Kings County Challenge 4-17-10 photos

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With the AXA boys upstate for tomorrow’s UCI-rated pro Tour of the Battenkill, Ken Harris of Adler seemed to have no problems getting away from the main field early on at Floyd today. He finished off nearly 50 miles of time-trial effort by handily beating break companion GS Mengoni’s Giancarlo Bianchi in a two-up sprint to the line. Brian Breach, also of Mengoni, rolled in later alone for third. In the Cat. 4 race, Leszek Sniadowski of Organic won a three-up sprint ahead of Phil Penman (CRCA) and Michael Perlberg of Kissena.

From Charlie Issendorf:

Kings County Challenge
April 17, 2010
Floyd Bennett Field, NY

Pro / Cat 1-2-3
50 miles

1. Ken Harris (CRCA/Adler)
2. Giancarlo Bianchi (GS Mengoni)
3. Brian Breach (GS Mengoni)
4. Robert Lattanzi (Westwood Velo)
5. Eric Fischer (Clif Bar)
6. Alessandro Matteucchi (BVF)
7. Michael Boardman (CRCA/BH/Garneau)
8. Tadeus Marszalak (Kissena)
9. Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni)
10, Chris Chaput (CRCA/Adler)

Brief Race Report:

Ken Harris’ (CRCA/Adler) patented “attack on the first lap” move did not happen this week.  Instead he attacked on the second lap.  Giancarlo Bianchi and Brian Breach(GS Mengoni) and Robert Lattanzi (Westwood Velo) went with him.  They quickly opened a sizeable lead.  Breach fell off the pace and drifted back to a chase group.  With about 10 miles to go, Lattanzi suffered an untimely flat and despite receiving a wheel from a rider in previous race he was unable to catch Harris and Bianchi.  In the final sprint, the not-known-for-his-sprint Harris out-kicked Bianchi for the win.  Meanwhile Brian Breach found his second wind and escaped from the second group to catch and then drop the tiring Lattanzi to round out the podium in third.

Category 4
25 miles

1. Leznek Sniadowski (CRCA/Organic Athlete)
2. Phil Penman (CRCA)
3. Michael Perlberg (Kissena)
4. Al Barouh Kissena)
5. Estu Taniguchi (CRCA/Teany)

Brief Race Report:  Leznek Sniadowski (CRCA/Organic Athlete) won again.  Enough said.

Masters  40+
25 miles

1. Dennis Schwandter (Team HP)
2. Chris Castaldi (Deno’s Wonder Wheel)
3. Anthony Maisto (Deno’s Wonder Wheel)
4. Scott Gregoire (Major Taylor)
5. Larry Uhrlass (Team HP)

Brief Race Report: Although outnumbered by two Deno’s riders in the final four rider break, Dennis Schwandter (Team HP) took the sprint over Chris Castaldi (Deno’s Wonder Wheel).

Category 5
12 miles

1. Seam Smith (Champion System)
2. Jonathan Zimmerman (CRCA)
3. Graham Macbeth (Unatt)
4. Remus Tomiel (CRCA)
5. Dereck Dos Anjos (Kissena)

Brief Race Report: The Cat 5′s started a mere 30 seconds after the Cat 1-2-3 race making Sean Smith’s win even more impressive. He attacked from the gun and finished just about 30 seconds behind the 1-2-3 race.  He never lost time to the 1-2-3 field!

Thanks to all the officials, marshals, pacers and registration volunteers who help make these races a success

The Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Prospect Park Series starts next Saturday, April 24.  For more info and to register online go to:

http://www.bikereg.com/events/Register.asp?EventID=10320

Charlie Issendorf
Race Director
Kissena Cycling Club

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