Spoke-n-Sport Series Final Standings

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The Spoke-N-Sport Thursday evening criterium series is complete for the year after the final race was called off at the last minute due to road construction.

'A' series: Although they tied with 36 overall points, Cody McCullough is the series winner with Jeff Kluck taking second based on head to head matchups. Bob Greigg was 4th overall. Five other PIF's did one race apiece up north with Jay Chesterman winning the one he did.

Priebe, Feiges Win in Des Moines

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The East Village Criterium on Sunday, August 30th was the final event in the Iowa Cup competition for 2009.

Going into the event, Jon Nelson held a narrow lead in the Masters 40+ standings over teammates Scott Wall and Sean Loomis (Colorbiotics). Cody McCullough and Clark Priebe both leant their support to Jon's cause in the combined 30+/40+ race but it was not to be. Jon reported he didn't have the good legs he needed due to inconsistent training as of late. He finished 8th in the race but a stronger Loomis took 2nd and Wall 6th to move ahead in the final standings. Clark Priebe won the 40+ race and Cody was 2nd in 30+.

Results- SC Velo TT #3

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What is probably the final installment of the SC Velo Time Trial Series for the season took place on the evening of August 26th under mostly cloudy skies, moderate northeast winds, 70 degrees and over 90 percent humidity.

Priebe, McCullough 1-2 in Sioux Falls

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The Avera Downtown Criterium in Sioux Falls was the site of the South Dakota Criterium Championship on August 23rd. It was the same course as the inaugural event last year but it was run clockwise this time by organizer Dustin Bakker and his well-organized Central Plains Cycling crew (great job again, guys).

Catching Up

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Your Admin has been off the back lately in posting news but the group sat up and he has gotten back on. From oldest to newest news:

Jeff Kluck won the Open Category at the FAB time trial in Sioux Falls on July 30th.

SC Velo TT #3 August 26th

The final race of the SC Velo 20K time trial series will be Wednesday evening, August 26th. It was recently decided there will not be a September race. -Posted 8/19/09

Super Week

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Marc Walter took his annual trip to Super Week to race the 40+ series July 18th- 26th. He raced 9 times with his best finish being 12th at Schlitz Park.

Scanning the results for other races it was noted that Sydney Brown (Marc's girlfriend) had a 1st and a 3rd as her best results.

Results- SC Velo TT #2

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Although winds had been blowing at 25mph throughout the day of July 15th, by the time our 20k time trial started at 7pm, the wind was perhaps 2mph if not calm on what turned out to be a pleasant 80 degree evening for racing. Cody McCullough came just short of his course record by 2 seconds with a time of 27:15. Graham Renee-Fowler improved his time over the last race by a big 1:05 to win the Eddy Merckx division and Buddy Houts improved by a huge 1:55 over his previous time. Thank you to Greg Gleason of Central Plains Cycling for coming out. Bring your teammates next time.

Omaha Cycling Weekend

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It's stale news by now since your Admin has been waiting for all results to finally become available but the Omaha Cycling Weekend July 11th-12th went well for the Powerade/IF team.

Spoke-n-Sport Crit #4

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Thursday, July 9th was the fourth race of the monthly criterium series in Sioux Falls.

Cody McCullough, Jeff Kluck, Graham Renee-Fowler and Bob Greigg went up north on the humid evening to race against the CPC crew. A good chance of rain was in the forecast and it soon showed up in the form of light showers just before the 'A' race started. For most of the race one part of the course was wet and the other stayed mostly dry.

Nelson 40+ State Criterium Champion

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Only three Powerade/IF racers traveled to east central Iowa on July 5th for the Gold Pointe Fitness Club Criterium but one of them returned as an Iowa State Champion.

The course for the Iowa State Criterium Championships was located in downtown Cedar Rapids on a .60 mile rectangular circuit that crossed four bridges over the Cedar River per lap. The wide streets offered a slight uphill finishing straight and a slightly downhill back stretch and made for a fast and safe racing venue.

Thursday Night Racing

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Thursday evenings have been busy this year as various clubs seem to be promoting more weekday evening races than in years past.

On June 25th, Jeff Kluck and Bob Greigg raced the FAB Time Trial #3 outside Sioux Falls. Jeff was 1st and Bob 6th in the Open category contest.

Ponca Results

Cat 1 Men
1. Kent McNeil, Midwest Cycling Community
2. Nate Woodman, Monkey Wrench
3. Jay Chesterman, Powerade-Independent Fabrication

McNeil, Kluck, Feagan Tops at Ponca

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85 racers (20 more than last year) came out to test themselves against one of the tougher venues in the Midwest at Ponca State Park on Saturday, June 20th.

Hosted by SC Velo for the fourth consecutive year, Ponca's Revenge served up tacky to slippery trails after the heavy overnight rains of Wednesday. The day was sunny and humid with temps in the low 80's.

Results- SC Velo TT #1

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12 racers came out Wednesday for the first of our USAC sanctioned 4-race 20K time trial series. An hour before the race, the temperature was around 90 degrees and sunny but by race time it was becoming cloudy and the temperature had dropped several degrees. It was quite humid and the wind was from the south around 5mph.

Nebraska State Time Trial

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Cody McCullough had the top Powerade/IF placing of the day at the Nebraska State Time Trial in Yutan on June 13th. He finished 2nd with a time of 51:42 to Jarred Berger (Ciclismo) who notched the days best time with an outstanding 49:57 (27.92mph) over the 23.25 mile course. Also competing in the 1,2,3 race were Clark Priebe 6th (52:47), Jon Nelson 10th (54:08), Bill Feiges 15th (57:04) and Marc Walter unfortunately DNF.

Spoke-n-Sport Crit #3

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Buddy Houts and Bob Greigg made the trip to Sioux Falls Thursday evening, June 11th for the third installment of the Spoke-n-Sport Criterium series. It was a pleasant evening for racing with a 5mph SE wind and a temp around 70 degrees.

Norfolk Classic Weekend

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It was a wet weekend for the Powerade/IF team at the Stanton Road Race and the Norfolk Criterium June 6-7th. Despite the unpleasant conditions, the team still came away with some top results.

Busy Weekend for Powerade/IF Team

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It was a busy weekend for Powerade/IF racers. Marc Walter and Clark Priebe went down south to compete in the Tulsa Tough omnium races May 29th-31st. Clark's best results were 1st in the 40+ category race at the Main & Brady criterium and 3rd at the 40+ 13th & Riverside crit. Marc was 17th and 15th, respectively, in the same races.

PIF Trio Sweeps Sioux Falls TT

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Cody McCullough, Jeff Kluck and Bill Feiges took spots 1-3 respectively at the Sioux Falls FAB time trial on the evening of May 28th.

Our three bested the 18 others in the Open category event described as a moderately hilly 9.3 mile out and back course.

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