Photo by Luke Seemann

Dust dusts ’em, Fly V flies ‘V’

Jul 18
Filed in: Race reports, Superweek,

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Debbie Dust (Bouledogue Tout Noir) went for sprint points 10 laps into Sunday night's 35-lap women's P/1/2/3 Evanston Grand Prix and kept on rolling, eventually lapping the field while maintaining a 50-second gap over a lone chaser to take her first Superweek win.

In the men's P/1/2 race, Fly V Austarlia's Jonathan Cantwell and Ben Kersten escaped from a large but dysfunctional break midway through and built a gigantic lead over a field that could never get a chase together once it neutralized the break. The two finished side-by-side with 2008 champion Cantwell, currently higher than Kersten in the overall, taking the victory. Coincidentally, Kersten and Cantwell also went 1-2 Saturday night at the Boise Twilight Crit, in that case with Kersten finishing first in a bunch sprint. Notable riders in Sunday's field included Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare) and Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation), both making their 2010 Superweek debut. Other local results include Tony Rienks (Beverly Bike-Vee Pak), who put in a long solo effort to win the 35+ 4/5's; Adam Lesniakowski (PACT/Dish Network), who took the bunch sprint in a 35+ 1/2/3 race that was halted and abbreviated because of a quick thunderstorm; and Justin Somerville (Bicycle Heaven) winning the 4/5's. In the 3's, Burnham Racing had Nick Ramirez off the front for the last several laps, but had to settle for 2nd and 3rd from Chris Curran and Nate Iden after Andrew Buntz (University of Iowa) launched a long attack to bring him back and take the win. The BK Stacker and the dicey Turn 4 tooks their share of victims but most races were relatively crash-free this year, at least compared to previous editions. Full results.

Reports Cathy Frampton (Project 5; W-3/4): "Then fluky things started happening."

Arron Hampton (Psimet; 35+ 4/5): "I pushed through it, arse on the tip of the saddle, funny pain face on full display and grabbed me some 5th place."

Photos Lisa McMahon Omar Patalinghug (4/5's video): 1, 2, 3 Cecile Redoble Luke Seemann Ed White



Jul 19

9:12 am

Tim Speciale (Enzo's Racing)

Debbie is killer.

So too are her PSIMET Carbons


Jul 19

9:30 am

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I think Debbie forgot it was a crit and just thought “time trial”—way to go off the front—you’re the coolest.


Jul 19

11:55 am

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Congrats Debbie!


Jul 19

12:40 pm

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psimet (PSIMET - hell on wheels.)

Nice job Debbie.  It was fun yelling time splits when I thought it would still make a difference.  Looks like we didn’t even need to change out those brakes before the race either. ;)


Jul 19

6:28 pm

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thanks all! extra special thanks to rob at psimet for all the support - you are truly wonderful. i am thankful and appreciative every day for all that you do for me. i am proud to race and train on your wheels!!


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