Five hundred racers turned out for the 6th annual Nancy Morgenstern Memorial Race. Kristen
Gohr of Stage5 Cycling won the Nancy Morgenstern Bowl and Jeff Buckles from Richmond Pro Cycling won the Pro/1/2/3.
The women’s field was small but very strong. Kristen won the Tour of the Catskills while second place Amanda Watson, ,River City Women’s Cycling/Artemis won Tokeneke and took fifth at GMSR. Fabienne Gerard,CRCA/Fluoriclasse took third. Kristen was presented with a Tiffany bowl by Nancy Morgenstern’s brother Jacob.[photo by Gina Green] Kristen who is from Boston, avoided a long morning drive by camping out in the Park with her husband and kids.
In the men’s race, Jeffrey Ingraham,CRCA/Jonathan Adler, made an ealry move and stayed away for 2 1/2 laps. After he was caught, the pack stayed together until Jeff Buckles, Richmond Pro Cycling, and Jorge Perez,Mengoni, got away with a half lap to go. They just hung on to win by 11 seconds. Rafael Meran of Mengoni was third. Dan Zmolik,AXA, was the first CRCA rider in 5th. David Taylor,CRCA/Fluoriclasse, finished 9th after flatting. He said he did his hardest riding of the year to get back on. Chris Leong,CRCA/BH Garneau, was 10, Anthony Hall,CRCA/Jonathan Adler, 13th. Erik Post ,CRCA/BH Garneau,was the first Cat 3 at 14th. James Stevens, BH Garneau was 16th and Ingraham finished17th.
Edward Angelli, Targetraining won the 40+ with Kurt Gustafsson,CRCA/Axis 3rd and George Suter, CRCA/Die Hard 4th. Angelli and Gustafsson finished 1st and 3rd in the Spring Bear too.
Pascal Sauvayre, CRCA/BH Garneau won the 50+. Doug O’Neill took 2nd.
In the Men’s 4A’s (Under 40), Colby Delbene (Pawling Cycle and Sport) won, followed by Nicholas VanWinkle and Benjamin Cornish(CRCA/Nyvelocity). In the 4Bs(40+), David Anthony soloed to first, followed by teammate Warren St. John and Shawn Erickson (Tenafly Bicycle Workshop) in third.
Mike McCarthy (NYPS+ Masters/Cycle Smith) took the Men’s Masters 60+ for the second consecutive year. Amy Miner (Onion City Racing) won the Women’s 3/4s, with local Laura Lee Vo (CRCA/Fuoriclasse Racing-Discover Chiropractic) in third. In the Men’s 5A, Michael Tanzi (Team Bikeway) won; Michael Kirby (Target Training) took the 5Bs.