HYATTSVILLE, MD, October 10, 2010 — In its second year, and first in the MABRAcross Series, Hyattsville CX exceeded all expectations. Close to 400 racers enjoyed sunny skies, a festival environment, and lung searing, high-octane racing. Magruder Park in Hyattsville, Maryland, once again played host to a course that attracted the Mid-Atlantic’s speed freaks but still had enough tricky twists and turns to give the technical riders an equal shot at glory.

Although Route 1 Velo and Arrow Bicycle organize and promote Hyattsville CX, it could not exist without the support of the city. This race has been embraced by Hyattsville and touted as one of the city’s premier events. Its success is a great example of how sport and local government can benefit each other. In addition, as a result of Hyattsville CX’s success, Route 1 Velo will proudly present a check, expected to be more than $5000, to Special Olympics of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Before getting to the highlights of the day, Route 1 Velo and Arrow Bicycle would also like to thank all of the racers that stayed late in the afternoon to participate in the parade lap with our Special Olympians. Racers from all categories and most of the elite men’s field participated in the parade lap, a positive memory that will definitely stay with these special athletes.

As for the racing at Hyattsville CX, it was fast. A couple twists and turns added to last year’s course made lap times a bit longer but did not make it hurt any less. Whether the spiral of death has a place on a cyclocross course is good conversation for discussion groups, but there is no doubt that everybody was looking forward to that feature at Hyattsville, if only to catch their breath for a second or two before getting right back on the gas.

In the elite fields Jared Nieters and Patty Buerkle continued their hot streaks, following up wins at last week’s MABRAcross race in Winchester with victories at Hyattsville. Both Buerkle and Nieters led from the gun and did not let up until coming across the line with significant gaps over their competitors. Nieters crossed the line in style giving spectators a clean view of his Verge Sport MABRAcross jersey while striking a convincing Captain Morgan’s pose. Buerkle also showed off the Verge Sport MABRAcross series jersey, but chose against emulating any pop culture icons.

Race favorite Joe Dombrowski suffered an early race mechanical after running into the barrier much to the amazement of the crowd in the Franklin’s Brewery beer garden. The impact bent Dombrowski’s brake post, which took him a minute or so to diagnose. After giving the field around a two minute head start, he finally was up and running again. The Haymarket Bicycles-SEAVS rider proceeded to put on a clinic in why you should never quit a race. Coming from dead last and two minutes down, Dombrowski methodically worked his way through the field. At the end of the day, he found himself on the podium in fifth place.

The most exciting race of the day happened in the Mens 3/4 race. Sean O’Donnell (TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports) put his Verge Sport MABRAcross jersey on the line against two strong opponents, Rob Sheffield (NCVC) and Adam Williams (Winchester Wheelmen). The trio separated themselves from the field and stayed together until the last lap when O’Donnell and Sheffield were able to distance themselves from Williams. O’Donnell got stuck leading Sheffield through the last couple turns, which left him vulnerable in the wide open sprint. Sheffield took advantage of his second spot and pounced as the riders hit the finishing stretch securing the victory and the Verge Sport leader jersey.

For complete results please visit The MABRAcross seriestakes a well-deserved break next week, returning October 24 for DCCX.

Bill Schieken

Cat 1/2/3 Men

1 Nieters Jared Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
2 Rugg Timothy Battley Harley-Davidson/Sonoma
3 Wolfgang Kurt CycleLife USA/RawTalentRanch
4 Driscoll Adam Adventures for the Cure
5 Dombrowski Joseph Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
6 Brown Timothy Battley Harley-Davidson/Sonoma
7 Blair Patrick Adventures for the Cure
8 Merrill Charlie ALTA Physical Therapy/Boulder Performance Lab
9 Fouche Brian ABRT
10 Jones Jonathan Your Ad Here p/b Bicycle Pro Shop
11 Ingram Callum University of Virginia
12 Rohr Keith Adventures for the Cure
13 McGill Christopher Backyard Bike Club/Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling
14 Tille Daniel Fulcrum Coaching
DNF Stearns Michael Team Cannell Champion Training

Cat 1/2 Women

1 Buerkle Patricia Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
2 Harlow Elizabeth C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
3 Hillesheim Lindsey Squadra Coppi
4 Rodosta Traci New Orleans Bicycle Club Inc/Team Desire Title
5 Raspa Nicole Hub Racing

Cat 3 Women

1 Larsen Laurel Syn-Fit Race Team
2 Golenor Lesley HPC/List
3 Curran Katy Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
4 Stauffer Tammi
5 Schaftel Esther Adventures for the Cure
6 Egizi Evelyn Artemis

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

1 Huebner Ron Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
2 Birner Michael Ben’s Performance Bicycles Inc
3 Auer Kristopher C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
4 Ellicott Evan Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
5 Harshman Christopher ABRT
6 Cutler John Haymarket / SEAVS
7 Root Randall Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
8 Morali Michael C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
9 Rojas Raul DCMTB
10 Rades Paul GamJams/ p/b Cutaway Clothing
11 May Johnny C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
12 Kutney Mark Van Dessel Factory Team
13 Shiao Bernie Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
14 Rohr Keith Adventures for the Cure
15 Connolly Karl Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
16 Gwadz Marc DCMTB
17 Lillibridge Joe C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
18 Downing Shawn C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
19 Parse Matthew Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
20 Poochigian Brian DCMTB
21 Unknown
22 McGill Christopher Backyard Bike Club/Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling
23 Wahner Paul
24 Prentice Jed Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
25 Houghton Jonathan Adventures for the Cure
26 Blodgett David Ben’s Performance Bicycles Inc
27 Rodosta Gary Breakaway Velo
28 Monte-Sano Alex Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
29 Wahner Barry
30 Leaver Erik NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
31 Rogers John DCMTB
32 Gray Phillip Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
33 Sapp Neal Ben’s Performance Bicycles Inc
34 Thompson T Scott Squadra Coppi
35 Wallace Galen Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
36 Milinkovic George Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
37 Crossin Kevin Oasis Bike Works
38 Boo John Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
39 Hess Wade Cape Atlantic Racing/
40 Esempio Phillip Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
DNF Breckenmaker Kevin Yellow Breeches Racing
DNF Downs Jay ChamRakh Cycling

Cat 3/4 Men

1 Sheffield Robert NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
2 Odonnell Sean TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports
3 Williams Adam Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
4 Esmonde Michael (Mike) CycleLife/Raw Talent Ranch Racing
5 Taylor Nicholas WWVC
6 Doroshenko Andrey Adventures for the Cure
7 Leifert Jesse Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
8 Fife Steve Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
9 Gill Randojh Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
10 Donahue Matthew DCMTB
11 Faber Gregoire NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
12 Thomas Jason
13 Doorly Josh Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
14 Blonkowski Thomas Squadra Coppi
15 Klose James Adventures for the Cure
16 Bartlett Matthew TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports
17 Hermanson Charly Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
18 Abbott Gregory NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
19 Dumond Jody
20 Capelle Gregory Adventures For The Cure
21 Lumm Brandon Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
22 Chenenko Nathan Team TOMS Shoes p/b Kind Human Sports
23 Latyszonek Matthew Fat Frogs Racing
24 Glodek John Cycle-Smart, Inc.
25 Ribbens Jameson C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
26 Caputi Michael Adventures for the Cure
27 Caldwell Elliott Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
28 Shattuck Trevor Tri-speed Multisport
29 Price Christopher C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
30 White Matthew Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
31 Berryman Russell Family Bike Shop
32 Larsen Kristopher Syn-Fit Race Team
33 Hair Christopher NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
34 Saylor Gregory Adventures for the Cure
35 Mauch Justin Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
36 Riskus Stephen AABC
37 Bridges Andrew Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
38 Parse David Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
39 Schumacher Herman Adventures for the Cure
40 Foley Jonathan
41 Nagler Patrick Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
42 Ringer Matthew District Velocity Racing
43 Lumm Brigham Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
44 Proctor Landall NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
45 Wolfe Thori Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
46 Steber Nicholas NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
47 Brancheau Matthew C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
48 Dishman Michael Tri – Fam Racing
49 Martin Jeffrey C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
50 Alvarez Cody Squadra Coppi
51 Morrison Ian Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
52 Hagman Charles NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
53 Welp Eric Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
54 Wolfel David Squadra Coppi
55 Hilfiger Christopher Adventures for the Cure
DNF Bartlett Chad TOMS Shoes p/b Kindhuman Sports
DNF Briggs James Allegheny Cycling Assoc.
DNF Murray John
DNF Steele Andrew The Bike Lane
DNF Walencikowski Judd GamJams/ p/b Cutaway Clothing

Masters 3/4 Men 35+/45+

1 Lazar Jay Globalbike club team
2 Schirmer Neil Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
3 Bannon Ryan The Bike Lane
4 Cernich Scott Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
5 Wolfe Thori Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
6 Carroll Matt Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
7 Bickling Todd Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
8 Kay David Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
9 Stahl Scott Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
10 Morris Kenneth Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
11 Sloman Eric NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
12 Waller Colby Gripped Racing
13 Beaty Geoffrey Whole Wheel Velo Club
14 King Christopher Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
15 Sapp Neal Ben’s Performance Bicycles Inc
16 Buckley Bruce The Bike Lane
17 Swift Luther NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
18 Kensinger Karl NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
19 Monaco Anthony ABRT
20 Shaw Thomas The Bike Lane
21 Smith Cory Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
22 Douglas Ryan Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
23 Lins Jason Adventures for the Cure
24 Zoeller Michael NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
25 Shapiro Kenneth
26 Ludicke Jason Adventures for the Cure
27 Browne William Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
28 Frost Geoffrey Team BBC
29 Klose Steve Adventures for the Cure
30 Schieken William Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
31 West Mike Adventures For The Cure
32 Schmierer Brian DCMTB
33 Mata Abdelnour Alex Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
34 Woodrow Kenneth Squadra Coppi
35 Werner Eric Fresh Bikes
36 Davis Michael Squadra Coppi
37 Newill Ryan Squadra Coppi
38 Arnold Delmar Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
39 Klein Marc HPC/List
40 Archer Brian NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
41 Ludicke John AABC
42 McCasland William US Air Force
43 Biro Charles Route 1 Velo / Arrow Bicycle
44 Kelley Gary Bean’s Bikes
45 Schulz George The Bike Lane
46 Schmitt Sean Family Bike Shop
47 Varga Paul Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
48 Bayne Paul Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
49 Heywood John 1412 Velo Club
50 Moore Thomas Potomac Velo Club
51 Helms Robert Prince William Elite Racing (PoWER)
52 Tambeaux David Adventures for the Cure
53 Scharff David Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
54 Newby Tyler DCMTB
55 Zachary Richard NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
56 Drajem Mark DCMTB
57 Unknown
58 Roschke Guilherme AABC
59 Brown Shaw Boone Velo
60 Klender Jim Adventures for the Cure
61 Sovek Charles Potomac Velo Club
62 Philippe Alain Adventures for the Cure
63 Selzer Blake Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
64 Bae Eric Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
65 Yeh Oliver Christiana Care PT+/FSVS
66 Gilman Daniel Squadra Coppi
67 Branyan George Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
68 Williams John
69 Crenshaw Thomas The Bike Lane
70 Lindsey Stephen NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
71 Randers-Pehrson Michael Whole Wheel Velo Club
72 Goldberg Richard C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
73 Esempio Phillip Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
74 Keim Douglas Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
75 Danaceau Chris DCMTB
76 Alfano Carlo
77 Emery Shannon
78 Scott John Team BBC
79 Hewes David Trek 29er Crew
80 Neary Michael Ben’s Performance Bicycles Inc
81 Byer Marty Bicycle Place Velo Club (BPVC)
82 Griffin Eric Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
83 Schott Sol los pariahs
84 Gaston Jeffrey
85 Fulcher Thomas
86 Ventosa Joseph Proteus Bicycles
87 Maisto John Bicycle Place Velo Club (BPVC)
88 McNeely James Squadra Coppi
89 McLaren Jon
DNF Crouse David The Bike Lane
DNF Foster Robert
DNF Steen Joel Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle

Masters Men 55+

1 Bronson James Patapsco Bike & Sport
2 Czapiewski Peter Arlington Master’s Velo Club/DND Inc.
3 Carlson James Potomac Velo Club
4 Briggs James Allegheny Cycling Assoc.
5 Anderson Cynthia Arlington Master’s Velo Club/DND Inc.
6 Nixon Randall Chesapeake Wheelmen
7 Wynnyk Michael

Cat 4 Men

1 Hair Christopher NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
2 Wynnyk Christopher Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3 Toll Benjamin Patuxent Velo
4 Jenkins Ryan The Bike Lane
5 Ringer Matthew District Velocity Racing
6 Alvarez Cody Squadra Coppi
7 Swift Luther NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
8 Smith Micah Squadra Coppi
9 Dull James Adventures for the Cure
10 Luckeroth Kevin Adventures for the Cure
11 Schmitt Eric Cycle-Smart Inc.
12 Wallace Allan Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
13 Hall Christopher Whole Wheel Velo Club
14 Nagler Patrick Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
15 Lahuec Mark ABRT
16 Dolan Patrick Squadra Coppi
17 Dishman Michael Tri – Fam Racing
18 Lewandowski Adam The Bike Lane
19 Lough Matt Gripped Racing
20 Daly Craig Adventures for the Cure
21 Grube Craig Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
22 Blanton Benjamin The Bike Lane
23 Hughes Matthew
24 Montanus Paul Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo
25 Marks Jeffery Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
26 Murray John
27 Peoples Patrick TOMS Shoes p/b KindHuman Sports
28 Kanteres William Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
29 Redmond Christopher
30 Ghais Aaron AABC
31 Shively Jeffery HPC/List
32 Reed John The Bike Lane
33 Ward Brooks Bard College
34 George Robert GamJams/ p/b Cutaway Clothing
35 Branyan George Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
36 Wachter John los pariahs
37 Hagman Charles
38 Blanks Tom BRCC
39 Steber Nicholas NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
40 Miley Stewart C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
41 Epshteyn Michael NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
42 Giles Keith
43 Stouten Ryan Family Bike Shop
44 Sturges Sebastian NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
45 Homick Michael Team 53X11 Coffee
46 Jenkinson David Haymarket Bicycles/SEAVS
47 Edwards Ron
48 Cammarata Frank
49 Schlitzer Henry Whole Wheel Velo Club
50 Shriver George Giant Cycling Club/Giant Cycling Team
51 Tressler Lyal
52 Saunders William HPC/List
53 McNeill Darren CycleLife/Raw Talent Ranch Racing
54 Klose Tommy Adventures for the Cure
55 DAlessio Anthony NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
56 Wolfel David Squadra Coppi
57 Emery Shannon
58 Reid Kristoff
59 Browne Tanner Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
60 Thompson Jake Squadra Coppi
61 Jones David
62 Chambers Warren
63 Esterling Dan Green Submarine Records
64 Spiezio Joseph OGWB Cycling
65 Ankrah Rodges Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
66 Steshko Thomas Deep Dish Unlimited
67 Austin Adam Dominion Cycling
68 Brindza Michael NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
69 Doerfler Chris HPC/List
70 Reinig Jeffrey
71 McNabb Daniel
72 Davis Graham Proteus Bicycles
73 Mead Matthew The Bike Lane
74 Handsfield William
75 Issenberg Adam NOAA Cycling
76 Robinson Matt
77 Monoson Theodore Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle
78 Bell Daniel Racer Heads Sports and Leisure Club
79 Bell Noah Racer Heads Sports and Leisure Club
80 Whittington Mark
81 Fuhr Jordan
82 Shanley Joe
DNF Moore Thomas Potomac Velo Club

Cat 4 Women

1 Schiffman Meg Squadra Coppi
2 Tillman Jennifer Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
3 Harrington Laura The Bike Lane
4 West Madeline
5 McDonald Emily Gripped Racing
6 Sperty Arden Spokes/Halfwaythere
7 Hunter Kyleanne CAWES p/b Specialized
8 Amundsen Mickie
9 Gilman Alexandra Deep Dish Unlimited
10 Romeyn Theresa C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
11 Swarts Cynthia Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
12 Morton Brenda
13 Speight Cerisa C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
14 Itani Zena
15 Howard Charlene
16 Keane Carly Winchester Wheelmen Racing Team
17 Clearwater Denise
18 Colburn Nona
DNF Gonzalez Martinez Claudia NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
DNF Trujillo Tanya Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle

Junior 15-18 Open

1 Etobayev Val Artemis
2 Bond Peter Artemis
3 Better Michael Artemis
4 Sturges Sebastian NCVC/UnitedHealthGroup
5 Shanley Daniel Team Danmark
DNF Joyce Trevor
DNF Schumacher Nathan Adventures for the Cure

Junior 10-14 Men

1 Browne Tanner Bike Doctor/Bayside Velo
2 Yager Nolan Artemis
3 Thompson Jake Squadra Coppi
4 Lear Samuel APL Cycling Club
5 Sovek Nate Potomac Velo Club
6 Fulcher Adam Artemis
7 Heinzerling Lucas Artemis
8 Schulz George The Bike Lane
9 West Alexander Adventures for the Cure
10 Day Connor The Bike Lane
11 Thompson Liam Squadra Coppi

Junior 10-14 Women

1 Rohr Avy Adventures for the Cure
2 Adler Shaina Artemis
3 Mack Svetlana Artemis
4 Joyce Kelsey
5 Wolfe Eve Route 1 Velo/Arrow Bicycle