap 0
54Don IWEN (12 - Cat3)   Milwaukee@2Lap 0
55Dan MALLEK (13 - Cat3)   Elk Grove Village, IL@2Lap Village-Verdigris Cycling
56Charles MCDONALD (14 - Cat3)   Bellevue, KY@2Lap Reser Bicycle/Covington-Newport Cycling
57Jason DIGMAN (15 - Cat3)  Plymouth, MN@2Lap Dig It Cycling
DNSSteve REYNOLDS (Cat3)   Pella, IAJimmy John's Racing Team/Pella Bike Racing
DNSBill MARSHALL   Overland Park, KSKCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires
DNSKevin KLUG (Cat1)   Evanston, ILThe Pony Shop
DNSPatrick LACH (Cat3)   Cincinnati, OHZephyr Wheel Sports
DNSBilly JONES   Milwaukee, WIISCorp Cycling Team/ISCorp Cycling/NCSF
DNSJohn GATTO (Cat2)   Oak Forest, ILTwin Six
DNSEdwin BULL   Mendham, NJVan Dessel Factory Team
DNSMichael ADAMS   Stow, OHWAS Labs Cycling
DNFJohn SVANDA (Cat3)   Neenah WiLakes Area Physical Therapy/LAPT CC
DNFErnesto MARENCHIN   Stow, OHTwin Six
DNFWalid ABU GHAZALEH   Chicago, ILThe Pony Shop

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