Recent Results- Late May

Written by: Admin.

May 21st was the first of the 4-race criterium series sponsored by Spoke-n-Sport of Sioux Falls at Yankton Trails Park. The start/finish line was on the north side of the course and the west section thru the eastern parking lot also returned for this race. After a couple slow opening laps, the race sped up to race pace but largely stayed together. At about halfway, a group of 5 went up the road, a group that included Powerade rider Eric Tudor and Jeff Kluck (Queen City). Jeff and Peter Oien (CPC) soon separated themselves to battle for the win with Peter eventually taking 1st and Jeff 2nd. The other escapees came back with about 3 laps remaining setting the stage for a field sprint for 3rd. Dustin Bakker of CPC, following his lead-out men, clipped a pedal before the final corner and went down. The group was able to split around him but it caused some gaps to open. Lead-out man, Ryan Waterfall (CPC), outlasted the rest for 3rd. Bob Greigg was 9th, Eric 11th and Ben Cork was 15th.

Eric Tudor raced in the Minnesota Memorial Classic (May 24th-26th). Saturday, in a bunch sprint for the win in the Cat 3 circuit race at Rockford, he came in 3rd place. Eric placed 13th in the time trial which was contested later in the day over a single lap of the circuit race course. On Sunday in the Lester Prairie road race, a finish line crash in the race ahead caused chaos for the Cat 3 field. Eric was disqualified after crossing the center line to avoid a another crash when officials abruptly told the bunch to stop with 250 meters to go.

Marc Walter also raced the M.M.C. in the Cat 1/2 omnium. He was 25th in the circuit, 40th in the TT, 34th in the road race and 32nd in the criterium.

In the Maskenthine Classic MTB race at Stanton, NE on May 31st, Ben Cork finished 9th in the Cat 1 race. In the Cat 2 45+ race, Kevin Vanderlinden finished 4th. Adam Feiges won the Cat 3 45+ race. Finn Peterson was 3rd and Duncan Feiges was 5th in the Junior 13-18 race.

Also on May 31st, Jay Chesterman and Bill Feiges competed at our team clothing supplier's race, the Mt. Borah Epic, in Hayward, WI. Jay finished 37th overall of 327 starters (7th of the 47 riders in the 40-44 age group). Bill was 108th overall (4th of the 20 in the 55-59 age group).

-posted 6/1/2014