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  • Sun November 12 2006
  • Posted Nov 12, 2006
Sullivan takes Vet Cross with Last Lap Charge. Round #5 of the Cow Town Cyclocross Series, Veterans Cross was held in honor of our troops and to celebrate Veterans Day. Roger Harrison organized the event to help the Veterans raise money for their Children’s Christmas Foundation. The Elite Men field got off to a fast start with the trio of Bradley Sullivan (Trek Bike Store of KC), Mark Studnicki (Cow Town Cycling Team) and Tige Lamb (Cow Town Cycling Team) opening of a early gap on a chasing group that contained Lincoln Plating’s Marc Walters, Free State Racing’s Eric Struckhoff and Team X members Chris Hall, Adam Lang, Tony Stanislav and Andy Chocha. The first several laps were very exciting as Sullivan, Studnicki and Lamb all took turns at the lead as it was very advantages to work together due to the high winds that were present. Their pace remained high as Hall, Lang and Walters all chased hard to try and close the gap. On lap 4 of the 60 minute event, Tige was leading and looked to be very strong, but “those several beers I had last night” soon took their toll as Sullivan picked up the pace and only Studnicki was able to respond. The duo of Studnicki and Sullivan changed positions during the remainder of the event until Sullivan was able to open a small gap on the final lap and cruised to his first cyclocross win of his young career. Studnicki rolled in 2nd shortly after Sullivan took his win. Lamb's gap on Hall remained as he took 3rd. Hall earned 4th the hard way as he fought the wind and the course alone. Marc Walters took the final podium in 5th. The Women’s Elite field was lead by Team Kenda Tire’s Catherine Walberg as she opened up an early lead and was able to hold off a hard charging Sydney Brown (Lincoln Plating). Free States Michelle Jensen rode a strong race for 3rd place. Jennifer Herrell (KCOI) and Glenda Taylor (Wheatland Cycling Team) rounded out the final podium places. Top placings: Men’s Cat 1/2/3: 1. Bradley Sullivan, Trek Bicycle of KC 2. Mark Studnicki, Cow Town Cycling Team 3. Tige Lamb, Cow Town Cycling Team 4. Chris Hall, Team X 5. Marc Walter, Lincoln Plating Women’s Cat 1/2/3: 1. Catherine Walberg, Team Kenda Tire 2. Sydney Brown, Lincoln Plating 3. Michelle Jenson, Free State Racing 4. Jennifer Herrell, KCOI Boulevard 5. Glenda Taylor, Wheatland Cycling Team Junior Men: 1. Christopher Locke, Cow Town Cycling Team 2. Nick Russell, Sante Fe Trails Bicycles Master’s 35+: 1. Scott Dunsmuir, Ozark Cycling Club 2. Todd Davis, KCOI Boulevard 3. Chris Locke, Cow Town Cycling Team 4. Jeffrey Unruh, Trek Bicycle Store 5. Mark Ramsden, Santa Fe Trails Bicycle Masters 45+: 1. Keith Walberg, KCOI Boulevard 2. Bill Anderson, Team X 3. Mark Thomas, Trek Bicycle of KC 4. Tim Bergman, Unattached 5. Patrick Hautakker, KCOI Boulevard Masters 55+: 1. Harold Parker, Team X Women’s 45+: 1. Glenda Taylor, Wheatland Cycling Team Men’s Cat 3 / 4: 1. Stephen Songer, Team X 2. Andy Lucas, Team X 3. David White, KCOI Boulevard 4. Matt Gilhousen, Free State Racing 5. Josh Taylor, Trek Bicycle of KC Men’s Cat 4: 1. Jonathan McCalley, The Wheel Cyclery 2. Michael Gaherty, Billy Goat Midwest Racing 3. Jeffrey Unruh, Trek Bicycle Store of KC 4. John Breth, SKC Racing 5. Chris Hershey, Unattached Women’s Cat 4: 1. Darcey Rapp, KCOI Boulevard 2. Shannon Rogers, KCOI Boulevard 3. Julie Stark, Unattached 4. Sherri Hahn, KCOI Boulevard 5. Carol Bazemore, Santa Fe Trails Bicycle

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