Mackenzie Woodring Makes It Four for Seven at Barry-Roubaix

Mackenzie Woodring, Crystal Anthony and Kelli Richter made up the top three of the extended podium at Barry-Roubaix. © Andrew Reimann/Cyclocross Magazine

Mackenzie Woodring, Crystal Anthony and Kelli Richter made up the top three of the extended podium at Barry-Roubaix. © Andrew Reimann/Cyclocross Magazine

62 miles of gravel, sand, deep ruts, potholes and rare sections of pavement made up the course at Barry-Roubaix, which included over 4,000 feet of climbing. The second field to head off after the Open Men was a combined field of Open Women and Masters Men, which included Mackenzie Woodring (Foundry Cycles), 2015 Worlds Team Member, Crystal Anthony (Riverside Racing) and Chicago Series Cyclocross favorite Kelli Richter (PSIMET Racing).

The pace was set at a blistering speed right from the start, with the Masters Men at the front pulling strong as Woodring matched the pace. Riders like Anthony, who started further back in the wave, were forced to react to the quick attack at the beginning in an attempt to wind through the large combined field.

“It’s was a different race to compete in,” Anthony said after she crossed the finish line. “I might have done better if they had call-ups!” She enjoyed the event and the course, and although she was a little disappointed at being the runner-up, she had a fantastic ride fighting away from the rest of the Women’s Open Field and coming in for second five minutes behind Woodring.

“It’s a road race,” Woodring defined Barry-Roubaix in the full video interview shown below. She has the course dialed, and reports that this is the big event that she targets every year. In 2014, she narrowly lost in a final sprint to Stephanie Swan ( This year, however, she was able to impressively stay with the lead of the combined pack, which was able to separate her from the rest of the Women’s Open field until the finish.

Lombardo Fends off Pack for 59 Miles for Win

David Lombardo made an early break to take the win ahead of Nathaniel Beams and Rudyard Peterson at Barry-Roubaix. © Andrew Reimann/Cyclocross Magazine

David Lombardo made an early break to take the win ahead of Nathaniel Beams and Rudyard Peterson at Barry-Roubaix. © Andrew Reimann/Cyclocross Magazine

Illinois State Cyclocross Champion and eighth place finisher at U23 Nationals in Austin, TX, David Lombardo (Herriott Sports Performance/Hagens Berma) was not going to treat Barry-Roubaix like a gravel road race. Three miles into the 62 mile race, Lombardo attacked off the front of the 162-rider pack.

The young rider spent the next 59 miles suffering alone out in front of a strong peloton that included riders like Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins / Specialized), ninth place finisher at 2014 Cyclocross Nationals Tristan Schouten (Rolf Prima/Atitude Sports), and past Barry-Roubaix winner Michael Simonson. Although Lombardo built a substantial lead halfway through the race, 27 chasers remained tight-knit behind. Had the peloton an extra mile to work with, they may have dashed Lombardo’s hopes, but as the race stood, he was able to take the win with 14 seconds to spare.

The group of 27 riders behind all contested for second place in a massive group sprint, with Nathaniel Beams (American Classic Elite Gravel Team) leading the group across the line followed by Rudyard Peterson (Northstar).

We caught up with Cody Kaiser, who was only one of two riders in the Open Field who made the trip out from the West Coast. When asked about the race, he replied, “I don’t get in too many gravel races. It was a fun event even though I didn’t know the course at all. We were winding through the town near the finish and I saw the finish line almost pop up out of nowhere. Still, what could you do… A great course overall.” Kaiser went on to finish tenth in the final sprint, getting to be the last rider still in the money.

With Lombardo taking the win at the 2015 edition, the trend for the Men’s Open race remains the same: No winner of the largest gravel race has ever taken a repeat title.

Interview with Mackenzie Woodring

2015 Barry Roubaix Open Women's Results

PlaceNameTeamCityStateTimeAv. Speed
1Mackenzie WoodringFoundry CyclesLowellMI3:09:1419.7
2Crystal AnthonyRiverside RacingBeverlyMA3:14:2819.1
3Kelli RichterPSIMET RacingLibertyvilleIL3:21:1818.5
4Stephanie Swanrarediseasecycling.orgWilkinsburgPA3:23:5218.2
5Kae TakeshitaVerdigris-Village CXItascaIL3:28:4717.8
6Kathryn CummingCyclocross MagazineBloomfieldNJ3:33:0117.5
7Vicki MunningsWAS Labs CyclingStowOH3:33:3817.4
8Victoria SteenLady Gnar ShreddersColumbusOH3:38:3017
9Janet EdwardsTeam Bicycle HubParkmanOH3:39:0217
10Allison ZmudaAxletreeChicagoIL3:43:3916.6
11Kristen ArnoldLady Gnar ShreddersColumbusOH3:44:5816.5
12Jannette RhoChicago Cuttin' CrewChicagoIL3:46:0916.4
13Pei-I WuLady Gnar ShreddersColumbusOH3:47:3816.3
14Julie PhelpsGryphon Velo RacingDe PereWI3:48:2016.3
15Tessa PerezAnn Arbor Velo ClubAnn ArborMI3:54:4915.8
16Keri PawielskiInertia CycleworksSt. JosephMI3:59:5915.5
17Gillian ForsythVision QuestChicagoIL4:04:4515.2
18Laurie MannGlenviewIL4:05:5215.1
19Hollis LymanLady Gnar ShreddersColumbusOH4:15:5914.5
20Shelly WilsonJacksonMI4:18:3514.4
21April BeardBrazen DropoutsMadisonWI4:23:2614.1
22Beth ChristiansenThe Pony ShpEvanstonIL4:24:1714.1
23Cecilia BrunettiVision Quest CoachingChicagoIL4:25:4114
24Jennifer WolfeHolyloft/AlfiesJamestownNY4:36:5113.4
25Vanesa KillenChicagoIL4:42:4413.2
26Jennifer KosatkaBFF BikesChicagoIL4:47:1513
27Lorraine CiofaniVernon HillsIL5:16:2811.8

2015 Barry Roubaix Open Men's Results

PlaceNameTeamCityStateTimeAv. Speed
1David LombardoHerriott Sports Performance/Hagens BermaCrystal LakeIL2:56:1721.1
2Nathaniel BeamsAmerican Classic Elite Gravel Team p/b BFort CollinsCO2:56:3121.1
3Rudyard PetersonNorthstarKalamazooMI2:56:3121.1
4Robert FoshagJack's Bicycles p/b Kinetic FitnessMonroeMI2:56:3121.1
5Ben RabySRAMGlen EllynIL2:56:3321.1
6Scott HoffnerMAVIC/PIVOT/THE FRAKER GROUPMilfordMI2:56:3321.1
7Jeff SchillerToWheelsESPBCCSt.ThomasON2:56:3421.1
8Tom BurkeWas Labs CyclingGrand RapidsMI2:56:3421.1
9William MorrisGrinta! p/b BEST BUDDIES CHALLENGEGrand RapidsMI2:56:3421.1
10Cody KaiserLangeTwins / SpecializedEl Dorado HillsCA2:56:3421.1
11Ron GlowczynskiClownheadRoanokeVA2:56:3421.1
12Ronald CatlinRBS Trek CyclingRay TwpMI2:56:3421.1
13Adam YorkWAS Labs CyclingEast LansingMI2:56:3521.1
14Greg KuhnRBS Cycling TeamSterling HieghtsMI2:56:3521.1
15Joshua MeyerHeavy Pedal Velo ClubTwo RiversWI2:56:3521.1
16John ProppeLake Effect RacingNorth RoyaltonOH2:56:3521.1
17Ben LaforcexXx AthleticoChicagoIL2:56:3521.1
18Michael SimonsonOxfordMI2:56:3521.1
19Jason YoungWAS Labs CyclingPortageMI2:56:3621.1
20Bob CummingsAmerican Classic Elite Gravel Team p/b BRose HillKS2:56:3621.1
21Aaron FaderBloomington Cycle and FitnessNormalIL2:56:3621.1
22Tristan SchoutenRolf Prima/Atitude SportsPlymouthWI2:56:3621.1
23Aaron CruikshankWASlab CyclingAkronOH2:56:3721.1
24Michael JaffrayTo Wheels/Epic Sports Performance/BCCTillsonburgON2:56:3821.1
25Kelly SuggRBS Cycling TeamOxfordMI2:56:3921.1
26Steve BroglioJack's Bicycles p/b Kinetic FitnessAnn ArborMI2:56:3921.1
27Jason SiegleSDG Bellwether p.b. Krema Peanut ButterSolvangCA2:56:4021.1
28Shawn AdamsWaslabs CyclingAkronOH2:56:4121.1
29Robert NeidlingerRoyal OakMI2:58:3020.8
30Bryan FoslerTrek MidwestMadisonWI2:58:3520.8
31Mike AstonTo Wheels/Epic Sports Performance/BCCDelawareON3:00:0920.6
32Marco LiTo Wheel-Epic Sports-BCCTorontoON3:00:0920.6
33Gabriel IonSpring GroveIL3:02:0220.4
34Alex VaniasTEAM OAM NOW/ATHLETIC MENTORSTraverse CityMI3:02:0420.4
35Benjamin CollinsChicagoIL3:04:2220.2
36Huy TranAnn Arbor Velo ClubAnn ArborMI3:04:4620.1
37Rick MezoRBIKES.COM/DiagrindCrown PointIN3:04:4720.1
38Greg SpringbornTeam 312 / Little Ade'sPekinIL3:04:4820.1
39Eric HuestonTo Wheels ESP BCCAylmerON3:04:4820.1
40Sean MailenSalsa CyclesMinneapolisMN3:04:4820.1
41Michael HemmeSRAMChicagoIL3:04:4920.1
42Trevor MillerVeloScience RacingColumbusOH3:04:4920.1
43Bjoern OppenkowskiTuxedo Thunder CyclingChicagoIL3:04:5020.1
44Christopher ShollTuxedo Thunder CyclingChicagoIL3:04:5020.1
45Taylor KruseParadise Garage RacingColumbusOH3:04:5020.1
46Cody SovisEinstein RacingTraverse CityMI3:04:5220.1
47Nathan PfeiferJus d'OrangeEvanstonIL3:04:5220.1
48Eric DrummerVelosmith Bicycle StudioSkokieIL3:04:5320.1
49John Paul SeverinNapervilleIL3:07:1619.9
50Eric ThompsonMt. Borah Epic TeamShoreviewMN3:08:3519.7
51Erik HerroChicago Cuttin' CrewChicagoIL3:10:3119.5
52David HaaseAttitude SportsFond Du LacWI3:10:4319.5
53Bart LabuzWoodstockIL3:10:4319.5
54Bryan KuyperLeadout/West Michigan BikeHudsonvilleMI3:11:0019.5
55Mark HotchkinLeadout/West Michigan BikeGrand RapidsMI3:11:1819.4
56David SteinerTeam Spin/Litzler AutomationChagrin FallsOH3:11:2919.4
57Tim TannerPonyShop/OtherBrotherEvanstonIL3:12:1919.3
58Bradley MajorsJohnny SprocketsChicagoIL3:13:1319.3
59Andrew ReimannCyclocross MagazineBloomfieldNJ3:14:4019.1
60Paul HalupkaJus d'OrangeChicagoIL3:14:4119.1
61Matt AckerSARMA / Freewheeler Bike ShopGrand RapidsMI3:15:1919
62Nathan SchneebergerJohnny SprocketsLake In The HillsIL3:15:2319
63Earl HillakerFounders RacingGrand RapidsMI3:15:4019
64Harvey ElliottAnn Arbor Velo ClubAnn ArborMI3:15:5319
66Jadon JaegerBELGIANWERKXBaysideWI3:16:1719
67Andrew ScheyerJus d'OrangeChicagoIL3:16:1819
68Al McWilliamsMavic/NeilPrydeAnn ArborMI3:16:1819
69Marc JoanisseTo Wheels/Epic Sports Performance/BCCLondonON3:16:1819
70Brian BauerChicagoIL3:16:1918.9
71Mike WolfordBloomington Cycle and FitnessBloomingtonIL3:16:2118.9
72Christopher ArndtParadise Garage RacingColumbusOH3:16:2418.9
73Robert McFaddenHEROSFishersIN3:16:2818.9
74Chris DanielsBloomington Cycle Racing TeamBloomingtonIL3:16:2818.9
75Mike Le BeauGryphon Velo RacingGreen BayWI3:16:3818.9
76Keith TusseyTeam velocauseMilwaukeeWI3:16:4418.9
77Wes SovisFunk JumperzTraverse CityMI3:17:0318.9
78Paul NederveldFusion/New Holland BrewingHudsonvilleMI3:17:4018.8
79Dan MarshallXCMarathon.comTorontoON3:18:0718.8
80Marcus BushFoundryMinnepolisMN3:22:0518.4
81Sam RuffTeam Nebo RidgeZionsvilleIN3:22:0618.4
82Jonathan RoobolTeam JtreeHowellMI3:22:2418.4
83Rob EhrmanJack's Bicycles p/b Kinetic FitnessAnn ArborMI3:22:2618.4
84Dan McGrawFreewheeler RacingGrand RapidsMI3:22:5818.3
85Matthew StokwiszTeam UPBLemontIL3:23:1518.3
86Larry HughesVELOSCIENCE Bike WorksWorthingtonOH3:23:1618.3
87Johnathan CrawfordTuxedo Thunder CyclingChicagoIL3:23:1718.3
88Daniel BreuerChicagoIL3:23:1818.3
89Kevin LarsonClintonOH3:23:2018.3
90Andrew HaalaTuxedo ThunderChicagoIL3:23:2118.3
91Florian FiggeCFT-Sinas Dramis LawLansingMI3:23:5118.2
92Simon PhuahINTENTDowners GroveIL3:24:3418.2
93Matthew BosmanVision QuestChicagoIL3:24:5518.2
94John CaseyHalf Acre CyclingChicagoIL3:25:4618.1
95Jason SparksRACING GREYHOUNDSSouthfieldMI3:25:4718.1
96McClain MurphyParadise Garage RacingWestervilleOH3:26:3518
97Doug CarrawayVeloscience Bike Works Cycling TeamColumbusOH3:28:0417.9
98Brian GilliesTreefort BikesAnn ArborMI3:29:3417.8
99Jason MauOconomowocWI3:29:5017.7
100Christopher BertoiaKLM/ColdstoneWhite LakeMI3:30:1317.7
101Joseph HallKenda TireLincoln VillageOH3:30:1417.7
102Cameron PeaseMain Street Bicycles Sasquatch SquadronNorth BarringtonIL3:31:2417.6
103Nathan GuerraVision Pro CyclingOconomowocWI3:33:3417.4
104Gus HemingwayGrand RapidsMI3:34:4017.3
105Nick KintzelFort Wayne OutfittersWarsawIN3:38:2617
106Joe GajewskiVillage CycleSportsSchaumburgIL3:39:0217
107Shawn AkerVeloScience Bike Works Cycling TeamColumbusOH3:39:2817
108Steve BartzenFarm Team RacingGrand RapidsMI3:40:2016.9
109Mike PalmerHalf Acre CyclingChicagoIL3:40:5916.8
110Michael BanksThe Edge OutdoorsLakewoodOH3:41:0616.8
111Jose RodriguezRare Disease CyclingHighland ParkIL3:42:1816.7
112Nate MaxsonDarkhorse RacingCincinnatiOH3:42:4016.7
113John OlneyNapervilleIL3:42:4616.7
114Logan OrcuttBike RagsCedar RapidsIA3:42:4816.7
115Chernoh Sesay JrJohnny SprocketsChicagoIL3:43:1016.7
116David LoringJus d'OrangeChicagoIL3:43:3316.6
117Mark FetzerBloomington CycleBloomingtonIL3:44:4216.6
118Dustin MeyerCentral District CycleryGrand RapidsMI3:47:0016.4
119Cj SlamaPerthes AwarenessMilwaukeeWI3:48:0816.3
120Thomas MoranPeasant Squad 505DetroitMI3:48:1316.3
121Billy VolchkoBrimstone BicyclesKentOH3:48:1616.3
122Matthew JarrettBloomington Cycle and FitnessNormalIL3:48:4216.3
123Dana WallChicagoIL3:48:4316.3
124Randy TornquistBloomington CycleNormalIL3:49:3116.2
125Joe HawkinsIndianapolisIN3:50:5516.1
126Nick TinslerDarkhorse RacingCincinnatiOH3:52:3216
127Kevin WhitfordxXx Racing-AthleticoChicagoIL3:53:0616
128Philip SchillerTeam P.R.E.BrightonMI3:53:1216
129Jeff ShupeHindaleIL3:55:3115.8
130Bob RyanTuxedo Thunder CyclingChicagoIL3:59:0415.6
131David AndersonChicagoIL3:59:0815.6
132Kennen HootmanINTENTAddisonIL3:59:1315.6
133Alex BraatzChicagoIL3:59:2215.5
134Zachary FleischmannSturtevantWI4:01:4615.4
135Ben LassanskeTrekMononaWI4:01:4715.4
136Mark SchindelGryphon Velo RacingOconto FallsWI4:02:0415.4
137Justin EngwisLivoniaMI4:02:0715.4
138Jeff RoesnerKCV Cycling - Racing for RileyWinona LakeIN4:05:5815.1
139Geoff ClarkVeloScience Bike Works Cycling TeamNew AlbanyOH4:06:5115.1
140Jason StarSRAMChicagoIL4:07:4015
141Michael BermanTenspeed Hero / J.P. GrazianoChicagoIL4:07:4015
142John MalloyIntentKenilworthIL4:09:2614.9
143Carlos MonzonTeam INTENTChicagoIL4:09:2814.9
144Ken BozychPleasant PrairieWI4:09:5914.9
145Larkin KellyParadise GarageColumbusOH4:13:0914.7
146Clinton HollerChicagoIL4:15:0914.6
147Dan LucasChicagoIL4:16:1714.5
148Kurt BreitenbucherSpidermonkey CyclingChicagoIL4:17:5714.4
149Edward WeigelJus d' OrangeChicagoIL4:21:4814.2
150Thaddeus WaltersMarionIA4:22:1014.2
151Nathan NewtonSRAMChicagoIL4:22:3214.2
152Shawn DemarestTeam ZeitgeistFort WayneIN4:23:4014.1
153Josh McKinneyTrek BicycleWaterlooWI4:25:2514
154John RockwellTeam Bicycle HeavenSaint CharlesIL4:25:2614
155Wilfred De GuzmanWilmetteIL4:29:0113.8
156Christopher PurvisChicagoIL4:55:5812.6
157David TalbotSt CharlesIL4:58:1712.5
158Craig McMahonFatbackAlgonquinIL4:58:1712.5
159Lawrence Wong KEvanstonIL4:58:4912.4
160Christopher ParkerTeam Bicycle HeavenSt CharlesIL4:59:2212.4
161Benjamin EddyChicagoIL5:02:4512.3
162Chad McNamaraCedar RapidsIA5:17:0511.7
163Andy BestForest ParkIL5:29:4011.3