A once-in-a-century pandemic, cold temperatures and a bumpy course couldn’t stop the Masters 70+ men in the fifth title race of the day at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.

Three titles were on the line with the Masters Men 70-74, 75-79 and the 85-89 races. There were no 80-84 racers, leaving the title unclaimed. (Know someone who would qualify? Bring them next year!)

Bob Fetherston completed a remarkable comeback after getting hit by a car this season. The Menlo Velo rider took his first Cyclocross National Championship in winning the 70-74 title. Fetherston was 13th in the 65-69 age group in 2019.

Jim Mueller, third at the 2017 Cyclocross Nationals in Harford in the 70-74 category, took the win today in the 75-79 race.

Fred Schmid scared everyone else away, taking yet another Cyclocross Nationals title, winning the 85-89 category.

Full results below:

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results: Masters Men 70-74

1694Bob FETHERSTONMenlo Velo Cyclocross41:07:00
2699George PAWLECyclonauts Racers41:20:00
3696Fred WITTWERSweet Spot Cycling41:39:00
4710Robert OGRENThe Fix Studio43:44:00
5703Kim BUTLERSpeed Vision BIkes44:04:00
6709Arthur ALLENUnattached44:12:00
7693Robert DILLONBMB Racing44:20:00
8692Landon BEACHYTwisted Spokes44:46:00
9708Charles SOUTH3 Rivers Velosport Racing Team45:40:00
10409Harold PARKER360 Racing46:20:00
11697Dave BEALSCBRC/NYCROSS46:31:00
12701John CRAYCHEETeam Guaranteed Rate Cycling46:55:00
13706Lee WALDMANWhite Lightening Factory Racing47:31:00
14700Bruce OLIVERNCVC/UnitedHealthcare37:58:00
15698Walter STOOPSABD Cycle Club40:34:00
16695Thomas SILBERNAGELTeam Extreme42:00:00
17704Michael LAVERYMidwest masters43:28:00
DNF702Joseph BROWNUniversal Racing
DNS707Albert WEIGELF3 Cycling P/B 7 mile cycles

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results: Masters Men 75-79

1403Jim MUELLERBikesport/Sly Fox46:32:00
2405Whitney FANNINGGeri Atrix47:11:00
3402Richard BAGIENSKI41:49:00
4407Jerry SHERETeam Lake Effect47:25:00
5406Dominic ROSSETTO33:08:00
6408Ronald SLOANBike Haven Race Team25:56:00
DNS404David THOMASBike Zoo/Southern Cycling Operations SCO

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results: Masters Men 85-89

23401Frederic SCHMIDGeriAtrix37:38:00

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