Saturday, 25 May 2013 21:46COMPLETE TT RESULTS
The weekend of racing in Tennessee kicked off this morning at the Volkswagen HQ just outside of Chattanooga, for the U.S. Handcycling Series Time Trial.
The course was 9.5 miles (15.3 km) with rolling terrain. The verdict from the athletes: It's a great course that's fair and deceivingly difficult.
David Randall (H2, Roger C. Peace Para-cycling) showed (for the second straight year) that he owns the Time Trial at this event, by posting the fastest handcycle time of the day in 26:47. Randall has great form going as he readies himself for a European trip next week with the National Team, where he will compete in World Cup events in Italy and Spain.
Randall finished ahead of H4 winner, Dane Pilon (Achilles), by just :09 seconds. Pilon is still the man to beat domestically in the H4 category, but he has Alfredo "Freddie" De los Santos in his rearview mirror. De los Santos (H4, Paralyzed Veterans Racing) managed the third-fastest time of the day with a 28:28, which was good enough for 2nd in the H4 race ahead of Bobby Pucket (Paralyzed Veterans), Helman Roman (Paralyzed Veterans) and Greg Damerow.
In the H1 race, Will Groulx (Paralyzed Veterans) rode a fantastic Time Trial with a time of 32:29...the 8th best time of the day. Groulx will also be traveling to Europe with the National Team next week.
Meanwhile, Michael Postell won the H3 category in 32:10 and Megan McCauley was the top women's rider in 41:17. Jason Griffin (Roger C. Peace) was on hand representing the C5 Para-cycling category and posted the fastest time for all Para-cyclists on the day at 25:22.
There were some notworthy rides from Craig Cornwall and Bobby Puckett (Paralyzed Veterans), as well as Todd Richardson (U.S. Handcycling), who makes a return to racing after being out almost two full seasons with an injury. Richardson showed up looking fit and strong and finished with the fourth-fastest time of the day: 30:12.
Stay tuned for great racing on Monday, when the first National Champions of the year will be crowned in the criterium.
COMPLETE TT RESULTS
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:32
Erlanger Health System, a non-profit, academic teaching center affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, has signed-on as the sponsor for the Erlanger USA Cycling Handcycling National Criterium Championship in Chattanooga, TN on May 27.
The event is part of the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Championships, and is expected to attract top handcyclists from around the country. Handcyclists will also compete in a U.S. Handcycling Series Time Trial -- utilizing the same course as the Pro cyclists -- on Saturday May 25, at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
The official athlete invitation, which includes all race details, is HERE
Online registration is now closed. Start lists for both races are available HERE.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 23:56By Ryan Barnett
The Scott Rigsby Foundation held the first-ever Twilight criterium for handcyclists at the Alliance Ride, last Friday night. The course was a 1km circuit around the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
As expected Dane Pilon set a pace that destroyed the pack on the first lap, but Rafael Ibarra and Scot Hollonbeck were close behind. Hollonbeck eventually faded, leaving Ibarra to ride in alone for a solid 2nd place (and best-placed H3). Ryan Barnett came in 4th as the best-placed H2 rider, while Greg Taylor and Megan McCauley rode well to win the H1 and Women's categories respectively.
Unfortunately, due to the horrible weather that seems to plagueing the country right now, Saturday's road race was cancelled.
1 Dane Pilon, MH4
2 Rafael Ibarra, MH3
3 Scot Hollenbeck, MH3
4 Ryan Barnett, MH2
5 Brian Dowdy, MH4
6 Bill Ramsey, MH3
7 Greg Taylor, MH1
8 Megan Mcauly,WH2
9 Brian Musk, MH1
10 Robby Parks, MH1
11 Michael Parker, MH2
12 Michael Bishop, MH2
1 Greg Taylor, laps 7
2 Brian Musk, laps 7
3 Robby Parks, laps 7
1 Ryan Barnett, laps 9
2 Michael Parker, laps 7
3 Michael Bishop, laps 6
1 Rafael Ibarra, laps 11
2 Scot Hollenbeck, laps 10
3 Bill Ramsey, laps 8
1 Dane Pilon, laps 12
2 Brian Dowdy, laps 9
1 Megan Mcauly, laps 7
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