The second half of the summer road season saw some good results and a few surprises. Here’s a recap:
At the Tour of Lawrence the Cat4 KBAR race came down to the last races of the series, with Joe “Mongo” Kleidosty neck and neck with Local’s Vince Delaughder and Travis Tesone of MMC. It came down to a few points between them so a good result by any would have made all the difference. In Saturday’s very technical road race, Mongo lost a bottle and had some mechanical issues which kept him out of the points. Tesone had a decent result in the Crit the following day, which left our power four out in the cold. Kurt Wilson placed 4th in the road race, Donavon Hottman grabbed 8th and then 9th the following day in the 60+ races , while teammate Bill Mason snatched a top ten spot in the crit. Lynn Wilson took 6th in the open women’s RR as Rochelle Scleicher took 1st in the RR and 4th in the crit. Schleicher was dominant throughout the KBAR season and it wasn’t even close for her as she sewed up the contest long before ToL.
We had some great results from our Masters at a watered-down Sunflower Games, but the big highlight was Noah Collins who took podium spots each day and walked away with the omnium title in the Cat4. Collins has a great career ahead of him, and should be looking good next season as a young Cat4.
The State Line RR was one of the season’s most miserable events, plagued by a chilly downpour but Paul Aldeguer finished 3rd in the masters while Rochelle Schleicher came in 7th n the women’s open.
Rochelle Schleicher dominated the KBAR racing
A new event on the calendar this year was the Cathedral Criterium held in Kansas City Kansas. It was a crit-heavy season and the sprinters enjoyed having a lot to choose from. On day one Shawn Knight and Kurt Wilson took 2nd and 5th in the 4/5 race and Kurt followed up the next day with a 9th place, with Knight coming in right behind him. Schleicher took first ahead of Lynn Wilson’s 2nd in the 3/4. Wilson got two more second places the next day and Rochelle got two fourth places.
Kurt Wilson leads the green train
At the team co-sponsored Buffalo Bill Criterium in September, Noah Collins came in third in Cat4 with the help of super-domestiques Kurt and Shawn. In the 40+ race Kurt took 1st and Shawn came in 4th. The 50+ race had Jim Clevenger coming in 1st, Ron Marney 2nd, Greg Vaught 3rd. Stephen Whalen got 6th. Frank Quinlan was 2nd in the 60+. Lynn Wilson and Rochelle Schleicher grabbed top spots in the open and Cat4 women’s races respectively.