Several area racers took to the challenge of poor road conditions, high winds and dubious yellow-line-rule officiating, to contest the bricks of Hillsboro-Roubaix yesterday. Here’s a brief recap of some of the results. Get the full listing here: http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevents.jsp?st=3&org=67768.
The course was a 29 mile circuit in rolling farmland with several turns, narrow roads and poor road conditions. The large fields and the narrow roads kept the race dynamics to a minimum in several of the events, allowing attrition to do its work in the end.
The Women’s category 4 got things started with a single lap of the course for the 44 entrants (pre-reg). In the end, a 4 up sprint was won by the unattached Flaig, Work (Surgeon-Continental), Albertos rider Kikis and then Bloomington rider Liz Cobb (Scholars Inn Bakehouse) finishing 4th all with the same time! The Pro 1-2 event was 87miles and was won by Roessingh (IS Corp Cycling), 2nd Aitcheson (Panther), 3rd Christian (Panther). Mike Sherer was 10th, just 4 seconds behind the leader. Erik Hamilton was 33rd in the 100 man field. The Category 3 race (107 pre-reg) was won by French (708 Racing), 2nd Cullen (MBRC Flanders), 3rd Schilling (unattached). Locals Aaron Pilling (Scholars Inn Bakehouse) and Ryan Preske (Scholars Inn Bakehouse) made the final selection and finished 34th and 35th. Tom Saccone (Scholars Inn Bakehouse) finished in the chase group in 51st. The Masters 40 plus was won by Curtis Tolson (Texas Roadhouse). Tom Cox (Aldefer-Bergen) was 13th, Chris Kroll (CFW) was 20th. In the Women’s 123 local Hannah Caproon (Pegasus) finished 34th.