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[Photo by Gary Se7en]
It’s going to be a great day of races. Fun + excitement = funcitement!
Let’s review the series so far…
Hammer Nutrition's Shane Ellis and CJ Boyenger are ruling the women’s field but Vanderkitten's Jennifer Wilson is hungry and ready to pounce. Will she sink her claws into her prey or will the Hammer girls continue to pound it out?
In Masters, John Allen of Velocity is trailing behind Herbalife Lagrange rider Richard Kim by a mere point. This Saturday could be the decider between the two. Will Kim be able to outsprint John Allen and increase his points lead or will Allen’s appetite for neverending torture shoot him into a breakaway lead?
After all, it’s John Allen's incredible endurance that has him leading the Cat 1/2/3 field as well. However Allen was involved in a nasty crash last month during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race at Gone In 250 Meters. Nothing broken and he was back on the bike within a week but he wasn’t able to finish the Omnium and that gave Jack Lindquist a chance to start catching up in points. If Lindquist rides well (i.e. fast!) this Saturday, he might be able to close in on the series leader.
Encino Velo's juniors are ruling their fields with the top 3 spots in both Junior Categories. James Horvet leads the 12 & Under’s and Daniel Kosykh leads the 13-16’s. However Kosykh’s teammate Scott Cohen is very close behind and could very likely take the lead.
[Ryan Barrett (PAA), a new Cat 3/4 rider to watch out for.
Photo by Pat Benson.]
Well, Kosykh probably isn’t very worried about that since he is leading the Cat 3/4 field by a longshot. This is where he’s focussing his efforts and it shows. I doubt any other contender in the field will be able to close in on Kosykh’s points lead this weekend. What a star! That said, this Saturday won’t be too easy for Daniel with riders in the field like Aram Goganian from Predator Cycles and newcomer Ryan Barrett of Pasadena Athletic Association.
And as usual, the Cat 5 racers have been in and out of the series (or upgrading) so the series title could very well become a perfect attendance award. We’ve still seen some very good racing in Cat 5 so far especially from Encino Velo’s Iain Patterson who took the win during The Fast, The Slow & The Ugly in March and Ritte Racing's James Downs who slaughtered everyone at Gone In 250 Meters. I’m looking forward to seeing some more rookie talent this Saturday.
A Fist Full Of Handlebars — and every BHMC race day at Encino Velodrome — is split into two sessions. Women, Masters and Juniors race the first session at noon. At three in the afternoon is the second session, when the Cat 1/2/3, Cat 3/4 and Cat 5 races are.
Don’t miss this event! Race days under the Southern Cali sun are the best!
See the full results so far at Encino Velodrome.
Chris Bennett followed by Collin Berry, Jack Lindquist and Ben Stern.
Photo by Pat Benson.
Results were posted for the races at Encino Velodrome last Saturday. Despite the crash during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race, it was a great race day full of good vibes and fast riding under the SoCali sun (see some video here).
During the first session, Encino Velo's kids dominated the Junior Categories with Scott Cohen and James Horvet both winning in their age groups. The Hammer Nutrition girls continued their reign of terror over the Womens category with Shane Ellis and CJ Boyenger taking 1st and 2nd respectively. Richard Kim of Herbalife LaGrange won the Masters 40+ taking the lead in the Bob Hansing Memorial Cup series standings.
The Cat 1/2/3 Omnium in the second session was marred by a bad crash which sent three riders to the hospital. Only three riders were left in the category for the Scratch Race and Match Sprints. The gold went to Ben Stern (Team Roaring Mouse) who came down from San Jose to qualify for the American Velodrome Challenge.
Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo) won the Cat 3/4 Omnium even after grabbing 3rd place in the Juniors 13-16 earlier in the day. James Down (Ritte) won the Cat 5 Omnium and I’m guessing he won’t be a fiver for much longer.
The next race in the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup is May 15th. Be there.
|Gone In 250 Meters Results||2010 BHMC Series Standings|
|1 Ben Stern (Team Roaring Mouse)||1 John Allen (Velocity) - 10 pts|
|2 Christopher Bennett (Aqua Al2/SDBC)||2 Ben Stern (Team Roaring Mouse) - 8 pts|
|3 Jack Lindquist||3 Jack Lindquist - 7 pts|
|1 Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo)||1 Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo) - 14 pts|
|2 Aram Goganian (Predator)||2 Alexander Walters (Encino Velo) - 8 pts|
|3 Keith Grine (EVCC)||3 Aram Goganian (Predator) - 6 pts|
|1 James Downs (Ritte)||1 James Downs (Ritte) - 8 pts|
|2 David Cranston (Herbalife LaGrange)||2 James Downs (Ritte) - 8 pts|
|3 Junu Kang (PAA)||3 David Cranston (Herbalife LaGrange) - 6 pts|
|1 Shane Ellis (Hammer Nutrition)||1 Shane Ellis (Hammer Nutrition) - 16 pts|
|2 CJ Boyenger (Hammer Nutrition)||2 CJ Boyenger (Hammer Nutrition) - 12 pts|
|3 Jennifer Wilson (Vanderkitten)||3 Jennifer Wilson (Vanderkitten) - 8 pts|
|1 Richard Kim (Herbalife LaGrange)||1 Richard Kim (Herbalife LaGrange) - 11 pts|
|2 John Allen (Velocity)||2 John Allen (Velocity) - 10 pts|
|3 Anthony Gianataso||3 John Walsh (Amgen UBS) - 8 pts|
|1 Scott Cohen (Encino Velo)||1 Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo) - 12 pts|
|2 Jordan Zhdanov (Encino Velo)||2 Scott Cohen (Encino Velo) - 11 pts|
|3 Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo)||3 Bobby Unverzagt (SBW) - 7 pts|
Juniors 12 & Under
|1 James Horvet (Encino Velo)||1 James Horvet (Encino Velo) - 12 pts|
|2 Jacob Horvet (Encino Velo)||2 Jacob Horvet (Encino Velo) - 9 pts|
|3 Nick Rakauskas (Encino Velo)||3 Nick Rakauskas (Encino Velo) - 8 pts|
See complete results at Encino Velodrome.
Zack Zimkover was involved in a crash during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race at Encino Velodrome last Saturday. He is facing medical expenses not covered by the $5000 deductible in the USAC insurance.
Encino Velodrome is collecting donations to help with his medical expenses. Please donate generously.
This crash was terrible. I witnessed it from the warm-up track. It took out three riders from the race and Zimkover caught the worst of it. You can see him going down in this picture as the rider behind him (I think it’s John Allen?) is about to run over his head. Collin Berry also hits him in the chest. All three riders topple over and slide down to the apron. Zimkover looks the worst as he appears to go into some kind of convulsion. That’s the point where I had to leave the warm-up track. Ambulances where called. Two riders went off on stretchers and one limped away in a shoulder sling. Please be safe out there.
Racing at Encino Velodrome this weekend!
2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup #2 - Gone In 250 Meters
Saturday, April 17th at 17301 Oxnard St. Encino, CA91416
Women/Juniors/Masters racing at 12:00pm
Elite Categories racing at 3:00pm
There will also be a swap meet in the morning before the races! 9am-11am.
More details on Encino Velodrome’s website.