HUGHESVILLE, MD., October 30, 2010 — Haymarket Bicyles-SEAVS continued its domination of the top podium spot at BikeReg.com MABRAcross series races with several victories at Saturday’s All Hallows Cross. Race organizer Pax Velo offered Mid-Atlantic cyclocross racers a challenging course, and mother nature pitched in with a perfect day. In its second year, All Hallows Cross featured several course changes that resulted in raves from those in attendance. Highlights from last year’s race, the ride through the barn and the single track remained. These elements were complemented by two long twisty horse ring sand pits and a reworked front section that offered new opportunities for technical riders as well as those able to produce the big watts.

The men’s elite race was a clinic in teamwork. Verge Sport MABRAcross points leader Jared Nieters (Haymarket Bicycles-SEAVS) and his teammate, multiple MABRAcross winner Joe Dombrowski, were clear favorites in the starting grid.

Nieters, for the second week in a row, went down hard in the first minute of the race and found himself chasing the leaders from the gun. Dombrowski, fully aware of Nieters’ plight went to the front and played the good teammate. He sat on wheels for part of the course and went to the front to slow down the pace at others. This tactic gave Nieters the time he needed to catch the leading group of five by the third lap of the race. As soon as Dombrowski saw that Nieters had established contact is was game on. The Haymarket pair rode away from the group and opened up a sizable gap in short order.

Nieters seemed perfectly content to let his teammate ride at the front for the remaining laps. Despite the crowd urging for the pair to sprint out the finish, Dombrowski powered through the final sand pit and took the win easily over Nieters who did not contest the finale.

Patrick Blair (Adventures for the Cure) put in a great ride to finish third on the day. Ryan McKinney (Clean Currents) finished fourth and Andrew Welch (Squadra Coppi) rounded out the podium in fifth.

In the women’s elite race, Patty Buerkle (Haymarket Bicycles-SEAVS) successfully defended her Verge Sport leader jersey, outsprinting Julie “Cool” Kuliecza (ALAN) for the win. Elizabeth Harlow (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) finished third with Allyson Tufano (NVRC) and Lindsey Hillesheim (Squadra Coppi) completing the podium.

The master’s elite field offered spectators the most exciting race of the day. The field stayed largely intact for a good portion of the day with a group of 20 riders in the lead pack for the first half of the race. That group shrank to ten riders as the lap cards started counting down.

The leader of the race continually changed as different members of the ten man group took their shot at getting away. The only constant was the man sitting second wheel. Mike Birner (Ben’s Performance Bikes) put together a tactically flawless race.

No matter who took the lead in the race, Birner was always second. In fact, he only led the race for about a tenth of a second or so, but that tenth of a second came as he crossed the finish line, and that’s all that counts.

Joe Lillibridge (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) took advantage of some confusion in the sand pit on the final lap and snuck by both Birner and Evan Ellicott (Bike Doctor) heading out of the horse ring and a turn away from the finish. At the time, it looked like a winning move, but Birner was able to open it up on the final stretch and pip Lillibridge at the line. Ellicott hung on for third followed by Brent Williamson (Rostello) and Ron Huebner (Evolution).

The BikeReg.com MABRAcross series stays in southern Maryland for Tacchino Ciclocross, which takes place November 7 at Rosaryville State Park.

Contact:
Bill Schieken
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Cat 1/2/3 Men

  1. Dombrowski, Joseph – Haymarket / SEAVS
  2. Nieters, Jared – Haymarket / SEAVS
  3. Blair, Patrick – Adventures for the Cure
  4. McKinney, Ryan – Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
  5. Welch, Andrew – Squadra Coppi
  6. Mull, Stephen
  7. Leaver, Erik – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  8. Morris, Kenneth – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  9. Tille, Daniel – Fulcrum Coaching

Cat 1/2 Women

  1. Buerkle, Patty – Haymarket / SEAVS
  2. Kuliecza, Julie – ALAN North America Cycling Team
  3. Harlow, Elizabeth – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  4. Tufano, Allyson – NVRC/Cardio Sports Lab
  5. Hillesheim, Lindsey – Squadra Coppi

Cat 3 Women

  1. Curran, Katy – Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster
  2. Golenor, Lesley – HPC/List
  3. Knopf, Ilana – DCMTB
  4. rynas, samantha – NCVC/UnitedHealth Care
  5. schaftel, esther – Adventures for the Cure
  6. Dugovich, Lindsay – BBC
  7. Huebner, Christina – Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster
  8. Egizi, Evelyn – Artemis

Masters 1/2/3 Men 35+/45+

  1. Birner, Michael – Ben’s Performance Bikes
  2. Lillibridge, Joe – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  3. Ellicott, Evan – Bayside Velo/Bike Doctor
  4. Williamson, Brent – Rostello presented by Fiorucci/Cycor
  5. Huebner, Ron – Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster
  6. Shiao, Bernie – Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
  7. connolly, karl – Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
  8. morali, jay – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  9. Root, Randall – Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster
  10. Gwadz, Marc – DCMTB
  11. Downing, Shawn – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  12. Rohr, Keith – Adventures for the Cure
  13. Rades, Paul – GamJams/Pre-Reg.com p/b Cutaway Clothing
  14. Monte-Sano, Alex – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  15. Houghton, Jonathan – Adventures for the Cure
  16. MCGIll, Chris – Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling Team p/b CANNONDALE
  17. Blodgett, David – Ben’s Perfromance Bikes
  18. Goates, Nathan – Mountainside Racing
  19. Leaver, Erik – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  20. Wolfe, Thori – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  21. Rogers, John – DCMTB
  22. Thompson, Scott – Squadra Coppi
  23. Rojas, Raul – DCMTB

Cat 3/4 Men

  1. Bartlett, Matthew – TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports
  2. Faber, Greg – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  3. Williams, Adam – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  4. Leifert, Jesse – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  5. Capelle, Greg – Adventures for the Cure
  6. Abbott, Gregory – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  7. gill, ranjodh
  8. Donahue, Matthew – DCMTB
  9. Even, Matthew – DCMTB
  10. Taylor, Nicholas – WWVC Racing
  11. Fife, Steve – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  12. Caldwell, Elliott – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  13. Bartlett, Chad – TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports
  14. Trinh, Jeffrey – Squadra Coppi
  15. O’Donnell, Sean – TOMS Shoes p/b KindHuman Sports
  16. Shelby, Andrew – WWVC Racing
  17. Ribbens, Jameson – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  18. Bryant, Gary – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  19. Caputi, Michael – Adventures for the Cure
  20. Plotz, Mark – DCMTB
  21. Carraway, Chris – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  22. Price, Christopher – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  23. Hindman, Barry – Ben’s Performance Bicycles
  24. Coleman, Travis – CycleLife/Raw Talent Ranch
  25. Wolfgang, Kurt – CycleLife/Raw Talent Ranch
  26. Hohenbrink, Richard – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  27. howe, john – CycleLife/Raw Talent Ranch
  28. Toll, Benjamin – PAX Velo
  29. Sachanda, Nick – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  30. Morrison, Ian – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  31. Massonneau, Andrew – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  32. Manyoky, Ray – Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
  33. Georgantas, Robert – Joe’s Mt Washington Bike Shop
  34. Kephart, Ryan – Capitol Region Fire and Police Cycling
  35. Dishman, Michael
  36. Steckhan, Uwe – Blubberbande
  37. Lea, Syd – T.E.A.M FUJI
  38. blumenfeld, shawn – Hub Racing

Masters 3/4 Men 35+/45+

  1. Monaco, Anthony – ABRT
  2. Cernich, Scott – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  3. Beaty, Geoffrey – WWVC Racing
  4. Carroll, Matt – Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster
  5. Morris, Kenneth – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  6. Wolfe, Thori – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  7. Greene, Albert – Yellow Breeches Racing
  8. Bickling, Todd – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  9. Schieken, William – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  10. Kay – David, Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
  11. Kensinger, Karl – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  12. smith, cory – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  13. lins, jason – Adventures for the Cure
  14. stahl, scott – Haymarket / SEAVS
  15. Schmierer, Brian – DCMTB
  16. Swift, Luther – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  17. Klose, Steve – Adventures for the Cure
  18. Hicks, Jon – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  19. Sloman, Eric – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  20. Browne, William – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  21. Bayne, Paul – Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
  22. Hall, Christopher – WWVC Racing
  23. Moore, Thom – Potomac Velo Club
  24. Georgantas, Robert – Joe’s Mt Washington Bike Shop
  25. Zoeller, Michael – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  26. Douglas, Ryan – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  27. Ryan, Chas – Potomac Velo Club
  28. Stahl, Mark – Haymarket / SEAVS
  29. SCHULZ, GEORGE – The Bike Lane
  30. Schultz, Peter – Carpe Bike
  31. Drajem, Mark – DCMTB
  32. Taylor, Ryan – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  33. Mellendick, Rick – JBV Coaching
  34. Manyoky, Ray – Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
  35. Woodrow, Kenneth – Squadra Coppi
  36. Long, Charles
  37. Martin, Jeffrey – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  38. Arnold, Delmar – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  39. daly, craig – Adventures for the Cure
  40. Philippe, Alain – Adventures for the Cure
  41. Wong, Will – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  42. Trust, Jason – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  43. Murray, John – Double X Endurance
  44. owens, douglas – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  45. Hampton, Robb – Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
  46. Carlisle, James – AVC
  47. Keim, Doug – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  48. Archer, Brian – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  49. Goldberg, Richard – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  50. Frost, Howard – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  51. Hoyer, Matthew
  52. Mathias, Michael – DCMTB
  53. Mabry, Scott – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  54. Simmons, Steve – Gripped Racing
  55. Massonneau, Christopher – Winchester Wheelmen Race Team
  56. Neary, Mike – Ben’s Performance Bicycles
  57. Schumacher, Herman – Adventures for the Cure
  58. Poche, Thomas
  59. schott, sol – los pariahs
  60. Stinson, David – Pax Velo
  61. blumenfeld, shawn – Hub Racing

Masters Men 55+

  1. Bronson, Jim – Patapsco Bike and Sport
  2. abbott, steven – BLUE STEEL CYCLERY
  3. Lea, Rob – T.E.A.M FUJI
  4. Carlson, James – Potomac Velo Club
  5. Anderson, Cynthia – Arlington Master’s Velo Club
  6. Yager, Loren
  7. Briggs, James – Allegheny Cycling Assoc.
  8. Williams, Ben – ABRT

Cat 4 Men

  1. Sachanda, Nick – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  2. Mulrooney, Tiernan – Revolution Cycles
  3. Larsen, Kristopher – Syn-Fit Race Team
  4. Massonneau, Andrew – Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
  5. Dolan, Patrick – Squadra Coppi
  6. Swift, Luther – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  7. Jenkins, Ryan – The Bike Lane
  8. Peoples, Patrick – CJ Crew Velo Club
  9. Cazier, Andrew
  10. Roschke, Guilherme – AABC
  11. Dishman, Michael – Tri – Fam Racing
  12. Dull, James – Adventures for the Cure
  13. Giles, Keith
  14. George, Robert – GamJams/Pre-Reg.com p/b Cutaway Clothing
  15. Heffernan, Mike – Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team
  16. Luckeroth, Kevin – Adventures for the Cure
  17. Carroll, Michael – Iron City Bikes
  18. Plitt, August – Adventures for the Cure
  19. Toll, Benjamin – PAX Velo
  20. Edwards, Ron
  21. Shively, Jeffery – HPC/List
  22. Stouten, Ryan – Family Bike Shop / National Bohemian
  23. Saunders, Will – HPC/List
  24. Simmons, Steve – Gripped Racing
  25. Klose, Tommy – Adventures for the Cure
  26. Browne, Tanner – Bayside Velo/Bike Doctor
  27. Leary, Kevin
  28. Steckhan, Uwe – Blubberbande
  29. Griffin, Eric – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  30. doerfler, chris – HPC/List
  31. Abreo, Ed
  32. Homick, Michael – Team 53X11 Coffee
  33. Wachter, John – Los Pariahs
  34. Zenobia, Daniel – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  35. RendA, Scott
  36. Austin, Adam – Dominion Cycling
  37. Edmonds, Michael – Potomac Velo Club
  38. blumenfeld, shawn – Hub Racing
  39. Wynnyk, Michael
  40. Profito, John
  41. Williams, John
  42. Hoefert, Daniel
  43. Williams, Alven
  44. Stevens, Gerald
  45. Ray, Jason – The Bike Lane
  46. Ankrah, Rodges – Route 1 Velo /Arrow Bicycles
  47. Brindza, Michael – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  48. Poche, Thomas
  49. Kyle, Charles – Freshbikes p/b SKANSKA
  50. Moore, Thom – Potomac Velo Club
  51. Wynnyk, Christopher – Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute

Cat 4 Women

  1. Gilbert, Amanda – Haymarket / SEAVS
  2. Tillman, Jennifer – Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
  3. Johnson, Diedre – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  4. Johnson, Cynthia – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  5. Colburn, Nona – ColburnCycle
  6. Brooks, Stacia – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  7. Herndon, Kathleen – Deep Dish Unlimited
  8. Gilman, Alexandra – Deep Dish Unlimited
  9. Romeyn, Theresa – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  10. Speight, Cerisa – C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
  11. mughal, farah – Pax Velo
  12. Carlisle, Linda – Battlefield Velo
  13. Peterson, Lauren – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  14. Gonzalez, Claudia – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  15. Linko, Jennifer
  16. Mehta, Shreya – Pitt Cycling
  17. Weatherly, Rachel – NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
  18. Clearwater, Denise

Junior 15-18 Open

Bond, Peter – Artemis
Etobayev, Val – Artemis
better, michael – Artemis
Shanley, Daniel – Team Danmark
Schumacher, Nathan – Adventures for the Cure

Junior 10-14 Men

  1. Browne, Tanner – Bayside Velo/Bike Doctor
  2. Yager, Nolan – Artemis
  3. Schulz III, George ‘G’ – The Bike Lane
  4. Long, Chas
  5. Sovek, Nate – Potomac Velo Club

Junior 10-14 Women

  1. Mack, Svetlana – Artemis
  2. Adler, Shaina – Artemis
  3. Rohr, Avy – Adventures for the Cure
  4. wolfe, eve – Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
  5. Mack, Anastasiya – Artemis